UN Management and Communications Analyst Jobs – United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Organization: United
Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Programme
About US:
United Nations Capital
Development Fund (UNCDF) is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s
least developed countries. It creates new opportunities for poor people and
their communities by increasing access to microfinance and investment
capital.  UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia and
the Pacific, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or
crisis.  It provides seed capital – grants and loans – and technical
support to help microfinance institutions reach more poor households and small
businesses, and local governments finance the capital investments – water
systems, feeder roads, schools, irrigation schemes – that will improve poor
peoples’ lives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the guidance and supervision of the Programme Manager, the
Management and Communications Analyst will support DINU and other UNCDF
programmes in Uganda as required performing the following tasks which are
grouped into five functional areas:
Ensures effective
communication and branding for the Programme while focusing on achievement of
the following results:
  • Work
    closely with UNCDF Partnerships, Policy and Communications unit, design DINU
    standard boiler plate and logo (including logos for specific funding
    facilities) designed and consistently used.
  • Guidelines
    on the use of the DINU logo as well as the logo of certain components
    (e.g. START facility) and DINU interaction with the media developed
  • Conduct
    training for programme staff on the essential need for information sharing
    – news gathering tips and photography
  • Design
    and produce DINU promotional materials – banners, focus notes, and
  • A
    special webpage for DINU on the UNCDF corporate website
    (www.uncdf.org/uganda/dinu) created and regularly updated and a Twitter
    account for DINU created
  • Work
    with the UN Communications Group to ensure that DINU gets equal coverage
    and promotion during UN One events, media etc.
Raise the public profile of
the Programme and its work under the three components (Nutrition & Food
Security, Road Infrastructure, Good Governance), and generate increased levels
of awareness, advocacy and support at community, sub-national and national
  • Regular
    media coverage on DINU’s work in Uganda
  • Produce
    and widely circulate DINU’s Knowledge Management material and ensure that
    it is posted on the UNCDF and partners’ websites, mentioned in press
    releases and media coverage
  • Use
    programmatic activities, such as consultations, information and planning
    sessions for implementation of the three components at the local level to
    raise the awareness of local government and non-government stakeholders
    about DINU
  • Work
    with the media and use existing columns to get media coverage during
    periods when DINU isn’t putting out any content – supply information to
    the media on story development
Ensuring visibility for the
Programme funding partners in line with the financing agreement:
  • Quarterly
    reports and ad hoc updates to the European Union Delegation – targets,
    updates on the status of activities and projects in the pipeline
  • Ensure
    the participation of EUD representatives in key programmatic activities
    with high visibility, such as launch of the components/sub-programmes,
    inauguration of infrastructure projects, local-level consultations, etc.
  • Conduct
    joint media events and use shared tools with the EU (press conferences,
    press releases, round tables, talk shows, etc,)
  • Where
    appropriate, involve EUD representatives in group visits by journalists to
    project sites to accompany them and provide explanations about the EU
  • Ensure
    that all DINU printed materials (leaflets, brochures, newsletters, KM
    materials) as well as display panel and banners bear the EU logo and
    explicitly mention the EU contribution
  • Tag
    and share with the EU Delegation in Uganda on content uploaded to social
  • Organize
    the EUD field visits and ensure that all physical projects reflect the EU
    support through display of the EU logo and direct mentioning of the EU
    contribution in presentations, press releases, etc.
  • Use
    communications to assist in the achievement of the relevant international
    national development agendas, policies and plans (Sustainable Development
    Goals, Agenda 2063, Istanbul Platform of Action, Addis Ababa Action
    Agenda, Uganda’s Vision 2040, NDP II and sectoral strategies)
Ensure that all communication
efforts and products establish and clearly demonstrate linkages with
international agendas and national and sectoral policies and strategies
  • Work
    closely with the relevant Ugandan Ministries, Departments and Agencies
    (MDAs), UN system in Uganda and bilateral and multilateral organisations
    to exchange information to help them incorporate DINU-related data and
    information in relevant studies, reports and communications on national
    and international development policies and plans
  • Highlight
    the progress Northern Uganda is making in achieving the Sustainable
    Development Goals, NDP II targets, etc. through feature articles and
    knowledge products
  • Remind
    the Government of their commitments under the SDG agenda by including
    their commitments in upcoming press releases
Strengthen national and
international partnerships for local development:
  • Keep
    other DINU partners regularly informed about DINU communication efforts
    and design joint communication plans and/or joint communication activities
    as appropriate
  • Share
    DINU’s Knowledge Management products, feature stories and other relevant
    materials with national and international partners and promote their
    materials relevant for DINU implementation
  • Promote
    the programme and present its activities in relevant national and
    international fora and involve DINU stakeholders, local and national, in
    such events
  • Develop
    innovative communications tools – infographics, short videos, Graphic
    Interchange Format (GIFs), promotional material on local (economic)
    development, climate change adaptation, economic empowerment of youth and
    women and other DINU-relevant topics
  • Facilitate
    training for the national media – how to report on local (economic
    development) and its various aspects, work with the United Nations
    Communications Group (UN Media Club) – Brown Bag lunches
  • Work
    with development financial institutions (DFIs), commercial financial
    institutions and companies to create national campaigns on topics to build
    more awareness of development finance and uptake of financial

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Management
    and Communications Analyst job opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree
    in Communication or Journalism or Organizational learning or Knowledge
    Management or  a Bachelor’s Degree
    in Communication or Journalism or Organizational learning or Knowledge
    Management combined with additional two years of relevant experience.
  • At
    least two years (4 years of relevant experience if combined with BA
    degree) of relevant experience in communication and knowledge management.
  • Good
    IT skills; including familiarity with social networking and web tools;
    Knowledge of design and desk top publishing.
Personal Competencies:
  • Ability
    to make new and useful ideas work
  • Creating
    an environment of creativity and innovation
  • Ability
    to persuade others to follow
  • Contributes
    effectively to team-based activities, working collaboratively and sharing
    information openly; works effectively with colleagues inside the UNCDF and
    the UN as well as its partners and other stakeholders to pursue common
People Management: Ability to improve performance and
  • Ability
    to listen, adapt, persuade and transform, strong presentation skills
  • Creating
    and promoting enabling environment for open communication
  • Ability
    to get things done
  • Ability
    to produce high-quality outputs in a timely manner while understanding and
    anticipating the evolving client and programme needs.
Time Management: Ability to work on multiple tasks while
working to deadlines and managing time effectively.
Partnership and networking: Ability to build the relations and to develop
a network of relevant external contacts, as well as internally across different
Analytical and Research Skills:
  • Ability
    to analyze programme reports, data, write clearly and convincingly,
    adapting style and content to different audiences
  • Displays
    cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and
Knowledge Management:
  • Ability
    to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge, generate
    lessons learned and best practices from programmes, contribute to the
    development of approaches to capacity-building, organizational learning
    using latest communications and Knowledge Management technologies and
    social media-based systems
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations Capital
Development Fund (UNCDF) 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: 7th February 2018

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