The Position:

The Communications and Advocacy Analyst will be located at the UNFPA Country Office (CO) in Bolivia (La Paz) and will be reporting to the Representative.

Job Purpose:

Under the direct guidance of the Representative and technical guidance of the Assistant Representative, this position substantively contributes to the effective to the work of the communications and advocacy as a crosscutting strategy for the Country Programme Document (CPD). The position technically supports and guide the office in building strong and trusted relationships with the media and the community by informing and involving them in the organization’s activities. It also contributes to building and strengthening emerging or existing partnerships around UNFPA’s mandate, with a wide range of stakeholders, from the government to civil society, donors, and communities, especially youth, adolescents, and the furthest behind populations. This also involves documenting UNFPA’s works, facilitating media briefings and trainings, preparing talking points or key messages for media interviews, sharing press releases or written press materials, and other material based on the audience’s needs, and also executing social media campaigns. Media and communications must effectively influence media to create visibility of UNFPA’s mandate while positioning it on the public agenda. The Communications Analyst is a substantive contributor to the programme team in the Country Office in coordinating development and implementation of the office’s advocacy and communication plans.

You would be responsible for:

Advocacy and communication Media outreach and visibility Coordination and programme support Knowledge management and capacity building Partnerships and visibility

Work Relations

Internal partners include other staff in the country office; close collaboration with the team member (two communication assistants) and other Porgramme officers, as well as Project officers in three locations, under the coordination of the Assistant Representative, with direct supervision of the Representative.

External partners include project implementation partners of the Country Offices programme, academic institutions’ professional societies, NGOs, IGOs, and other UN agencies.

Qualifications and Experience:


Master´s degree in Development studies, Journalism, communications, public policies, international relations, human rights/ gender, or other related degree. In lieu of master´s degree, a first level university degree can be considered when combined with an additional 2 years of relevant qualifying experience over and above the minimum requirement (i.e. 4 years instead of 2 years)

Knowledge and Experience:

Minimum two years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience, preferably in Communications, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender, Population and Development, Public Health and /or any related fields. Experience working in communication or advocacy in the areas related to UNFPA”s mandate (e.g. sexual and reproductive health and rights, prevention of gender-based violence, youth and adolescents, gender equality, intercultural communication, and human rights focusing on the most vulnerable populations) Good knowledge management and strong advocacy skills including monitoring media coverage (including social media), communicating knowledge tools or materials, and partnership building and resource mobilization. Sound analytical skills related to country context or situation, and stakeholder mapping, and ability to use the analysis Experience with, or knowledge on the UN system in general and especially UNFPA mandate is a strong asset. Capacity to develop, implement, and monitor communication and advocacy strategies or plans, including ability to link communication actions with behavioral and social changes, and providing communication materials for specific audience, such as youth and adolescents. Familiarity with designing, implementing and monitoring communications campaigns and events, including the use of social media and innovative technologies. Excellent computer/information systems skills, including knowledge on social media and other innovative technologies or communication tools/ methods.


Excellent oral and written communications and editing skills in Spanish (fluency required) and good communication skills in English, especially oral and writing skills;

Other Desirable Skills:

Initiative, sound judgment, strong interest in development work, especially the mission of the United Nations Population Fund and dedication to the principles of the United Nations.

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