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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/23/FT92
Title: Social Media Lead
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 18 October 2023
Application Deadline: 18 November 2023 Vacancy Filled
Organization unit: AI UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (AI)
Communications Department / Policy, Advocacy and Knowledge Branch
Duty station:  Johannesburg South Africa
Serving Communities and Countries to End Inequalities and AIDS

We, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, lead the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. By placing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to the reduction of inequalities at the heart of our work, we lead the global response to AIDS by: (i) maximizing equitable and equal access to HIV services, (ii) breaking down barriers to achieving HIV outcomes, and (iii) integrating efficient HIV responses into wider health and protection systems.
We are committed to creating an equal, safe, and empowering workplace culture where all people in all their diversity thrive. We live our values of Commitment to the AIDS Response, Integrity and Respect for Diversity.
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.
UNAIDS Values:

Commitment to the AIDS response
Respect for diversity

Core competencies:

Working in Teams
Communication with Impact
Applying Expertise
Delivering Results
Driving Change and Innovation
Being Accountable

Managerial competencies:

Vision and strategic thinking
Leading Teams
Building Relationships and Networks
Developing and Empowering Others
Managing Performance and Resources
Exercising Sound Judgment
Essential: A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in leading social media teams and projects and/or digital communications, including leadership experience at the international level, including working in fast-paced environment. Knowledge and experience of producing content for social media communities, project coordination, communication practices.

Desirable: Experience in managing major organisational social media accounts or large individual/influential social media profiles. Having worked on AIDS, health, or human rights. Experience in project management with managerial responsibilities.
Essential: Excellent knowledge of English.

Desirable: Working knowledge of another UN official language an asset.
Additional Information:
Positions at the international professional category within UNAIDS will be subject to the Organization's Mobility Policy. The abovementioned position is a rotational position and its standard duration of assignment is linked to the ICSC hardship classification of the duty station.

Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 77,326 at single rate
Post Adjustment: 22.5 % of the figure(s) on the left side. This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

Applicants will be required to take a test. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome. Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are particularly encouraged.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to the Staff Regulations and Rules of the World Health Organization (WHO) adjusted, as necessary, to take into account the particular operational needs of UNAIDS, and any subsequent amendments.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Note: The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer or promotion of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. The medical criterion for recruitment is fitness to work in the particular post. The United Nations HIV/AIDS Personnel Policy clearly stipulates that no staff and/or potential candidates shall be discriminated against on the basis of real or perceived HIV status. HIV infection, in itself, does not constitute lack of fitness to work. There is no obligation to disclose HIV-related personal information.

UNAIDS is committed to providing a work environment that respects the inherent dignity of all persons. UNAIDS has a responsibility to take all appropriate steps to prevent and respond to discrimination, abuse of authority, and harassment, including sexual harassment in the workplace or in connection with work. UNAIDS has zero tolerance towards abusive conduct.

Please visit UNAIDS's e-Recruitment website at: https://erecruit.unaids.org to review and apply to positions. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
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