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Mission and objectives
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in approximately 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequality and exclusion. The program helps countries to developing policies, leadership skills, partnership skills, institutional capacities, and to building resilience to sustainable development results. UNDP implements several projects in different areas, offering its partners technical, operational and management assistance through access to methodologies, specialized knowledge, specialized advice and a wide international network of technical cooperation.

UNDP Haiti’s 2023-2027 country programme focuses on four main pillars of mutually reinforcing cooperation: the rule of law, good governance and human rights; Equitable and sustainable growth; Social services, protection and inclusion and Multidimensional territorial governance and environmental management. This program is in line with national priorities as outlined in the Haitian Strategic Development Plan 2012-2030 (PSDH), the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF_2023-2027) and the UNDP Strategic Plan 2022-2025. It aims to support the Government of Haiti in its long-term approach to sustainable development, emphasizing the need for rapid progress towards the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This UNV assignment is part of UNDP Multidimensional territorial governance and environmental
management / Resilience Unit. This programming aims to support the government and the vulnerable
communities to better respond to disasters and reduce the country’s environmental vulnerability. With a more integrated and holistic approach to resilience, UNDP is now focusing on consolidating gains in the areas of climate change, environmental protection and risk reduction and disaster management.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Resilience Unit, the communication specialist will ensure visibility of project stakeholders, communities and constituencies through quality communication materials/ success stories on the theme of Disaster risk management and reduction, Environment, Climate Change in close collaboration with the project’s teams and the communication unit.

Task description
Within the terms of the organization’s delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the Haiti’s head of the resilience unit, the international communication specialist will be responsible for the following duties:
 Development and successful implementation of internal and external communications and advocacy
 Promote trilingual communications, which is sensitive and effective across different constituencies;
 Support consultation and outreach initiatives;
 Provide logistical support to the organization of stakeholder consultations and workshops;
 Ensure that key lessons and best-practices are shared;
 Drawing on the information collected in annual/semi-annual reports etc, design and produce updates
that can be shared with donors in country (i.e. a brochure on results in Haiti etc.);
 Ensure all the resilience unit key events/launches/activities are profiled on the website;
 Support the development and management of relevant knowledge products;
 Preparation and conduct of communications needs assessments for the resilience unit ;
 Development of communication materials for visibility and awareness-raising campaigns, including
unit briefs, press releases in coordination with the Head of resilience unit;
 Organize of roundtable discussions, press conferences, briefing sessions, interviews;
 Plans, implements and monitors the unit communication and media activities, including monitoring
and collecting electronically all national news relevant to the unit;
 Liaises and coordinates with country office communication staff to ensure communication and media
outreach strategy and activities align with the country level strategy and activities;
 Identifies and develops storylines for publications and substantive articles contributing to debates on
key development issues;
 Prepares human interest stories and updates drawn from the unit activities and partnerships, for
UNDP’s country office, global and regional websites;
 Maintains of the unit communication information database and photo library;
 Drafts a communication work plan for the Resilience unit, including links to broader UNDP work and
programmes, as well as activities to promote the unit programmes/projects and their objectives;
 Organize public awareness raising activities, consistent with the communication strategy;
 Work closely with UNDP other units and government sector offices to ensure related communications
 Collaborate with UNDP and Government Communication teams to develop, publish and disseminate
media friendly communications products;
 Facilitate the reporting of results to internal (Senior Management) and external audiences;
 Review progress reports submitted by partners and provide feedback to improve quality and timeliness
of reporting;
 Collect and maintain data for country, regional and global corporate reports, mid-term reviews, and
final evaluations.
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- Provide annual and end of assignment reports on UN Volunteer actions, results
and opportunities using UNV’s Volunteer Reporting Application- 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. Results/Expected Outputs The achievement of the key results will positively impact the UN’s
ability to support and influence the peace, development and gender agenda in Haiti, promote progress and key
messages to partners, the public and media through effective communications and dissemination of information on
the UN’s mandate, programmes and priorities. This will help to build and strengthen strategic partnerships, promote
greater transparency and accountability, and support resource mobilization. • The development of capacity through
coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or
(non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD)
perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final
statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as
reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed


Required experience
5 years of experience in
 designing communication strategic plan, press relations and graphic design are required
 Excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
 Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
 Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.)
and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
 Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
 Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4×4 over rough terrain;
Sound security awareness;
Have affinity with or interest in Disaster management and volunteerism as a mechanism for durable
development, and the UN System.

Area(s) of expertise
Communication, Energy and environment , Natural and life sciences

French, Level: Fluent, Required
English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level
Master degree or equivalent in communication and environmental knowledge, or other relevant programmes

Competencies and values
 Accountability
 Adaptability and flexibility
 Creativity
 Judgement and decision-making
 Planning and organising
 Professionalism
 Self-management

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