UNDP Communications Officer Jobs in Kampala - Uganda

UNDP Communications Officer Jobs in Kampala - Uganda


The European Union and the United Nations have launched the Spotlight Initiative, a multi-year programme aimed at addressing all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG), and harmful practices.

It will follow a transformative and evidence-based approach, addressing unequal power relations between men and women and focusing on gender equality and women’s empowerment, as well as ending impunity for VAWG.

In line with the principles of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Initiative will follow a human rights-based approach and take into consideration the specific needs of women and girls who experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and uphold the principle of “leaving no one behind.”

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support design, planning, and implementation of EVAWC, including Spotlight Initiative, Communication and Visibility strategies and plans
  • Support the development of comprehensive and realistic communication and visibility plans and strategies, ensuring a gender perspective;
  • Support the RCO Communications and Advocacy Team to manage, evaluate, and implement high impact communications’ products (e.g. web, electronic, etc.);
  • Coordinate the implementation of visibility, communications, and outreach activities with recipient UN agencies;
  • Ensure wide dissemination and visibility of programme achievements;
  • Identify and compile success stories and programme achievements and manage knowledge sharing among recipient UN agencies;
  • Support the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) Communications and Advocacy Team Lead and M&E Specialist (EVAWC) to monitor and evaluate communication and visibility campaigns;
  • Track progress against established work plans and outputs;
  • Write and/or disseminate press releases, policy briefs, pamphlets, talking points, speeches, editorials, branded materials, and other written communications materials;
  • Provide communications and advocacy support to joint national campaigns, launching initiatives, and publications;
  • Manage contracts with consultancies and vendors;
  • Develop and support management of relationship with members of the media;
  • Design and maintain a digital presence, including robust social media footprint for the Spotlight Initiative.
  • Coordinate the design and planning of communication for development and social and behavioral change communication strategies and messages.
  • Support the recipient UN agencies to design and implement coordinated C4D and SBCC campaigns and messaging across programming areas;
  • Assess and/or recommend
    appropriate information materials for C4D and SBCC initiatives, ensuring accuracy, quality, and consistency with related messages and materials;
  • Support the RCO and recipient UN agencies to assess the impact of C4D and SBCC activities to achieve measurable results in behavioral and social changes. Submit reports and synthesis of results;
  • Engage with recipient UN agencies to ensure coordination and consistency in implementation of C4D and SBCC activities and campaigns.
  • Support RCO and UNCT Communications, including related to EVAWC, gender equality and women’s empowerment, and other communication needs
  • Provide miscellaneous communications, graphic and written resource, advocacy, and coordination support to the RCO communications team;
  • Facilitate knowledge building and learning across UN agencies related gender equality, women’s empowerment, and EVAWC.

    Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in communications, public relations, journalism or related field; or A relevant Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with two additional years of qualifying experience.


  • At least 5 years (7 years for a bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible professional experience in communications, print, broadcast, and/or media;
  • At least 4 years of professional experience working on gender equality and human rights, especially in the area of EVAW;
  • Experience in communications with of one or several of the UN agencies in Uganda is preferred;
  • Proficiency in design, photography, videography, social media campaigns, or other similar skills are an asset; and
  • Computer literate, with proficiency with office software packages, experience in handling of web based management and knowledge management systems.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNDP Communications Officer Jobs in Kampala - Uganda

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