Communication and Advocacy Officer

Employer: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Location: Sudan (Khartoum)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies


- Proven ability to synthesize varied data and information building specific messages in varied media.

- Ability to work in English at an advanced level imperative. Knowledge of Arabic advantageous. - Familiarity with the role of UN agencies, particularly UNDP, in the field of international cooperation

- Familiarity with ICT technology a plus – ability to seek innovative ways forward challenging given circumstances whilst accepting the constraints of the operational environment.

- Exacting professional standards when delivering work for public consumption.

- Creativity in seeking methods of communication to reinforce generic messages.

- Skills in the evaluation of communication channels.

- Demonstrated ability to establish networks for short, medium and long-term sharing of data and information.


- Demonstrable ability to undertake multiple-tasking meeting deadlines.

- Resourcefulness in seeking collaboration with peers.

- Willingness and ability to work in an open team setting where peer-management of tasks is the method of working.

- Diplomacy when dealing with clients and customers of the RRP.

- Self-confidence in taking forward work in a pressurized situation with self-effacement to ensure messages delivered are ‘right-first-time’

- Highly motivated with demonstrable attitude for taking on a challenging position.

- Aptitude to continue personal development within the context of the tasks outlined.

Recruitment Qualifications

- Master's degree in a relevant discipline.

- Minimum 3 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy.

- Experience of working with international agencies such as UN or EC in addition to working with international and local NGOs.

- Fluency in English is required.

- Working knowledge of other UN languages is desirable.

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