Description of assignment title
Communication Officer in Charge of Social Media
Expected start date
Sustainable Development Goal
- Partnerships for the goals
National UN Volunteer Specialist
DoA reserved for persons with disabilities
12 months (with possibility of extension)
Number of assignments
Mission and objectives
Guided by the 2030 Agenda principle of “leaving no one behind”, UNICEF Rwanda under the current country programme will contribute to five priorities under the social transformation pillar of the National Strategy for Transformation 2017–2024: (a) Ensuring access to quality health for all; (b) Reducing malnutrition; (c) Ensuring access to and improving the quality of education; (d) Moving towards a modern Rwandan household, and; (e) Enhancing graduation from poverty and promoting resilience. The country programme will be implemented as part of the United Nations Development Assistance Plan 2018–2023 (UNDAP II), specifically contributing to Strategic Result Area 2: Social Transformation.
The CAP section in RCO is responsible for ensuring appropriate visibility and recognition of Children’s issues in Rwanda, the region and Globally. Additionally, the section is also responsible for the office’s Private Sector Engagement. The CAP section, headed by a P4 includes two specialists, an associate and two consultants. The selected UNV will be working under the direct supervision of the Chief, CAP and very closely with the Communication Specialist on a day-to-day basis.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Communication, Advocacy and Partnerships section, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: 1. Update RCO’s Social Media strategy in line with the recommendations of the Social Media Audit carried out by the CAP section in relation to Stunting Reduction and ECD. 2. Create content for RCO social media platforms daily in alignment with the CO’s programmatic priorities in Stunting reduction, ECD, WASH and private sector engagement among others. 3. Support UNICEF’s social media engagement, by developing digital content and posts, and tracking the reach and level of engagement on the posts. 4. Daily tracking of relevant news stories in state media, submitting a news analysis monthly and a detailed annual media report. 5. Support the organization of UNICEF events/workshops/sessions with government, media, civil society partners, children, and influencers in line with the office annual plan around Stunting Reduction and ECD. 6. Support the planning, organization and execution of thematic campaigns (offline and online), in line with office annual plan related to Nutrition, WASH and ECD. 7. Generate story ideas/content pieces and coordinate the documentation of programme interventions, working with program sectors and national/international individuals/agencies. 8. Manage and periodically update the RCO Donor visibility plan of EKN funded projects. 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 UNV 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; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • 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.
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Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.
3 years of experience in – Excellent knowledge of existing social media platforms and their functioning. – Excellent English and Kinyarwanda language writing skills. – Experience of having worked in the social media departments of organization is preferable. – Good knowledge of social media trends, audiences and preferences is an add value – Good knowledge of computers and operating social media platforms on mobile phones
Area(s) of expertise
English, Level: Fluent, Required Kinyarwanda, Level: Mother tongue, Required
Required education level
Bachelor degree or equivalent in Communications, Media, Social Studies and other related fields
Competencies and values
☒ Accountability ☒ Adaptability and Flexibility ☒ Commitment and Motivation ☒ Commitment to Continuous Learning ☒ Communication ☒ Development and Innovation ☒ Ethics and Values ☒ Integrity ☒ Judgement and Decision-making ☒ Professionalism ☒ Respect for Diversity ☒ Self-Management ☒ Working in Teams
Living conditions and remarks
Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, has undergone an incredible period of rejuvenation and stability that is clearly visible the moment you step out into this beautiful city. Concerning transport, even though motorcycle taxis are not recommended, they are the fastest way to get around this metropolis. Helmets are provided, but it is better to have your own helmet. You can also take a standard taxi. Those with a yellow stripe will be run by individuals, while the majority will belong to either Kigali Taxi Service (3122) or Kigali Airport Taxis (476586). Public transportation is the cheapest way to get around Kigali, and many of the buses are new and well-maintained. You can also take these buses farther afield; expect to pay a fare based on distance. Transport prepaid cards are available for passengers at each bus station, and you can load a minimum amount of two hundred Rwandan francs (200RWF). If public transport isn’t your style, cars are available for rent or purchase in Kigali. Major investment has been made in infrastructure, including roads, and congestion in this city has never been particularly bad. Accommodations are found easily and at the relevant standards and recreation infrastructures (swimming pools, aerobics, etc…) can be found in the various places. Shops and markets are available with necessary items including imported goods, home furnishings and electrical appliances and vehicles spare parts. Public and private health facilities are available in Kigali and some of them such as King Faisal Hospital, Legacy Clinic, Hôpital la Croix du Sud, etc …work with CIGNA insurance. The above Hospitals have necessary health equipment; ambulances, adequate health services and can handle any emergency. Kigali is an exceptionally safe city. However, in case of emergency, there are several emergency numbers in Kigali, so be sure to know which to call. You can reach the police on a special line by dialling 999. Fire fighters can be reached at 111 and the emergency services are at 112. If you have or see a traffic accident, call 113 The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity, and satisfactory performance. UNV will provide, together with the offer of assignment, a copy of the Conditions of Service, including Code of conduct, to the successful candidate
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.
Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements
Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy
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