Communication Assistant


Job Description


UN-Habitat is the United Nations Programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. UN-Habitat envisions well-planned, well-governed, and efficient cities and other human settlements, with adequate housing, infrastructure, and universal access to employment and basic services such as water, energy, and sanitation.

UN-Habitat is a member of UN Country Team in Pakistan and is active in the areas of Climate Change, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction and Response, Pro-Poor Urban Development, Urban Governance, Urban Resilience, housing, water and sanitation, and urban basic services. The Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) is the focal ministry for UN-Habitat and a representative in the Governing Council.

UN-Habitat has been a partner with the number of ministries at national and provincial level, development partners, civil society organizations and academia. UN Habitat is currently implementing projects in urban governance, urban resilience, WASH and climate change.

In this context, UN-Habitat representation and engagement at the country level is crucial to support the government’s effort in implementing national development initiatives. Furthermore, it is important to work closely with the government and development partners and explore the areas of involvement for the organisation in the short, medium and long term in Pakistan. It is proposed to engage output-based consultant to represent UN-Habitat in different Forum and undertake some specific assignments.

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Habitat Programme Manager in Pakistan, the incumbent will have the following duties and responsibilities:

Provide support in all communication work related to deliver outputs stipulated in the Project document.
Provide support to on communication elements in both content and presentations to develop and finalize retrofitting guidelines.
Provide support to prepare reports, IEE materials, training tool kits in line with UN-Habitat communication guidelines
Prepare final report on project completion with the support of Technical Staff
Ensure adherence to UN-Habitat operational policies, procedures and standards of conduct.
Perform any other task assigned by the supervisor.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Degree in Humanities, social sciences or relevant field or equivalent with 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Report writing, time and resource management, interpersonal, business communication and advanced computing skills including MS-Office applications
  • Knowledge of local area and community is essential
  • Experience to provide support in development projects with particular focus on disaster risk mitigation and water & sanitation sector is preferable.
  • Knowledge of UN rules and regulations is an advantage

Required Competencies

  • Ability to work under pressure and difficult conditions
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN values and ethical standards
  • Ability of work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues by treating all people fairly without favoritism and by understanding the value of diversity
  • Shares knowledge and experience and contributes to UN-Habitat practice areas and actively works towards continuing personal learning and development
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to critical feedback
  • Builds strong relationship with clients and external actors

Required Languages

Proficiency in English and Urdu is essential. Knowledge of local languages is an advantage.


Payments will be made
monthly and based on deliverables over the contract period. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the contractor. The fee will be paid as per agreement.

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