UNAIDS is leading the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Since the first cases of HIV were reported more than 35 years ago, 78 million people have become infected with HIV and 35 million have died from AIDS-related illnesses.
Since it started operations in 1996, UNAIDS has led and inspired global, regional, national and local leadership, innovation and partnership to ultimately consign HIV to history.
UNAIDS is a problem-solver. It places people living with HIV and people affected by the virus at the decision-making table and at the centre of designing, delivering and monitoring the AIDS response. It charts paths for countries and communities to get on the Fast-Track to ending AIDS and is a bold advocate for addressing the legal and policy barriers to the AIDS response.
UNAIDS provides the strategic direction, advocacy, coordination and technical support needed to catalyze and connect leadership from governments, the private sector and communities to deliver life-saving HIV services. Without UNAIDS, there would be no strategic vision for the AIDS response.
|MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT:|
Communications is one of five units in the Policy, Advocacy, and Knowledge Branch (PAK). It is home to UNAIDS’ communications, partnerships, and strategic political work-mobilizing a spectrum of tools and relationships to support building an environment enabling the ultimate goal of ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
It ensures effectiveness, impact and consistency in the organization-wide advocacy effort with specific attention on addressing inequalities that drive pandemics and make some people, in some places, particularly susceptible to them.
The communications team, responsible for external-facing communicating across all of UNAIDS’s media platforms and networked to regional offices in all six UNAIDS regions works in close coordination with the Influencing and Partnerships team, responsible for building organization-wide initiatives and platforms to advance the UNAIDS’ policy and political agenda.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Reporting to the Communications Director, the post holder will carry out the following:
1. Lead the social media overall strategy and delivery. Lead the development, management and quality assurance of social media campaigns.
2. Ensure UNAIDS social media presence is timely, relevant and consistent with the Communications strategy and according to established guidelines, and is exciting, engaging and impactful.
3. Lead the social media team, and select and manage consultants.
4. Expand UNAIDS social media audience, engagement and impact. Conceive, design and launch original content for social media platforms including graphics, videos and interactive components.
5. Work closely with staff across the joint programme to develop new and engaging content for social media. Build strong networks with allied organisations’ social media teams. Promote relationships with civil society and other partners to increase outreach of UNAIDS messages as well as to undertake joint social media campaigns.
6. Establish and monitor the achievement of KPIs. Compile and analyze data from social media platforms to increase content performance.
7. Lead the monitoring of social media conversations and meaningfully engage with audiences to promote UNAIDS’s position on key issues.
8. Manage coverage of live events, trips and conferences.
9. Create and lead social media training for UNAIDS staff. Provide advice to senior leadership on social media issues.
10. Manage advertising on social media platforms.
11. Replace other Communications colleagues during absences and share workload during periods of high demands.
12. All other related duties as assigned.
Essential: Advanced university degree in communications, marketing, digital marketing/digital communications. For internal candidates, a first university degree in the above and nine (9) years of relevant work experience will be considered as equivalent.
Desirable: Undertaken courses in social media, graphic design, videography, or related field.
Commitment to the AIDS response
Respect for diversity