UNFPA Project Communications Outreach Assistant, Service Contract, SB3.2

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Vacancy Number: UN19/01816

Location: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Application Deadline: 23 Apr 2019, 23:59 (GMT+2:00)
Reference to the project: UNFPA Moldova
Expected Duration of Assignment: 1 year (with possibility of extension until 14 October 2022)
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Job Description


Vacancy Announcement

Title: Project Communications Outreach Assistant

Call to Action:

  • Are you passionate about communication, public relations, social media and community engagement?
  • Do you like working with young people and making their voices heard?
  • Are you great at multi-tasking, prioritizing and continuously striving to learn something new?
  • Are you a team player capable of working with colleagues of widely diverse backgrounds?
  • Are you looking for new opportunities to grow and apply your creativity and technical expertise?

If so, this might be the job for you.

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:

The Project Communication Outreach Assistant is responsible for developing and implementing communication and advocacy activities contributing to the Output 3 of the UNFPA 3rd Country Programme 2018 – 2022 “Increased national capacity for addressing sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights of all young people in national policies, educational and health programmes that promote human rights and gender equality”. The Project Communication Outreach Assistant will work specifically for delivering the communication and advocacy activities within two projects:

  • “Joint Fund for developing youth services for young people, including those most vulnerable”, supported jointly by Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova and UNFPA Moldova, and
  • “Strengthened Participation and Civic Engagement among Young People in Moldova” supported by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Moldova (SDC) and implemented by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Moldova.

Qualifications and Experience

Your Education: 

  • University Degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field.

Your Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 5 (five) years of experience in the field of communication, journalism, public relations.
  • Experience in managing the communication activities of development projects, preferably on social issues/youth topics
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Good understanding and use of new media tools, including social media.
  • Fluency in Romanian and English is required.
  • Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Russian, Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language would be an asset.


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Applications for this position must be received no later than on 23 April 2019.

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