Fresher UN Volunteer Jobs – Digital Communications Assistant – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:  Digital Communications Assistant (Fresher UN Jobs)  

Organisation: United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Placement Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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.


About UNDP:

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience to sustain development results.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Digital Communications Assistant will work within the Communications and Partnerships Unit to enhance digital content production and dissemination. Duties of this assignment include:

  • Conceptualize and create a wide variety of high-impact digital and print products, such as banners, icons, one-pagers, information pamphlets, and banners to support any initiatives.
  • Produce high quality photography and videography content, including professional editing and post-production, for dissemination via UNDP digital platforms.
  • Produce video scripts, website stories, factsheet content, and social media content to build compelling narratives around UNDP’s development solutions and impact.
  • Prepare graphic and visual content for the development of videos and motion graphic products.
  • Format and design the layout of reports, based on the available content, data and reporting information, and input from stakeholders/clients.
  • Propose and implement creative and engaging solutions for data visualizations, infographics, maps and other visuals.
  • Ensure that all publications and other communications materials are produced in line with the UNDP brand guidelines.
  • Develop engaging animated and static digital advertisements, email visuals, social media assets, including ads, posts, shareable graphics, rapid response creative content, carousels, flyers, logos, and various design elements.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the United Nations Volunteer Digital Communications Assistant job must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in digital communications.
  • One year of experience in graphic design, photography, videography, storytelling and digital communications. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel.
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Sound security awareness.
  • Have affinity with or interest in digital storytelling, communication for development, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Area(s) of expertise: Arts and design, Communication, Development programmes
  • Languages: English, Level: Working knowledge, Required
  • Age: 18 – 26 years
  • Nationality: Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Competencies and values

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Creativity
  • Judgement and decision-making
  • Planning and organizing
  • Professionalism
  • Self-management


Other information

Living conditions and remarks

Uganda is a culturally diverse landlocked country in East Africa bordered by Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Kampala is a vibrant duty station providing an interesting and enriching environment, but also requiring a mature level of security awareness. Flexibility and the ability and willingness to travel to rural areas of Uganda is essential for the assignment.


Inclusivity statement: United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.


Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements: Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy


How to Apply:

All candidates for the aforementioned United Nations Volunteers (UNV) job should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 28th March 2024


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Date Posted 2024-03-14
Valid Through 2024-03-28
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization United Nations Development Programme
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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