NATIONAL POST: Programme Associate, Communications & RM, GS-6, Ankara/Turkiye

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Job Description

The Position:

The Programme Associate, Communications and RM supports relevant communication, advocacy and programme activities with a focus on graphic design, video production, social media/website management.

You will report to the Programme Analyst, Communications.

How You Can Make a Difference

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose

You will support the communication activities, as well as advocacy and programme activities by focusing on graphic design, video production, managing social media and website.

You Would Be Responsible For

  • Supporting implementation of UNFPA Turkiye’s communication strategy, yearly work-plan and ongoing communication activities.
  • Supporting in drafting a social media strategy and direction for all applicable social platforms, including recommendations for improvements.
  • Supporting in gathering content and coverage of relevant CO efforts/best practices to identify effective programme activities and results.
  • Supporting in producing/designing communication materials (e.g. brochures, visual materials, social media posts, web pages) that meet the UNFPA standards.
  • Managing UNFPA Turkey’s website and drafting news articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials for both web-based and traditional media.
  • Monitoring UNFPA Turkey’s media accounts and increasing visibility of UNFPA Turkey on social media, as measured by number of followers and, in particular, engagement rates and reports on social media activities and engagements.
  • Assisting in conceptualizing, designing and executing creative, innovative and engaging campaigns and audio-visuals for use on website, social media and podcast, including video production, developing branding around special days and campaigns, infographics/data visualization (using supplied data, research and reports to present core messages and organize complex information into visual representations); carried across multiple channels.
  • Continuously monitoring the social media environment, identifies opportunities and develops ideas for engagement.
  • Supporting in providing creative vision and strategic consultancy for videographers, external designers, copywriters, photographers, animators and illustrators.
  • Supporting in organizing events, field visits, video/photo missions, press trips including supporting the necessary planning, logistics and administrative/operational arrangements for them.
  • Monitoring and reports communication materials prepared by implementing partners of UNFPA.
  • Monitoring and reporting the related press content and maintains a timely library of media coverage.
  • Designing monthly newsletters of UNFPA Turkiye.
  • Preparing donor requested visual communications/visibility reports.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date documentation center for communication materials including publications, press releases and clippings, photographs, videos, web resources etc.
  • Reviewing current photography/video assets, select quality pieces, archive properly for easy access.
  • Performing any other duties, as required.


Qualifications and Experience:

Completed Secondary Level Education required. University Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field desirable.

Knowledge And Experience

  • 6 years of relevant working experience in communications, digital media, graphic design, public information or a related field
  • Microsoft Office, Windows-based applications, integrated web-based management systems, design and video editing applications such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier, After Effects, Corel etc;
  • Experience in preparation of communication/social media campaigns is an asset.
  • Experience in managing social media accounts and websites is an asset.
  • Knowledge on graphic design and video production applications is an asset.
  • Having basic photography skills is an asset.
  • Working experience in relevant international organizations and/or private sectors is an asset.
  • Familiarity with UN procedures and working methods is an asset.


Fluency in both written and spoken English and Turkish is required.


Required Competencies:

Exemplifying integrity,

Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,

Embracing cultural diversity,

Embracing change

Core Competencies

Achieving results,

Being accountable,

Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,

Thinking analytically and strategically,

Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,

Communicating for impact

Functional Competencies

Managing the organization’s resources

Developing ICT standards and applications

Managing data, information and work flow

Compensation And Benefits

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive pay and benefits. Staff members in General Staff Category that are locally recruited are compensated in accordance with the best prevailing conditions of service locally. You can learn more about tax exemption, allowances and benefits, holidays and leave, health insurance, and retirementpension of GS staff on the UN Careers website or the United Nations website “.


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, diversity, integrity and healthy worklife balance. We are committed to ensuring gender parity in the organization and therefore encourage women to apply. Individuals from the LBGTQIA+ community, minority ethnic groups, indigenous populations, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities in terms of appointment, training, compensation and selection for all regardless of personal characteristics and dimensions of diversity.

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