UN Communications Officer Job Careers – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Organization: United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Communications
and Advocacy Team Leader
About UNDP:
The United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network.
UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and
resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice,
training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with
increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. 
About Project:
The European Union
and the United Nations have launched the Spotlight Initiative, a multi-year
programme aimed at addressing all forms of violence against women and girls
(VAWG), and harmful practices.  It will
follow a transformative and evidence-based approach, addressing unequal power
relations between men and women and focusing on gender equality and women’s
empowerment, as well as ending impunity for VAWG.  In line with the principles of the 2030
Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Initiative will follow a human
rights-based approach and take into consideration the specific needs of women
and girls who experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and
uphold the principle of “leaving no one behind.”
The Spotlight
Initiative aims to support transformative change on the ground to end violence
against women and girls, in numerous countries globally, including Uganda. The
initiative comes with the highest level of commitment globally and will be
governed by the UN Deputy Secretary General and the Vice President of the EU
This post is in line
with the spirit of the new generation of Resident Coordinator offices, with the
new skillset and competencies required to deliver on the 2030 Agenda, as well
as the EU/UN Spotlight Initiative.
Job Summary: The
Communications Officer, Ending Violence Against Women and Children (EVAWC) will
support and guide the development and implementation of the Spotlight
communications and visibility strategies, as well as communication for
development (C4D) and social and behavior change communication (SBCC)
activities.  The Communications Officer
(EVAWC) will work closely with UN agencies through coordination with the UN
Communications Group (UNCG), the Spotlight Core Management Team, and the
Programme Reference Group. This includes coordinating existing communications
capacities and resources, Spotlight-specific communication capacities and
resources, training, gathering data and feedback, developing tools and
guidelines, supervising consultants, and reporting. In addition, the
Communications Officer (EVAWC) will support the UNCT’s work under the
Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2016-2020 and Sustainable Development
Goals’ in partnership with the Government of Uganda. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
support in the design, planning, and implementation of EVAWC, including
Spotlight Initiative, Communication and Visibility strategies and plans
the development of comprehensive and realistic communication and visibility
plans and strategies, ensuring a gender perspective;
the RCO Communications and Advocacy Team to manage, evaluate, and  implement high impact communications’
products (e.g. web, electronic, etc.);
the implementation of visibility, communications, and outreach activities with
recipient UN agencies;
wide dissemination and visibility of programme achievements;
and compile success stories and programme achievements and manage knowledge
sharing among recipient UN agencies;
the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) Communications and Advocacy Team Lead
and M&E Specialist (EVAWC) to monitor and evaluate communication and
visibility campaigns;
progress against established work plans and outputs;
and/or disseminate press releases, policy briefs, pamphlets, talking points,
speeches, editorials, branded materials, and other written communications
communications and advocacy support to joint national campaigns, launching
initiatives, and publications;
contracts with consultancies and vendors;
and support management of relationship with members of the media;
and maintain a digital presence, including robust social media footprint for
the Spotlight Initiative.
the design and planning of communication for development and social and
behavioral change communication strategies and messages.
the recipient UN agencies to design and implement coordinated C4D and SBCC
campaigns and messaging across programming areas;
and/or recommend appropriate information materials for C4D and SBCC
initiatives, ensuring accuracy, quality, and consistency with related messages
and materials;
the RCO and recipient UN agencies to assess the impact of C4D and SBCC
activities to achieve measurable results in behavioral and social changes.
Submit reports and synthesis of results;
with recipient UN agencies to ensure coordination and consistency in
implementation of C4D and SBCC activities and campaigns.
RCO and UNCT Communications, including related to EVAWC, gender equality and
women’s empowerment, and other communication needs
miscellaneous communications, graphic and written resource, advocacy, and
coordination support to the RCO communications team;
knowledge building and learning across UN agencies related gender equality,
women’s empowerment, and EVAWC.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP Communications Officer – Ending
Violence Against Women and Children job placement should hold a Master’s degree
(or equivalent) in communications, public relations, journalism or related
field; or A relevant Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with two additional
years of qualifying experience.
minimum of five years (7 years for a bachelor’s degree) of progressively
responsible professional experience in communications, print, broadcast, and/or
At least
4 years of professional experience working on gender equality and human rights,
especially in the area of EVAW;
in communications with of one or several of the UN agencies in Uganda is
in design, photography, videography, social media campaigns, or other similar
skills are an asset; and
literate, with proficiency with office software packages, experience in
handling of web based management and knowledge management systems.

awareness and sensitivity to gender issues;
integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and
adaptability; and
all people fairly without favoritism.
and management of communication and visibility processes, including with
multiple stakeholders;
and management of communication for development and/or social and behavioral
change communication strategies and messages.
knowledge of gender equality, gender based violence, and women’s and children’s
rights issues;
to contribute to the development and implementation of efficient and effective
communications, visibility, and C4D/SBCC strategies and programming, including
with multiple stakeholders;
to build and sustain effective partnerships with UN Agencies and main
constituents, advocate effectively, and communicate sensitively across
different constituencies;
excellent written and oral communication and advocacy skills;
to design and maintain a robust digital and social media presence;
to conceptualize issues and analyze data;
strong IT skills;
to work in a multicultural environment and in a team;
interpersonal skills;
on impact and result for the client;
creativity and creative problem solving;
activities to ensure optimum use of time and resources; monitors performance
against development and other objectives and corrects deviations from the
approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
openness to change and ability to manage complexities; and
positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
UNDP is committed to
achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.
Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with
disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated
with the strictest confidence.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations
Development Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to
Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job
requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 10th May 2019
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