NATIONAL POST: Communication and Advocacy Analyst

15 May 2018


Level: NOB
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 15 May 2018 - 5:00pm (Yangon time)
Duty station: Yangon, Myanmar
Job ID: 15946


Position summary:

The Communication and Advocacy Analyst is located in UNFPA Country Office in Yangon and reports to International Communication Specialist.

Under the guidance of the UNFPA Representative, with direct supervision of International Communication Specialist, the Communication and Advocacy Analyst supports the implementation of Country Program Action Plan by planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating communication and advocacy plans and/or activities, in the context of the national policies and UN initiatives
Job Purpose

UNFPA’s Fourth Country Programme Document (2018-2022) for Myanmar was approved by the Executive Board in September 2017. The Programme focuses on three key areas of intervention 1) sexual and reproductive health) 2) gender equality and women’s empowerment and 3) population dynamics. The proposed Country Programme is aligned with new UNFPA’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021) and the first United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2018-2021). Youth and adolescents as well as gender equality and related human rights, are mainstreamed throughout the programme.
UNFPA has partnerships with the government departments, UN agencies, INGOs and local NGOs, foundations and research institutions.  UNFPA has a presence in a number of priority states/regions, integrating development, peace building and humanitarian.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Advanced university degree in Political Science, Media Studies, Communication, Public Relations, and other communications related fields. 
  • Bachelor’s degree with 4 years of related experience in lieu of Master’s degree

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of communication.
  • Previous experience on building effective partnerships with members of the media, NGOs, Government officials, international and national organizations, business groups, and others;
  • Excellent oral, written communications and editing skills in English.
  • An understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA mandate, and operations. 
  • Good knowledge of current development issues in Myanmar. 
  • Good understanding of Myanmar culture, history and political contexts.
  • Good with communications approaches for planning, executing, and monitoring communications strategies. 
  • Experience as a spokesperson for an international organization will be an added advantage


Fluency in oral and written English and Myanmar is essential with ability to write clearly and concisely and to compose correspondence and documents in both languages. Knowledge of local languages in one of UNFPA target states and regions is an asset.

Computer Skills:

  • Excellent computer/information systems skills.

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