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EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT
For the Demining and Development of the North West Coast
Terms of Reference
For Mine Risk Education, Communications and Advocacy Officer
Project Title:
Application Deadline:
Type of Contract:
Duration of initial
Contract:
Support to the North West Coast Development Plan and
Relevant Mine Action
25 July 2016
Service Contract
1 year renewable
Background:
In partnership with the Ministry of International Cooperation, the second phase of the project “Support
to the North West Coast Development Plan and Relevant Mine Action” builds on the accomplishments
realized during the first phase, to strengthen the national capacities to address Mine Action in Egypt,
through the provision of relevant tools and mechanisms; reintegrate mine victims into the economy as
productive community members; and support the continuation of mine clearance operations in line with
the National Development Plan of the North West Coast. Phase II was launched with a new contribution
agreement with the European Union. Through the project, the UNDP provides technical expertise and
support through a combination of in-country technical assistance, visiting consultations, support to
capacity development (including south-south study tours, participation in international conferences and
workshops, and placements at relevant international training facilities) and assistance with resource
mobilization and fund management.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Manage media and press relations:
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Supporting the formulation follow up and implementation of communications and advocacy
strategy and media plan.
Maintaining information database and photo library and conducts research and retrieval of
relevant data from domestic, external and international sources.
Suggesting inputs, developing content, coordinating production and dissemination of press
releases, publications, articles and sharing of Exec Sec knowledge and successes.
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Retrieving and submitting for the knowledge of the Project Director and relevant staff members
all media coverage on activities of Exec Sec, Mines problem in Egypt, Matrouh and other relevant
subjects.
Establishing and updating profiles of journalists and writers interested in issues of relevance and
keeping continuous working good relations with members of the press community.
Building and keeping updated, a data base pertinent to relevant Private Sector, Nongovernmental Organizations, local and international, potential stakeholders and partners within
Egyptian public entities involved or being interested in the demining and development of the
NWC.
Preparing inputs to and updates of outreach/publicity material geared towards partners and
donors.
Oversee and maintain country-level online outreach and produces information materials for public
outreach:
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Supporting the increased awareness of the Exec Sec mandate and goals through dissemination of
information and the organization of public events and promotional opportunities, providing the
logistical support required.
Developing, and drafting, in Arabic and English, materials for promotion and preparing awarenessraising including briefing materials and press releases.
Assuming the responsibility, in cooperation with Information Management Director, of updating
the Exec Sec web site, ensuring that the information posted on the web constantly reflects the
activities conducted, abiding by the lines of the communications strategy and media plan of the
Exec Sec.
Manage Mine Risk Education (MRE) Portfolio:
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Following up and assessing the impact of Mine Risk Education Activities including MRE Campaigns
and Train of Trainers.
Following up and assessing the impact of Exec Sec media campaigns and promotions.
Establishing and updating profiles of journalists and writers interested in issues of relevance and
keeping continuous working good relations with members of the press community.
Building and keeping updated, a data base pertinent to relevant Private Sector, Nongovernmental Organizations, local and international, potential stakeholders and partners within
Egyptian public entities involved or being interested in the demining and development of the
NWC.
Preparing inputs to and updates of outreach/publicity material geared towards partners and
donors.
Competencies
Functional Competencies:
Results-Based Management
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Contributes to results through primary research and analysis
Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporate best practices into the
project's work;
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Researches linkages across project's activities to identify critical points of integration;
Monitors specific stages of the project's implementation.
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
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Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of
new approaches;
Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms.
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
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Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental
concepts of related disciplines;
Serves as internal consultant in the area of expertise and shares knowledge with staff;
Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work
assignments;
Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of report writing keeping himself/
herself abreast with the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizing these
regularly in his/her discharge of work assignments;
Core Competencies:
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Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents;
Building support and political acumen;
Building staff competence, contributing to the creation of an environment of creativity and
innovation;
Exerting efforts that may help creating and promoting enabling environment for open
communication;
Ensures that his/ her discharge of duties would help the promotion of fair and transparent
decision making as well as calculated risk-taking.
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
A university degree in International Relations, Political Science, Economics or media-related field.
Experience:
At least 3 years of relevant experience at the national and/ or international levels in international
development issues required, including in applied research and impact evaluation;
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web
based management systems.
Language Requirements:
Fluency in Arabic & English is required. Knowledge of other UN Official Languages will be considered an
asset.
Applicants must fill out P11 format and send it to: Human Resources and Administration Affairs
Manager, Email: [email protected]
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