Communications for Development Specialist

at UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted February 2, 2023
Category Accounting & Finance
Currency UGX


Lead capacity assessment of the Country Office in Communications for Development and Behavioral Change; facilitate capacity development planning and implementation with the Regional Office; and monitor implementation of the Capacity development plans
Organize training workshops for implementing partners and journalists to sensitize and create awareness on UNFPA mandates and work in Uganda
Facilitate the due diligence process of media partners and update a database of points of contacts for the UNFPA CO.
Represents UNFPA in UN Communication Group and contributes to identifying new and creative ways to show how UN programs are delivering results and promoting a coherent image of the UN and participate in developing a common UN Communication Strategy; ensuring UNFPA’s active and substantive contribution to joint UN statements/press releases, events and materials production
C. General Support

Stand-in for other team members on selected functions as may be required.
Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership
Qualifications and Experience:


Masters Degree in relevant field, preferably journalism, public relations, social and behavioral science, (sociology, anthropology, psychology, health, education or communication) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behavior development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research is required.
Training in health communications, population, demography, development, gender, law and/or other related social behavioral change methods is desirable.
Knowledge and Experience:

5 years of relevant progressively responsible experience in journalism, strategic communication, media, public relations or advertising /marketing
Demonstrated experience in working with journalists from top tier media practitioners across sectors, channels and geographies and achieving impressive news and feature coverage; delivering C4D and Behavioral Change activities
Demonstrated experience conceiving and managing communications and media projects, including brand campaigns
Advanced user of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and LinkedIn and experience with Social Media Management and monitoring platforms such as Hootsuite, Sprout Social or SalesForce Social Studio
Demonstrated experience working with multimedia and social media platforms effectively
Superior writing and editing skills, especially under time pressure
Initiative and sound judgment. Must be highly organized and have demonstrated ability to work well under tight deadlines
General knowledge of Health Systems Strengthening and integrated SRHR/GBV/HIV/YD approaches will be desirable;
Field experience is an asset;
Prior experience in the UN system is an asset
A thorough understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA mandate, its policies and operations and current development topics and political issues in Uganda will be an added advantage
Demonstrated ability to work in a team

Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French is desirable.
Required Competencies:


Exemplifying integrity,
Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
Embracing cultural diversity,
Embracing change
Core Competencies:

Achieving results,
Being accountable,
Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
Thinking analytically and strategically,

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