vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: Communications Strategist: Indigenous Peoples and Social Development
Département / Bureau: Département des affaires économiques et sociales
Lieu d'affectation: NEW YORK
Période de candidature: 27 octobre 2021 - 02 novembre 2021
No de l’appel á candidature: 21-Department of Economic and Social Affairs-166363-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service

1. Proposal for communications strategy
2. Story tellings and videos
3. Report on outreach and communication efforts

Work Location


Expected duration

The proposed contract will be full-time from November 2021 to January 2022, with the possibility of extension.

Duties and Responsibilities

This consultancy is located in the Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).
At the core of indigenous peoples’ struggles are their rights to lands, territories and resources. Ancestral lands are the source of indigenous peoples’ cultural, spiritual, social and political identity and the foundation of traditional knowledge systems.
The Special Rapporteur of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities stated the following: “It is essential to know and understand the deeply spiritual special relationship between indigenous peoples and their land as basic to their existence as such and to all their beliefs, customs, traditions and culture. For such peoples, the land is not merely a possession and a means of production. The entire relationship between the spiritual life of indigenous peoples and Mother Earth, and their land, has a great many deep-seated implications. Their land is not a commodity which can be acquired, but a material element to be enjoyed freely.”
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples recognizes the right of indigenous peoples to self-determination (articles 3 and 4), their collective right to own and control their lands and resources (articles 25-27), their right to free, prior and informed consent in relation to legislation, measures and projects that may have an impact on their rights (articles 10, 11, 19, 28, 29 and 32) and their right to participate in decision-making processes (articles 5, 18 and 27).
The United Nations bodies supporting indigenous rights have focused their attention on autonomy and self-government as potential arrangements for supporting land rights. Both the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples have conducted several studies looking at self-governance. In the State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Vol. V it is noted that “the right to self-government finds concrete expression in how indigenous peoples are able to truly decide on their own priorities with regard to the use and management of their lands, territories and resources.”
In light of these resolutions, and of the alignment with the 2030 Agenda, as well as the policy brief on climate change “Challenges and Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples’ Sustainability”, the Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD), through its Office of the Director (OD), will undertake a significant number of tasks to improve its ability to raise awareness about the aforementioned issues, with special focus on Indigenous Peoples.
The consultant will work under the supervision of the Director of DISD. The consultant will be expected to produce engaging storytelling and related digital products as a communication strategy that would effectively raise awareness and attract further interest in the work of DISD and its mandates.
The consultant will be responsible for the following work assignment:
1. Develop a strategic and innovative communications strategy to raise awareness about the social dimension of vulnerable social groups’ well-being and development with special focus on Indigenous Peoples;
2. Based on the strategy, develop and implement storytelling to spread information and raise awareness about:
a) Indigenous Peoples and inclusive development focusing on the policy brief on climate change,
b) Indigenous Peoples lands, territories and resources issues as reported in Chapter 3 of the State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Volume V;
3. Monitor and Report on outreach and communication efforts to provide recommendations on how to successfully drive engagement for future events and to further improve DISD communication strategy with special focus on Indigenous Peoples.

Qualifications/special skills

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in journalism, communications, art or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of thirteen (13) years professional experience in the field of communications, content development and social media or related area.
Technical expertise in production of high-quality audio-visual materials.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this job posting, fluency in oral and written English is required.

Additional Information

• Professionalism: Knowledge and practical application of theories and concepts related to social development and social policy, including ability to use approaches and techniques to address difficult problems. Strong analytical capacity and the ability to identify, analyze and articulate difficult issues/problems. Ability to use sound judgment. Strong research skills, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources using standard methodologies and analytical techniques, draw conclusions and assess impact on the social development and policy issues. Ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

• Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

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