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Communications Specialist

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Partnership and Thematic Advisory Unit. The UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:


Communication and advocacy
  • Establish a communication strategy for the Borderlands Programme;
  • Management of social media and other public information channels that are included to the Communication strategy for the Borderlands Programme;
  • Design products/tools for external communication on the Borderlands Programme Initiation Plan and Regional Strategies;
  • Identification of key advocacy messages, and develop an information kit on the work of Borderlands Lab;
  • Prepare short stories on the work within borderlands, done by Borderlands Programme /Country Offices, and share them in different online platforms;
  • Participate and support events or special occasions by covering the communication aspect of these events;
  • Possibly provide support for country offices in their borderland project communication, through missions;
  • Actively support in the development of an internal information sharing system for the Borderlands Lab Unit.
  • Actively find new technologies/platforms that will support the communication on borderlands.
Programme Management and Support
  • Provide support to strategic planning and development in the Borderlands Programme and contribute to ensuring visibility of the overall implementation of the regional and sub-regional projects;
  • Assist in preparation of work plan, activities, targets, budget, standards for measuring progress and results;
  • Support in drafting donor reports and other corporate reporting;
  • Contribute to the assessment of programmes impact and assist in providing accurate monitoring of progress and results.
  • Knowledge Management
  • Assist in knowledge extraction, analysis, documentation, codification of results/lessons learned, ensuring that knowledge sharing, and content management is in line with guidelines and performed using corporate tools;
  • Support sharing of good practices between UNDP offices to increase the efficient implementation of projects and programmes;
  • Access UNDP’s worldwide and regional knowledge, best practices and lessons learned, distil best practices and ensure its dissemination for organizational and stakeholders learning and sharing;
Actively support knowledge building and sharing.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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