PROJECT OFFICER (COMMUNICATIONS)
COUNCIL OF EUROPE OFFICE IN YEREVAN
Yerevan | Armenia
Local Temporary Contract
25.05.2020 (midnight French time)
COUNCIL OF EUROPE OFFICE IN YEREVAN
Local recruitment procedure
Under the authority of the Head of Office and the supervision of the Head of the Capacity Building and Co-operation Projects Unit in the Equality Division of the Directorate General of Democracy, the Project Officer will carry out multiple assignments to promote visibility and implement awareness raising activities under the project “The Path towards Armenia's Ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence” in co-operation with the donors, partners and other stakeholders, and in compliance with the organisation’s regulations and/or donor requirements.
Employment is offered for a period of 16 months and limited to the duration of the Project which is expected to end on 31 December 2021.
The Project Officer performs the following key duties in close co-operation with the Project management, and in accordance with the Organisation’s procedures, guidelines and priorities, with a concern for quality, efficiency, accuracy and confidentiality:
- designs, plans, implements and follows up on communication/awareness raising activities and events related to preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence;
- establishes and maintains close working contacts with relevant project partners and local stakeholders relevant for the awareness raising activities;
- organises, promotes and co-ordinates public and media events; conducts interviews and prepares relevant texts for publication and distribution;
- ensures that all visibility actions are carried out in accordance with the CoE communication policy;
- keeps abreast of developments, identifies issues and trends, and advises team members on appropriate action in order to raise visibility and implement awareness raising activities;
- monitors, collates and analyses current events, public opinion and press and media coverage;
- drafts documents related to communication and awareness raising activities;
- reports on the status, progress and results of visibility activities and advises the Project management about problems encountered; suggests new priorities and adjustments as necessary;
- provides professional communication advice, expertise and coaching to the project team;
- develops and maintains regular contacts with media in Armenia to inform about project components and Council of Europe activities;
- contributes to the efficient functioning of the office, in collaboration with the Head of Office;
- promotes Council of Europe values internally and externally.
Please note that the incumbent may be required to perform other duties not listed in the vacancy notice.
This local recruitment procedure is open to applicants already present in Armenia.
Only applicants who best meet the following criteria will be considered for shortlisting.
- Completed full course of general secondary education and appropriate professional qualifications.
- A university degree in a relevant field (e.g. journalism, communications, public relations, social sciencesor a related field) would be an advantage.
- At least three years of professional experience relating to media, communicationand awareness raisingand/or in project implementation, preferablyin the framework of co-operation programmesin the field of human rights.
- Excellent knowledge of Armenian(mother tongue level);
- Very good knowledge of one of the official languages (English);
- Ability to draft clearly and concisely in Armenianand English.
- Nationality of host country or one of the 47 Council of Europe member states.
- Under 65 years of age at the closing date of the vacancy notice.
Employee Core Values
Council of Europe staff members adhere to the values Professionalism, Integrity and Respect.
- Professional and technical expertise:
- professional experience in writing, editing and web/social media publishing and/or project management;
- knowledge of visibility guidelines, communication principles, concepts, techniques and methods;
- proven experience of carrying out corresponding duties, preferably in the framework of technical co-operation programmes in the field of human or women’s rights;
- good research and analytical skills;
- sound computer skills of standard tools in office applications (word processing, presentation software, outlook, internet/intranet publications).
- Planning and work organisation
- Teamwork and co-operation
- Relationship building
- Drafting skills
- Concern for quality
- Professional and technical expertise:
- experience of working in an international environment;
- knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights in the country.
- Learning and development
For more information, please refer to the Competency Framework of the Council of Europe.
Applications must be made in English or French using the Council of Europe on-line application system. By connecting to our website www.coe.int/jobs you can create and submit your on-line application.
Any false statements knowingly made by applicants in their application for employment or at the time of their engagement will result in the termination of their employment by the Council of Europe.
Applications will be examined with regard to the requirements of this vacancy and applicants will be informed in due course of the outcome of your application. This may take some time after the closing date. Preselected candidates may be invited to take written tests before an interview. Written tests may be eliminatory.
In accordance with the Staff Regulations of the Council of Europe, the compulsory retirement age is 65. We cannot therefore accept applications from persons over this age.
The conditions of recruitment and employment which apply are contained in Rule No. 1234 of 15 December 2005 laying down the conditions of recruitment and employment of locally recruited temporary staff members working in Council of Europe Duty Stations located outside of France apply (Link to Rule 1234).
The Council of Europe welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, belief or sexual orientation.
During the different stages of the recruitment procedure, specific measures may be taken to ensure equal opportunities for candidates with disabilities.
Please state that you learned of this vacancy from www.youthcanal.am website.
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