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National Communications and Multimedia Expert

  • Full-time
  • Iran

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UNIDO hiring : National Communications and Multimedia Expert (Iran)

Organizational Context

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 the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013, 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 in the next fifteen years. UNIDOs 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 Organizations 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 UNIDOs 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 Programme Development and Technical Cooperation (PTC), is responsible and accountable for providing technical cooperation services to enhance the capabilities of developing countries and economies in transition to promote ISID. PTC provides services in the following areas covered by five departments: Department of Trade Investment and Innovation (TII); Department of Agri-Business (AGR); Department of Energy (ENE); Department of Environment (ENV) and the Department of Programmes, Partnerships and Field Integration (PTC/PPF).

The Agri-Business Development Department (PTC/AGR) provides a variety of technical cooperation services to assist developing countries add value to the output of their agricultural sector and generate increased employment opportunities in off farm activities for rural communities, thereby contributing to increased food security and a sustainable reduction of poverty.

The Agro-Industries Technology Division (PTC/AGR/AIT) is responsible for technology aspects of agro-based industries in textile, leather, wood and agricultural mechanization. It also leads UNIDOs work in bio-systems engineering with a focus on new technologies in precision systems for irrigation, production and harvesting; new systems for bio-energy production; advanced packaging systems to maximize product quality; recycling agro-products and prevention of emissions to protect the environment; and information technologies to optimize bio-process strategies. Emphasis is placed upon the design of projects and programs to serve engineering needs of the agricultural/biological industries and water resources/environmental engineering needs of various governments, industries and communities, and the support to enhance the required industrial skills for sustainable development.


UNIDO, in association with Ministry of Cooperative, Labour and Social Welfare (MCLS) of Iran, is currently implementing a project entitled Business development and sustainable job creation in Iran with special emphasis on sectors with a potential high impact for development and job creation, i.e. e.g. information technology (IT) and related. The purpose of the project is to improve the employment dynamics and high-impact sectors, e.g. IT and related, where target groups such as young women and men, women, and people with disabilities are employed and/or have more job opportunities. The project should facilitate the exchange of information and expertise among the Government, civil society organizations (CSOs) and private sector organizations, such as employer unions and young entrepreneurs associations. Six provinces will be targeted in the first phase, tentatively, those are: Kurdistan, Semnan, Fars, Kerman, Khorasan Razavi, and Khuzestan.

The project will focus on promoting the dynamics of employment and the development of sectors, clusters and value chains with higher capacity of job creation even during the recession period and thereafter.

Specifically the project purposes are:

Public & private business and employment support structures, technical centres in the selected sectors and financial institutions provide better quality services,

Improved matching the labour demand with labour supply in selected sectors, particularly for young women and men, women and people with disabilities. Sustainable enterprises in the high-impact sectors, including those led by young women and men, women and people with disabilities, create increased number of productive and decent jobs in selected value chains and growth sectors,

Increased investment (national and FDIs) for MSMEs particularly.

Duty station: Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Entry on duty: as soon as possible; end of contract: 31 January 2020 (12 working days per month, with possibility of extension)

Main Functions

Under the supervision of the Project Manager and the Senior National Focal Point, the Expert will be expected to carry out the following duties:

Produce communication/outreach material related to UNIDO projects activities in Iran;

Prepare communication materials on the partnership between UNIDO and private sector and various stakeholders;

Content creation for projects webpage and to highlight the projects achievements in areas of women and youth empowerment;

Draft and edit advocacy material as requested;

Provide multimedia support for events in the field;

Create outreach material for social media and other online media outlets;

Perform any other ad hoc communication-related duties as agreed upon, in particular related to project activities.

Core 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 manner.
WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.
Core 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.

Minimum Requirements


Advanced university degree in media, communication or other relevant discipline with a specialization in communications, new media and/or journalism.
Fluency in written and spoken English and Farsi is required.
Field of Expertise
A minimum of 5 years practical experience in the field of content creation and communication activities Exposure to the needs, conditions and problems in developing countries. Experience working under the UNIDO’s communication policy and strategies. Strong coordination capability.

This appointment is limited to the specified project(s) only and does not carry any expectation of renewal.
Application deadline: 12 November 2019

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