Communication Associate

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
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UNV Communication Associate – Digital Content and Community Management

Assignment country

Expected start date

Sustainable Development Goal

Volunteer category
National UN Youth Volunteer

DoA reserved for persons with disabilities

Host entity


12 months
(with possibility of extension)

Number of assignments

Duty stations


Mission and objectives

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

In all of its work, UNICEF takes a life-cycle based approach, recognizing the particular importance of early childhood development and adolescence. UNICEF programmes focus on the most disadvantaged children, including those living in fragile contexts, those with disabilities, those who are affected by rapid urbanization and those affected by environmental degradation.

UNICEF was created with a distinct purpose in mind: to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future.

We promote girls’ education – ensuring that they complete primary education as a minimum – because it benefits all children, both girls and boys. Girls who are educated grow up to become better thinkers, better citizens, and better parents to their own children. We act so that all children are immunized against common childhood diseases, and are well nourished: no child should suffer or die from a preventable illness. We work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among young people because it is right to keep them from harm and enable them to protect others. We help children and families affected by HIV/AIDS to live their lives with dignity.

We are UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.


UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Regional Chief of Communication or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Communication Associate – Digital Content and Community Management will:

Content production (50%)

  • Conceptualize and create engaging content for social media, with a focus on video content for young people on channels like TikTok and Instagram.
  • Pitch new approaches and angles for content for abovementioned platforms. Pitch approaches for new and upcoming platforms.
  • Work with relevant sections like Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP), to develop a strategic plan for partnering with young content creators – to advise, and co-create youth-centric content with ROSA.
  • Work with relevant sections like Health, Education, Child Protection, Climate Change and Communication for Development (C4D) to co-create plans for regional advocacy priorities related to COVID-19, vaccines, the learning crisis, mental health and climate change, as well as associated campaigns/moments.
  • Research youth social media trends and make recommendations on related UNICEF content.
  • Contribute to content ideation for campaigns and moments across all social media platforms used by ROSA.
  • Develop high-quality creative work, provide quality control over concepts and projects, contribute creative solutions and innovations that strengthen the UNICEF brand in the region.
  • Assist the communication section with additional tasks as required.

Community Engagement (50%)
Support the communication section to:

  • Coordinate, monitor, and manage direct communications on UNICEF South Asia’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels, in close coordination with the UNV Social Media and Community Management Associate.
  • Proactively recommend ideas for engaging with our communities and ensuring our audiences feel heard and feel connected with us.
  • Help employ community management best practices to encourage online audiences to participate in social media discussions, increase their understanding of our work for children and guide their journey to other UNICEF-owned channels.
  • Support the growth of UNICEF South Asia Twitter and Instagram channels through list building and monitoring performance.
  • Monitor current events, public opinion and press, identify issues and trends, and advise on appropriate digital media response.
  • Work with programme sections and partners to map political, government, social media and corporate influencers in South Asian countries in order to ensure targeted communications and have a greater impact for children.
  • Assist the communication section with related additional tasks as required.

Eligibility criteria

18 – 26


Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.


Required experience
0 years of experience in Required Education Level: Bachelor’s degree
Required Experience: 0-1 years

a) Education, qualifications, skills, experience, areas of expertise (to be filled in by the host entity):

For example (the below is indicative, to be adapted by the host entity).

  • Bachelor’s degree in multimedia, communication, journalism, creative writing, politics, social science or a similar discipline.
  • Ability to write clearly, succinctly and for varying audiences.
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills.
  • At least six months professional work experience in the area of digital and social media communications.
  • Previous work experience with UNICEF or other UN agencies is desirable.
  • Experience managing/moderating social media channels or online communities.
  • Experience creating a range of different content for social media.
  • Sound understanding of social media metrics to assess digital performance.
  • Accuracy and professionalism in the production and editing of documents and reports.
  • Strong understanding of monitoring and responding to queries on social media is an asset.
  • An eye for clean, simple, and compelling visual design.
  • Excellent IT skills, especially with design and photo and video editing apps and software.
  • Strong research skills.
  •  Knowledge of and interest in South Asia news and digital landscapes is an asset.
  • Creative, enthusiastic, solutions-orientated.
  •  Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging and multicultural environment.
  • Ability to respond to short deadlines and demonstrate a quick turn-around and execution of creative work.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Highly motivated, with a commitment to learning and growth within the assigned area of work.
  • Have affinity with or interest in child rights, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Area(s) of expertise

Communication, Arts and design

Driving license


English, Level: Working knowledge, Required
Nepalese, Level: Fluent, Desirable

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Communication

Competencies and values

  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity:
  • Commitment to continuous learning:
  • Communication:
  • Planning and organizing:
  • Flexibility:
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNICEF ROSA ‘s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

Other information

Living conditions and remarks
As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. National UN Volunteers are part of the malicious insurance plan.

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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