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The Position:

Under the overall guidance of the Representative and direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Programme Analyst Communications & Resource Mobilisation plays a leading role in facilitating internal and external information and communication and represents the Country Office in appropriate fora. He/She works in close cooperation with the Country Office program staff, the UN system, government counterparts, development partners and civil society organizations to ensure internal and external flow of communication and information and to strengthen partnership. You will report to the Deputy Country Representative.


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 strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

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.


Job Purpose:

Employing your Communication management, in developing, implementing and evaluating internal and external communication policies and processes, the Communications & Resource Mobilisation Analyst substantively contributes to the effective achievement of UNFPA activities in the area of sexual and reproductive health, reducing maternal mortality and accelerating progress on the ICPD agenda and MDG 5. 

The Communications & Resource Mobilisation Analyst facilitates the work of consultants, advisors and experts; and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in the media, government, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues.  He/she must effectively influence counterparts from diverse backgrounds to jointly contribute to achieving UNFPA’s mandate.


You would be responsible for:

  • Develops and implements effective country level communication strategies to enhance UNFPA’s profile and visibility, particularly in the context of major national and world events.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and communication channels with representatives of all types of media, including national and international news services and agencies, to ensure best possible cooperation with UNFPA.
  • Drafts press releases, briefing notes, speeches, talking points and other information material on population and development.
  • Monitor information and services provided to media representatives to ensure their cooperation in promoting an accurate image of UNFPA and its programmes among policy makers and general public.
  •  Manages all production phases of the UNFPA publications, including ensuring quality of content and design; produces advocacy booklets, brochures and other publications, as needed; plans and oversees editorial production, reviews manuscripts for the CO’s public information adherence to objectives and standards.
  • Represents UNFPA in inter-agency working groups defining strategies for advocacy and information management and dissemination.
  • Undertakes studies/research on donors and other activities with a view to identifying funding opportunities.
  • Develops specific donor fund-raising strategies and approaches, in liaison with relevant UNFPA offices.
  • Negotiates with donors the consolidation and, when necessary, the increase of their core contribution especially that of GoG counterpart funds and donations from the local private sector.
  • Develops and implements the Country Programme Resource Mobilization Plans
  • Meets with local representatives of donors, as well as government officials, to gain support for an increase visibility of UNFPA programmes


Qualifications and Experience: 

Advanced degree in Communications, the Social Sciences, Journalism, Political Science, Economics or Law degree., or other related fields. 



3-5 years’ experience related to Resource Mobilization and Public Relations, advocacy as well as dealing with development assistance and donor relations, including a good track record in fund-raising.


Knowledge and Experience: 

Management skills, familiarity with UNFPA programmes and policies, knowledge of international development financing, policies and institutions, and international politics.  

Excellent negotiation skills, advocacy and public speaking, and good knowledge/understanding of the UN system.

Good knowledge of media and public relations.

Familiarity with population issues and how this impacts on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and young people (including adolescents).



Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other official UN languages would be an asset.

Required Competencies: 



Exemplifying integrity, 

Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, 

Embracing cultural diversity, 

Embracing change

Core Competencies: 

Achieving results,

Being accountable,

Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,

Thinking analytically and strategically,

Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,


Functional Competencies:

Creating visibility for UNFPA/Supporting UNFPA’s Capacity to Advocate

Global Leadership and Advocacy for ICPD Goals

Resource Mobilization

Organizational Awareness

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Managerial Competencies (if applicable):

Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders,

Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance

Making decisions and exercising judgment


Compensation and Benefits:

 This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.