RCO Communication Assistant - Consultant

Location : Luanda, ANGOLA
Application Deadline :02-Apr-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English   Portuguese
Duration of Initial Contract :Up to 31 December 2020

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Under the direct supervision of the Resident Coordinator and the Team Leader, the consultant will be hosted at the Resident Coordinator Office and he/she will carry out tasks related to communication in order to contribute to the clear, coherent and consistent UN communication of activities of the UN’s work, specifically of the RCO and UNCT initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

The Consultant will promote and facilitate joint communication initiatives within UN Country Office in Angola. He/She will develop key communication products that serve as tool, processes, and resources for a more integrated communications strategy. The Consultant will also act as Public Relations for the UN Resident Coordinator. The consultant will manage the UN website and Facebook.


  1. Drafting and editing articles, press release, other public information materials and reports;
  2. Manages the UN Website and Facebook, elaborating content in Portuguese and editing relevant information and uploads it to the web;
  3. Develops graphic materials on the work of UN in Angola: as UNCT pamphlet, UN Angola brochure;
  4. Liase with DCO Communications groups and assist the implementation of its UN key initiative and directives;
  5. Supports the functioning of the UN Communication Group in consultation with the RC & the UN Country Team; and under the guidance in the implementation of the guidelines;
  6. Supports the preparation of UN System public events, such as UN Days, press conferences, missions, launching ceremonies, field visits, workshops, and global UN initiatives;
  7. Monitors the media keeping a good overall knowledge of the public debate around themes relevant to UN mandate and programs;
  8. Assists in translating content from English to Portuguese;
  9. Undertakes any other related duties as assigned;

Impacts and Results:

The key results have an impact on projecting the image and the activities of UN System in Angola and of the RC to the public, by demonstrating the impact of UN’s development results through active and accurate information dissemination.  


Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UN’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

 Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Shares knowledge and best practices with other team members;
  • Develops new processes and promotes collaboration as part of the communications activities;

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Ability to perform a variety of substantial tasks related to public information and advocacy;
  • Knowledge of information rules, regulations and procedures;
  • Strong IT skills;
  • Ability to network with decision makers;
  • Quick learner and proactive profile;

Leadership and Self-Management

  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;

Required Skills and Experience


  • Degree in communication or journalism;
  • Desirable: Master in communication, journalism.


  • At least 3 years working experience in the field of journalism, public relations and media. Good knowledge of development issues.


  • Copywriting, digital content development, team management;
  • Other professional experiences within the UN System.

Languages Requirements: 

  • Native Portuguese;
  • Fluent English. 

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