Communications Associate at United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

UN VOOLUNNTEERRDEESCRIPTION OFF ASSIGNMMENTT TZAR000109-CommuuncatonsAsociaete The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

Ge enne erraall Inffor rma attion n
Couunry ofAssgnnmentt Tanzania
Hosstnsttute Resident Coordinator Office
VolunteerCaaegooyy National Specialist
Nummber ofVolunteer 1
Duratono 12 months

Expected StatnggDaaee 01-09-2019
Duty Sation Dar es Salaam [TZA]
Assignmeent Place Family Duty Station
Assignmeen tPlaceReemark
Lving Conditons

Tanzania is a stable and peaceful low-income country. Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s most important city for both business and government. The city contains high concentrations of trade and other services and manufacturing compared to other parts of Tanzania,which has about 80 percent of its population in rural areas.

Downtown includes many small businesses, many of which are run bytraders and proprietors whose families originated from the Middle East and Indian sub-continent—areas of the world with which the settlements of the Tanzanian coast have had long-standing trading relations. People living in Dar es Salaam occasionally experience petty theft, but risk of more serious crime is very low.

20 Jul 2019 Page 1 of 7Gradually the UN will move to Dodoma, the political capital of the country as the central government is relocating there in the near future.

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AssignmenttTtele Communications Associate

Organizatonal Context& Proect Deescrptono

As part of the UN Secretary-General’s UN Development System Reforms, UN Resident Coordinator
Office’s (UNRCOs) have been reinvigorated to better support national efforts towards the 2030 Agenda
for Sustainable Development. UNRCOs have therefore been mandated to perform a core set of functions one of which is Communication and Advocacy which entails coordinating strategic advocacy and programme communications; supporting partnership building and media relations; leading digital communications; and supporting publications and brand management.
In 2016, the United Nations in Tanzania launched second five year Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP
II), which will cover the period July 2016 to June 2021. UNDAP II is the business plan for the overall UN
System in Tanzania and aims to respond to key national priorities as highlighted in the National Five Year
Development Plan and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach citizens.
The NUNV Communication Associate will support the UN Communication Analyst in making visible and documenting UN’s contribution to sustainable development in Tanzania. He/she will closely collaborate with the UN Communication Group (UNCG) and external partners and will report directly to the

Communication Analyst.

Sustanable Deveoppment Goalss 17. Partnerships For the Goals
Task descrptono

  • Based in UNRCO under the direct supervision of the Communication Analyst in the Communications,
  • Outreach, Advocacy and Partnerships (COAP) unit the NUNV will support coordination and implementation of the UNCG communications strategy as well as the Communication and Advocacy function outlined in the Reinvigorated RC’s Offices functions. This will entail:
  • Support drafting a wide range of UN Tanzania Communication Material including newsletters, E-
  • Journals, press summaries, etc.
  • Assisting with organisation of events, meetings and various other activities e.g. national campaign
  • launches.
  • Assist with the digital communications including the UN Tanzania website and social media accounts.
  • Assist with facilitation of the UN Communication Group (UNCG) and with coordination of UNCG
  • activities.
  • 20 Jul 2019 Page 2 of 7 5. Maintaining a digital and physical database of all media coverage related to UN Tanzania. 6. Provide administrative support and maintaining a database for all COAP activities including processing of payments, travel requests, drafting of budgets, etc.
  • Perform any other tasks as required by the Communication Analyst and the UNCG.
  • Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:- Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the
  • concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UN activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day)- Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country- Provide annual and end of assignment reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities using UNV’s Volunteer Reporting Application-
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites,
  • newsletters, press releases, etc.- Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers.
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Resuts Expected Ouuputs

Within the aforementioned context, the specific indicative outputs and activities that the UNV will

Support Are As Follows

Maintain Visibility for the UN in Tanzania through various platforms including digital and traditional

media platforms.

Increase interest of government offcials, donors, private sector and community members regarding

the UN interventions in Tanzania.

Support the communication of system-wide results achieved by UN Agencies in Tanzania as part of

the UN Development Assistance Plan II (UNDAP II).

Promote and advocate for core UN values including human rights, gender equality, peace, justice

and other values embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals.

The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working
with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing

Partners (IPs);

Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and
documented in all activities throughout the assignment

A final statement of achievements towards
volunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of

volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

Qu uaallificaattionnss//Reeqquuiirem me enntts

Requied DegreeLevell Bachelor degree or equivalent


Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Mass communication, Journalism or any

20 Jul 2019 Page 3 of 7other related field.

Reqquied expperencce 24 months

Expeerence Reemaakk

Minimum of 2 years professional experience. Prior experience in International organizations preferred.

Knowledge of the SDGs is an added advantage.

Experience with organizing and coordinating meetings, conferences and events

Languuage Skiisllls

English (Mandatory) , Level – Fluent

AND – Kiswahili (Mandatory) , Level – Working Knowledge

Area offExpertses

Journalism, mass media and broadcasting Mandatory

Public information and reporting Mandatory

Area offExpertse Requuremeent

Able to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines;

Good understanding of media landscape in Tanzania

Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility, responsibility, integrity, team work, self-motivate.

Good writing and communication skills.

Adequate multi-media skills including social media use.

Fluent in both verbal and written English and Kiswahili.

Neeed Drivng Licence No

Coomppetencies& Vaauees


Adaptability and Flexibility

Building Trust

Client Orientation

Commitment and Motivation

Commitment to Continuous Learning



Empowering Others

Ethics and Values


Judgement and Decision-making

Knowledge Sharing


Managing Performance

20 Jul 2019 Page 4 of 7 Planning and Organizing


Respect for Diversity


Technological Awareness


Working in Teams

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Condion ofSevice Click here to view Conditions of Service

Condions ofSevce::

The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of

funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal

of the assignment.

Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-In-Grant will be provided in the event the duty station is

not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. The applicable Volunteer Living Allowance

is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and

permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents), as well as final

repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.

Furthermore, in non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the

ICSC, a Well-Being Differential (WBD) on a monthly basis will be provided.

For UN Volunteer entitlements, kindly refer to the link https://vmam.unv.org/calculator/entitlements

Supervson,nductonand duyofcareofUN Voluteers

UN Volunteers should be provided equal duty of care as extended to all host entity personnel. Host entity

support to the UN Volunteer includes, but is not limited to:

20 Jul 2019 Page 5 of 7- Introductory briefings about the organisation and office-related context including security, emergency procedures, good cultural practice and orientation to the local environment;

Support with arrival administration including setting-up of bank accounts, residence permit applications
and completion of other official processes as required by the host government or host entity;

Structured guidance, mentoring and coaching by a supervisor including a clear workplan and
performance appraisal;

Access to office space, equipment, IT support and any other systems and tools required to complete the
objectives of the assignment including a host entity email address;

Access to shared host entity corporate knowledge, training and learning;
Inclusion of the volunteer in emergency procedures such as evacuations;
Leave management;
DSA for official travel, when applicable;
All changes in the Description of Assignment occurring between recruitment and arrival or during the
assignment need to be formalized with the United Nations Volunteer Programme.

Appplcatton Codde TZAR000109-5080

Appplcatton proceddure

Noot yetregistered inthe UNNV TTalentPoool??
First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My

Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select

the special call to which you would like to apply.

Alreaddy eggiseredd n the UNVV TalenttPool??
First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink

to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Tanzania and legal residents in

Tanzania with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to

20 Jul 2019 Page 6 of 7apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.” Appplcatton deaddlne:: 31 July 2019


United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from

qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and



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