Communications Associate - Consultant

Juba, South Sudan

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Position : Communications Associate - Consultant

We are looking for a Communications Associate - Consultant.


  • Plan and design communications and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans:
  • Coordinate, implement, and monitor the implementation of the Ministry of Gender Communication Strategy;
  • Implement Ministry of Gender communications and advocacy strategy;
  • Monitor and analyze print and social media and draft reports, and provide analysis to the UN Women’s Country Office (when needed).
  • Coordinate and contribute substantively to the development and dissemination of advocacy materials in the Ministry.
  • Draft briefing materials, and press releases and coordinate their dissemination through effective channels;
  • Identify storylines for publication and articles;
  • Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns;
  • Coordinate the translation/adaptation/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;
  • Follow guidelines from UN Women's CO.
  • Coordinate media relations for the Ministry of Gender
  • Coordinate the establishment of relevant relationships;
  • Maintain a list of relevant media in the country;
  • Respond to inquiries for public and UN system information materials;
  • Organize roundtable discussions, press conferences, and briefing sessions for the press, as required;
  • Draft talking points.
  • Build and maintain partnerships and maintain relations with donors.
  • Maintain relationships with partners and alliances to enhance visibility;
  • Liaise with advocacy partners and undertake outreach to civil society organizations, governments, and other groups to ensure that newsworthy information reaches the public and donors, as delegated.
  • Coordinate the Ministry of Gender web/ online presence.
  • Coordinate Ministry of Gender websites’ content and maintenance based on corporate requirements;
  • Coordinate Ministry of Gender social media accounts in line with corporate social media policy;
  • Upload information to the knowledge management system on a regular basis, including news, updates, and resources.

Required profile for job ad : Communications Associate - Consultant


  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies;
  • Knowledge of web-based management systems;
  • Knowledge of production, graphic design and photography standards;
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and experience in social media outreach;
  • Knowledge of local country media landscape;
  • Communication, networking and advocacy skills;
  • Ability to be strategic and analytical;
  • Knowledge of gender and human rights issues is desirable.

Education and certification:

  • Secondary Education with specialized training in communications, public relations, journalism, or a relevant field is required;
  • University Degree in communication or Journalism or other related area would be desirable, but it is not a requirement;


  • At least 1 year of professional work experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy;
  • Experience in the use of social media.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.

Job criteria for job ad : Communications Associate - Consultant

Job category :Marketing, communication
Industries :Government services
Employment type :Permanent contract
Region :Juba
City :Juba
Experience level :Less than 2 years
Educational level :Bachelor
Number of Position(s) :2