United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Job Opportunities – Communications Officer

Job Title:   Communications Officer   

Organisation: United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Hosting Organization: United Nations Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda (RSCE)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well-supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and reports to the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Communications, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide support in the development of a communication strategies for the Programmes and Initiatives of the Centre and identify requirements for implementation.
  • Support Chief, Communications on the design and creation of multimedia products (e.g. videos, motion graphics, animations, photography, and infographics), for effective storytelling across the Centre digital plat-forms, undertaking research and determining appropriate medium and target audience
  • Leverages technology and social media networks, and makes informed use of user analytics to expand the reach and availability of information about the Regional Service Centre
  • Prepare press releases, media briefs, reports, talking points, newsletters, brochures, and RSCE visibility materials and organize advocacy and communication campaigns.
  • Identify key contacts/constituencies and opportunities for strategic partnerships to foster communication with RSCE stakeholders
  • Support communication unit in conceiving and implementing marketing strategy for the centre
  • Prepare production plans, write drafts, obtain clearances, finalize texts, and edit and coordinate design approval, printing procedures and distribution.
  • Organize clearances, production and distribution of information material; conducts photo and graphic research
  • Assure alignment of digital products and campaigns to the RSCE’s strategic communication and pubic information objectives
  • Assist in the development of annual work plans for monitoring progress activities and achievements and regularly update the same.
  • Provide expertise and technical advice on information tools and communication strategies
  • Communicate with clients, designers and planners to produce a design a quality concept
  • Create a weekly schedule template
  • Coach the junior UN staff on public information and public relations issues

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Communications Officer should hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Communication or public relations
  • At least four years of experience in Public relations, corporate communications, strategic communications, graphic design, videography, journalism
  • Area(s) of expertise: Communication
  • Nationality: Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.
  • Age: 27 – 80 years
  • Languages: English, Level: Fluent, Required. French, Level: Working knowledge, Required


Competencies and values

  • Communication
  • Respect for diversity and Gender
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Team work


How to Apply:

All interested applicants who wish to join United Nations Volunteers (UNV) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.


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Deadline: 3rd March 2022


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