Under the direct supervision of UN Coordination Analyst and the UN Resident Coordinator the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
· Support the UN Communications Group by providing inputs and finalise a communication strategy around MSDF/SDG implementation in the sub-region.
· Provide communication support for the hurricane recovery effort in the Eastern Caribbean
· Help curate an audiovisual archive for the UN Subregional Team’s development initiatives. This may include developing templates or filing system for communication materials, including photographs, blogs, videos etc.
· Prepare communications materials as requested.
SDG Mobile Gallery
· Curate a multi-sensory, interactive, mobile gallery rooted in the Caribbean context. The national UN volunteer should curate the gallery tour, pulling on historical material as well as resources from ongoing initiatives.
o Multi-sensory: Create a multi-sensory, hands-on experience the gallery must incorporate a range of elements related to the UN’s work within the Caribbean. This ranges from photos and murals to video reels, audio clips, tactile resources such as seeds, medical instruments etc.
o Interactive: Create brief exercises for different age levels to showcase development work across four priority areas. (For instance, this may include a 3-5-minute exercise highlighting humanitarian resource in emergency condition. For example, students may be asked to prep a ‘Return to Happiness’ kit or ‘Dignity Kit’ with limited items).
o Mobile: Create a gallery easily and quickly dissembled and reassembled as needed. To facilitate travel, create a gallery that fits into a compact storage kit of reasonable weight. Create a guide to assembling that will be included to support the process.
o Localized: The gallery must incorporate elements that allow Barbados and OECS countries to easily add local material and narratives. The guide should incorporate some practical suggestions of where and what sort of material could be added to the gallery.
· With support of the UN Coordination Analyst, liaise with the UN Communications Group, MSDF Regional Task Team for Communications, the UN Information Centre and other UN agencies across the region to source relevant material.
· Incorporate messaging that will be accessible to a wide range of audiences
· Liaise with suppliers to obtain quotes and procure services
· Develop toolkit that will be used as guidance for the setting up of the gallery.
· Work with the UN Coordination Analyst to support communications materials and other templates as required for new frameworks;
· Work with UN Online Volunteers to support in some of the work for the mobile gallery;
· Provide additional support as required.
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 IVD);
· 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 UNVpublications/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.
· Communications strategy completed
· Filing system and strategy for accessing communication files, particularly photos and audiovisual files established
· List of media contacts within and outside of the region to share/ carry communication products compiled.
· Agreed upon number of press releases/ articles prepared per month
· Mobile Gallery curated
· Pilot Mobile Gallery showcased in Barbados and in one other OECS country;
· Toolguide developed with instructions regarding the set up and take down of the mobile gallery;
· Community Based volunteers recruited and trained to support the Mobile Gallery within Barbados and the OECS;
· A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.