Regional Communications Officer

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UNIFEM East and Horn of Africa Regional Office invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Regional Communications Officer.

Qualifications and Experience


  • A post-graduate degree in communications, journalism, public relations, sociology or media management or related field.

    Essential work experience:

  • At least 7 years of similar employment experience, preferably with a development organization with minimum 5 years of experience in web-content management and production of communication material.
  • Demonstrable experience in developing communications strategies.
  • Demonstrable experience of communicating to a variety of audiences using different communication formats.
  • Demonstrable proofing and editing experience

    Essential key competencies:

  • Excellent command of English; knowledge of Arabic or Kiswahili an advantage.
  • Comprehensive computer skills including proficiency in at least one publishing software, and web-applications including website maintenance and content management
  • Excellent story-writing, and written and oral presentation skills
  • Good knowledge of the media environment in the region or ability to develop the knowledge fast
  • Strong people & facilitation skills
  • Demonstrable creativity, particularly a very good sense of design
  • A team player who works well in multi-cultural environment, communicates readily & shares learning with colleagues, partners, community participants & public functionaries
  • A sound commitment to gender equality, women’s empowerment, development, human rights & social justice issues
  • Knowledgeable of communication and media ethics and demonstrated ability to apply them
  • Ability to multi-task and work under deadlines
  • Capable of understanding and applying guidelines of the UN System in general and UNIFEM in particular and adhering to the required approval processes and protocols

    Preferred work experience and competencies:

  • Confidence to work alone but to judge when help is needed or opportunity to share learning.
  • Experience in supporting advocacy & campaigns, including women’s mobilization
  • Some photography/video experience.

    Application procedure

    The following must be a part of the application:

  • A cover letter with contact information
  • Full resume with three references of the persons who have supervised the applicants work
  • Sample of candidate’s own written work

    This is a locally recruited position.

    Interested and qualified national candidates should apply on-line through the UNDP Jobs site at:Regional Communications Officer Closing date: 9th September

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