Assistant Communications Officer UN Jobs – United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Organisation: United
Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The United Nations
Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is mandated by the UN General Assembly
to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements
development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. For close to forty
years, UN-Habitat has been working in human settlements throughout the world,
focusing on building a brighter future for villages, towns, and cities of all
sizes. Because of these four decades of extensive experience, from the highest
levels of policy to a range of specific technical issues, UN-Habitat has gained
a unique and a universally acknowledged expertise in human settlements
development at different planning scales. 

UN-Habitat’s Urban
Planning and Design Branch is currently developing a Regional Profile, covering
different planning scales from regional to community level, for Uganda’s West
Nile Region. The Regional Profile will also include different thematic and
spatial “zoom-ins” (at city and community level), which will be clustered in
package 2: Koboko, Arua and Nebbi are 3 key towns under the corridor
development plan and crucial for the economic and social development for the
Key Duties and Responsibilities:   Under
the guidance and direct supervision of the project team for the West Nile
Regional Profile, the Assistant Communications Officer will perform the
following mains tasks:
  • Supports a client-oriented approach, demonstrating a high sense of
    responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different
    national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Takes minutes and files reports for meetings and other knowledge
    sharing for UN-Habitat;
  • Supports programs and projects to increase the engagement and
    participation of vulnerable people, including refugees, young people and
    women, in the project activities;
  • Monitors the changing needs of vulnerable people in the area with
    emphasis on the identification of gaps;
  • Support data collection in the field as appropriate;
  • Fosters relationships, dialogues, networks, community spirit and
    capacity building within the community;
  • Liaises with a diverse range of groups to build community cohesion;
  • Performs a range of administrative duties that support community
    development within the thematic area;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the administrative staff and
    project consultants.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Human Settlements
    Programme (UN-Habitat) Assistant Communications Officer job must hold a
    Uganda Certificate of Secondary Education;
  • Diploma, certificate or Undergraduate Degree in community
    development, social work or its equivalent.
  • A minimum of three years of working experience with local
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills;
  • Excellent communication skills in English and the local language(s)
    in the West Nile Region
  • Advanced computer knowledge including drafting of reports and mails
    for reporting to UN-Habitat HQ;
  • Experience in a community development approach to work creatively
    and effectively with vulnerable people, young people, agencies and the
    wider community.
  • Experience in working with, and actively engaging, vulnerable people
    via a range of strategies.
  • Language: fluency
    in English is required. Knowledge of the local language is an added
How to Apply:
Applications should
  • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
  • CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website
    ( Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you
    need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you
    to log in and create a personal History Profile.
  • The PHP should be attached to the application as a PDF file.
  • Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:
  • Educational Background (incl. dates)
  • Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration
    by years/ months)
  • Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work,
  • Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential
  • Expectations regarding remuneration
All applications
should be submitted to:
P.O. Box 30030,
00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Email to:
Deadline: 7th August 2018
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