UNDP Moldova: Communications Officer for the One UN Joint Action Cross-river support to Human Rights Project

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The human rights context in the Transnistrian region is illustrated by the amplitude and interplay of multiple forms of inequalities vulnerable groups, such as inter alia persons with disabilities, Roma, people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, children in contact with the law, vulnerable women, prisoners and people who use drugs, are encountering. The ability of vulnerable groups from the region to effectively exercise their rights is impaired by the human rights knowledge, capacity and authority gaps they face. The embryonic civil society environment with weak capacities to influence the policy-making and to reach out to the most vulnerable ones and low human rights awareness of the CSOs, professionals and the population at large are hindering the realization of human rights in the region. Undeveloped and gender-blind specialized service provision, deriving from human and economic resources capacity gaps and the absence of a comprehensive human rights framework are representing additional major contributing factors to this debilitating juncture.
The Programme will work on reducing inequalities for women, men and children in the Transnistrian region, by ensuring that vulnerable human rights holders are empowered to exercise their rights and duty bearers respect, protect and fulfil human rights to a larger extent. It also aims to contribute to the implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan 2018-2022.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Elaborate annual Programme Communication Plans:
  • Develop a professional media package to provide background information about the Programme, and establish processes for: (i) regular communication with media contacts; (ii) regular production of press releases; (iii) regular development of Programme’s newsletters; (iv) advising and assisting Programme’s partners in managing regional media interest at the community level;
  • Organize press-clubs and press briefings;
  • Write stories, press releases, blog posts and news about the Programme’s most important achievements to be placed in the national media, as well as in the local and regional websites, and provide media monitoring reports;
  • Ensure communications on social media: write posts, coordinate development of assets, increase engagement in thematic groups;
  • Provide support in the organization of Programme’s public events;
  • Develop concepts of various communication products such as TV programmes, publications and other promotional and information materials;
  • Coordinate production of multi-media products and promotional materials (printed);
  • Coordinate with the other UN agencies, implementing the Programme, awareness-raising and advocacy campaigns and media and promotional products;
  • Provide media-related assistance to the other UN agencies, implementing the Programme;
  • Ensure a common approach to Programme’s communication and respect of Swedish and UN standards in communication;
  • Elaborate and submit regular reports of the activity at agreed periodicity and reporting format;
  • Undertake any other related tasks requested on an ad hoc basis.

Required Skills and Experience


Master’s degree or equivalent in Journalism, Communication/Media Studies or other closely related field, international relations or others


  • At least four years of experience in media, public relations. Experience in developing and implementing media/communications strategies and plans, including organizing awareness campaigns.
  • Experience in similar positions in development programmes is an advantage.
  • Previous experience in coordination of communication activities related to the rights of vulnerable groups would be an asset.
  • Experience in working with the public sector (Government and local public institutions), private sector, academia and NGOs is a strong asset;
  • Records of writing reports, researches, articles and/or blogs.
  • Experience in the usage of computers, office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.), as well as multimedia tools;

Language Requirements: 

  • Fluency in oral and written English, Romanian and Russian is required.
  • Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language would be an asset.




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