MEDIA OFFICER JOBS AT THE GLOBAL FUND - UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR PROJECT SERVICES

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) – The Global Fund is a 21st-century organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as epidemics. As a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 140 countries. By challenging barriers and embracing innovative approaches, we are working together to better serve people affected by the diseases.
In close collaboration with the Nigerian Ministry of Health's National Products Supply Chain Management Programme (NPSCMP), we are embarking on an ambitious and innovative approach to the challenges across Nigeria's supply chain.
This position is advertised by UNOPS on behalf of the Global Fund and the level and remuneration are based on the Global Fund's applicable scales and policies
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Media Officer

Functional Responsibilities
  • The purpose of the Media Officer role is to ensure that NSCIP's communications are effective, targeted and credible. The position will develop and implement strategies to raise NSCIP's media profile.
The Media Officer will work with both the Advocacy Officer and PM to:
  • Develop strategies and create content to support NSCIP's advocacy objectives Strengthen NSCIP's role as a trusted voice of integration in Nigeria Answering enquiries from the press or other media representatives Writing press releases and news reports about the work of NSCIP in conventional & new media.
  • Develop media contacts and monitor NSCIP's media coverage §
  • Setup and attend press conference and prepare media evaluation reports §
  • Lead a team to organize media events and promotional activities and gain more media coverage
  • Develop and maintain relationships with journalists and media outlets
  • Develop, implement and evaluate NSCIP's media strategy in consultation with the Advocacy Officer and PMs
  • Monitor daily media and advise on reactive media opportunities
  • Develop and pitch proactive media opportunities in consultation Advocacy Officer
  • Write and distribute media releases and op-eds NSCIP communications Lead production of NSCIP's communication materials including the Quarterly Newsletter, Bulletins, brochures and promotional material § Support the branding and communication of NSCIP services
  • Contribute alongside Advocacy Officer to the development and delivery of communication strategies for events, forums and policy submissions.
  • Develop and implement NSCIP's advocacy strategies campaigns, in consultation with the Advocacy Officer & PMs
  • Maintain oversight of NSCIP's website, including updating relevant information
  • Develop, implement and evaluate NSCIP's social media strategy in consultation with the Advocacy Officer & PMs
  • Develop online communication materials including video content Reporting and administrative responsibilities Provide monthly reports to the PMs
Competencies
  • Extensive experience in copywriting and proofreading within a Public Relations, Journalism or Communications role.
  • Previous experience in media relations and a track record in securing media coverage.
  • Experience in online communications including: developing and implementing online strategies and maintaining websites.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and flexibly, as well as cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work, manages time, determines priorities and meets deadlines.
Education
  • Secondary School qualification.
Experience:
  • 3 – 5years extensive experience in copywriting and proofreading within a Public Relations, Journalism or Communications role.
  • Previous experience in media relations and a track record in securing media coverage
  • Experience in online communications including: developing and implementing online strategies and maintaining websites.
Languages:
  • Fluency in English Language is required
Contract type, Level and Duration
  • Contract type: Local ICA Support
  • Contract level: LICA 4
  • Contract duration:12 Months

Job location
Abuja

Application Closing Date
3rd January, 2017

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note:
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
  • Mandatory:Please ensure your application is supported by a one-page cover letter. In your letter please explain clearly the skills, experiences and characteristics that make you especially suited to the advertised role.

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