- Organization: UNV – United Nations Volunteers
- Location: Dhaka
- Grade: Level not specified – Level not specified
- Occupational Groups:
- Communication and Public Information
- External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
- Children’s rights (health and protection)
- Project and Programme Management
- Public, Private Partnership
- Closing Date: 2023-03-13
Description of assignment title
Project officer (Partnership and Communications, Adolescents and Youth programme)
Expected start date
Sustainable Development Goal
3. Good health and well-being
International UN Volunteer Specialist
DoA reserved for persons with disabilities
12 months (with possibility of extension)
Number of assignments
Mission and objectives
UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency with the mission to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA calls for the realization of reproductive rights for all and supports access to a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services – including voluntary family planning, maternal health care and comprehensive sexuality education. In 2018, UNFPA launched efforts to achieve three transformative results, ambitions that promise to change the world for every man, woman and young person: 1) to end unmet need for family planning, 2) to end preventable maternal death, and 3) to end gender-based violence and harmful practices. Currently, UNFPA is implementing 10th Country Programme (2022-2026) in Bangladesh.
UNFPA Bangladesh office has been working closely with UN Agencies, development partners, Government of Bangladesh, civil society organizations, and youth-led networks to promote and protect health and wellbeing of adolescents and young people with focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Within the framework of the 10th Country Programme in Bangladesh, UNFPA is operating in 10 districts of Bangladesh, including the capital city Dhaka, to increase knowledge of health and SRHR, health seeking behaviour of adolescent girls and improve quality of services in district and union health facilities. Given the high rate of early and child marriage, and pregnancy among adolescents and young people in Bangladesh, UNFPA has been implementing several projects to provide knowledge on health, SRH, menstrual health, relationship, and gender equality to empower adolescent girls to know and exercise their rights, including the right to delay marriage and the right to refuse unwanted sexual advances. The programme will continue for 4 years until end of 2026.
Under the direct supervision of Programme Specialist, Adolescents and Youth (AY), the International UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: Supports communications component of UNFPA’s AY programme Supports development and/or review of media releases, key messages, media FAQs, speeches, stories, and presentations Provides support in the designing and implementation of online behaviour change and information campaigns and track and tabulate media exposure Contributes to writing, designing and review of project pitches, concept notes and proposals to private and public donors Supports coordination of projects and activities funded by Korean Government and KOICA and ensure timely communication and exchange of information Encourages, mobilizes and supports co-workers, fellow UN Volunteers and members of the local community to play an active part in development on a voluntary basis.
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Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.
3 years of experience in • Communication and marketing accountabilities. Working experiences in Korean language would be an asset for this position considering the nature of works outlined in the DoA • Experience in collateral production, marketing and PR activities, and project management would be an asset. • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams.
Area(s) of expertise
Communication, Development programmes
English, Level: Fluent, Required Korean, Level: Fluent, Required
Required education level
Bachelor degree or equivalent in Marketing Communications / Marketing / Journalism focus on Business or in relevant fields.
Competencies and values
• Accountability • Adaptability and Flexibility • Building Trust • Client Orientation • Commitment and Motivation • Commitment to Continuous Learning • Communication • Ethics and Values • Integrity • Planning and Organizing • Professionalism • Respect for Diversity • Working in Teams
Living conditions and remarks
Dhaka is located in central Bangladesh. Not only is it the capital city, but it is also the largest in the country. It is the centre of political, cultural, and economic life in Bangladesh. The official language is Bengali, while English is the working language of UN Agencies. In recent decades, Dhaka has seen the modernization of services, communications, and public works. The city is attracting large foreign investments and greater volumes of commerce and trade. It is also experiencing an increasing influx of people from across the nation; this has reportedly made Dhaka one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. Good English-speaking medical, dental services, and educational centres are available for internationals. Dhaka is connected to other cities by rail, road, and by air and internationals can move easily from one city to another. Dhaka has venerable green spaces, including many gardens and parks, historical places, and nice restaurants. The weather is tropical – hot and very humid during the summer monsoon season (April-September) and drier and cooler in the winter (October-March). Historically, Bangladesh has been a safe country for internationals so far. While Dhaka is not categorized as a hardship station, the volunteer should be prepared for limitations in freedom of movement on foot, by public transport, and to certain locations.
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.