UN Women announces vacancy for Communications Officer

UN Women announces vacancy for Communications Officer

Jul 04, 2023

UN Women announces vacancy for Communications Officer

Communications Officer

Location: Kathmandu, NEPAL
Additional Category: Management
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Post Level: SB-4
Languages Required: English
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 15-Aug-2023
Duration of Initial Contract: 12 months (with the possibility of extension)

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups, and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action, and peace and security.

The Communications Officer works in close collaboration with the Programme, Operations, and technical teams in the Nepal Country Office, HQ/Regional communications teams, staff of other UN Agencies, Government officials, media, private sectors, multilateral and bilateral donors, and civil society.

Reporting to the UN Women Country Representative, the Communications Officer is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the NCO’s communications and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of UN Women with partners, the media, and the public.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide substantive support to the planning and design of external communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans

  • Provide analysis for the elaboration of communication strategies; ensure gender perspective;
  • Integrate communication, advocacy, and outreach strategies into proposals for projects/programs and other initiatives, as necessary;
  • Monitor and analyze print and social media and provide analysis to RO/HQ;
  • Provide inputs and support to the launch of in-country UN Women/ UN system corporate and local campaigns and special events such as International Women’s Day and 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Coordinate and contribute substantively to the development and dissemination of advocacy materials

  • Ensure timely production of quality communication products such as articles, photographs, and videos to support the implementation of NCO’s communication strategy, regional and global campaigns, and resource mobilization;
  • Ensure the development of at least two human interest stories per month for UN Women websites;
  • Draft briefing materials, and press releases and coordinate their dissemination through effective channels;
  • Draft and edit articles for websites, donor reports, and other publications;
  • Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns;
  • Provide support in developing communication materials (i.e. social media graphics, infographics, and presentations);
  • Coordinate the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;
  • Follow guidelines from HQ and RO.

Coordinate media relations for the NCO

  • Coordinate the establishment of relevant relationships;
  • Maintain a list of relevant media and media persons. The list should cover disaggregated information by sex, geography, beats covered, etc;
  • Respond to inquiries for public and UN system information materials;
  • Organize roundtable discussions, press conferences, and briefing sessions for the press, as required;
  • Draft talking points.

Build and maintain partnerships and maintain relations with different stakeholders to support resource mobilization

  • Maintain relationships with partners and alliances to enhance visibility;
  • Liaise with advocacy partners and undertake outreach to civil society organizations, governments, and other groups to ensure that newsworthy information reaches the public and donors, as delegated;
  • Support NCO’s resource mobilization activities by identifying/highlighting effective program activities and results using strategic communication tools.

Manage the NCO’s web/ online presence

  • Manage NCO’s websites’ content and maintenance based on corporate requirements;
  • Manage NCO’s social media accounts in line with corporate social media policy;
  • Upload information to the knowledge management system on a regular basis, including news, updates, and resources.

Facilitate knowledge-building and sharing

  • Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned directly linked to program goals and activities.
  • Organize and conduct training and workshops on communication and advocacy, as appropriate

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely monitoring of current events and trends
  • Quality and relevant advocacy materials and content
  • Timely updating of the website and social media
  • Timely dissemination of materials as shown by knowledge of UN Women’s activities in Nepal
  • Regular interactions with mass media, as shown by coverage.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies.


  • Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively, and creatively across different constituencies
  • Knowledge of web-based management systems
  • Knowledge of production, graphic design, and photography standards
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and experience in social media outreach
  • Knowledge of local country media landscape
  • Communication, networking, and advocacy skills
  • Ability to be strategic and analytical

Knowledge of gender and human rights issues is desirable

Required Skills and Experience

Application Procedure (Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without complete documents will not be considered for further assessment). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Motivation letter
UN Women Personal History form (P-11), which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process

No Fee:


UN Women has a zero-tolerance against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and sexual harassment (SH). Everyone is responsible for preventing sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), and all UN personnel must adhere to the standards of conduct that preserve PSEA principles (both during work hours and outside work hours). All selected candidates will, therefore, go through a safe hiring process.

UN Women retain the right to contact referees directly. UN Women is committed to achieving workforce diversity (in term of gender, nationality, minority groups, caste/ethnic groups, Person with Disability, etc.) and have a policy to have a gender balance among staff at all levels. Qualified female candidates and candidates particularly from disadvantaged and socially excluded groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the highest confidentiality.

Application Deadline: 13-Jul-23 (Midnight New York, USA)

To apply for this job please visit jobs.undp.org.

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