Communication for Development Analyst

United Nations Population Fund, Islamabad, Pakistan

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th November, 2018

Job Description

The Position:

The Communication for Development Analyst is responsible for planning and design of internal and external strategies and plans for communications.

You will guide and facilitate implementation and reviews of a transformative communication strategy, and partnering with online, broadcast and print media, as well as national and provincial institutions to upscale the coverage of family planning and maternal health issues in Pakistan.

You will report directly 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 the face of challenges resulting from the delay in reducing fertility in Pakistan, including gaps in fulfilment of women’s reproductive rights, the need for significant expansion of infrastructure and services to serve a larger population, the difficulty in achieving education goals with the growth of its school-aged population and a less favorable age structure for economic development, UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need principled and ethical staff, who embody human rights norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction; 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:

In a complex operating environment, you will contribute to the effective communication of UNFPA activities in the areas of population and development, reproductive health and gender.

You will ensure that substantial programme events, success stories and good practices, along with challenges and gaps that must be addressed, are well documented and communicated in social, broadcast and print media, highlighting the value-added roles of partners and donors will.

You will establish and maintain collaborative relationships with the media, counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies and civil society in support of UNFPA’s programme.


Qualifications and Experience

Education: Advanced university degree in communications, media relations, journalism or relevant social sciences

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 2 years of increasingly responsible professional experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy;
  • Substantive knowledge and practical experience in communication strategy development;
  • Strong media contacts and proven success pitching stories to media outlets;
  • Excellent research and writing skills, with experience writing reports, newsletters and programme updates, video production and developing web content;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems (Drupal is a plus);
  • Client oriented and strong team work;
  • Proficiency in current office software applications;
  • Knowledge of the UN system would be an advantage.

Languages: Fluency in English and Urdu are required, knowledge of local languages is an asset.


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