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Communication and Advocacy

Qualified and interested candidates are invited to Opens external link in new windowREGISTER HERE for inclusion into the Roster of Consultants with expertise in Communication and Advocacy.

Organizational Context: UNIDO provides a variety of technical cooperation services in support of developing countries, addressing issues such as investment and technology promotion, industrial competitiveness and trade, private sector development, environmental management, Montreal protocol and energy and climate change, amongst others. Communicating the project results, disseminating the project achievements or advocating for a broader change all form an integral part of the delivery of these services.

Tasks: Under the direct supervision of the respective UNIDO Project Managers at HQ and/or in UNIDO Regional/Field Office, the Consultant will perform one or several of the following tasks:

1.     Perform analytical, diagnostic and assessment activities for the purpose of project identification, implementation or evaluation, as the case might be

2.     Deliver advisory, consulting, methodological, capacity building, evaluation and/or other specific professional services pertaining to the accomplishment of the project’s outputs as per the respective specific Terms of reference

3.     Prepare, design, hold and/or oversee workshops, briefing and debriefing sessions, field visits, trainings and other project events

4.     Facilitate project advocacy including but not limited to liaison with project’s government counterparts, partner UN agencies and other project stakeholders to ensure smooth project identification, implementation or evaluation

5.     Monitor overall project progress, fine-tune project strategy, activities or operation, as well as perform overall project supervision and administration over financial and manpower resources

6.     Develop clear and concise inception, periodic, final, strategy, assessment, identification, planning, mission, training or ad hoc reporting frameworks and/or specific reports in relation to project activities, and maintain accurate project documentation.

Against this background, UNIDO is soliciting applications from highly qualified national and international individuals, in order to expand its Roster of consultants and enhance its capacity to respond quickly to demand for specific technical assistance.

Duration: Varied from several days to several months

Duty Station: Home-based, and/or at UNIDO Headquarters and/or in the field around the world

Qualification requirements:

a.) Education: Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in a relevant field

b.) Experience: Relevant progressive practical experience at professional level acquired through work in a respective industry, central or local government, academia, non-governmental or professional services sector. Proven experience in one or more of the following areas: communication; visibility; journalism; editorial work; media relations; event organization and coordination; external relations; community outreach; advocacy, or an associated field. Prior experience in technical cooperation / technical assistance in developing countries is a distinct advantage.

c.) Language skills: Fluency in English, working knowledge of the other UN official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and/or Spanish) is an asset.

Further details on the duration, duty station, organizational context and qualification requirements may and will be provided to one or more preselected consultants for a specific assignment at the discretion of UNIDO responsible staff.

Qualified and interested candidates are invited to Opens external link in new windowREGISTER HERE for inclusion into the Roster of Consultants with expertise in Communication and Advocacy.

Registration into the Roster does not constitute in any form a commitment on the part of UNIDO for taking a particular application into consideration in the recruitment process for a specific vacancy.