Communications Analyst (Open to Indian Nationals Only)

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : New Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline :15-Jul-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-A
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year
Expected Duration of Assignment :One Year


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UN Women Representative, the Communications Analyst is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the Office communications and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of UN Women with partners, the media and the public. 

The Communications Analyst maintains a working relationship with the Regional Communications Team. The Communications Analyst works in close collaboration with the Regional Office, Programme and Operations teams, staff of other UN Agencies, UN Women HQs staff (Communications Unit) ensuring successful UN Women communication strategy implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Supporting the planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach;
  • Support to the elaboration and implementation of the publications strategy and plan;
  • Maintenance of websites, databases and knowledge management systems;
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

Supporting the planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach:

  • Under close guidance and supervision conducts communications needs assessments for MCO (projects, country programme and corporate change initiatives, etc);
  • Facilitates the development/production of communication and advocacy instruments and materials for marketing and awareness-raising campaigns, including preparation of briefing materials and press releases in coordination with the supervisor;
  • Helps integrate advocacy,  communication strategies and outreach strategy based on the corporate communications strategyinto proposals for project formulations;
  • Contribute to the analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and draft reports to support the UN Women country office programme planning;
  • Helps organize roundtable discussions, press conferences, and briefing sessions as needed;
  • Provide  inputs and information to assist in programme formulations;
  • Search and identify reference materials for the information database and photo library.

Support to the elaboration and implementation of the publications strategy and plan:

  • Support the elaboration of MCO publications strategy and plan based on the corporate publications policy;
  • Contribute to the identification of storylines for publications and articles contributing to debates on key development issues;
  • Coordinate the translation/adaptation/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;
  • Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives and publications;
  • Promote and facilitate public information campaigns on UN Women activities as needed;
  • Respond timely and effectively to inquiries for public information materials.

Maintenance of websites, databases and knowledge management systems:

  • Contribute to the design and maintenance of the office web sites based on corporate requirements in cooperation with the ICT staff;
  • Prepare/check the content for the web sites to ensure consistency of the materials;
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of office databases and knowledge systems.

Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing:

  • Contribute substantially to identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country goals and activities;
  • Provide sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice including corporate communications repositories as requested;
  • Organize and assist in the conduct of training and workshops on communications for development as appropriate.

Impact of Results:

The key results of this post have an impact on creation of effective communications and dissemination of information about UN Women. In particular, the key results have an impact on implementation of UN Women communications and publication strategies at MCO level.


Core Values/Guiding Principles


  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.


  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Organizational Awareness:

  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Development and Innovation: 

  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

Work in teams:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:

  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Functional Competencies

  • Good understanding of production, graphic design and photography standards;
  • Good understanding of social media platforms and experience in social media outreach;
  • Proven skills in communication, networking, and advocacy;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and nurture strong relations and to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies;
  • Familiarity with gender issues;
  • Very good organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to maintain networks and partnerships with UN agencies and other international partners to promote partnership and build alliances to advance organizational interests and competencies; 

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s Degree in communications, media relations, journalism or any other related field.  


  • 1-2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems. Knowledge of gender and human rights issues desirable.


  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of official national language essential.

Interested applicants should apply to this vacancy announcement through UNDP jobs site:

Application Information:

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment;
  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.


In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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