Communications Senior Assistant

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Communications Senior Assistant

Communications Senior Assistant

Position: Communications Senior Assistant
Vacancy Code: VA/2024/B5503/27844
Department/Office: AR, SAMCO, India
Duty Station: Angul, India
Contract Type: Local ICA Support
Contract Level: LICA-5
Duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds, and satisfactory performance
Application Period: 01-Apr-2024 to 15-Apr-2024

Background Information – India:

Angul, located in the Indian state of Odisha, is an aspirational district rich in mineral and natural resources. The district is characterized by a strong manufacturing sector due to the abundance of coal, kyanite, graphite, fireclay, and other raw materials. However, rapid industrial expansion has led to various environmental challenges such as loss of biodiversity, pollution, and degradation of water bodies.

In alignment with global goals for sustainable development, the Angul district aims to become a model of mining area development, focusing on ecological protection, cultural heritage preservation, and human development.

To achieve this vision, the Angul District Administration, in partnership with UNOPS and UNEP, plans to develop and implement a district-level roadmap on circular and inclusive green economy. This program will focus on priority sectors including plastic, electronics, textiles, aluminum, steel, infrastructure, and water management.

UNOPS will support the DMFT Angul by establishing a Programme Management Unit (PMU) to advise the district administration on program management, implementation, monitoring, and reporting, while UNEP will serve as a knowledge partner, bringing international best practices and expertise to the project.

Functional Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the Programme Management Senior Associate, the Communications Senior Assistant will have responsibilities related to communication and stakeholder engagement. Specific duties may include:

  • Developing communication materials such as press releases, articles, and social media content.
  • Supporting the organization of events, workshops, and meetings related to the program.
  • Liaising with media outlets and partners to promote program activities and achievements.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of communication strategies to raise awareness about the program’s objectives and outcomes.
  • Monitoring media coverage and preparing regular reports on communication activities.


The candidate should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Respect for diversity and sensitivity to differences.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities.

Education/Experience/Language Requirements:

  • Education: High school diploma is required. Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or related field is desirable.
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in communications, public relations, or related field.
  • Language: Proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of local languages is an asset.

Contract Type, Level, and Duration:

  • Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
  • Contract level: LICA-5
  • Duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds, and satisfactory performance.

Additional Information:

Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes. Applicants must apply through the official channels during the specified application period.

Note: This is a condensed version of the job posting, focusing on key details and responsibilities.


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