Communications Associate

United Nations Volunteers , Estonia

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th December, 2020

Job Description

Description of task

Under the primary supervision of the Accelerator Lab Head and in close collaboration with WFP Head of Programme, the Communications Associate will carry out the following tasks:

  • Provide end-to-end communications and outreach support for Accelerator Lab Team
  • Prepare and produce e-newsletter/bulletins on the work of the lab and other lab related activities.
  • Manage the production of videos, flyers, social media posts/campaigns as and when requested by the team
  • Assist in maintaining external and internal digital communication platforms such as the UNDP country team website, official UNDP country team social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.), Intranet and on-line collaboration platforms, etc.
  • Updating the UNDP website, recommend design and language edits
  • Prepare a comprehensive outreach and communications content for the Accelerator Lab Eswatini team for the year
  • Participate in the development and the implementation of a digital content and contribute to the development of key communications and advocacy products
  • Prepare official briefing materials, talking points, speeches, statements, op-eds and presentations as assigned
  • Provide support to the team for organizing outreach events and expert consultation workshops
  • Running informative and engaging social media campaigns and conversations
  • Work together with graphic designer in producing engagement material, such as article-writing, blogs, event adverts, video-editing, photography, and other areas.
  • Prepare official briefing materials, talking points, speeches, statements, op-eds and presentations as assigned.
  • Implement country specific communication work plans designed to maintain and enhance the visibility and reputation of WFP, as well as support fundraising activities, ensuring alignment with overall communications and WFP strategies.
  • Maintain a contact list of journalists and media outlets and support the flow of news/information about WFP’s work to the media, in order to support regular and appropriate communications.
  • Generate donor specific visibility content including, text, photos, videos and audio for use across a range of integrated online platforms, in order to support global and country fund-raising activities, ensuring consistency with corporate messages.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  • Collate outreach data contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reports, Support communications activities that enable informed decision making and ensures consistency of information presented to the media and other stakeholders.
  • Liaise and interact with WFP staff and external counterparts to support aligned activities and a coherent approach to communications within WFP.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to support WFP to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources.


  • Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Education - Additional Comments:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. Journalism and Communications, Public Administration or area related to Communications
  • Required experience: 48 Months

Experience remark:

  • 2 years of experience in the development sector
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to work in a multicultural setting;
  • Experience in handling conferences and other large events
  • An understanding of preparing outreach strategy and experience in handling vendors such as creative agencies
  • Strong writing skills, both formal (for preparing official letters) and informal (engaging social media outreach posts to gather participation)


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