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Digital Outreach And Communications Associate


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Nigeria
  • Grade: Administrative support - GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2023-01-31


Mission and objectives

UNDP is the United Nations largest agency with a mandate to eradicate poverty, through sustainable and inclusive human development. UNDP has been in Nigeria since the country became independent in 1960 providing capacity building and policy development support to the Federal Government of Nigeria in areas of Governance & Peace Building, Inclusive growth, and Sustainable Development. UNDP continues to support the government in the implementation of development interventions aimed at meeting medium to long term goals enshrined in National and Subnational development plans as well as the Sustainable Development Goals. The goal of UNDP is to improve the lives of the people of Nigeria, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, and to ensure a future that offers equality, dignity, and opportunity for all. UNDP works in partnership with the federal Government of Nigeria, development partners, UN agencies, civil society and local communities to help identify local solutions to meet global and national development challenges through a range of interventions that combine UNDP’s expertise and comparative advantage in the areas of Governance & Peace Building, Inclusive growth and Sustainable Development.


UNDP is systemically changing how its institutional and programmatic activities are portrayed and financed. Country Offices are now compelled to unlock new innovative partnerships and business models that enable programmes, projects, and services that support countries to accelerate sustainable development. Adopting a new resource management paradigm, as the global funding landscape for development cooperation is transforming requires the enabling self-sustaining initiatives that are people centred, results oriented and impactful. As a result, the dynamic positioning of UNDP for emerging opportunities that help communities to address the complex and evolving development challenges, is core to country office programming and delivery. UNDP has identified partnerships, advocacy, and communications as a core strategic area of growth in support of its work at global, regional, and country level. Focus on this area is motivated by the new demands posed by the 2030 and 2063 agendas, which require concerted creative and innovative actions from all development actors, to achieve the ambitious goals for socioeconomic transformation and sustainable development. It is also driven by the growing need to innovate and shift development narrative, that positions UNDP as convener of national and regional policy dialogue, facilitator of development partnerships and the enabler of citizenry agency to respond to development challenges. In Nigeria, UNDP works with its national counterparts to implement its development priorities towards achievement of sustainable development. The work is guided by global, regional, and national development and normative frameworks to which Nigeria is signatory to, including the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063. To support this work successfully, UNDP Nigeria intends to engage qualified professionals to support the reimagination of its development offer and support the acceleration and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through integration of community voices, ideas and action as informed by context, leaving no one behind. To ensure that UNDP is working closer with Nigerians in the vast geographical contexts, the country office is expanding its footprint by decentralizing its operations across the country; guaranteeing organizational relevance and agility that is context informed and increased comparative advantage to walk with Nigerians as they define their development trajectory.

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Public Engagment, Outreach and Partnership Lead or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Digital Outreach And Communications Associate will: • Work with the Communications team to implement, strengthen and support online and social media work plans which will support the goals of the organization; • Support development of social media campaigns around UN international days, assisting with production of campaign concept notes and multimedia materials. • Support the development of campaigns and video content for Twitter, Instagram and TikTok coordinating the sourcing of content from Units in the organization such as videos clips, images, and footage about the work of UNDP Nigeria. • Develop innovative multimedia content for social media platforms, especially for Instagram, Twitter and TikTok, creating infographics, social media cards, videos, audio infographics and/or podcasts, as well as other public outreach and engagement tools. • Measure web and social media performance – by producing regular analytics reports for web and social media. • Produce specific video projects including short and long broadcast features for global and local audiences, social media audiences, multimedia content, promotional video content and other video content as requested by the supervisor. • Produce 1-minute, 2-minute videos for Senior Management and other units in the organisation ready to post on social media platforms – Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook. • Assist with editorial supervision of all video products, including drafting and text editing video feature scripts, participating in editorial meetings, and deciding editorial lines according to UN priorities and needs; suggest approaches to video projects by writing treatments or by evaluating treatments proposed by others. • Be overseeing editorial content and production of stories and videos, directing in the field, conducting interviews, as well as shooting, writing scripts, and editing video content. This will also be involved but it is not exclusive to feeding material from the field and writing news stories while in the field. • Be involved in other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor and also integrate the UN volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities. • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

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