Regional Documentation and Communication Officer

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Amman, , JO

BACKGROUND
The role of IUCN ROWA is to coordinate environmental activities at regional and local levels; particularly in relation to regional environmental agreements and global environmental conventions. On the other hand, the office synthesizes information about previous and ongoing conservation and development initiatives, in order to assess their effectiveness and impact, identify lessons learned, and define gaps and priorities. IUCN ROWA focuses on multi-stakeholders decision process involving governments, civil society and research institutions. Environmental awareness is a key issue for making a difference, thus the office facilitates communication, coordination, and information exchange among different actors in the region.

Regional Dcumentation and Communication officer is to coordinate and manage links and information flows within the ROWA programme and other regional initiatives, in order to support the local teams towards the achievement of the objectives of the ROWA programme. This position will support the Regional Programme Coordinator in all external networking activities in the West Asia and North African Region.

The position requires active interaction and communication with government and non-government organizations, private sector, local organizations and the programme partners, to maximize the impact of the projects. The Regional Documentation and Communication Officer will be accountable for programme communication & documentation aspects of projects implementation.

JOB DESCRIPTION
RESPONSIBILITY

The Regional Documentation and Communication Officer will coordinate and manage links and information flows within the ROWA programme and other regional initiatives, in order to support the local teams towards the achievement of the objectives of the ROWA programme. This position will support the Regional Programme Coordinator in all external networking activities in the West Asia and North African Region.

The position requires active interaction and communication with government and non-government organizations, private sector, local organizations and the programme partners, to maximize the impact of the projects. The Regional Documentation and Communication Officer will be accountable for programme communication & documentation aspects of projects implementation.

SPECIFIC TASKS

1. Develop and implement process documentation, communication and dissemination plans in close consultation with the staff
• Help the ROWA programme team & partners with their process documentation work: interviews, taking photographs, making video sequences, etc.
• Ensure the quality and validity of information collected from the field and nationally.
• Support the programme staff to develop information outputs such as newsletters, newspaper articles, website, flyers, briefing notes, short video films etc.
• Edit and abstract project documents into articles for newsletter and the website.
• Organize and manage information, documentation and dissemination of programme activities and results within the programme and with other fora on ecosystem management and climate change adaptation.
• Supporting the line manager & programme managers in organizing regional workshops and events.
• Support Country Partnerships to use programme results for wider public awareness campaigns on problems, opportunities and trends in the natural resources sector in the targeted Governorates /watersheds.
• Write monthly and six-monthly progress reports (and other process documentation reports) for the Regional documentation and Information Programme.
• Participate in and organize workshops, conference and training events according to projects’ action plans.

2. Ensure strong information flows between all interested parties concerned (within and outside the ROWA Programme)
• Ensure effective information flow among all staff, members and partners and stakeholders involved.
• Organize and manage information, documentation and dissemination of the ROWA programme activities and results within the programme and with other fora on related thematic areas.
• Advice and coach staff in developing plans to strengthen regional links and information sharing between countries in the region.
• Develop plans in close consultation with all partners for information sharing and coordination to strengthen regional policy and technical fora and consolidation of regional, national and international programmes.

3. Support the Regional Programme Coordinator in coordinating the efforts with other regional and international initiatives
• Develop and oversee maintenance of the ROWA Programme institutional memory for networking; data base on organizations working in the same field for purposes of strategic alliances, fund raising and information sharing.
• Establish and maintain links with other regional networks in the Mediterranean and Gulf Region, such as the Global Water Partnership (GWP-MED), the Arab Water Council, Arab League, CEDARE, ISESCO, UNESCO, UNEP, ESCWA, etc.

4. Support and sustain the thematic programmes as part of the IUCN ROWA’s strategic programme
• Support the Regional Programme Coordinator in the conceptual and methodological guidance of the regional information component as the heart of the ROWA Programme;
• Guide and advice the design and implementation of process documentation and monitoring and evaluation systems in close coordination and consultation with all partners.
• Support the implementation of the capacity building activities in countries of the West Asia Region (under the supervision of the Regional Programme Coordinator);
• Represent the ROWA Programme in national and regional and global events.

5. Support and sustain the communication activities in ROWA Office
• Lead and coordinate the development, production and dissemination of IUCN ROWA annual report.
• Support IUCN ROWA in managing media relation and press coverage.
• Support in building and managing mailing list of Journalists, members, donors and partners.
• Liaise and coordinate with the IUCN global team and other regional offices to raise the regional environmental issues to the international level.
• Manage and update IUCN ROWA website in accordance with IUCN website guidelines.
• Support the development of the IUCN ROWA communication strategy.
• Manage the internal communications through providing guidance to the ROWA team on communicating the IUCN messages effectively

6. Staff and consultant management
The Documentation and Communication Officer will coach, support and line-manage the following:
o Communication interns/assistants.
o Short-term consultants.

7. Online Communication Strategy:
• Ensure that IUCN ROWA social media channels are regularly updated and contribute to create a discourse around key priority areas, engaging in the discussion millennials, young people, key influencers, media and other key stakeholders.
• Support online reputation management.
• Design and implement online marketing plans for social media

8. Other
• Performing any other duties as requested by the line manager.

REQUIREMENTS
 • Post graduate in Enviromental studies.

• the ability to search for synthesize and disseminate information

• Excellent report writing skills

• Excellent communication and networking skills

• excellent writing skills in English and Arabic

• ability to organize regional workshops and events.

• Ability to travel frequently within the region and globally.

APPLICATIONS

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the “Apply” button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST).

Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/


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