Result of Service
The consultant's work should help to improve the knowledge and understanding of actors in the field and contribute to enhancing mutual trust, and dialogue with affected communities. His/her work will contribute to strengthening the ownership of results by the communities on both sides of the border. Finally, in observance of SC Resolution 1425, women and youth in these areas will be granted opportunities to highlight their needs and participate actively to lay out the strategies for tailored assistance. Work Location
Areas of CNMC activities at border zones in Cameroon and Nigeria
3 months Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant will be responsible for participating in project planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and programme development within border areas in both countries. To this end, he is accountable to the Program Manager of the CNMC.
The Consultant will conduct research, support the development of, and communicate the economic, social and cultural impact arising from the Commission’s portfolio. This will be achieved by building and managing effective means of capturing impact, creating a reportable database of impact projects and case studies which will be used to raise the profile of the Commission’s research impact, both internally and externally, and support the CNMC’s efforts in fundraising.
The Consultant will be required to develop specialist knowledge around impact and provide advice to the Program Manager and CNMC senior staff on how to understand, assess and collect evidence of the external impact of their related outputs.
This position will also involve working with local stakeholders in border villages and areas, including remote places in Cameroon and Nigeria to identify possibilities for engagement, collaborations and impact, at all stages of the CNMC’s mission and mandate.
• Prepares or oversees preparation of a diverse range of information communications products, including well-crafted media pitches, social media messaging in support of major ECA's initiatives.
• Drafts complex material for newsletters, periodicals and reports and edits drafts prepared by junior officers
The Consultant will also ensure that impacts are clearly evidenced in order to maximize and accelerate the effects by engaging as wide an audience as possible. He will tailor and deliver presentations on developing impact and gathering evidence from both individuals’ and communities’ testimonies. The Project Impact Consultant will work with civil society organizations and the media and will undertake other related responsibilities and tasks as requested by the Program Manager. Qualifications/special skills
Advanced university degree (Master's or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in political communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or related field is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in communication and public advocacy, public information, journalism, political communication, or related social science area in an international organization is required.
Experience working in an international context or multilateral institution is desirable. Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in both language is required.
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