Public Information, Communication and Arabic Media/Advocacy Expert

Country: Jordan
Language: EN
Number: 3000872
Publication date: 06-07-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)

Description

Public Information, Communication and Arabic Media/Advocacy Expert
Procurement Process : Other
Office : UNDP Country Office - JORDAN
Deadline : 16-Jul-17
Posted on : 06-Jul-17
Development Area : CONSULTANTS
Reference Number : 38987
Link to Atlas Project :
Non-UNDP Project
Documents :
procurement notice
Annex 1 - terms of reference
Annex 3 - p11
Annex 4 - Letter of interest & availability
Overview :

To apply, kindly read the procurement notice and the terms of reference, attach the following documents and submit through the following email: ic.jo@undp.org

1. CV with at least three references.

2. Technical proposal (proposed methodology describing the actions to be taken for successfully completing the assignment), and

3. Financial proposal no later than 16 July 2017.

This position is located at OCHA Regional Office for the Syria Crisis in Amman. The incumbent coordinates and reports to the Head of the Public Information and Communications Unit. The job requires regular interaction with OCHA field offices, UN agencies, partners, and members of the media.

Project name: ROSC Arabic Media/Engagement Expert

Period of assignment/services (if applicable): 25 July 2017 – 31 December 2017.

Proposal should be submitted at the following address UNDP Jordan Office or by email to ic.jo@undp.org no later than Sunday 16 July 2017.

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to degum@un.org. OCHA ROSC will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

Background

Over six years on, the Syria continues to remain one of the most complex humanitarian crises of our times, with continued interest on developments on the ground. The extreme complexity of the crisis, however, has confused and divided Arab audiences regarding the crisis where facts have often been mixed up or blurred. In the middle of this, the UN has received a negative image and was routinely portrayed as taking sides in the conflict and/or not doing enough on the humanitarian front.

Arabic media continues to play an influential role in shaping public opinion. OCHA could use this powerful tool to shape a more positive attitude towards the UN’s work inside Syria, by introducing facts from the ground; highlighting achievements; voicing the plight of the Syrian civilians; and advocating for humanitarian access and assistance.

While it is important and strategic to reach out to a broader Arabic-speaking audience, reaching out to Syrians inside and outside Syria to increase their awareness about the UN’s humanitarian aid operations as life-saving operations to millions of people in need, is of equal importance.

The incumbent will play a critical role in achieving this goal, by establishing a cohesive Arabic advocacy and engagement, while keeping abreast of political and conflict-related developments across the region, supporting the ROSC’s ongoing public information efforts, including translation, dissemination of products, networking, and briefing packs in Arabic, in a further effort to highlight humanitarian needs, response and gaps. in the engagement and capacity development of Syrian NGO partners.

Technical and financial proposals along with CV & 3 references should be submitted, and without such will not be considered).

(Only Short Listed Candidates will be contacted)

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