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Communications and Media Specialist


Job Opening ID: 40863

Position: Communications and Media Specialist

Agency: UNFPA Nepal Country Office

No. of position: One position

Type of contract: Fixed Term Appointment 

Post level: NO-C

Duty station: Kathmandu

Application deadline: Friday, 4 February 2022, 5pm Nepal Time

Duration: One year (renewable)*



1. Education:

Advanced Degree in the field of Media/Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or equivalent professional experience in the communications areas, combined with an Advanced Degree in a relevant discipline.


2. Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least five years of increasingly responsible professional experience at the national or international level in media/communications, journalism, public relations, political science or development work in a relevant discipline;
  • Substantive knowledge and practical experience in communication strategy development, including demonstrated expertise implementing visibility communications or media projects;
  • Strong media contacts and proven success pitching stories to media outlets;
  • Knowledge and expertise in UNFPA mandate areas a distinct advantage;
  • Excellent research and writing skills, with experience writing reports, newsletters, and programme updates;
  • Excellent understanding of web production, social media, and multimedia tools;
  • Intimate knowledge and ease of navigation of traditional and new digital and social media;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated team player in an international team environment;
  • Prior experience in the multilateral system is an asset but is not mandatory.


How to apply: UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.


A full job description of the position can be accessed at and only applications using this link will be accepted.


Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.

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.


UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all, including persons with disabilities.