UNFPA is Recruiting a Social Media Content Creator (Closes 02/10/2023)

Communications Analyst

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.

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The Position:

The Communications Analyst will work to improve content, reach, design and coverage of Youth programme, in particular the Safeguard Young People Programme (SYP),  strategies and activities through social media and other communications platforms.  

The Communications Analyst is expected to be a highly motivated and creative individual with experience and a passion for working for and with youth and ensuring young people’s knowledge and skills towards adoption of healthier sexual behavior’s in Eastern and Southern Africa is increased. 

Job Purpose:

The SYP programme has a strategic focus on social behavioral change communication and the use of social media strategies and other digital solutions to deliver SRHR information linked to service delivery to adolescents and young people. 

UNFPA ESARO supported the development and launch of a youth engagement mobisite called “Tune Me” ( as well as the Tune Me App. The platform supports young people in accessing relevant health related information including sexual and reproductive health and rights. It features a ‘youth friendly clinic finder’, with embedded GPS capabilities, as well as a feedback mechanism to report on the quality of services.

A. Social media strategies

  • Develop and support innovative and effective SYP Social media presence and campaigns to grow young people audience and community engagement.
  • Manage day to day social media activities.
  • Build, engage and manage an audience through various and relevant social media platforms and channels (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc.).

B. Content Management 

  • Create, edit, produce and post relevant online and social media content at the right time, through the appropriate channels, related to the project activities and issues covered.
  • Administrate the creation and publishing of relevant, original, high-quality content; and edit content received.
  • Create a regular publishing schedule.
  • Implement, manage, update and maintain a social media content calendar.
  • While flexibility in the working hours is standard when working with social media, the candidate should be able to deliver an agreed amount of website and social media content each week.
  • Support documentation of promising and/or best practices in collaboration with the Countries implementing the programme. 

Qualifications and Experience: 


  • Advanced university degree (Master degree) in relevant areas – communications, journalism, public relations or other related field from reputable institution.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • At least two (2) years of progressively professional experience and proven track record in developing and implementing social media strategies;
  • Demonstrates creativity and documented immersion in social media;
  • Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios;
  • Good knowledge and experience in Graphic design and production of info-graphics;
  • Previous proven experience in documenting promising or best practices;
  • Expertise in programmes such as Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and Microsoft Office basics (Word, Excel PowerPoint); Photography experience and basic skills in video editing and production are a plus;

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