Job Opening

Posting Title: Communications and Visibility Expert – Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants Regional Programme (International Consultant),
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 06 December 2022 - 14 December 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-196921-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

A Support the development of a Workplan.
Communications materials and deliverables submitted together with a monthly report on activities.
(See above output 3 on deliverables and outputs matrix)

B Communications materials and deliverables submitted together with a monthly report on activities.
(See above output 3 on deliverables and outputs matrix)

Work Location

Pretoria with travel to the Southern Africa Region including Zambia and Mozambique to UNODC Offices.

Expected duration

January-JUne 2023

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Representative and within the framework of the UNODC Regional Programme for Southern Africa, the consultant will perform the following tasks:

a) Develop and strengthen linkages and visibility of UNODC ROSAF SAMM Project, TIP and SOM and the European Union in the project context and identification of ways of enhancing visibility of UNODC mandate, curated for use by different audiences, to increase the visibility of the SAMM project and to create awareness among relevant stakeholders. This will include:
a. Outlining mechanisms to brand the aforementioned, internally and externally, and enhance recognition of its identity.
b. Development of templates for IEC material, including brochures, fact sheet, posters, e-newsletters, speeches, reports and other communication materials. This will be done in line with UNODC and EU Communication requirements and if applicable, the overall SAMM brand.
c. Development of content for ROSAF social media and website based on stories from the field, as well as issues that are relevant to the mandate of UNODC.
b) Manage UNODC website to accurately reflect and include all relevant reports, interviews, articles, analysis papers, and other related materials.
c) Produce human interest stories, case studies and features to share internally, with stakeholders and broader audiences.
d) Draft and/or edit publications to ensure clarity, consistency and readability of the text for the intended audience.
e) Draft web stories, tweets, talking points, speeches, media advisories, press releases and reports, and assist with editing and revision of programme documents for publication.
f) Coordinate the delivery of identified support services, such as graphic design and layout, illustrations, translation, photography and video and audio production.
g) Identify and initiate new and creative ways to enhance the visibility of UNODC in the SADC Region.
h) Ensure that all products, documents, materials and events give appropriate visibility to respective donors, including the correct application of its logos, acknowledgement statement and standard disclaimers.
i) Oversee the planning and execution of film and photographic projects to capture TIP and SOM in the Region including development of TOR for a TIP/SOM film for the Region
j) Provide relevant articles and photographs for the quarterly UN magazine, InFocus and in lieu of this, develop ROSAF periodic IEC publications.
k) Adapt materials and publications to formats that can be readily used by each target audience.
l) Undertake training for media on reporting TIP and SOM issues in SADC.
m) Coordinate the media and communications aspect of World TIP day.
n) Draft and manage the design and distribution of reports, newsletters, and media appearances.
o) Maintain strong relationships with key media representatives both regionally and internationally, including reporters, editors, producers, and correspondents to raise awareness on the objective of the project and of UNODC work, as well as to solicit support and engagement from different Media institutions.
p) Participate in SAMM Communication meetings, as required, with counterparts including Member States, UN Agencies, EU and Civil Society. In addition, contribute to the work of UN South Africa Communications Group, as relevant to the overall objective of this consultancy.

Qualifications/special skills

An advanced degree in journalism, communications or a related field is required. A first-level university degree or equivalent, with an additional two years of relevant working experience, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
A minimum of ten years of experience in communications is required.
- Experience in supporting governance programs is desirable.
- Experience within an International Organization or the United Nations system is desirable.
Working experience in programmes funded by the European Union is desirable.
Experience working within Southern African region is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of Portuguese and/or French is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations Secretariat language is an advantage

No Fee


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