Communication Specialist

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Havana, Cuba

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: Media and Communication

The Programme, which was launched at the beginning of 2020 and is expected to last until the end of 2024, engages partners and targets direct and indirect beneficiaries within the geographic scope of the following 17 Member States of CARICOM, CARIFORUM and OECS: Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Monserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.

It is against this background that the UNESCO Regional Office in Havana is recruiting an Individual Specialist to support the communication activities of the Transcultura programme. 

Under the overall authority of the Director of the UNESCO Regional Office in Havana and the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the Transcultura programme, and in close coordination with the Communication Officer of the Culture Sector and the UNESCO Division for Communications and Public Engagement, the Individual Specialist shall:

  • Implement the Transcultura Programme Communication and Visibility Plan, and propose modifications as appropriate;
  • Develop communication messaging and materials for different audiences (governments, donors, partners and the press), concerning either the programme as a whole or individual activities;
  • Ensure the regular update of the Transcultura website through webnews and other relevant materials;
  • Implement media outreach initiatives;
  • Monitor information sources (news, articles, academic papers, infographics, maps, videos, etc.);
  • Oversee the production of audio-visual materials (videos, etc.);
  • Oversee the work of a photographer, videographer and graphic designer for the Transcultura programme;
  • Organize visibility events.

Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Media Relations, Public or International Relations, Publishing Development, Political Science, or other related subject.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the field of culture and communication related activities.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with a multilateral or international organization, notably in the UN system.
  • Proven experience in the production of communication tools in the field of culture and development.

Skills and competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with proven ability to draft clearly and concisely.
  • Advanced IT skills, excellent command of Microsoft Office™ tools as well as InDesign, Final Cut.
  • Ability to manage websites and social media channels.
  • Knowledge of Content Management System (CMS/Drupal).
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload and to meet tight deadlines, paying close attention to detail and quality of work.


  • Fluency in English and Spanish (written and spoken).