United Nations University Vacancies 2018

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9 Apr, 2018

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For the past four decades, UNU has been a go-to think tank for impartial research on the pressing global problems of human survival, conflict prevention, development, and welfare. With more than 400 researchers in 13 countries, UNU’s work spans the full breadth of the 17 SDGs, generating policy-relevant knowledge to effect positive global change. UNU maintains more than 200 collaborations with UN agencies and leading universities and research institutions across the globe.

UNU-INRA objectives

The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) is one of fifteen Research and Training Centres and Programmes (RTC/Ps) established by UNU worldwide. The mission of UNU-INRA is to strengthen the capacity of Africa’s universities and research institutions to conduct research and produce well-trained, well-equipped, and motivated individuals, capable of developing, adapting, and disseminating technologies that advance food security, promote conservation, and efficient use of the continent’s natural resources for sustainable development. For more information please visit inra.unu.edu.

Job Description

Job Title: Communications and Public Relations Associate

We are currently looking for an outstanding individual with strong commitment and the potential to bring a significant contribution to the activities of UNU-INRA.


Under the supervision of the Director of UNU-INRA, the Communications and Public Relation Officer will:

  • participate in the development and implementation of the Institute’s communication strategy
  • provide advice to UNU-INRA staff on outreach strategies and on how to disseminate research results
  • organise communications and public relations activities to promote and disseminate research results
  • coordinate media relations and liaise with key stakeholders and policymakers
  • develop and present communication and media products to share research results
  • perform any other professional duties as may be required by the Director of UNU-INRA

Required qualifications

Required qualifications include:

  • a master’s degree or relevant experience in English or Journalism or Social Sciences (exceptional candidates with a bachelor’s degree will be considered)
  • demonstrated experience in identifying and analysing issues to provide advice regarding communications and public relation methods
  • proven experience in media relations, both print and oral
  • good writing, presentation, and communication skills, and demonstrated ability to edit scientific publications
  • good working knowledge of French will be an advantage
  • familiarity with the work of researchers and proven ability to undertake research
  • ability to work independently with little supervision and under tight deadlines
  • proven interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity


Remuneration will be commensurate with academic qualifications and experience.

Duration of contract

This is full-time employment on a one (1) year Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) contract with UNU-INRA, with the possibility for contract renewal subject to satisfactory work performance.

This is a locally recruited post; no relocation expenses or allowances apply. The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations. UNU does not sponsor a working visa for this position.

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