Communications Analyst Entry Level

Salary: Negotiable
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  • Nos. of Opening :
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree :
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Description

Communications Analyst - (Open to Nepalese Nationals only)

Location : Kathmandu, NEPAL
Application Deadline : 18-Feb-16
Type of Contract : FTA Local
Post Level : NO-A
Languages Required : English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : One Year


Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Communications (NO B), the Communications Analyst will participate in the implementation of the corporate communications strategy, as well as in the design, management and implementation of the Country Office communications and publication strategies which are geared to influence the development agenda, promote public information and media outreach.

The Communications Analyst works in close collaboration with his/her supervisor to ensure successful UNDP Communication Strategy implementation and to maintain a working relationship with the Programme and Operations teams, UN Agencies, UNDP HQs (Communications Office) and Regional Communications Manager for further strengthening UNDP Nepal outreach and advocacy efforts.


Duties and Responsibilities

Functions / Key Results Expected

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Implement internal and external communications and outreach strategies, publications strategy and plan;
  • Update UNDP Nepal web site and other social media outlets while maintaining corporate standards and requirements;
  • Support to business development;
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

Provides support to the planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach focusing on the achievement of following results:

  • Conduct ongoing communications needs assessments for UNDP (projects, country programme and corporate change initiatives, etc.);
  • Development/production of communication and advocacy instruments and materials for marketing and awareness-raising campaigns, including briefing materials and press releases;
  • Synthesis of proposals for project formulations to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into all aspects of UNDP’s work;
  • Facilitate the production of publications (Annual Reports, Brochures, and Factsheets. Development Advocate);
  • Management of CO publication activities, such as drafting articles/stories/news, website content, norms for publishing, design, liaise with printers and other suppliers to ensure timely production, and publications dissemination.

Maintains a dynamic UNDP web site and social media accounts (Facebook/Twitter, etc.) focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Maintains a dynamic UNDP Nepal web site based on corporate requirements in cooperation with the ICT staff;
  • Update UNDP’s social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flicker, etc.;
  • Draft content for UNDP’s web site and other platforms;
  • Photograph, film, and edit audiovisual content.

Supports the business development focusing on achievement of the following results:

Launches and campaigns:

  • Promotion and dissemination of corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives and publications such as the Human Development Report;
  • Promotion and maintenance of public information campaigns on UNDP activities, Sustainable Development Goals, and celebrating/commemorating International UN Days under the supervision of the Head of Communications.

Outreach and advocacy:

  • Undertake field visits to cover success stories for UNDP publications and platforms such as the website and the annual report;
  • Ensure effective dissemination of advocacy materials to donors, Government partners, civil society and the media;
  • Organize media visits, press conferences and maintain a good relationship with the media.

Public information

  • Timely and effective responses to inquiries for public information materials.

Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identification and synthesis of best practices, success stories and lessons learned directly linked to programme country goals and activities;
  • Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Professional growth through active learning.



Functional Competencies:       

Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda:
Preparing information for advocacy

  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate.

Building Strategic Partnerships:
Maintaining a network of contacts

  • Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders;
  • Establishes and nurtures positive communication with partners.

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Basic research and analysis

  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things.

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:
Fundamental knowledge of own discipline

  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position;
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
  • Analyzes the requirements and synthesizes proposals;
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.

Creating Visibility for UNDP/Supporting UNDP’s Capacity to Advocate:
Research and data analysis

  • Promotes awareness of UNDP’s centrally to development through dissemination of information and materials.

Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals:
Preparing information for global advocacy

  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences.

Conceptual Innovation in the Provision of Technical Expertise:
Research and analysis

  • Keeps updated in his/her area of substantive expertise;
  • Identifies opportunities for conceptual innovation.

Client Orientation:
Establishing effective client relationships

  • Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines.

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;  
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Self-development, initiative-taking, strong Interpersonal skills;
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
  • Creating synergies through self-control;
  • Managing conflict;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
  • Informed and transparent decision making.


Required Skills and Experience


  • Completion of Master’s Degree in communications, journalism, information technology, multimedia or other relevant fields;
  • Advanced training in communications, journalism, photo/video editing using multimedia software and desktop publishing is desirable.


  • Relevant experience in media at the national level and development communications is desirable;
  • Knowledge/experience in web content management, use of multimedia/graphics/layout/design software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, InDesign, Photoshop, and handling of still/video cameras will be treated as desirable technical qualifications;
  • Must have strong computer skills (MS Word, Publishing, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe Acrobat);
  • Knowledge of the UN and development issues would be an advantage.


  • Fluency in Nepali and English, both spoken and written.


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.