Communications Specialist (Temporary Appointment), Goma, DRC, P-3

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Closing date: 22 May 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Job ID: 23413

Duration: 11 Months

The Position

Under the direct supervision of the Communication Specialist in Kinshasa and the Programme Coordinator (Head of Goma decentralized office), the incumbent is responsible to support smooth implementation of UNFPA Communication on programme with a focus on nexus and humanitarian programming. 

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 (Master) in communication, social sciences, or its equivalent

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience at national and international level
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience within a multinational and multicultural environment.
  • Experience in communication strategy development and communication campaign development for social and behavioral change
  • Proved experience in providing technical assistance in the field of communication particularly in Africa and in countries in crisis or post-crisis situations
  • Experience in documentation, capitalization and sharing of development program results.


Fluency in French is compulsory, as well as a good level of English. 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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