Project Communications Analyst (NPSA-8) – UNDP Moldova/Green Transition



Project Communications Analyst (NPSA-8) – UNDP Moldova/Green Transition

Background


 

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On 23rd of June 2022, the European Council granted the Republic of Moldova the status of EU candidate country which is a substantial achievement, but which comes with great responsibilities and obligations. One of such obligation is the “Green Agenda and Sustainable Connectivity” which includes Chapters of the environment and climate change acquis. In this sense, meaningful reform are expected in view of European Green Deal targets.    

The proposed Green Transition Project takes due account of this endeavour. Hence, it will put in place the enabling conditions for a green transformation in Moldova through a combination of cross-sectorial decision-making in joint stakeholder platforms, capacity building measures, general education and awareness raising, dissemination of best policy practices, information sharing and networking, as well as pilot-testing green-transition related solutions and other activities, to ensure that the green transition concept is well understood and implemented.

The established enabling conditions and the investments into green-transition solutions will respond to the key development challenges that the country is currently dealing with such as the  climate change, environmental pollution and the energy crisis.

It is well acknowledged that Moldova is highly vulnerable to climate change, given the limited resources and institutional capacities to address the climate change impacts. It is also due to the heavy reliance on the agricultural sector, water scarcity and other geographical factors. Currently the country is advancing with the national adaptation planning, including in the agricultural sector, aimed at putting in place proper institutional, technical and budgeting capacities in the context of climate change, however significant gaps remain in embarking of the sectors into achievement of the long-term adaptation targets.

Environmental degradation is also posing a major threat to Moldova’s development agenda as its economy relies greatly on natural resources which leads to their overexploitation and pollution. Inadequate waste management practices and outdated practices and technologies in the key sectors of the economy also contribute to the environmental degradation and pollution. Mainstreaming of the green agenda into the country’s economic activities is taking place slowly.

Moldova is in line with the global trend of continuously growing urbanization, with the proportion of the population living in urban areas expected to rise from 47% in 2010 to 60% in 2030 (UN Habitat). Cities are increasingly and significantly contributing to the main drivers of global environmental degradation. The municipalities have the greatest impact on air quality and are responsible for more than 50% of total air pollution in Moldova.

From energy security perspective – Moldova is highly dependent on imported energy sources, and rely mostly on the use of fossil fuels. In addition, inefficient energy supply and consumption across all sectors exacerbates the situation. Until recently being 100% dependent on Russian gas import, the country is actively seeking diversification of energy supplies after the war of aggression in Ukraine. Improvements both in energy efficiency and in the development of domestic resources – including renewable energy resources – for strengthened sustainability, competitiveness, and energy security rank high on the political agenda. Energy sector is also the main source of GHG emissions in the country.

Against this background, the Green Transition Project aims to support the Government of Moldova to engage sustainably in a transformative green agenda by enhancing awareness, building capacities and encouraging investments into low-emission and resource efficient economy.

The target areas of the project are resource efficiency, green and circular economy, cleaner and sustainable energy, and mobility. 

The Project will be implemented under the following three specific components:
1. Socio-economic framework for a gender-responsive and inclusive green transition enabled. 
2. Capacity and awareness on the inclusive green transition increased among key stakeholders.
3. Additional funding attracted by promoting and piloting investments in green and innovative technologies, while evidence-based decision-making for green transition is improved by deploying a reliable air quality monitoring system.

The implementation period of the project is 48 months and the total budget is 10 mln EUR. 

Duties and Responsibilities

 Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Communication Analyst shall contribute to an effective and efficient implementation of the project’s communication and outreach plan, contributing to an increased visibility of the project. The Analyst will apply and promote the principles of results-based management (RBM), as well as a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.

The Communication Analyst will coordinate the implementation of the Project’s communication and public outreach portfolio, particularly focusing on:

Effective communication plan management:

  • Contribute to the timely and efficient delivery of outputs and products leading to the achievement of expected Project results and ensure full compliance of all the actions with UNDP policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate the activity of the project’s national consultant(s) in the field of communication and public outreach.
  • Review, implement and continuously monitor the project’s communication, using appropriate feedback mechanisms and monitoring tools.
  • Establish meaningful partnerships with mass-media, at the local and national levels.
  • Ensure synergies with other programmatic partners on joint outreach, communication, and capacity building activities.
  • Identify appropriate suppliers for the provision of services required for the implementation of the communication plan.
  • Ensure compliance with all corporate rules and regulations of UNDP and the Donor organization in the field of communication and visibility promotion, efficiently cooperate with the UNDP and EUD communication analysts.
  • Provide solid inputs to project’s analytical products, work plans and progress reports, etc.
  • Support the Project Manager and the UNDP CO in general project implementation and related strategic processes.

Visibility of project results:

  • Support the communication capacities of project’s partners (including representatives of ministries, LPAs and private sector).
  • Document best practices (via articles, success stories, interviews, press releases, etc.) and ensure wide dissemination and visibility of project achievements in the national media as well as in the local and regional media/websites.
  • Design concepts for communication products and oversee their implementation.
  • Organize press trips and ensure media coverage.
  • Provide support to the project team on the conceptualization of new initiatives in line with the project’s objectives.

Institutional Arrangement

The Communication Analyst will work in close collaboration with the Project Manager and the project staff for the effective achievement of results, anticipating and resolving complex project-related issues and information delivery. 

The Communications Analyst shall exercise full compliance with UNDP programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies, and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems.

Competencies

Core Competencies

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements.
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible.
  • Act with Determination:  LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident.
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships.
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination.

Technical Competencies

  •  Business Direction and Strategy -Entrepreneurial Thinking
    • Ability to create clarity around UNDP value proposition to beneficiaries and partners and to develop service offers responding to client needs based on UNDP’s organizational priorities and mandate.
  • Business management-Communication
    • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and ambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.
    • Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels.
  • Digital Awareness and Literacy
    • Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies, either through skillfully grasping their usage or through understanding their impact and empowering others to use them as needed.
  • Digital & Innovation-Data storytelling and communications
    • Skilled in building a narrative around a set of data and its accompanying visualizations to help convey the meaning of that data in a powerful and compelling fashion.
  • Social Media
    • Knowledge of social media and ability to advise the use of social media for development outcomes.
  • Communications-Campaign Management
    • Ability to produce and implement communications and advocacy campaigns which lead to impactful change.
  • Business development-Knowledge Facilitation
    • Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share, particularly external.

Required Skills and Experience

 Education:

  • Master’s degree in journalism, communication, public relations, sociology, international relations, or another relevant field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in combination with additional two years of experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master’s degree.

Experience:

  • Up to 2 years (with Master's degree) or minimum 2 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of relevant and progressive experience in communication, mass-media, public relations, and/or other substantive area is required. 

Language:

  • Fluency in English and Romanian (written and spoken) is required.
  • Knowledge of one or more minority languages relevant for Moldova, including Russian, Romani, Gagauzian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian and sign language, will be an asset.

Required Skills:

  • Openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Commitment to UNDP mission, vision, and values.

Desired Skills:

  • Proven experience in similar positions in UN Agencies will be an asset.
  • Additional training and/or certification in communication and/or new media will be an asset.
  • Experience in development and implementation of media/ communication strategies and plans will be an asset.
  • Experience in conceptualizing and implementing national and local public outreach/communication campaigns will be an asset.

Disclaimer


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Non-discrimination

UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. 
 

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Salariul net: 31.000 - 38.500 MDL pe luna

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Data de încheiere a postului vacant au fost extins pana la: 11 noiembrie 2023