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VAGA : UNV – Community Engagement Specialist, Guinea-Bissau

  • Cidade: Bissau
  • Estado: Guiné-Bissau
  • País: Guiné-Bissau
  • Criado: 17/05/2021 19:05
  • Expira: Este anúncio expirou


  • Organization: UNV – United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Bissau (Guinea-Bissau)
  • Grade: National Specialist – Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-31

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of Governance Unit or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Digital Communication and Outreach Specialist will:

Community engagement

  • Develop and implement a community engagement strategy to promote Na No Mon in the regions
  • Organize awareness campaigns in universities, colleges, administration, CSOs, NGOs, businesses, the general public;
  • Engage other UN agencies and development partners in order to encourage their contribution to the Community Support Platform and facilitate the publishing of their inputs/contributions;
  • Work closely with the Community Outreach Partner to collect information and data for website content from communities, CSOs, NGOs, and UN Agencies (documents, pictures, press releases, etc.);
  • Supervise the Community Outreach Partner;
  • Communicate the website management procedure with related parties, in order to build up organization-wide knowledge sharing mechanism based on website platform;
  • Liaise with other stakeholders to stay updated on new initiatives, solutions and developments;
  • Liaise with other offices, UN external agencies and partners, to ensure accurate brand representation.

Coordination and management

  • Ensure the timely coordination of the Small Grants Scheme
  • Participate in the dissemination, identification and selection of the proposals to be supported
  • Liaise with the grantees, provide technical support and accompany them in the implementation of activities
  • Accompny the formal and informal organizations in the implementation of project activities
  • Ensure the monitoring and evaluation of Small Grants projects supported
  • Collect and analyze data, including financial and narrative reports
  • Contribute to strengthening partnership with partner institutions and structures
  • Liaise with the communication/digital expert in the management of the platform;
  • Relay community feedback to relevant internal stakeholders.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, international relations, communication and/or information management

24 Months

  • At least 2 years of proven work experience in community engagement
  • At least 2 years of proven work experience in project management
  • Experience planning and leading community initiatives, including online
  • Past experience in development organization is an asset

  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • Crioulo(Mandatory), Level – Working Knowledge
  • English(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge
Development programme/project administration, Community participation and development

  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Advanced computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in sustainable development, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Fluency in spoken and written Portuguese, Creole is required. Working knowledge of English is an advantage;


Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First register your profile at

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First update your profile at

Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Guinea Bissau and legal residents in Guinea Bissau with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.”

Application deadline: 31-05-2021

Applications from women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

More details and how to apply at :


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