Communications Officer at United Nations Improvement Programme (UNDP)

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The United Nations Improvement Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ world growth community. It advocates for change and connects nations to information, expertise and assets to assist folks construct a greater life for themselves. It offers knowledgeable recommendation, coaching and grants help to creating nations, with growing emphasis on help to the least developed nations. It promotes technical and funding cooperation amongst nations.

Headquartered in New York Metropolis, the standing of UNDP is that of an government board throughout the United Nations Normal Meeting. The UNDP is funded solely by voluntary contributions from UN member states. The group operates in 177 nations, the place it really works with native governments to satisfy growth challenges and develop native capability.

We’re recruiting to fill the place beneath:



Job Title: Communications Officer

Job ID: 34293
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Submit Degree: SB-Four
Kind of Contract: Service Contract
Period of Preliminary Contract : 1 yr


  • UN Girls, grounded within the imaginative and prescient of equality enshrined within the Constitution of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination in opposition to ladies and ladies; the empowerment of ladies; and the achievement of equality between men and women as companions and beneficiaries of growth, human rights, humanitarian motion and peace and safety.
  • In Nigeria, the UN Girls Nation Workplace contributes to the belief of Nigeria’s growth imaginative and prescient in the direction of attainment of the Sustainable Improvement Targets (SDGs), which informs the systemwide United Nations Sustainable Improvement Partnership Framework, in addition to UN Girls Strategic Plan. The Nigeria Nation Workplace goals to attain the next outcomes: (i) elevated ladies’s management and participation in governance; (ii) strengthened ladies’s financial empowerment; (iii) elevated safety of ladies & entry to justice for ladies; and (iv) strengthened ladies’s management in peace constructing and humanitarian response. UN Girls additional leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to make sure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into motion globally and works to construct and broaden efficient partnerships with civil society, non-public sector and different stakeholders.
  • Below the general steering and path of the Nation Consultant, the Communications Officer contributes to the implementation of the UN Girls company communications technique, in addition to the event, administration and implementation of the Nation Workplace communications and  advocacy methods that are geared in the direction of the development of gender equality and the empowerment of ladies, promote public and media outreach, and enhance the visibility of key programmatic outcomes, and UN Girls world marketing campaign initiatives in Nigeria.
  • She/he works as a part of the Nation Workplace communications group in shut collaboration with the nation programme and operations groups, UN Girls Communications Groups at regional and Headquarters stage, the UN Communications Group in Nigeria, media and journalists in guaranteeing profitable implementation of UN Girls’s communications technique.

Duties and Obligations
Abstract of Key Capabilities:

  • Planning and design of inside and exterior methods for communications and outreach;
  • Implementation of advocacy and visibility technique;
  • Implementation of the publications technique and plan;
  • Construct communications partnerships and media alliances;
  • Ensures facilitation of information constructing and administration.
  • Ensures UN Girls Nigeria is represented in UN Communications Group
  • Handle UN Girls media/press relations;
  • Oversee and preserve on-line outreach and produces info supplies for public outreach;
  • Present recommendation and help to UN Girls particular occasions and campaigns;

Description of Capabilities
Offers help to the planning and design of inside and exterior methods for communications and outreach specializing in achievement of the next outcomes:

  • Perform communications wants assessments for UN Girls Nigeria Workplace (tasks, nation programme and company change initiatives/campaigns, and so forth.); analyze necessities and synthesize proposals for elaboration of the nation workplace communications and outreach technique;
  • Play a lead function within the design of the nation workplace communication technique and communication and advocacy devices together with nation programme briefs, month-to-month donor bulletins and so forth., in coordination with supervisor;
  • Develop/produce communication and advocacy instruments and supplies (newsletters, brochures, and so forth.) for schooling and awareness-raising campaigns;
  • Strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships and visibility and communication initiatives with authorities, multilateral and bilateral donors, women-led civil society organizations, neighborhood leaders, non-public sector, amongst others consistent with UN Girls company communication coverage.

Make sure the efficient implementation of the UN Girls nation advocacy and visibility technique:

  • Information the efficient implementation of the nation workplace advocacy and visibility technique and be sure that content material publications, together with project-specific publications are produced consistent with the UN Girls model pointers;
  • Help programme managers to outline and spotlight the communications and visibility elements of their programmes, and help the combination of advocacy and communication methods within the formulation of recent programmes
  • Present common, constructive and well timed recommendation/suggestions on each normal and rising points associated to the communications and visibility part of the thematic programmes consistent with UN Girls Company Communication coverage;
  • Facilitate the systematic documentation, monitoring and analysis of visibility actions in any respect ranges, as an integral part of the general Programme M&E framework and consistent with UN Girls company coverage.

Ensures implementation of the Nation Workplace publications technique and plan specializing in the achievement of the next outcomes:

  • Implement the Nation Workplace publications technique and plan, based mostly on the company publications coverage;
  • Determine storylines for publications and drafting of substantive articles contributing to debates on key growth points;
  • Coordinate and handle the Nation Workplace publication actions, akin to content material administration, norms for publishing, design, and so forth;
  • Liaise with printers and different suppliers to facilitate manufacturing and guarantee publications dissemination.

Handle UN Girls media/press relations:

  • Conceive plan and implement media methods consistent with company pointers to reinforce the positioning of UN Girls with the native media;
  • Draft press releases and media kits and share closing merchandise with related media outfits;
  • Present clear, constant and well timed responses to media inquiries; issuance of assertion and company positions to media and different exterior audiences;
  • Preserve and broaden contacts with native media and determine matters, background info, news-related developments and protection of curiosity to every;
  • Function the media focus for the nation workplace.
  • Develop & preserve a database and relationships with media outfits (mainstream and unbiased media represented all through the nation);
  • Determine and facilitate alternatives for press conferences and interviews with senior managers and different related events;

Present recommendation and help for roll-out of UN Girls particular occasions and campaigns:

  • Oversee implementation of communications elements of UN Girls and/or UN campaigns akin to Technology Equality, UNiTE 16 Days of Activism and HeforShe campaigns.
  • Present inputs in the direction of conceptualization and group of UN or UN Girls-specific particular occasions with a view to reaching wider audiences.

Oversee and preserve on-line outreach and produce info supplies for public outreach:

  • Oversee the Nation Workplace website online technically and editorially, and consistent with the company internet coverage;
  • Oversee and handle social media accounts consistent with company social media coverage or present inputs to company social media accounts;
  • Work with programme group to draft brochures, reality sheets, briefs and tales from the sphere to tell media, key stakeholders and normal public and regulate updates of the identical in session with senior administration;
  • Rent and supervise video producers to supply related video materials on UN Girls’s work as required;
  • Successfully handle and channel dissemination of all info merchandise to related goal audiences.

Construct communications partnerships and media alliances:

  • Handle and nurture present partnerships, and determine and develop new communications partnerships and media alliances to reinforce the group’s visibility and cement UN Girls’s function as a thought-leader;
  • Strengthen the capability of implementing associate group in communications and help them to implement communications actions;
  • Determine progressive alternatives and new communications instruments and platforms which may serve to spotlight the work of UN Girls;
  • Information and collaborate carefully with Regional/different Nation Workplaces communications officers to advance nationwide and regional  communications partnerships.

Affect of Outcomes:

  • The important thing outcomes have a considerable affect on the effectiveness of UN Girls Nigeria’s communications and outreach efforts, enhancing the visibility, elevating consciousness and understanding of UN Girls and its mission with the media and among the many normal public, constructing and sustaining supportive constituencies, resulting in enhanced political and monetary help for UN Girls and its strategic areas, thus serving to guarantee UN Girls achieves its strategic objectives.

Core Values/Guiding Ideas:

Core Values

  • Integrity: Reveal consistency in upholding and selling the values of UN Girls in actions and selections, consistent with the UN Code of Conduct
  • Professionalism: Reveal skilled competence and knowledgeable information of the pertinent substantive areas of labor.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing range: Reveal an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the group and the range of its employees. Reveal a world outlook, appreciating distinction in values and studying from cultural range.

Core Competencies:

  • Ethics and Values: Reveal and safeguard ethics and integrity
  • Organizational Consciousness: Reveal company information and sound judgment
  • Improvement and Innovation: Take cost of self-development and take initiative
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Keep composed and optimistic even in tough moments, deal with tense conditions with diplomacy and tact, and have a constant conduct in the direction of others
  • Battle Administration: Floor conflicts and handle them proactively acknowledging completely different emotions and views and directing power in the direction of a mutually acceptable answer
  • Steady Studying and Information Sharing: Encourage studying and sharing of information
  • Applicable and Clear Resolution Making: Reveal knowledgeable and clear choice making
  • Work in groups: Reveal capacity to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic atmosphere and to take care of efficient working relations with folks of various nationwide and cultural backgrounds.
  • Speaking and Info Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and try for efficient communication

Practical Competencies:

  • Wonderful communication expertise. Communicates sensitively, successfully and creatively throughout distinction constituencies;
  • Constantly approaches work with power and a optimistic, constructive angle;
  • Identifies alternatives and builds robust relationships with purchasers and companions;
  • Demonstrates distinctive capacity to stay calm, in management and good humored even beneath strain and tight deadlines;
  • Excellent oral and written communications and modifying expertise, with confirmed capacity to satisfy tight deadlines;
  • Good IT expertise, together with databases and workplace software program packages
  • Capability to oversee and practice employees
  • Demonstrates superb understanding of and expertise in communications and outreach;
  • Confirmed networking expertise, and skill to generate curiosity in UN Girls’s mandate;
  • Robust initiative-taker;
  • Very efficient at multi-tasking;
  • Focuses on affect and outcomes for the consumer;
  • Interacts successfully with all ranges of the group, together with senior administration;

Required Abilities and Expertise

  • Grasp’s diploma in media/communication research, journalism, public relations or different associated social sciences with at the least three years of related expertise on the nationwide or worldwide stage in public relations, communications or advocacy, ideally in social and gender points.
  • Bachelor’s diploma in a associated subject with at the least 6 years of related expertise


  • Expertise of designing and implementing media and communications methods, notably in relation to gender points and priorities
  • Expertise of constructing communications partnerships and dealing with press and media institutions
  • Expertise of writing and managing content material for publications, web sites and social media websites
  • Demonstrated initiative taker and innovator
  • Expertise launching public advocacy campaigns (print and digital media) together with on gender-related themes

Language Requirments:

  • Fluency in English each in talking and writing.
  • Information of the opposite UN working language is an asset.



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Essential Info / Discover

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  • Alternatively a UN or UNDP P11 might be crammed.
  • Kindly observe that the system will solely enable one attachment which have to be the P11 or scan all of the paperwork into one single file.
  • Functions with out the finished P-11 kind are incomplete and won’t be thought-about for additional evaluation




Essential Notes

  • The above statements are supposed to explain the final nature and stage of labor to be carried out by folks assigned to this job.
    They aren’t to be construed as an exhaustive listing of all duties, duties and expertise required of personnel so categorized.
    All personnel could also be required to carry out different duties along with these specified infrequently, as wanted
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    • We’re an equal alternative employer and worth range inclusion. We don’t discriminate on grounds of color, race, nationality, faith, age, ethnic origin, incapacity, gender, marital standing, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
    • Our persons are all equally gifted in distinctive methods: we come from various traditions, private experiences and factors of view. And we need to embrace yours, Are you able to encourage us along with your concepts?
    • We encourage all candidates to use and doesn’t follow any discrimination in any recruitment course of.
    • Functions submitted after the deadline won’t be thought-about.
    • As a result of urgency of the place, we’ve the correct to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile earlier than the above deadline
    • Solely certified candidates will probably be invited for interview


Utility Deadline  22nd February, 2021. (Midnight New York, USA)