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Communications Senior Officer

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  • Full Time
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  • Addis Ababa
  • as per UNOPS scale USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: as per UNOPS scale


UNOPS  is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Communications Senior Officer in Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia.

Job Description

  • Organization: UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Job Title: Communications Senior Officer
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Junior level – IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-25

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the SUIDAC Programme Coordinator and the secondary supervision of the Cities Alliance Communications Officer, the Communications Senior Officer will be responsible for ensuring consistent and high-quality communication products for the SUIDAC programme. This will include gathering content, producing and maintaining a regularly updated repository of communication materials.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Support the public visibility of SUIDAC’s work:
  • Initiate, update and adapt the communications plan for SUIDAC
  • Ensure the SUIDAC online program page and Cities Alliance website are up-to-date
  • Identify and produce feature stories, videos, photography and other materials related to SUIDAC
  • Develop key messages and positioning for SUIDAC on cities and migration
  • Ensure production of high-quality images and videos, and provide assistance as needed
  • Establish a system for regularly adding photos to a shared drive
  • Support the Programme Coordinator with stakeholder updates on latest stories
  1. Communicate SUIDAC’s results and activities through key products and events:
  • Prepare, edit and review materials for SUIDAC events (e.g. save-the-dates, agendas, presentations)
  • Coordinate with Programme Coordinator and Communications Officer to refine key messages
  • Support development and review of content for social media and project website
  • Provide support for writing applications to regional/international events
  • Write event reports including pictures, quotes and key messages
  1. Assist in managing SUIDAC’s communications resources:
  • Support donor coordination and ensuring visibility requirements are met
  • Liaise with SUIDAC team to stay updated on latest resources and updates
  • Engage with grantees/beneficiaries to gather stories for sharing
  1. Support the SUIDAC Management Team in key communication tasks:
  • Take minutes during key meetings to capture discussions and decisions
  • Develop briefing kits for visitors on SUIDAC activities and objectives
  • Participate in SUIDAC events and field missions to provide communication support


Education: Master’s degree in communication, media, journalism, development studies or related field. Bachelor’s with 2 additional years of experience is also accepted.
Experience: Minimum 2 years of professional experience in external communication strategies, external relations and/or strategic communication. Significant experience in Africa required. Knowledge of digital asset production, writing/editing, and development projects (esp. migration) preferred.

Languages: Fluency in written and oral English. Working knowledge of French, Arabic, Amharic or Somali an asset.


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