UN Communications Analyst Job Careers – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Job Title:      Communications
Organization: United
Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Grade: SB4
About UNFPA:
UNFPA, the United
Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where
every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s
potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young
people to lead healthy and productive lives. Since UNFPA started working in 1969,
the number – and rate – of women dying from complications of pregnancy or
childbirth has been halved. Families are smaller and healthier. Young people
are more connected and empowered than ever before.
Job Summary:  The Communications Analyst will therefore be
playing an important role of supporting UFPC in enhancing strategic
communication and partnership among the consortium member organisations and
between UFPC and the Government of Uganda, Development Partners and other
relevant FP stakeholders. This includes partner/service mapping; identification
and documentation of good FP practices/models; communicating with stakeholders
on UFPC strategies and achievements; and identification and documentation of
opportunities for advancing FP in Uganda. 
He/she will provide strategic communications support for UFPC staff and
member organizations to strengthen communication mechanism and visibility.
He/she will support internal and external communications with support from the
UFPC National Coordinator. Overall, he/she will be engaged in strengthening
UFPC presence and capacity both online (Social media, web) and offline.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Communications Analyst will be
responsible for:
  • Mapping of FP implementing partners and regularly updating the
    database in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.
  • Identifying and following up on FP issues for joint advocacy/policy
    dialogue by the Consortium – and other relevant FP stakeholders – and
    generate relevant evidence to facilitate advocacy processes.
  • Identifying, documenting and disseminating good FP practices both
    from UFPC members and other partners locally and internationally to
    facilitate learning and innovation.
  • Documenting and disseminating UFPC plans/strategies and achievements
    to relevant stakeholders to garner support for FP and improve UFPC’s
  • Identifying and documenting opportunities for advancing FP through a
    concerted effort as a Consortium.
  • Working on the knowledge management component of UFPC work.
  • Working as a liaison person between UFPC member organisation, and
    between UFPC and the Government, Development Partners and other
    stakeholders in advancing the FP agenda.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by UFPC or UNFPA.
Key Outcomes
  • FP partner/service database.
  • UFPC FP advocacy agenda with supporting evidence.
  • Good practices documented and disseminated for improved programming.
  • Increased UFPC’s visibility and support for FP programme.
  • FP Opportunities identified and used for advancing FP agenda.
  • Improved FP data collection, management, analysis, reporting,
    dissemination and use for policy advocacy/dialogue and programming.
  • Enhanced partnership between UFPA and other FP stakeholders
    including the Government of Uganda and Development Partners.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNFPA Communications
    Analyst job opportunity should hold an advanced degree in communication,
    journalism or other related field.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in communication/journalism.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to build strong rapport with high-level stakeholders and
    staff members of government entities and various organizations such as
    NGOs, CSOs, etc.
  • Ability to write for multiple audiences and types of publications,
    such as news updates for the public or technical briefs for experts.
  • Demonstrable experience in engaging external partners and
    stakeholders in a professional capacity.
  • Strong drive for results with proven track record of meeting tight
  • Understanding of complex online knowledge management systems.
  • Background in policy advocacy and working with government officials,
    subject area experts, service providers, and other stakeholders relevant
    to this position.
  • Knowledge of UFPC structure and established connections to UFPC
    member organizations would be considered an advantage.
  • Languages: Fluency
    in oral and written English.

  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • Embracing change
Core Competencies:
  • Achieving Results 
  • Being Accountable
  • Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
  • Thinking analytically and Strategically
  • Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
  • Communicating for Impact
  • Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda,
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/
    building strategic alliances and partnerships,
  • Delivering results-based programmes,
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results
N.B: There
is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application
process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or
AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
How to Apply:
All interested
applicants who wish to join the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the
aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow
the application instructions after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 10th October 2019
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