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NATIONAL POST: Communication and Resource Mobilization Analyst,Kigali, Rwanda, NOA


Job Description

Job Title: NATIONAL POST: Communication and Resource Mobilization Analyst, Kigali, Rwanda, NOA

Job ID: 24925

Location: East and Southern Africa

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Rotation: This post is non-rotational

Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda

Closing Date: 9 August 2019 (5pm, New York Time)

Duration: One Year (*)

Post Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Please note that this vacancy is open to national of Rwanda only

* No Expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulation 4.5


Organizational Setting



The Communication and Resource Mobilization Analyst post is located at UNFPA Rwanda Country Office (CO). Under the overall guidance of the Representative, the Communication and Resource Mobilization Analyst reports to the M&E and Sexual & Reproductive Health Policy Advisor.

 Job Purpose

The Communications and Resource Mobilization Analyst is responsible for convening the design, planning, execution, and monitoring of communication and resource mobilization strategies to promote and support UNFPA's mission in the country. H/she supports the management of network of partners and alliances to support the UNFPA programme, and employs resource mobilization tools to support the fundraising efforts of the Country Office.


Main Tasks & Responsibilities


A. Communications, with support from the Creative Design and Social Media Associate 

  • Supports the development of a communications and visibility strategy to position issues pertaining to UNFPA’s mandate into the public domain addressing gaps in communication and penetration of the ICPD mandate, and strengthen political will in support of UNFPA's mission and objectives; 
  • Develops a work plan for communication activities, monitors compliance and provides support and guidance to ensure objectives are met. Plans and monitors the use of communication budgetary resources; 
  • Provides analysis and communications guidance to the Country Office through scanning and reporting of the internal and external environment; and oversees regular production of policy and programme updates in Rwanda within UNFPA, particularly to Africa Sub-Regional Office ESA and regional/media counterparts in HQ; 
  • Fosters close collaboration with mass media through activities such as organizing visits to project sites, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage, and utilizes both web-based and traditional media when appropriate to generate and maintain public interest in issues pertaining to UNFPA’s mandate, and tell the story of UNFPA's cooperation to a wider audience; 
  • Support the development of partnerships with individuals, groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives, and strengthens their capacity through appropriate advocacy and communication training, access to updated information; 
  • Adapts and disseminates advocacy materials from HQ and the Regional Office to identify target audiences, arranging translations into local language(s), as necessary; 
  • Identifies the need for additional materials/activities, such as radio and television programmes, publications, photographs, websites, etc., to advocate and promote organizational goals within the country, and manage their production and distribution to the target audiences (including proposals, studies, press releases, and speeches); 
  • Maintains the UNFPA Rwanda website and inputs to social media, with support of Creative Design and Social Media Associate; 
  • Assists HQ and the Regional Office in identifying and obtaining feature stories and other material to facilitate global/regional advocacy and fund-raising activities; 
  • In the spirit of Delivering as One, represent UNFPA in the UN Communications Group (UNCG) to be a strong unifying platform for dealing with common communication challenges facing the UN in Rwanda.  Contributes to identifying new and creative ways to show how UN programmes are delivering results and promoting coherent image of the UN.  Contribute to the regular newsletters of the One UN in Rwanda and on other communications materials and to the updating of the One UN Rwanda website; 
  • Supervises and guides the Creative Design and Social Media Associate.


B. Resource Mobilization: 

  • Liaises with the Representative/Deputy Representative to establish funding priorities/ shortfalls, and support the development of the Country Programme Resource Mobilization Strategy and its monitoring; 
  • Scans the environment for possible alternative funding sources; 
  • In collaboration with the Programme Specialists and Analysts, prepares background documents for resource mobilization and contributes to proposal development; 
  • Proactively maintains profiles of strategic donors, private sector and partners, assessing changing partnership landscape in Rwanda and identifying entry points for UNFPA; 
  • Monitors and keeps updates on existing and potential partnerships. Follows through and ensures that recommendations and action points agreed to are addressed. 
  • Responsible for monitoring the schedule of reports, based on information consolidated by the Programme Specialists/Analysts, and maintenance of Donor Agreement and Tracking System (DARTS); 
  • Ensures the timely preparation and dissemination of other mandatory and special reports, as well as briefing documents and corporate publications relating to programme activities in support of the UNFPA mission in the country. 



Qualifications and Experience




Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Development, Political or related Social sciences field.  

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Up to two years of responsible professional work experience in the field of communication and resource mobilization is desirable.  a
  • Supervisory experience would be an added advantage.



Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French, is desirable.


Required Competencies



  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • Embracing change

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Business acumen
  • Implementing management systems
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Client orientation
  • Organizational awareness



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