Contract Type: Fixed-Term Appointment
Position Number: 00164660
Location: Ankara, Turkey
Closing Date: 10 March 2021
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS ONLY FOR NATIONALS AND PERMANENT RESIDENTS OF TURKEY.
The Communications Analyst will advise on and assist in developing and implementing the Country Office’s Communications and Advocacy strategy/plan, including by analyzing relevant political, social and economic developments.
The Communications Analyst will report to the UNFPA Assistant Representative and maintain collaborative relationships with all programme and project staff at the Turkey CO, including Programme Analysts, Programme Managers and the CO’s programme/technical team. You will also maintain collaborative relationships with external contacts include other UN agencies in country and counterparts in Country programme activities.
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.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Advanced degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field.
Knowledge and Experience:
- Prior experience in the field of communication and advocacy on social issues would be desirable.
- More than two years of experience in the field of communication and advocacy with governments, parliamentarians, CSOs, donors is an advantage.
- Familiarity with UN procedures and working methods is an advantage.
- Experience in advocacy and communication material development is an advantage.
- Experience in managing social media accounts is an advantage.
Fluency in both written and spoken English and Turkish is required.
UNFPA started working in 1969 and began working with the Government of Turkey in 1971. UNFPA Turkey activities were initially carried out on a project-by-project basis. The first multi-year Country Programme ran from 1988 to 1992. The Sixth Country Programme (2016 to 2020) is currently underway.
For more than forty years, UNFPA in Turkey has support to:
Promote mother and child health,
Improve reproductive health and rights,
Empowering young people fulfil their potential
Promote gender equality,
Combat violence against women,
Enhance collection, use, and dissemination of development data.
in collaboration with state institutions, non-governmental organizations, private sector and universities.
Since 2011 UNFPA is also supporting the humanitarian response efforts of Turkey on promoting reproductive health and combating gender based violence.