LEADER IN REPRODUCTIVE
                                                HEALTH AND POPULATION
                                                AND DEVELOPMENT

VACANCY NO.                :   UNFPA/IND/2008/007

ISSUE DATE                 :   12th March 2008

CLOSING DATE               :   7th April 2008

POST TITLE                 :   Senior Advocacy & Communications Officer

POST LEVEL                 :   ICS 10

DUTY STATION               :   New Delhi, India

DURATION                   :   Annual, renewable

Organizational Setting
Under the overall supervision of the UNFPA Representative, the Senior Advocacy and
Communication Officer (SACO) will be responsible for overall design and implementation of
advocacy strategies and interventions related to the implementation of the UNFPA Country
programme. The Senior Advocacy and Communication Officer will be responsible for
maintaining the relationships with the media as part of an effective corporate advocacy for
UNFPA. He/she will also interact closely with the advocacy counterparts in other UN and
bilateral agencies and implement joint UN advocacy initiatives.

The SACO will promote UNFPA’s mandate through the advocacy networks of NGOs, corporate
enterprises and professional agencies. He/she will be fully acquainted in matters related to
reproductive health, population and development and gender with special focus on the pre-natal
sex selection.

He/she will guide the Communication Officer and work in close collaboration with other staff of UNFPA,
including the State Programme Coordinators.

Main tasks and responsibilities
1. Manage the overall communication and advocacy strategy of the country office.

      Provide substantive leadership and high level technical inputs for the development of the
       advocacy and communication components of the annual workplans
      Identify and develop partnerships with key opinion makers, including the Goodwill
      Conceive project proposals and monitor/evaluate the impact of the advocacy
      Support the UNFPA state offices in their advocacy and communication activities.
      Take the lead in organizing special events, press conferences and observance of special
       days and prepare relevant interventions during these events.
      Guide the design and development of advocacy and communication material relevant to
       the country programme or special topics
      Liaise with the regional UNFPA information officer and the relevant departments in
       UNFPA HQ.

2. Develop and implement strategies for advocacy on policy issues in population, RH, gender
   and adolescents.

      Identify the opportunities for advocacy and design appropriate interventions
      Conceptualize the positioning of the issue, and identify the messaging and nuances
      Identify experiences of best practice and demonstrate leadership in communicating them
       with the media and other channels of communication.
      Develop and manage partnerships including government, media, civil society,
       entertainment industry, youth and others
      Take part in training activities on advocacy/communication for UNFPA staff and
       counterparts in the GoI and civil society
      Design, commission and monitor operational research that may be needed to guide
       advocacy and communication efforts.

3. Implement the advocacy and communication strategy of the country office for prevention of
   prenatal Sex Selection

      Conceptualize the positioning of the issue, and identify the messaging considering related
      Develop and manage partnerships to enable roll out of strategies, including government,
       media, civil society, entertainment industry, youth and others
      Guide the design and development of advocacy and communication materials

4. Manage financial and human resources available to UNFPA for undertaking advocacy and

      Develop, manage and monitor a portfolio of interventions related to advocacy and
      Prepare related reports and documentation
      Contribute to the resource mobilization strategy
      Manage and monitor relevant financial resources
      Manage staff and consultants and coordinate with peers who are involved with advocacy
       and communication.

   A minimum of Master’s degree in communication, journalism, development studies or
    related social sciences.
   5-8 years progressively responsible experience in the development and implementation of
    communication and advocacy programmes. Managerial as well as professional experience
    in the media and private sector communication industry is highly desirable.
   Full proficiency in English (including excellent writing and communication skills),
    knowledge of one of the official Indian language
   Proficiency in current office software applications and multi media applications

Please submit your application along with resume to: The Representative, UNFPA, 55-Lodi
Estate, New Delhi indicating the post and vacancy number on the envelope. Closing date for
applications: 7th April 2008. Applications may also be sent through email at the following email
address: jobs.india@unfpa.org indicating the post and vacancy number in the subject line.
Candidates should also complete a United Nations Personal History Form (P.11). The P-11 form
is available on the UNFPA website at http://www.unfpa.org/employment/docs/p-11.doc. The
completed P-11 form should be submitted along with the application.

UNFPA offers an attractive compensation package commensurate with the level of the position.
The package includes competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits.

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the value of gender equality, teamwork,
respect for diversity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining
our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA does not
solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the
basis of HIV/AIDS status.

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or any other
fee in connection with the application or recruitment process.

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