United Nations Industrial Development Organization is recruiting a National Communication and Visibility Expert, to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.

  • The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions
  • Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Departments/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices
  • The Directorate of Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Industrial Development (TCS), headed by a Managing Director, oversees the Organization’s development of capacities for industrial development as well as industrial policy advice, statistics and research activities and the Organization’s normative contribution to Member States and global development community in achieving the SDGs. The Directorate also ensures the application of strategies and interventions for sustainable industrial development related to Environment, Energy, SMEs, Competitiveness and Job creation, as well as Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence. Through coordination in-house and with Member States and industry stakeholders, it ensures that the services provided in these areas contribute toward effective and appropriate technical, business and policy solutions and are focused on results and on realizing any potential for scaling up and positioning UNIDO as a leading platform for industrial development in developing countries and global fora
  • The Directorate houses the technical Divisions of Capacity Development and Industrial Policy Advice (TCS/CAP); Circular Economy and Environmental Protection (TCS/CEP); Decarbonization and Sustainable Energy (TCS/DSE); SMEs, Competitiveness and Job Creation (TCS/SME); and Digital Transformation and AI Strategies (TCS/DAS). The Directorate also ensures close coordination and collaboration among the Divisions as well as with relevant entities in the Directorate of Global Partnerships and External Relations (GLO) and the Directorate of SDG Innovation and Economic Transformation (IET)
  • This position is located under the SME Development and Job Creation Unit (TCS/SME/SDJ), supports small and medium manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) in Member States to take advantage of new technologies, business and organizational support, investment promotion, cluster development and partnerships to improve their businesses and improve their competitiveness
Project Context
  • The overall objective of the project “PROMOVE Comércio – Building Competitiveness for Exports” (UNIDO ID 180068) is to improve trade, competitiveness and the business environment in Mozambique for greater market access for priority value chains. The programme will pursue two specific objectives and four results: Specific objective 1: Increased sustainable market-driven Quality Infrastructure services to support the production of quality products for the selected value chains: Result 1: Good governance and core quality infrastructure services at the institutional level (INNOQ) upgraded to ensure international recognition Result 2: Increased technical competences of the conformity assessment service providers and ensuring international recognition as per the needs of the selected VCs with a focus on the provinces of Nampula, Zambezia and Maputo Result 3: Increased availability and quality of Business Development Services Specific objective 2: Improved Government coordination and implementation of the EPA trade safeguards Result 4: Enhanced government knowledge on the legal and institutional framework required to apply EPA trade safeguards (implemented by UNCTAD) The main project counterparts are the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) and the National Institute for Standardization and Quality (INNOQ). As part of the Global Market Access Programme (GMAP) SAP 180025, concluded between UNIDO and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) in January 2020, a country project for Mozambique, the “Market Access of Mozambican Aquaculture Products (MAMAP)”, has been designed with a budget of € 2.0 million and a duration of 3.2 years (including a 6 month inception phase) to support the aquaculture value chain development for market access through the enhancement of quality and standards conformity capacity of the sector in Mozambique. The project focuses on the aquaculture value chain, an important sector with great potential in the country. The project will address quality-related challenges along the aquaculture value chain for accessing local, regional and international markets. Moreover, the project will pursue one outcome and three outputs: Outcome: Enhanced market access for Mozambique’s SMEs of the aquaculture value chain, through strengthening their quality and compliance capacity Output 1: Enhanced technical competence and sustainability of the National Quality Infrastructure System; Output 2: Enhanced SMEs compliance with standards and technical regulations; Output 3: Strengthened culture for quality. The main project counterparts for MAMAP are the Ministry of Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries (MIMAIP), the National Institute of Fisheries Inspection (INIP) and the Institute for Development of Fishing and Aquaculture (IDEPA)
  • Requisition ID: 1626
  • Grade: SB5 – Local Professional (Mid-Level & Senior)
  • Country: Mozambique
  • Duty Station: Maputo
  • Category: National Consultant
  • Type of Job Posting: Internal and External
  • Employment Type: Non-staff Regular
  • Contract Duration: 4 months (with the possibility of extension)
  • Under the overall supervision of the UNIDO Project Manager at Headquarter in Vienna and direct supervision of the National Project Coordinators, working with the Project Management Units (PMUs) in the field and with the project team at Headquarter, the National Communication and Visibility Expert fulfils the following duties:
  • Main Duties:
  • Development and Implementation
    of communication and visibility
    strategy and plans as well as
    respective action plans for
    MAMAP. Review and
    implementation of
    Communication strategy and plan
    for PROMOVE
  • Outputs To Be Achieved:
  • Plans are carried out,
    monitored and
    Timely implementation,
    including outreach
    activities, preparation
    of promotional material
    in order to create
    awareness, visibility,
    and publicize project
    results in coordination
    with the PMUs and HQ
  • Expected Duration:
  • Continuously over the period
  • Location:
  • Maputo, with missions as required
  • Main Duties:
  • Manage the database of stakeholders of MAMAP and PROMOVE projects in order to target the right beneficiaries for the communication activities
  • Outputs To Be Achieved:
  • Database with stakeholders is maintained up-to-date and effectively used for communication activities.
  • Main Duties:
  • Advice and guide project staff on communication matters in the implementation of the different technical activities
  • Outputs To Be Achieved:
  • Efficient contribution of project staff to all communication activities
  • Main Duties:
  • Provide key information on the project to project staff, stakeholders, collaborating and associated agencies; collect/receive monitoring data from different sources (UNIDO, EU, NORAD etc.) and assist in organizing them in a way that can be processed and analyzed by the project staff
  • Outputs To Be Achieved:
  • Support provided on data collection and monitoring on regular basis
  • Main Duties:
  • Store and retrieve key information e.g. reports, documents and information on collaborating and associated agencies; Assist in ensuring proper circulation of relevant information to project staff and stakeholders
  • Outputs To Be Achieved:
  • Key information on collaborating and associated agencies retrieved and stored; relevant information properly circulated among project staff and stakeholders
  • Main Duties:
  • Prepare press releases before events to share with media and EU and NORAD communication focal points; write featured articles and contribute to speech writing for the Project Managers and/or the Chief Technical Advisors (CTAs) at major events
  • Outputs To Be Achieved:
  • Press releases, articles and speeches prepared and circulated, as required and according to communication plan
  • Main Duties:
  • Supervise the development of the MAMAP website, with the selected company according to GMAP communication guidelines. Creation of social media platforms for MAMAP according to GMAP communication guide lines and ensure information and content are regularly updated on all communication platforms in English and Portuguese
  • Outputs To Be Achieved:
  • MAMAP website and social media platforms created, on-line and updated. Information on project’s activities regularly available on the website Statistics on website visits and social media hits recorded and disseminated
  • Main Duties:
  • Manage the website of PROMOVE project in English and Portuguese. Maintain PROMOVE”s social media accounts up-to-date in both English and Portuguese
  • Outputs To Be Achieved:
  • Operational and updated website as well as social media accounts. Information on project’s activities regularly available on the website Statistics on website visits and social media hits recorded and disseminated
  • Main Duties:
  • Ensure and coordinate media coverage at national level for MAMAP and PROMOVE
  • Outputs To Be Achieved:
  • Press articles and coverage available on the main projects’ activities (monthly clipping reports for each project)
  • Main Duties:
  • Prepare regular advocacy and visibility materials, visualize and develop new visibility material (posters, newsletters, banners, roll-ups, calendars, office stationary and additional material as needed following MAMAP and PROMOVE’s visual identities). Prepare project success stories and propose any other activities to enhance project impact
  • Outputs To Be Achieved:
  • Advocacy and visibility material developed following the projects’ visual identities developed as per the UNIDO and EU and Norad visibility guidelines. The projects are well known through advocacy and visibility actions.
  • Main Duties:
  • Coordinate the making of any audiovisual production on the project covering the whole implementation period for PROMOVE and MAMAP
  • Outputs To Be Achieved:
  • Audiovisual productions on the project are available and disseminated
  • Main Duties:
  • Coordinate the design and timely dissemination of promotional material on both projects (e.g. newsletters, informative brochures, fact sheets, folders etc.)
  • Outputs To Be Achieved:
  • Promotional material largely and regularly disseminated
  • Main Duties:
    Define, follow and enforce the editorial policy for the projects publications, including translation standards, copyright policy as well as other legal disclaimers, both in English and in Portuguese
  • Outputs To Be Achieved:
  • Editorial policy enforced for MAMAP and PROMOVE
  • Main Duties:
  • Liaise with the communication department of the EU delegation in Maputo, Norwegian Embassy in Maputo, UNIDO Headquarter in Vienna and the communications officials of MIC and MIMAIP to increase the impact of the projects’ communication strategies
  • Outputs To Be Achieved:
  • Coordination ensured for enhanced communication. Adequate credit to the EU and Norad is ensured for all outputs
  • Main Duties:
  • Ensure Projects’ gender indicators are met and that activities are in line with UNIDO’s gender policy guidelines
  • Outputs To Be Achieved:
  • Activities are in conformity with UNIDO’s gender policy guidelines and respective indicators are monitored on a regular basis
  • Main Duties:
  • Any other ad hoc task related to the overall work plan of the project and as specified by the Project Managers and the Chief Technical Advisors (CTAs)
  • Outputs To Be Achieved:
  • Activities carried out on time
  • Education:
  • Advanced university degree in the fields of communication, business administration, journalism, public relations, marketing or equivalent
  • Technical and Functional Experience:
  • At least five (5) years of proven experience in the development and management of
    communication strategies and plans, media campaign management, technical writing and
    editing, event conception and management as well as customer relationship management
  • Excellent communication skills – written, editorial and spoken
  • Excellent IT skills (usual software as MS Software and internet)
  • Strong social media skills and ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from
    varied sources
  • Ability to work in network and to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders
  • Language: Native speaker of Portuguese and fluency in English
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
  • Temporary appointment of project personnel
  • Only nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are considered eligible
  • Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply
  • Required Competencies:
  • Core Values:
  • We Live and Act With Integrity: work honestly, openly and impartially
  • We Show Professionalism: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible
  • We Respect Diversity: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our
    differences in culture and perspective
  • Key Competencies:
  • We Focus on People: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as
    well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity
  • We Focus on Results And Responsibilities: focus on planning, organizing and managing our
    work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and
    meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and
    supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better,
    safer and healthier world
  • We Communicate and Earn Trust: communicate effectively with one another and build an
    environment of trust where we can all excel in our work
  • We Think Outside the Box and Innovate: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support
    innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another
  • This appointment is limited to the specified project(s) only and does not carry any expectation of renewal.
    Employees of UNIDO are expected at all times to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, both at work and outside
  • Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for jobs at UNIDO
  • All applications must be submitted online through the Online Recruitment System. Correspondence will
    be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection
    process. Selected candidate(s) may be required to disclose to the Director General the nature and scope
    of financial and other personal interests and assets in respect of themselves, their spouses and
    dependents, under the procedures established by the Director General
  • Visit the UNIDO website for details on how to apply: www.unido.org
  • The Director General retains the discretion to make an appointment to this post at a lower level
  • Notice to applicants:
  • UNIDO does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. If you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Vacant positions within UNIDO are advertised on the official UNIDO website. Should you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of UNIDO and requesting payment of a fee
How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
2. Application
  • Send your Documentation to recruitment@unido.org with the Subject line “National Communication and Visibility Expert”


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