Job Opening

Posting Title: Individual Contractor on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism through Strategic Communications in Southeast Asia
Department/Office: Office of Counter-Terrorism
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 24 March 2022 - 09 April 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Office of Counter-Terrorism-174609-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

Expected Duration: the assignment will be for a period of 50 days over a period of 12 months with a possibility of an extension subject to the availability of funding and work requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Chief of the Capacity Building Unit of UNCCT, and the direct supervision of the Head of Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE) Unit of UNCCT, the incumbent will perform the following functions:
• Support the preparation and facilitation of national and regional workshops and events focused on strategic communications, governance, and institutional development, as it relates to preventing violent extremism.
• Support the development of the substantive and technical components of the Global PCVE Programme as it relates to strategic communications capacity building training and technical assistance.
• Research and gather substantive information on the use of strategic communications for PCVE.
• Conduct social network analysis and other research to better understand narratives on topics such as violent extremism.
• Support the delivery of specialized, tailored technical assistance and training to Member States, UN entities, and other potential beneficiaries on good practice communication methodology including objective setting, audience analysis, campaign design, narrative development, crisis communications, hate speech as it relates to PCVE, and measurement and evaluation.
• Assist with the development and design of strategic communications for PCVE tools, products, and materials.
• Research and gather substantive information on the use of strategic communications for PCVE, in a global and local context.
• Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications/special skills

Competency: PROFESSIONALISM: Accumulated professional competency in conducting research, analysis, and providing support to capacity building training; Excellent ability to organize, plan, coordinate and implement, to juggle competing demands and work under tight deadlines; Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.

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 the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information; and keeping people informed.
Academic Qualifications: Academic Qualifications: Advanced University Degree (Masters or equivalent) in communications, international relations, social sciences, business administration or in a related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in communications, media/journalism, data and network analysis, public relations, or international relations. Experience working in strategic communications in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, or Thailand is required. Experience conducting data analytics and social network analysis is desired. Experience developing media and digital content is desired. Experience working in PCVE strategic communications at the national, regional or international levels is desired. Experience providing contextual analysis, research, and insights on communications trends and violent extremism is desired. Experience in communications methodology such as social media analytics, narrative development and audience analysis is desired.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Proficiency in one or more of the following languages is required: Tagalog, Indonesian (Bahasa), Malay, Thai, or Vietnamese.

Additional Information

Please apply to Job Opening by the deadline.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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