National Post: Communication Analyst, NOB, Khartoum, Sudan

Level: NOB
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 24 July 2018 - 5:00pm (New York time)
Duty station: Khartoum, Sudan
Job ID: 17166

Job Summary

Arab States Regional Office - Sudan Country Office.  The Communication Analyst will be based in UNFPA main office in Khartoum and as required, will travel to respective UNFPA programme states.

Under the overall leadership of the Representative, the Communication Analyst reports to the Deputy Representative.   The Communication Analyst is responsible for the overall development, management and execution of the communication efforts of the CO.

Job Purpose:
The Communication Analyst will provide strategic guidance to a) implement the UNFPA Sudan Communication Strategy and update the Strategy as required, b) support the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action with focus on International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD beyond 2014 and MDG beyond 2015, and c) promote the work of UNFPA Sudan among partners, international community, regional and local media, d) promote internal communication in accordance with Global Communication Strategy. 

The Communication Analyst will represent UNFPA in Sudan inter-agency communication and advocacy group and will contribute to the joint UN efforts in this area.  She/he is also a member of the of the regional (Arab States) communication focal points and on a regular basis, would collaborate with the Regional Communication Advisor (RCA) on all strategic information in the context of the UNFPA country programme.

Education:  

Advanced degree (Masters level) in Communication and Global Development, Journalism, Social Sciences, Marketing, Public Relations or an equivalent University degree that is directly relevant to UNFPA’s mandate;

Experience: 

Minimum 3 Years of relevant experience preferably with some experience in an international organization.

Excellent knowledge of media and media relations.

She/he should be proven team player with excellent inter-personal communication skills;

Excellent written and oral communications and editing skills both in English and Arabic is a must;

A thorough understanding of the UN system in general, and most particularly of UNFPA mandate, its policies and operations and current development topics and political issues;

An ability to work well under deadline; keen understanding of the country’s culture, history and political context; familiarity with or knowledge of communication approaches in strategic planning, development, execution, and M&E; computer literacy is must.

Experience in webpage updating and in writing newsletters

Languages: Fluency in oral and written English and Arabic.

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the Sudan
Population : 40.5 mil
Fertility rate
4.5
Maternal Mortality Ratio
311
Contraceptives prevalence rate
16
Population aged 10-24
33%