UN Digital & Social Media Consultant Work in South Africa

Closes: 18 March 2023

As World War II was about to end in 1945, nations were in ruins, and the world wanted peace. Representatives of 50 countries gathered at the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco, California from 25 April to 26 June 1945. For the next two months, they proceeded to draft and then sign the UN Charter, which created a new international organization, the United Nations, which, it was hoped, would prevent another world war like the one they had just lived through.

UN In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA), the General Assembly holds a high-level meeting, at the level of Heads of States and Governments, on the theme “Reparations, racial justice and equality for people of African descent.

Also Read: Why African musicians remain poor and famous?

Four months after the San Francisco Conference ended, the United Nations officially began, on 24 October 1945, when it came into existence after its Charter had been ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a majority of other signatories.

Now, more than 75 years later, the United Nations is still working to maintain international peace and security, give humanitarian assistance to those in need, protect human rights, and uphold international law.

At the same time, the United Nations is doing new work not envisioned for it in 1945 by its founders. The United Nations has set sustainable development goals for 2030, in order to achieve a better and more sustainable future for us all. UN Member States have also agreed to climate action to limit global warming.

Duties and Responsibilities

The selected candidate will apply her/his skills in the field of communications to support the activities of UNIC Pretoria. The incumbent will assist the office in implementing its communications strategy particularly on social media platform, including training UNIC personnel, particularly the IT staff member, to improve their social media skills.

EmployerUnited Nations
Host NationSouth Africa
Official Website
Closing Date18 March 2023
Eligible Candidate QualificationsDegree
UN Job Summary

The incumbent will report to UNIC Director. Specifically, the consultant will be responsible for the following activities:
Providing assistance and training to UNIC on the use of communication equipment such as photo cameras, video cameras and related equipment in producing multimedia content.

Providing assistance and training to UNIC on the most effective way of optimizing the use of content on social media platforms.

Conceptualizing and creating original multimedia content for UN communications campaigns within the South African context. This includes planning, sourcing, and editing content, such as videos, photos for all UN South Africa social media platforms.

Updating the UNCT social media platforms regularly with, among others, platform-specific content from UNIC and UN agencies based in South Africa.

Compiling and editing articles that are sourced from various UN agencies for publication in the InFocus magazine. Representing and participating in the inter-agency working group on social media and providing feedback.

Participating in the UN Communications Group activities as well as performing functions related to UNCG social media platforms. Attending designated meetings to get ideas or content for social media platforms, provide feedback and assist with related communications support as required.

Assisting with research and performing any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications/special skills

Education: Applicants should be in possession of a university degree or similar qualification in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field.
Experience: A minimum of three years of work experience on communications particularly on conducting outreach campaigns using social media is required. Knowledge or experience in running such campaigns for the United Nations is an added advantage.


Language competencies: Excellent command of written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of French an asset.

Click here to apply

Follow on Twitter

Join WhatsApp Group

Related Articles

Back to top button