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Temporary Appointment: Communications Analyst, Maroua , Cameroon, NOA

Level: NOA

Contract Type: Temporary Appointment

Duty station: Maroua

Job ID: 25243


The Position:

The Communication Analyst will work closely with the communication team of the country office to ensure visibility of the interventions of the "Youth and Stabilization for Peace and Security in the Far North of Cameroon" project and its partners. S/he will be the primary responsible for the overall development, management and execution of communication efforts related to the project.


S/he will work under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, and the overall leadership of the UNFPA 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 new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

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:

As part of the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to the Government of Cameroon in general and the implementation of the 7th UNFPA - Government of Cameroon cooperation program, UNFPA has just received funding from the European Union for the implementation of the Project entitled "Youth and Stabilization for Peace and Security in the Far North of Cameroon". This joint project, which will be carried out in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), aims to contribute to the stabilization for peace and security in the Far North region through actions to prevent and fight against serious violence among young people most exposed to the consequences of the socio-economic situation and insecurity.


The Communication Analyst will provide strategic guidance to a) develop the project’s communication strategy, implement and update the strategy as required, b) promote the project’s visibility among partners, international community, regional and local media, c) promote internal communication within the inter-agency project team in accordance with the agreed strategy. You will collaborate with the various units of country office team on all strategic information in the context of the UNFPA country programme.


You would be responsible for:

  • Monitoring and implement the project communication plan in collaboration with the project team and sister United Nations agencies;
  • Ensure the visibility of project interventions on physical, virtual and audiovisual platforms in collaboration with the Communication Team of the Country Office (CO);
  • Collect and disseminate operational information on the project to support advocacy and resource mobilization;
  • Coordinate the production of the information, education and communication (IEC) / Communication for Development (C4D) materials of the project in collaboration with the Peacebuilding Analyst.
  • Conduct regular missions to project implementation sites to help document success stories;
  • Write and disseminate success stories demonstrating the impact of interventions on beneficiaries and communities;
  • Coordinate the organization of joint visibility events / initiatives around the project in collaboration with other United Nations Agencies.
  • Produce documentaries / photo, written and / or video reports about the project
  • Contribute to the finalization of the various synthesis reports
  • Contribute to other relevant tasks, as needed, including those related to Country Office communication, Regional Office and other entities (Inter-agency Communication Group, etc.)
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership. 


Qualifications and Experience



Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism or in any other related field;

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of organizational communication, with some experience in an international organization;
  • Excellent knowledge of media and media relations;  
  • Proven team player with excellent inter-personal communication skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communications and editing skills both in English and French;
  • A thorough understanding of the UN system in general, and most particularly of UNFPA mandate, and current development topics and political issues;
  • An ability to work well under deadline; keen understanding of the country’s culture, history and political context; familiarity with or knowledge of communication approaches in strategic planning, development, execution, and M&E;
  • Experience in webpage updating and in writing newsletters;
  • Ability to produce reports and quality articles.
  • Computer literacy (use of word processing software, images and data) and use of the internet. A good knowledge of video editing software, computer graphics (etc) would be an asset;



Fluency in French is required; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably English is desirable.


Required Competencies


  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change

Functional Competencies:

  • Business acumen
  • Advocacy/advancing a policy-oriented agenda;
  • External and internal communication and advocacy for resource mobilization;
  • Creating visibility for the organization;
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Client orientation

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,
  • Communicating for impact



Compensation and Benefits 

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



UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm 


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