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Communications Analyst


  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Ankara
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2022-05-23

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Organizational Context



UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women), grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.


In Turkey, in line with its global Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and Country Strategic Note (2022-2025), and the overall UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Turkey (UNSDCF) (2021-2025), UN Women works towards the overarching goal of “Women and girls including those at greatest risk of being left behind fully exercise their human rights, enjoy a life free from violence and discrimination, and lead, influence and benefit from sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development towards the advancement of gender equality in Turkey.” UN Women works in four thematic areas: (i) governance and participation in public life; (ii) women’s economic empowerment; (iii) ending violence against women and girls; and (iv) women, peace and security, humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction. UN Women contributes to three UNSDCF outcomes: 1) Women and girls have improved and equal access to resources, opportunities, and rights, and enjoy a life without violence and discrimination; 2) By 2025, Persons under the Law on Foreigners and International Protection are supported towards self-reliance. 3) By 2025, governance systems are more transparent, accountable, inclusive and rights-based with the participation of civil society, and quality of judicial services is improved.


Gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) is a well-recognized strategy and powerful tool to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. It enables governments to effectively reduce gender inequalities through policies, plans and budgets that address equally the specific needs and priorities of women and men, including the most excluded.  It improves the effectiveness of public spending and strengthens accountability by urging for the creation of transparent budgets. UN Women has spearheaded and supported GRB interventions in more than 75 countries and has recognized global, regional and country-level technical expertise in this area.


In Turkey, in the past years, UN Women has partnered with the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) on GRB to integrate gender equality into the strategic plan, budget processes and ultimately to the budget of the TGNA. In addition, UN Women has supported the development of a pool of trainers on gender equality to increase the institutional capacity of the TGNA on gender equality as well as to increase the sustainability of the efforts on gender equality and GRB. At the local level, jointly with UNDP, it has supported the integration of gender perspective into strategic plans and budgets in selected municipalities and the establishment of specific units dedicated to the advancement of women’s rights.


Building on these initiatives, UN Women embarked on a new three-year project “Implementing Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting in Turkey” as of December 2020, funded by the European Union and the main beneficiary of which is the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services (MoFLSS) - General Directorate on the Status of Women (GDSW) whereas the co-beneficiary is Presidency of Turkey - Presidency of Strategy and Budget (PSB). The project aims to increase financing for GEWE through strategic partnerships, providing tailored technical assistance and guidance, and building institutional capacity and knowledge. It is designed to support selected line Ministries as well as four selected pilot municipalities (Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, Eskisehir Metropolitan Municipality, Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, Edirne Municipality). The project will benefit from international expertise and close linkages with UN Women’s Regional Programme “Transformative Financing for Gender Equality in the Western Balkans” as well as other relevant initiatives.


Reporting to the Programme Specialist (NOC), Communications Analyst is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the Implementing Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting in Turkey project`s communications and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of UN Women with partners, the media and the public   in the timeframe set in the Project.


The Communications Analyst works in close collaboration with the Programme, Operations and technical teams in the UN Women Turkey Office/RO, HQ/Regional communications teams, staff of other UN Agencies, Government officials, media, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society.


Duties and Responsibilities




1.Provide substantive support to the planning and design of external communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans

  • Develop a gender sensitive communication strategy of the project in line with the visibility rules of UN Women and EUD.
  • Monitor and analyze print and social media and provide analysis to UN Women Turkey Office
  • Provide inputs and support to the launch of in-country UN Women/ UN system corporate and campaigns and special events.
  • Support beneficiaries of the Project (Ministries and the local governments) in their internal and external communication and advocacy efforts for gender responsive budgeting.
  • Contribute to the general UN Women Turkey Office communications and advocacy initiatives as requested by the UN Women Management.


2. Coordinate and contribute substantively to the development and dissemination of advocacy materials related to the “Implementing Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting in Turkey” project

  • Draft briefing materials, talking points and press releases and coordinate its dissemination through effective channels;
  • Identify storylines for publication and articles;
  • Coordinate the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;
  • Follow guidelines from the donor, HQ and RO.


3.Coordinate media relations for the for the “Implementing Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting in Turkey” project


  • Maintain list of relevant media in country and develop relationship with the conventional and non-conventional media channels
  • Respond to inquiries for public and UN system information materials;
  • Organize roundtable discussions, press conferences and briefing session for press, as required;
  • Establish and maintain social media outreach in Turkey
  • Manage UN Women Turkey social media accounts and provide input to relevant web pages  to support and implement project communication and outreach;
  • Write, edit and manage social media content to engage audiences on the platforms;
  • Mobilize partners, women’s groups, influencers, opinion leaders and other key stakeholders on social media to enhance visibility and outreach;
  • Liaise with UN Women HQ and Europe and Central Asia Regional Office to make sure social media plans are in sync and supportive of global campaigns.

4.Build and maintain partnerships and maintain relations with donors

  • Maintain relationships with beneficiaries and donor 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.


5.Facilitate knowledge building and sharing

  • Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned directly linked to the “Implementing Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting in Turkey” project goals and activities;
  • Organize and conduct training and workshops on communication and advocacy, as appropriate.
  • Upload information to knowledge management system on a regular basis, including news, updates, resources.
  • Contribute to the communications and advocacy related parts of the corporate plans and reports.





Key Performance Indicators



  • Timely monitoring of current events and trends
  • Quality and relevant advocacy materials and content
  • Timely updating of website and social media
  • Timely dissemination of materials as shown by knowledge of UN Women’s activities in country
  • Regular interactions with mass media, as shown by coverage







Core Values:

  • 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 desirable


Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf (

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.  All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

Required Skills and Experience


VI. Recruitment Qualifications



Education and certification:


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in communications, public relations, journalism or relevant field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.





  • At least 1 year of professional work experience at national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy.
  • Experience in the use of social media.
  • Experience in development of online and offline advocacy materials
  • Experience in media relations is an asset;
  • Knowledge in the field of gender equality and women’s empowerment is an asset
  • Minimum 3 years of previous job experience in project implementation relevant to function is an asset.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in similar EU and /or UN projects is an asset.



Language Requirements:


  • Fluency in English and Turkish is required;



The application package for the UN Women Communications Analyst (NoA) position should consist of:

How to Submit the Application:

  • Download and complete the UN Women Personal History Form (P11)-  UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc (
  • Merge your UN Women Personal History Form (P11), CV and Motivation Letter into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement).
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;'
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above).
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.


  • UN Women retains the right to contact references directly. Due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
  • Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and may not be considered for further assessment.  

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.


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