Communications Specialist, Erbil, Iraq

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 17 April 2018 - 5:00pm (New York time)
Duty station: Erbil, Iraq
Job ID: 15633

Job Summary

Under the overall guidance of the Representative and direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Communications Specialist plays a leading role in internal and external information and communication. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the Country Office programme staff, the UN system, government counterparts, development partners and civil society organizations to ensure internal and external flow of communication and to strengthen partnership. The Communications Specialist will be located in Erbil, Iraq, with frequent travel to other parts of Iraq.

Job Purpose

The Communications Specialist ensures increased UNFPA and its programme/projects visibility among national partners, UN agencies, donors and media. He/She will be part of UNFPA’s global communications network, working closely with the Regional Communications Advisor, to promote UNFPA at the regional and global levels.


  • Advanced University degree in media relations, journalism, publishing, or social sciences

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy.
  • Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization is helpful 
  • Excellent media contacts and proven success pitching stories to media outlets;
  • Excellent research and writing skills, with experience writing reports, newsletters and program updates, video production and developing web content
  • Experience in covering stories on population in humanitarian situations and other social services
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.



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