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Level: NO-A

Contract Type: Fixed-Term Appointment

Position Number: 00164660

Location: Ankara, Turkey

Closing Date: 10 March 2021






Job Summary

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. 



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