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Communication Analyst - UN Volunteers (UNV)

Communication Analyst – UN Volunteers (UNV)

Country: Senegal
City: Dakar
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United Nations Volunteers is hiring Communication Analyst!

The UN Volunteers (UNV) Regional Offices (RO) provide oversight and strategic guidance to the UNV Field Units in their respective geographical assignments. They are mainly accountable for the placement of UN Volunteers mobilized for UN Agencies, Funds, and Programmes focused on peace, development as well as humanitarian needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Content research and production

  • Research volunteer initiatives and experiences in the region for all communications purposes, in coordination with the Field Units;
  • Coordinate and write content production and development of communications tools with the Communications team at UNV headquarters;
  • Prepare up-to-date information, articles, and publishing content based on corporate, regional and field unit’s priorities;
  • Develop consistent brand awareness, maintaining style and editorial standards in online and print materials, multimedia, social platforms and other communications tools;
  • Manage content for social media platforms in the region, monitor conversations and comments, and keep track of social media analytics;
  • Edit and publish online content and convey key messages to target audiences on the web;
  • Collect and coordinate up-to-date visual assets, along with the production of video for regional initiatives;
  • Measure results regularly and conduct media content audits to understand audience preference and the impact of different approaches;
  • In addition, identify and measure key performance indicators

Plan, design and implement regional external strategies for communications and outreach, based on the corporate strategic direction

  • Prepare and conduct communications needs assessments for all Field Units in the region;
  • Draft/edit regional communications and outreach tools for partnerships
  • Also, prepare analytics and reporting on communications;
  • Analyze requirements and synthesis of proposals on ways to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into all aspects of UNV’s efforts of mobilization as well as promote volunteerism

Content quality and coordination for all communication tools

  • Expand the online and offline visibility of UNV Regional Office initiatives and increase knowledge sharing across Field Units;
  • Scale-up existing social media presence and strategies for increased coverage and reach;
  • Provide leadership in the implementation of tools as well as processes for Field Units to submit content for corporate communications purposes;
  • Work with partner UN agencies and other partners at the regional level for the publishing of information on UNV to ensure consistency of content and editorial products;
  • Identify opportunities for strategic partnerships, innovation and coverage of the Regional Office activities;
  • Arrange for the translation of materials when required, ensuring brand and quality of such materials;
  • Guide personnel in the Regional Office and Field Units on communications formats, design, photography, video as well as promotional items.

Online and print marketing, outreach and campaigns

  • Lead Field Units in the region in the preparation of media tools and messaging in preparation of the International Volunteers Day (IVD);
  • Coordinate with Field Units and external partners to ensure continued support during the International Volunteers Day (IVD) and other corporate events;
  • Manage IVD event for the Regional Office;
  • Also, collect and analyze data and feedback for final reporting on events;
  • Develop online and print materials for the promotion of outreach events and campaigns in Field Units;
  • Reply to public inquiries and refer queries, comments and contributions for appropriate action; channel queries/comments/contributions to relevant staff members for processing;
  • Moreover, contribute to outreach initiatives to raise visibility and media interest in the work of UNV and the contributions made by UN Volunteers

Core competencies

  • Plans and monitors own work pays attention to details as well as delivers quality work by the deadline.
  • Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem-solver and makes improvements.
  • Adapts to changes and constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty
  • Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others and forms positive relationships
  • Ability to research and turn information into useful and relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need
  • Inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies to use them as needed
  • Ability to build and maintain an overall positive public image for the organisation
  • In addition, can create and implement advocacy strategies that lead to impactful change


  • Master’s degree in journalism or communication.
  • 2 years of relevant experience, including at least one year in web content editing/publishing;
  • Alternatively, a bachelor degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience(exception);
  • Proficiency in the use of content management systems, HTML coding, photo editing tools and other web publishing tools;
  • Also, a good knowledge of internet communications, marketing as well as outreach activities
  • Fluency in English as well as French;
  • Moreover, proficiency in another official UN language is desirable.

Other Information

  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted;
  • The successful candidate will hold a UNDP letter of appointment;
  • This post is open to nationals of Senegal only.
  • In addition, the contract is for two years with the possibility of an extension



Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline13 January,2022
Company NameUnited Nations



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