Communication and Partnerships Development Specialist, Maputo, Mozambique, P-3

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 1 April 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Maputo, Mozambique
Job ID: 21979

The Position

The Communications and Partnerships Development Specialist is located in UNFPA Mozambique Country Office in Maputo and reports directly to the UNFPA Representative. The Specialist will be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of effective communication, partnership, and resource mobilization strategies of UNFPA Mozambique, raising visibility and awareness of UNFPA´s three transformative agenda goals and work in Mozambique.

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.

Qualifications and Experience


Advanced degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Political Sciences, Social Sciences and other relevant subjects.

Knowledge and experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ professional experience in communication, media, broadcast, media relations or public relations, including building and maintaining relationships with journalists; researching stories; organizing press conferences; writing press releases and news for website and social media.
  • Experience of internal communications including communication of key corporate messages.
  • Experience managing the production of printed material, including brochures, leaflets, briefing third party designers/printers to ensure corporate brand, standards, and style are met.
  • Experience in planning and managing public events.
  • Experience working with diverse implementing partners (governments, local NGOs etc.) is required.
  • Familiarity with UNFPA programmes and policies is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing capacities of partners and staff.
  • Initiative, strong conceptual and analytical abilities, sound judgment; liaison, negotiation, administrative, management and organizational skills (including time management).
  • Experience in using computers and office software packages including visualization softwares, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google/Gmail, and handling of web-based management systems.


  • Excellent oral and written communications and editing skills in English is required.
  • Knowledge of Portuguese or other Romance languages (Spanish, Italian, French) desirable. 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Population : 31.4 mil
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Maternal Mortality Ratio
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Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
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Girls 19%