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Level: NOB
Job ID: 36788

Location: Asia and Pacific

Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Closing date: 2 May 2021

Duration: One year (renewable)
Duty station: Jakarta, Indonesia

The position:

The Communication Analyst designs, develops and implements the UNFPA corporate and programme communications and media strategy.
You will report to the UNFPA Representative

How you can make a difference:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. 

Job Purpose:
Working within a large and complex Country Office (CO) environment, you need to have an impact on creation of effective communications and dissemination of information on UNFPA as an agency responsible for sexual and reproductive health and rights. In particular, the key results have an impact on implementation of UNFPA communications and publication strategies, as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.
A communications strategy tightly linked to program priorities helps position the Country Office in key development markets as a leader in ways that boost demand for various service lines and increase overall business opportunities.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UNFPA Representative, the Communications Analyst implements the corporate communications strategy, as well as provides inputs to the design, management and implementation of the Country Office communications and publication strategies which are geared to influence the development agenda, promote public and media outreach and mobilize political and financial support for UNFPA. 
The Communications Analyst may supervise and lead the communications staff of the country office and maintains a regular working relationship with the Regional Communications Adviser. The Communications Analyst works in close collaboration with the Programme and Operations teams, staff of other UN Agencies, and Government officials, international and local media, subject matter experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNFPA communication strategy implementation

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:


You would be responsible for:

Planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach:

  • Preparation and conduct of communications needs assessments for CO (projects, country programme and corporate change initiatives, etc)
  • Drafting/editing of CO communications and outreach strategy based on the corporate communications strategy.
  • Analysis of requirements and synthesis of proposals on ways to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into all aspects of UNFPA’s development programme during programme formulations.


Implementation of the publications strategy and plan:

  • Implementation of the CO publications strategy and plan, based on the corporate publications policy.
  • Identification of storylines for publications and drafting of substantive articles contributing to debates on key development issues.
  • Coordination and management of CO publication activities, such as content management, norms for publishing, design, etc.
  • Contact with printers and other suppliers to ensure production and ensure publications dissemination.


Supervision of the design and maintenance of the UNFPA Indonesia web site, intranet, web-based knowledge management system:

  • Supervision of the design and maintenance of the office web sites based on corporate requirements in cooperation with the ICT staff.
  • Preparation of the content for the web sites to ensure consistency of the materials.


Support to business development

  • Promotion and maintenance of public information campaigns on UNFPA activities, ICPD in the context of SDGs, in association with other.
  • Promotion and dissemination of corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives and publications such as the State of World Population (SWOP) Report;
  • Packaging and submission of programme initiatives for donor review in collaboration with programme staff and supervisor.
  • Maintenance of increased coverage and understanding of the UNFPA’s work in the country or practice area through regular media contacts and provision of newsworthy information to national public and, where possible, donors.
  • Organization of roundtable discussions, press conferences, briefing sessions, interviews, launches, etc.
  • Campaigning ICPD issues through UNFPA and other UN international days (WPD, UN Day, World AIDS Day, etc.)
  • Ensured access for journalists to subject matter experts.
  • Drafting/production of regular newsletter to donors.
  • Preparation of donor reports, civic education and community awareness where appropriate to support projects.
  • Effective responses to inquiries for public information materials.


Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing:

  • Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country goals and activities.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice including corporate communications repositories.
  • Provision of training, consultancy and advice to UNFPA staff on communications for development



Qualifications and Experience



Advanced degree in communication, media and/or other related social science discipline


Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ professional experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy, with relevant experience leading high visibility communications or media projects.
  • Practical experience in writing and editing skills, with strong analytical and research skills.
  • Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization is an advantage.



  • Fluency in oral and written English and Bahasa Indonesia. 


Computer skills:

  • Knowledge of desktop publishing software (such as InDesign/Photoshop).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems, and social media platforms.



Required Competencies



  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • Embracing change


Core Competencies:

  • Achieving Results  
  • Being Accountable
  • Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
  • Thinking analytically and Strategically
  • Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
  • Communicating for Impact


Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programmes
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization


Managerial Competencies:


  • Providing strategic focus,
  • Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders,
  • Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance
  • Making decisions and exercising judgment


UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.




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