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Communications Officer at UNDP

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 overall guidance and direction of the Country Representative, the Communications Officer leads the implementation of the UN Women corporate communications strategy, as well as the development, management and implementation of the Country communications and  advocacy strategies which are geared towards awareness raising of gender equality and the empowerment of women, promote public and media outreach, and increase the visibility of key programmatic results, and UN Women global campaign initiatives in Nigeria.

She/he works in close collaboration with the country programme and operations team, UN Women HQ Communications Team and UN Women West and Central Africa Regional Communications focal point, UN Communications Group in Nigeria, media and journalists ensuring successful UN Women communications strategy implementation.



  • Master's degree in media/communication studies, journalism, public relations or other related social sciences
  • with at least 3 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy, preferably in social and gender issues.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with at least 6 years of relevant experience


Key Responsibilities:


Summary of Key Functions:

  • Formulate and implement a communications, advocacy and outreach strategy in support of Country Office visibility and resource mobilization efforts.
  • Supervision of UN Women Nigeria content production and publication via multiple channels for dissemination via Print, Radio, TV and Social media as well as internal media platforms such as UN Women websites, intranet, and other related web-based knowledge management systems.
  • Implementation of key knowledge sharing UN Women products and publications
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing on gender equality and women’s empowerment among key stakeholders for UN Women in Nigeria.
  • Perform any other related activity that may be assigned by the Management Team.
  • Development and implementation of an elaborate Monitoring and Evaluation framework for tracking and assessing progress and performance of the implementation of communications and advocacy activities.


Description of Functions:

Provides support to the planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Lead the preparation of country office communication and advocacy instruments including presentations, fast facts, brochures, briefing material for dissemination to different audiences as need be in coordination with supervisor. These include, for instance, monthly donor bulletins, a brochure on the new Country Programme, updated information leaflets per programme and project, etc;
  • Carry out communications needs assessments for UN Women Nigeria Office (projects, country programme and corporate change initiatives/campaigns, etc.)
  • Play significant role in Strengthening the Communication and Visibility partnership with stakeholders (including print and electronic media organizations/ professionals) at all levels on the all programmes
  • Analysis of requirements and synthesis of proposals for elaboration of the country office communications and outreach strategy based on the communications strategy.
  • Play significant role in the systematic documentation, monitoring and evaluation of the visibility activities, at all levels, as an integral component of the overall Programme M&E framework and in line with UN Women corporate policy.
  • Development/production of communication and advocacy instruments and materials (News Letter, Brochures, etc.) for marketing and awareness-raising campaigns, including briefing materials and press releases in coordination with the supervisor and relevant Project Managers.
  • Synthesis of proposals for project formulations to integrate advocacy and development communication strategies into all aspects of UN Women’s development programming.
  • Work closely with UN Women Porgramme Managers programme managers for the effective management of the communications and visibility component of the respective programme.
  • Support in strengthening strategic partnership and visibility and communication initiatives with Government, Multilateral and Bilateral Donors, Civil Society Organizations, Community Leaders, Private sector and Media Organizations, among others in line with UN Women Corporate Communication policy.

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