UNDP Jobs Uganda 2021 – Programme Assistant

UNDP Uganda Jobs 2021

Job Title: Programme Assistant – UNDP Jobs Uganda 2021

Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Duty Station: Kampala


United Nations Development Programme Profile:

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network. UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with an increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.

In implementing the mandate of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR Uganda carries out interventions under five thematic areas: Strengthening the rule of law and accountability for human rights violations; Enhancing and protecting Civic Space and people’s Participation; Integrating human rights in sustainable development; Enhancing equality and countering discrimination; and Increasing implementation of the international human rights mechanisms’ outcomes. OHCHR’s interventions relate to the provision of technical assistance, including legal advice and capacity building, monitoring of human rights issues, and engaging in advocacy, among others.


Job Profile:

Under the direct supervision of the Public Information Officer, the Programme Assistant will undertake the following tasks to achieve the following key results:


Roles and responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Public Information Officer, the Programme Assistant will undertake the following tasks to achieve the following key results:
Communications Support
Assists in regularly updating the OHCHR in Uganda website, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and with relevant content and quality photographs and other visuals.
Assists in developing and implementing coordinated, innovative social media strategies and campaigns involving multiple UN Agencies and key partners.
Technical Support
Assists in the conduct of communications and information need assessments for OHCHR, UN joint programming and initiatives, and make proposals to effectively integrate public information and programmes.
Supports the development/production of information and communications instruments and materials for awareness-raising campaigns, including briefing materials and press releases in coordination with the supervisor.
Supports OHCHR publication activities, such as drafting articles, content management, norms for publishing, design, maintenance of regular contact with printers and other suppliers to ensure quality production.
Promotes and disseminates information and communication materials for launching initiatives and publications.
Coordination and Programmes Support
Supports coordination of OHCHR’s work to support and link with program staff in the field as well as at the Head Office in Kampala, particularly linked to the involvement and participation of key partners in the planning, and commemoration of international human rights days.
Supports the organization of public information campaigns on UN in Uganda joint activities and popularizing the OHCHR mandate in Uganda.
Supports OHCHR liaison with the UNCG in Uganda to ensure effective coordination of the implementation of the Delivering As One Communication (DAO) Strategy.
Liaises with the Programme staff teams to collate and document evidence to support OHCHR activities.
Assists in monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the UNDAF Advocacy and Communications Strategy.
Knowledge and Information Management
Assists in identifying and synthesizing best practices and lessons learned directly linked to OHCHR mandate, partnerships and Outcomes/Results.
Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice including OHCHR global communications repositories and the UN in Uganda Knowledge Management System.
Results/Expected Output:
Substantive strengthening of the public information and communications efforts of OHCHR, linked to, particularly the UN Communications Group (UNCG).
Substantive strengthening of coherent ‘Communicating as One’ by all UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes in Uganda.
Increased visibility of OHCHR and partnership in Uganda.
Increased online presence of OHCHR in Uganda.




Education: Secondary Education, Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Public Relations or related field would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.

Experience: At least 3 years experience in communications or managing public information events and campaigns; especially working with websites, social media particularly Facebook and Twitter, is desirable.

Demonstrated ability to take high-quality resolution photographs for social media, websites and other publications.



How To Apply for UNDP Jobs Uganda 2021

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Closing Date: 25th March 2021 


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