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The Position:

The Communication Assistant is located in Country Offices (CO) and reports to

Representative/Assistant Representative


Job Purpose:
The Communication Assistant will provide support on communication related to the UNFPA office.
You would be responsible for:
● Support promotion and visibility of UNFPA mandate through different media venues;
● Provide technical inputs in support of designing the UNFPA Timor-Leste core program advocacy and communication activities in collaboration with communication staff and support liaison with national media;
● Support the management in establishing a database of evidence-based on life and success stories, and develop and maintain audiovisual materials;
● Support other communications staff in the management of the UNFPA local website and ensure regular updates of its content in close cooperation with staff;
● Assist in the drafting of media briefs on UNFPA CO activities for CO and when requested by the Regional Office;
● Provide substantive technical support to the program team to develop IEC/BCC material in a different thematic area;
● Work with the UN system to sensitize Media/journalists on UNFPA Mandate and to identify communication opportunities;

● Translate communication materials between English and Tetum;
● Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor or UNFPA Representative.

Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor's degree at journalism, communication, or other relevant fields.
Knowledge and Experience:
● 5 years of relevant work experience in journalism, communications, or other relevant programs; experience working in the development sector, UN or other international development organization would be an asset;
● Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems.
Languages: Fluency in English; Fluency in Tetum and Bahasa is an added advantage.

Required Competencies:

• Exemplifying integrity,
• Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
• Embracing cultural diversity,
• Embracing change

Functional Competencies:
● Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
● Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
● Delivering results-based programmes
● Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

Core Competencies:
• Achieving results,
• Being accountable,
• Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
• Thinking analytically and strategically,
• Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
• Communicating for impact

How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit an application letter and a completed United Nations Personal History (P11) Form by email to The P11 is available on the UNFPA websites at
Hard copies application with duly completed P11 and CV could be submitted to the UNFPA office (in a sealed envelope addressed to Jose Soares).
UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applications in whom UNFPA has a further interest. For the one who applied before, no need to re-submit their application.
UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balances gender distribution.
We offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the position.
Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDs status.
Qualified men and women are equally encouraged to apply.