UNDP Job Opportunity: Communications Associate

UNDP Job Opportunity: Communications Associate

Job Opportunity: Communications Associate – Georgetown, Guyana

Job Identification: 18935
Location: Georgetown (GUY), Guyana
Posting Date: 06/14/2024
Application Deadline: 06/29/2024, 05:59 AM
Job Schedule: Full-time
Agency: UNDP
Grade: NPSA-7
Vacancy Type: National Personnel Service Agreement
Practice Area: Management
Bureau: Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean
Contract Duration: 1 Year
Education & Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: 4 years of experience
  • High School Certificate: 7 years of experience
    Required Languages: Fluency in English is required.
    Vacancy Timeline: 2 Weeks
    Apply: Link to Application
UNDP Job Opportunity: Communications Associate
UNDP Job Opportunity: Communications Associate




At UNDP, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core principles. We value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, foster inclusion to ensure all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach means increasing representation of underserved populations. People from marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. We work with a broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and the planet.

UNDP Job Opportunity: Communications Associate

Duties and Responsibilities

The Communications Associate will work closely with the CO Programme, Operations, and project teams, staff of other UN Agencies, UNDP Communications Regional and HQ staff, government officials, national and international media, donors, and civil society. They will promote a client-oriented approach in UNDP.

Key Functions:

  • Support Communication Strategies: Implement internal and external communication and outreach strategies for the country office.
  • Support Communication Needs Assessments: Assist in identifying the communication needs of projects, country programs, and corporate change initiatives.
  • Information Gathering and Archiving: Collect information from different programs and projects for use in communication activities and maintain an information database and photo library.
  • Publication Strategy Implementation: Coordinate with projects and programs to identify leads for communication publications, support translation, editing, proofreading, and supervise publication dissemination.
  • Monitor and Evaluate Progress: Support effective monitoring, evaluation, and reporting on project implementation.
  • Digital Content Management: Apply corporate guidelines for digital content on the country office website, intranet, and social media.
  • Knowledge Management and Dissemination: Compile knowledge products from programs/projects and ensure proper archiving and content upload on internal databases and websites.
  • Vendor Coordination: Work with suppliers/vendors as necessary.
  • Additional Duties: Perform other duties as required for the efficient functioning of the office and organization.

Institutional Arrangement

The Communication Associate will work under the general supervision of the Assistant Resident Representative and will collaborate closely with projects and other CO units.

UNDP Job Opportunity: Communications Associate
UNDP Job Opportunity: Communications Associate


Core Competencies:

  1. Achieve Results: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadlines.
  2. Think Innovatively: Open to creative ideas/known risks, pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements.
  3. Learn Continuously: Open-minded, curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.
  4. Adapt with Agility: Adapts to change, handles ambiguity/uncertainty constructively, is flexible.
  5. Act with Determination: Shows drive and motivation, delivers calmly in adversity, is confident.
  6. Engage and Partner: Demonstrates compassion/understanding, forms positive relationships.
  7. Enable Diversity and Inclusion: Appreciates/respects differences, aware of unconscious bias, confronts discrimination.

Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies:

  1. Communication: Clear, concise, and unambiguous communication; tailors messages to the audience.
  2. Digital Awareness and Literacy: Rapid adoption of new technologies and understanding their impact.
  3. Customer Satisfaction/Client Management: Timely, appropriate responses; consistent solutions; anticipates client needs.
  4. Digital Asset Management: Effective use of systems to store, share, and organize digital assets.
  5. Multimedia Writing/Editing: Creates/edits content for multimedia platforms.
  6. Social Media Management: Represents and promotes the UNDP brand in virtual communities.
  7. Writing and Editing: Creates/edits written content in different UN languages.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Secondary education is required.
  • A university degree in Communications, Journalism, or Advertising is preferred but not required.


  • 7 years (with high school diploma) or 4 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant communications experience, preferably at the national level, promoting activities of an international development organization.
  • Experience with computers, office software packages (MS Word, Excel), and web-based management systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.
  • Experience in graphic designing, social media management, and storytelling is desirable.
  • Experience with photography and/or videography is an asset.


  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

Additional Information

UNDP is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin, or other status.

Scam Warning:

The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing, or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Be cautious of solicitations for payment and ensure you are applying through the official UNDP website.

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UNDP Job Opportunity: Communications Associate
UNDP Job Opportunity: Communications Associate



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