Closing date: Wednesday, 6 September 2023


Description of assignment title: Communication & Reporting Analyst

Assignment country: Central African Republic

Expected start date: 10/02/2023

Sustainable Development Goal: 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Volunteer category: International UN Volunteer Specialist

Host entity: UNDP

Type: Onsite

Duration: 12 months

Number of assignments: 1

Duty stations: Bangui


Mission and objectives

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in some 170 countries and territories, supporting their own solutions to development challenges and developing national and local capacities that will help them achieve human development and the Sustainable Development Goals. Our work is concentrated on three main focus areas: Sustainable development Democratic governance and peacebuilding Climate and disaster resilience UNDP helps countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we promote gender equality and the protection of human rights.


The project aims to maintain the functioning of the PBF Secretariat in the CAR in order to ensure the coordination, monitoring and evaluation of projects in the Central African Republic and strengthen the strategic coordination framework of the PBF portfolio. The unit was set up to ensure the complementarity of interventions financed by the PBF and provide technical support to recipient entities in order to maximize the impact of the Fund on peacebuilding in the CAR. Present in some 170 countries and territories, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) helps reduce inequalities and exclusion, and build better resilience so that countries continue to progress. As the lead United Nations development agency, UNDP plays an essential role in supporting countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. UNDP’s mandate is to end poverty, establish democratic governance, the rule of law and inclusive institutions. UNDP helps countries access the knowledge, experience and resources needed to help people build better lives. For the execution of its mandate, UNDP depends entirely on voluntary contributions from United Nations Member States, its multilateral partners, the private sector and other sources of funding. These contributions can be allocated as regular resources (also called “core funding”) or as theme, project or development sector specific resources. UNDP administers the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) Secretariat, the Secretary General’s primary instrument for preventing and/or ending violent conflicts. However, the PBF Secretariat is under the supervision of the United Nations Resident Coordinator (RC) and is located within his Office, at the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The main mission of the PBF Secretariat is to support the RC in making strategic decisions regarding peacebuilding. To this end, the secretariat interacts with the government, civil society, communities, technical and financial partners and all entities of the United Nations system. The Secretariat ensures that it documents and collects lessons learned on behalf of the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) in order to guide future investments by best calibrating planned interventions. He is also responsible for ensuring the visibility of PBF projects through the development of communication products on an ongoing basis.

Task description

Under the general supervision of the Resident Coordinator and the direct supervision of the coordinator of the PBF Secretariat, and in liaison with the PBSO, the candidate will have the mission of:

  •  Develop a PBF communication plan in CAR;
  •  In collaboration with the PBSO communications officer, develop communication tools aimed at publicizing the Fund’s interventions among different targets;
  •  In relation with RUNO (Recipients UN organizations) and NUNO (Non UN organizations), identify and document PBF success stories and support M&E in documenting good practices for different target audiences (National Government, CSOs, PTFs, PBF donor countries, Members of the RCA Configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission, etc.) and support it;
  •  Develop public or targeted communication tools adapted to the Secretariat’s communication needs (press articles, press releases, flyers, two-pagers, documentaries, web documentaries, etc.);
  •  Establish, update and maintain good relationships with media professionals to share and disseminate information relating to the activities of projects financed by the PBF in the CAR;
  •  Liaise with the recipient organizations of the Fund and support them in the development of their strategies and communication plans relating to the projects;
  •  Ensure the promotion of the visibility of the fund by recipient organizations and project implementation partners in the field;
  •  Support the monitoring and follow-up of projects, including through the production of dynamic and attractive visibility tools (dashboard, monitoring tables, newsletters, etc.);
  •  Ensure the production and distribution of the quarterly PBF information bulletin in CAR;
  •  Write press releases, fact sheets and other information materials for use by PBSO, donors and the media;
  •  Support the advocacy and resource mobilization activities of the Resident Coordinator, PBF recipient agencies and organizations;
  •  Support the organization of virtual and field visits to the PBSO, the Peacebuilding Commission and all other stakeholders of interest to the PBF;
  •  Support the drafting of PBF Secretariat reports;
  •  Support the RC in the preparation and development of PBF annual strategic reports;
  •  Liaise with the communications officer of the RC Office, participate in meetings of the United Nations communications group and contribute to its activities;
  •  Support the organization of meetings with PBSO national and international partners
  •  Support the organization of workshops, biannual meetings with implementation partners, donors, government partners;
  •  Produce and disseminate success stories resulting from interventions financed by the PBF
  •  Carry out any other tasks required by the Resident Coordinator, the PBF Secretariat Coordinator and the PBSO. In addition to the above, UN Volunteers are expected to:
  •  Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteering by reading the documentation made available by the UNV program, external publications and take an active part in the activities of the UNV program, for example getting involved in the commemorative activities of the International Volunteer Day ( JIV), December 5.
  •  Become familiar with and develop any form of traditional and/or local volunteering in the host country.
  •  Reflect the type and nature of voluntary actions they undertake, including their participation in substantive reflections.
  •  Contribute to the writing of articles on field experiences to be submitted for the publication of the UNV program/website, bulletin and press notes, etc.
  •  Contribute to the Program for welcoming newly arrived United Nations Volunteers to the country of assignment;
  •  Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteers or encourage individuals and organizations to use online volunteer services where technically feasible.

Eligibility criteria

Age: 27 – 80


Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.


Required experience

3 years of experience in Have proven experience in the following fields: Design, graphics, web documentation, audio and video editing

Area(s) of expertise

Arts and design, Communication, Information technology

Driving license


French, Level: Mother tongue, Required English, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

Required education level

Master degree or equivalent in Communication; Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing

Competencies and values

Creativity and spirit of initiative, Ability to integrate and work in a team Professionalism, Respect for diversity Respect for deadlines

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

The CAR is a post-conflict country. From 2013, a bloody conflict opposed the Séléka and the Anti Balaka, over almost the entire territory of the country. Fearing the risk of genocide, the United Nations decided to send peacekeepers to the country, to protect civilians and bring peace. The clashes having ended, there are still some areas of the country where armed men continue to carry out attacks against villages, private individuals and even NGO and UN personnel. Following the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation signed on February 6, 2018 between the 14 armed groups and the Government of the CAR, the State began the deployment of its services, notably the Armed Forces, the police, the gendarmerie, justice in several regions of the country. The CAR has a single international airport (Bangui M’poko) which provides all air connections with the outside world and the regions of the country. There are airfields in the 16 capitals of each prefecture and also in certain large sub-prefectures. The road network is very poor, since there is only one main road linking the CAR to Cameroon which is paved. Two seasons alternate the climate in the CAR. A dry season and a rainy season spread over 6 months each. The most feared disease is malaria, which claims many lives each year. The hotel network is increasingly experiencing great growth, but still remains very expensive. In terms of food, there is a wide variety of local and imported products in Bangui and certain large cities in the country. But access to these products is not the same everywhere across the country. All these difficulties make the cost of living more expensive. The same goes for services like banks, hospitals, electricity, etc. access to which is very limited and only concentrated in Bangui the capital. However, it is possible to find what you need on site depending on your needs.

Inclusivity statement

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.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy


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