Host entity


Assignment categories

Language skills


Area of expertise

Category Host entity Country
Communications Specialist Int. Specialist UNDP Nigeria

Communications Specialist

Communications Specialist

International Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
Abuja (NGA)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Project Manager or his/her appointed delegated representative(s), the UNV Communication Specialist will:

  •  Support the implementation of the project's communication strategy and annual plan
  • Design, produce, write and/or edit communication and advocacy materials, flagship reports, and studies; in doing so the incumbent will also facilitate the management and dissemination of knowledge products 
  • Support the project's online visibility on social media channels, and on the UNDP Africa website, blog platforms, and e-newsletters 
  • Promote the achievements of UNDP and its partners in the regional context of disaster risk management in the Western Sahel and Lake Chad Basin 
  • Help improve the project’s outreach and promote the agenda of UNDP and its partners towards a risk-informed development trajectory

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Media, Journalism, International Relations, or a related field. A Master's degree is desirable, but it is not a requirement.
Minimum 3 years (5 years desirable but it is not a requirement) of experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications, or advocacy, including

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • Experience in developing communication and media materials, and online publications 
  • Experience in preparing presentations, briefing notes, talking points, and fact sheets 
  • Experience in media relations 
  • Knowledge of and experience with photography and video 
  • Knowledge of and experience as an influencer or with blogging and social media 
  • Advanced user level in graphic design software packages (Adobe Creative Suite) 
  • Good knowledge of handling web-based management systems (AEM, Drupal) 
  • Experience in working at the UN and/or with NGOs in the field of development is an asset
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Public information and reporting, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
Area of expertise details

Expertise in the design and production of communication and advocacy materials including excellent knowledge and skills in photography and video production​

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Knowledge Sharing, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 23-09-2021