UN Jobs – Communications Analyst at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:         Communications Analyst
Organization: United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country Director
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
Job Summary: The Communications
Analyst implements the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) corporate
communications strategy as it relates to programme activities in Uganda. The
incumbent provides inputs to the design, management and implementation of the
Country Office communications, advocacy and publication strategies which are
geared to influence the development agenda, promote public awareness, ensure
strategic media outreach as well as the mobilization of political and financial
support for UNDP. The Communication Analyst supervises the Communications
Assistant and maintains a regular working relationship with the UN Resident
Coordinator’s Office, the United Nations Communications Group and UNDP Regional
Communications Manager. The Communication Analyst works in close collaboration
with the Management, communications and partnerships support team, staff of
other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials, as well as with local
and international, donors, civil society and all partners in ensuring
successful implementation of UNDP corporate and country specific communication
and advocacy strategies and initiatives. The Communications Analyst is
responsible for ensuring that the Country Office benefits from corporate
initiatives and feeds into corporate products. She/he will ensure that
strategic communication products, tools and services are well known by staff
and partners. She/he will ensure that communication and advocacy initiatives
raise the profile and understanding of UNDP mandate, work and capabilities to
help influence partnerships and delivery. She/he will ensure that UNDP
contributes to UN system wide common communication priorities.
Key Duties and
Develop and lead implementation of a communication and advocacy plan
for traditional and social media to promote greater understanding of UNDP CO
objectives, achievements and challenges:
  • Implement internal and external strategies
    for communications, advocacy and outreach linked to corporate priorities
  • Update and implement the publications
    strategy and plan
  • Supervise the design and maintenance of
    the UNDP web site, intranet, CO web-based knowledge management system
  • Ensure UNDP input into UN in Uganda communications,
    advocacy and outreach platforms, products, services and initiatives
  • Support to business development
  • Facilitate knowledge building and sharing
    within UNDP and with partners
Ensures planning and design of internal and external strategies for
communications and outreach focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • In charge of the preparation and conduct
    of communications needs assessments for CO (projects, country programme
    and corporate change initiatives, etc.);
  • Drafting/editing of CO communications and
    outreach strategy based on the corporate communications strategy;
  • Analysis of requirements and synthesis of
    proposals on ways to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into
    all aspects of UNDP’s development programme and operations.
Ensures implementation of the CO publications strategy and plan
focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Responsible for the implementation of the
    CO publications strategy and plan, based on the corporate publications
    policy and programme priorities;
  • Identification of storylines for
    publications and drafting of substantive articles contributing to debates
    on key development issues;
  • Coordination and management of CO
    publication activities, such as content management, norms for publishing,
    design, etc.
  • Contact with printers and other suppliers
    to ensure production and ensure publications dissemination.

Contributes to the design and maintenance of the UNDP web site,
intranet, CO web-based knowledge management system focusing on achievement of
the following results:
  • Tasked with the design and maintenance
    of the office web sites based on corporate requirements in cooperation
    with the ICT staff;
  • Review programme content for the web
    sites to ensure consistency of the materials
  • Ensure inputs and links to UN in Uganda
    media platforms and publications
 Implements strategies and
policies related to Resource Mobilization and partnerships building focusing on
achievement of the following results:
  • Synthesis of proposals and provision of
    inputs to the development and implementation of a donor intelligence
    strategy, RM strategy, Client Relationship Management strategy;
  • Analysis and assessment of CO
    opportunities for resource mobilization & partnerships;
  • Conduct of a Competitive Landscape
    Analysis of partners, their priorities and characterization of their
Supports the business development focusing on achievement of the
following results:
  • Launches and campaigns
    • Tasked with the promotion and
      dissemination of corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship
      initiatives and publications such as the Human Development Report and the
      Sustainable Development Goals.
    • Promotion and maintenance of
      public information campaigns on UNDP activities, results of SDGs, UN
      Reform, and other emerging priority areas.
  • Outreach:
    • Identification of
      opportunities in the country based on partner-specific intelligence and
      where the CO competency strengths overlap with partner/client needs;
    • Analysis of key development
      and sectoral policies currently being discussed and implemented in the
      country and key donors willing to support these policies;
    • Identification of emerging
      sources of funding; assessment of their current usage and potential for
      the future;
    • Identification of channels
      and products to ensure understanding of UNDP action by beneficiaries,
      donors and other partners
  • Public information:
    • Timely and effective
      responses to inquiries for public information materials.
    • Participation in UN
      Communications Group to ensure input on UNDP action and to support UNCT
      public information activities;
    • Inputs to UNCT public
      information, communication and advocacy strategies
    • Link to corporate public
      information champions and initiatives
Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on
achievement of the following results:
  • Responsible for the identification and
    synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to
    programme country goals and activities;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks
    and communities of practice including corporate communications
  • Provision of training, consultancy and
    advice to UNDP staff on communications for development.
Devise and follow a social media plan for promoting the activities of
CO focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Manage digital engagement with key
    audiences via CO’s social media channels;
  • Develop blogposts and news content for the
    CO’s website, ensuring consistency of materials and messages;
  • Regularly monitor references to CO online
    social platform including daily Twitter, reports in Government and UN
    documents and public news outlets;
  • Monitor, analyze and share the latest
    developments in areas of relevance to the CO initiatives, including
    emerging technologies for social change, mobile data collection and
  • Actively contribute to corporate social
    media plans.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal applicant for the United
    Nations UNDP Communications Analyst job placement should hold a Master’s
    degree in media relations, Journalism, Sciences of Communication, Economics,
    Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences or related
    field/ combination. 
  • A minimum of two years of relevant
    experience at the national or international level in public relations,
    communications or advocacy.
  • Previous experience in the development of
    communications, public relations and/or resource mobilization strategies
    as well as with a multilateral or international organization will be a
    distinct advantage;
  • Gender responsiveness and conflict
    sensitivity in all communications is a requirement;
  • Previous exposure and experience in the
    use of computers and in handling of web-based communication management
    systems including social media.
Core Competencies:
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound
  • Informed and transparent decision making;
  • Self-development, initiative-taking;
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating
    team work;
  • Facilitating and encouraging open
    communication in the team, communicating effectively;
  • Creating synergies through self-control;
  • Managing conflict;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and
    encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge
    management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
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: 13th
September 2017

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