OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
The International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030, also called The Teacher Task Force (TTF), was created in 2008. It was previously known as the International Task Force on Teachers for Education for all. Its new name reflects the alignment of the Teacher Task Force’s work with the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in September 2015, and more particularly SDG 4, the goal dedicated to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. Its Secretariat is hosted by UNESCO within the Section for Teacher Development.
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education (ADG/ED), overall guidance of the Director of the Division of Policies and Lifelong Learning, the immediate supervision of the Chief of Section of Teacher Development/Head of the Secretariat of the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030, and in close collaboration with the Education Sector Knowledge Management Services (KMS) and the Division of Public Information (DPI), the Communications and Production Officer will perform the following functions:
Participate in the conceptualization, planning and support the implementation of communication and advocacy strategy of the TTF; participation in monitoring and evaluating the impact of strategies and activities;
Research, write and edit public information materials (press releases, feature articles, reports, etc.) on teachers, teaching and learning as they relate to Education 2030 Agenda and teacher-related targets in Sustainable Development Goals;
Prepare content for TTF’s monthly e-newsletter and website, in a journalistic style and in coordination with the TTF team members. Manage the TTF’s website contents and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) in a pro-active way, keeping the team regularly informed about impact and public use of media channels;
Support the development of the new TTF website and Knowledge platform (working in Drupal 8), help upload documents and manage language versions, and ensure that the bug fixing is carried out with the external service provider.
Monitor media and social media coverage, and report regularly on resulting overall visibility of the TTF; propose strategies to achieve better visibility and impact;
Work with the TTF members’ communications focal points in order to increase the TTF visibility and impact; work closely with responsible programme officers to ensure that information about TTF programmes is being shared with UNESCO HQ and Field colleagues, in consultation with the Education Sector Knowledge Management Services (KMS) and the Division of Public Information (DPI);
Coordinate the production of TTF knowledge products and publications, in particular managing the translations and work of the graphic artists. Ensure that publications are being uploaded into the TTF website and UNESDOC in a timely manner.