24.04.2018 - UNESCO Office in Dakar

Vacancy: Project Coordinator - Media and Communication

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, the supervision of the Director of the UNESCO Regional Office in Dakar, and the guidance from the Chief of Section for Freedom of Expression and the Regional Advisor for Communication and Information, the incumbent will be responsible for the coordination of the project entitled "Empowering young people in Africa through media and communication" including implementation, monitoring and reporting, The project aims at improving the narratives on migration in Europe and Africa to increase public access to information and freedom of expression thereby promoting peaceful and inclusive societies towards the achievements of SDG 16.10.

In particular, the Project Coordinator will:

  • Coordinate, implement and monitor activities related to the project at the national level in Senegal and at the regional level in the 8 countries covered by the project (Cameroun, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea-Conakry, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal), including ensuring overall adherence to financial regulations and budgetary requirements;
  • Report on activities implemented at the regional level and at the national level in the project countries and in Europe and on financial situation, raising potential issues with project managers in field offices;
  • Provide technical backstopping to Field Offices in the project countries and coordinate with them to ensure information sharing, joint planning and collaboration related to the project activities;
  • Implement the communication strategy of the project ensuring the full visibility of the implemented activities and achievements of the project;
  • Liaise with UNESCO staff at Headquarters, in field offices, in Brussels Liaison Office and with other key stakeholders including Member States, other UN agencies donors, media, civil society organizations working at the international, regional and local level to ensure effective implementation of the project;
  • Identify potential donors for scaling up the project activities and further reinforcing the work of UNESCO supporting freedom of expression and access to information;
  • Any other activities (such as outreach, networking, briefings and speech writing) that may be required to ensure the success of the project implementation.
  • Other assignments to reinforce the programme promoting an enabling environment for freedom of expression and freedom of information, to foster the role of media for development, democracy and dialogue, in Senegal and at the regional level.

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How to apply

To apply, please send your application letter and CV UNESCO format https://box.iiep.unesco.org/index.php/s/s2QIBDPsyOJMzdZ to recruitment.breda(at)unesco.org before 07 May 2018 midnight (Paris time).



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