Communication and Visibility Expert
Interested applicants are invited to apply at:
latest on the 20th December 2022
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.
Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Departments/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.
The Directorate of Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Industrial Development (TCS), headed by a Managing Director, oversees the Organization's development of capacities for industrial development as well as industrial policy advice, statistics and research activities and the Organization's normative contribution to Member States and global development community in achieving the SDGs. The Directorate also ensures the application of strategies and interventions for sustainable industrial development related to Environment, Energy, SMEs, Competitiveness and Job creation, as well as Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence. Through coordination in-house and with Member States and industry stakeholders, it ensures that the services provided in these areas contribute toward effective and appropriate technical, business and policy solutions and are focused on results and on realizing any potential for scaling up and positioning UNIDO as a leading platform for industrial development in developing countries and global fora.
The Directorate houses the technical Divisions of Capacity Development and Industrial Policy Advice (TCS/CAP); Circular Economy and Environmental Protection (TCS/CEP); Decarbonization and Sustainable Energy (TCS/DSE); SMEs, Competitiveness and Job Creation (TCS/SME); and Digital Transformation and AI Strategies (TCS/DAS). The Directorate also ensures close coordination and collaboration among the Divisions as well as with relevant entities in the Directorate of Global Partnerships and External Relations (GLO) and the Directorate of SDG Innovation and Economic Transformation (IET).
The Division of Circular Economy and Environmental Protection (TCS/CEP) contributes to greener and more circular industries and products by minimizing both resource use along value chains and the emission of pollutants to the environment. The Division promotes just transitions to circular economies, reduced release of pollutants into the environment and other green industrial and economic approaches to help Member States to grow economically while simultaneously addressing the three planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. It does so by supporting resource efficiency increases in the manufacturing and use of products along value chains and during the life cycle of the product; by reducing or eliminating the emission of non-fuel-related greenhouse gas emissions; and by assisting in achieving the objectives of and compliance with multilateral environmental agreements. In doing so, its activities further improve competitiveness, as well as the development of and access to markets, particularly for SMEs. This contributes to climate-neutral, resilient, pollution-free industrial development, supporting co-existence that is in harmony with nature.
This position is located under the Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Unit which is responsible for supporting capacity development to scale up and mainstream the production of sustainable products and adoption of circular and resource-efficient cleaner patterns of consumption and production along value chains, circular economy policies, programmes and practices, including circular business models that improve the profitability of industries while creating social and environmental benefits. In addition, it promotes nature-based solutions and ecosystem-based approaches for inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) that support the co-existence of industries in harmony with nature. In addition, it facilitates the design of sustainable products made with fewer materials, with greater durability, reliability, reparability, reusability and recyclability, and supports the deployment of new business models that improve environmental performance
The project entitled “Private sector transition to a green and circular economy in Lebanon” (210028) will contribute to a reform, recovery and reconstruction Framework (3RF) for Lebanon. The framework prepared by EU, WB and UN in consultation with government, donor and civil society, following the Beirut explosion in August 2020, aims building back better of Lebanese economy with promoting growth and job creation. The project funded by EU is executed by UNIDO. Through the project, EU and UNIDO collaborate to strengthen private sector and support “Startups, Micro and Small Enterprises, including women-led enterprises, develop sustainable, socially and gender responsive green and circular economy business models”.
UNIDO within the projects MED TESTII and III, contributed significantly to capacity building and identification of barriers, challenges and road map for future growth of industrial sector. Agricultural production in Lebanon is very much limited and perceiving adversity because of Climate Change (CC). Some agro-produces like citrus, grapes, olives, cereals, various other fruits and vegetables are very important resources and its efficient use and further value addition via industrial production is extremely important. Hence Food and Beverage (F&B) is priority sector for value addition and imports minimization. Energy import and power shortage has further constrained the industrial growth in the country.
With the overall objective of transitioning to green and circular economy, the project embraces Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technology (TEST); resource efficient production and sustainable consumption following Circular Economy (CE) approach; capacitate for mobilizing investments and use of radially available renewable energy resources for the growth of Lebanese F&B industrial sector to generate more jobs and attain greening economy.
A wide range of stakeholders namely from public sectors (Ministries, governmental authorities etc.), international financing as well as development organizations, private sector organizations and academia are involved to ensure effective deliverable and ownership at a national level for the transition to a green and circular economy in Lebanon.
The project’s PMU is established in Lebanon, and it is made of an Industrial Development Expert (IDE), a national circular economy coordinator, a project administrative assistant, all based in Lebanon, plus the UNIDO Technical and Monitoring Project Coordinator based in UNIDO’s HQ. The whole team is directly supervised by the UNIDO project manager.
In this context, UNIDO is recruiting a qualified National Communication and Visibility Expert to manage the implementation of the project communication and visibility strategy and perform the following tasks:
Under direct supervision of the Industrial Development Expert leading the project in Lebanon and in close coordination with the project’s coordinators at both national and UNIDO HQ positions, the incumbent will carry out the following tasks.
Communication and visibility related duties
- Update and implement of Communication and Visibility strategy/plan in collaboration with the project team and in line with the EU and UNIDO communication guidelines
- Manage communication campaign with project team to reach targeted audiences and outcomes, aligning EU and UNIDO communication guidelines.
- Liaise with the EU delegation in Lebanon to coordinate communication policies and channels to be used for the project, including guidance for EU delegates’ participation in the project’s events and related pre and pots news or publications.
- Develop a bilingual communication and visibility package of promotional materials carrying the visual identity of the project, including, but not limited to, newsletters and project factsheets template, project brochure, folders, press kits, , flyers, display panels, project banners etc.
- Elaborate a proposal of biannual newsletter for the project and prepare the first edition.
- Develop and regularly update project online communication materials such as key messages, visuals, impact stories for national, regional and local media, websites; as well as social media materials.
- Manage events online/offline such as preparing press releases and media advisories; promoting donor and project visibility
- Coordinate service providers with regards to desktop publishing, graphic design, and technical writing/editing of visibility materials, ensuring alignment with the UNIDO and EU communication guidelines
- Design and coordinate the production of promotional and communication materials
- Promote donor visibility and project profile in different platforms such as media and key events, publications
- Provide high quality action photographs and video of project activities and when possible short project documentaries
- Keep a database of all communication and visibility materials, and photographs produced by the project
- To submit final report at the end of the assignment
- Communication and Visibility strategy/plan updated, and the annual communication work plan.
- Bilingual communication package developed
- Project newsletter proposal and first edition.
- Project online communication and social media materials and tools developed and regularly updated
- Promotional and visibility materials produced with high quality.
- Photographs and videos provided (according to events implemented in the period of the assignment).
MINIMUM ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
- Education: Advanced university degree in communication, journalism and information or other relevant discipline is required.
- Technical and Functional Experience: A minimum of 3 years practical experience in the field of communication and visibility including experience at the international level involving technical cooperation in developing countries, is required.
- Experience in the use of various software to develop visibility materials is required.
- Experience with donor-funded Programme is desirable.
- Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is required.
WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly and impartially.
WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.
WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.
WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.
WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.
WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.
WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another
This appointment is limited to the specified project(s) only and does not carry any expectation of renewal.
Employees of UNIDO are expected at all times to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, both at work and outside.
Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for jobs at UNIDO.
All applications must be submitted online through the Online Recruitment System. Correspondence will be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection process. Selected candidate(s) may be required to disclose to the Director General the nature and scope of financial and other personal interests and assets in respect of themselves, their spouses and dependents, under the procedures established by the Director General.
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NOTE: The Director General retains the discretion to make an appointment to this post at a lower level.
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