Job Opening

Posting Title: Individual Contractor - Communication
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 18 July 2022 - 30 July 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-186457-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Under the supervision of the Chief of Section and the delegated authority of designated staff, the Individual Contractor will perform the following tasks:
- Ensure the effective implementation of the advocacy and visibility strategy and plan of the Section and all its sub-projects;
- Liaise with the Advocacy Section on advocacy and visibility activities;
- Provide support to the planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach;
- Organize and support advocacy and visibility activities of the FTS and initiatives, eg side events, coordination and cooperation with international and local media, issuance of press releases, interviews etc.
- Revise and propose inputs to the structure of the GFP website.
- Create and edit content to disseminate the implementation of the programme’s activities through GFP website and social media platform, news events;
- Create communication and advocacy audio-visual instruments and materials (Infographics, Newsletter, Brochures, Factsheets, short video production, etc.) of the FTS, of its individual projects and of specific issues or initiatives.
- Maintain the FTS Website and Twitter account.

Work Location

Vienna, Austria

Expected duration

84 working days within the period from 1 September - 31 December 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

Background of the assignment:

In 2011, UNODC launched the Global Firearms Programme to assist Member States in preventing and countering transnational illicit trafficking in firearms through the ratification and implementation of the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition (FP), supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC). The Programme develops around different complementary clusters, which include advocacy and awareness raising; legislative and policy development; technical assistance and capacity building; technical support in firearms control; international cooperation; and research and analysis.

As part of this integrated approach, the Global Firearms Programme is developing a series of initiatives aimed at strengthening the criminal justice response to the problem of illicit firearms trafficking and their illicit access in particular by organized crime and terrorist groups.

The Global Firearms Programme consists of five main pillars and includes the following:
Pillar 1: Policy and Legislative Development
Pillar 2: Implementation of Comprehensive Firearms Control and Regulatory Frameworks
Pillar 3: Effective Criminal Justice Responses to Illicit Trafficking and Related Crimes
Pillar 4: Broad International Cooperation and Regular Exchanges of Information and Expertise through Communities of Practitioners
Pillar 5: Focused research and Analysis to Enhance Knowledge and Intelligence on Firearms Trafficking

2. Purpose of the assignment:

The purpose of the assignment is to:

i) To support the overall implementation of the advocacy, communication and visibility activities of the Firearms Trafficking Section and its Global Firearms Programme.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Experience: A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in the field of communication, public relations, or related fields are required. Experience with thematic areas such as organized crime, firearms trafficking, armed conflict, armed violence prevention etc. is desirable. Experience with video production, InDesign, Illustrator or Adobe Acrobat for design and layout is desirable.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

No Fee

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