National Post; Programme Associate on Advocacy/Communications, Panama, G6

Level: G-6
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 15 February 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Panama City, Panama
Job ID: 20571

The Programme Associate substantively contributes to the development and implementation of the Regional Office advocacy and communication strategy.

The Programme Associate applies established systems and procedures and assists in the documentation of substantive knowledge by compiling, synthesizing and analyzing information relevant to population dynamics, reproductive health and gender issues in the context of the regional advocacy/communication efforts. S/he is instrumental in facilitating communication and advocacy programme activities, using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures.


Bachelor degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or relevant field is required.

Knowledge and Experience:

At least 5 years of professional experience at national or international level in Communications, or advocacy including media relations.

Experience in the use of social media.

Outstanding oral and written communications and editing skills, with proven ability to meet tight deadlines.

Experience working in development agency is an asset.

Experience in media relations is an asset.

Familiarity with development issues, sexual and reproductive health and gender issues is an asset.

Experience in using media equipment, photography and software related to audiovisual and/or graphic design will be an asset.

Functional Skill Set:

·         Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda

·         Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships

·         Delivering results-oriented programmes

·         Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

Languages: Fluency in oral and written English and Spanish is required. 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Population : 4.3 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 62%
Girls 66%