Extension of Deadline: National Consultant for Communications

16 September 2019

Vientiane, Lao PDR

UNFPA Office in Lao PDR is looking for a National Consultant for Communications to work in UNFPA Country
Duration of the work: Full time work from Monday to Friday. From beginning of October 2019 to end of March 2020 (with possibility of
extension as needed)

Place of work: Vientiane capital and possibility of field work in some targeted provinces in Lao PDR

Scope of work:

  • The consultant is expected to support the Country Office to:
  • Implement the Country Office Communication Strategy and Plans.
  • Develop, update, produce, translate and distribute communication materials
  • Coordinate and support advocacy events maximizing the participation of the media
  • Regularly update UNFPA CO website, Facebook and Twitter
  • Maintain media contact list and Press clipping files
  • Serve as a Communication Focal Point and participate in the UN Communication Group meetings and liaise with the UNFPA Regional Information Officer in Bangkok
  • Assist in CO’s efforts for capacity development of CO staff and national counterparts in communication and advocacy
  • Support development and translation of UNFPA’s basic communication and advocacy materials such as press releases, stories, speeches and other documents from English to Lao language
  • Monitor local media in terms of UNFPA-related stories and key interest areas
  • Liaise with local media and facilitate information sharing (including quotes, photos and factual data) as required
  • Liaise with local printers, graphic designers, TV and radio production houses where required
  • Assists in other areas as assigned by the UNFPA Representative

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Higher education, preferably in any of the following: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Design, Web Design, Media or Print Production, English; development studies or other related disciplines in accordance with the skills required for the position.
  • A high level of computer literacy is essential
  • Coaching and on-the job training will be provided as necessary. It is vital that the candidate has a strong interest in communications/media/journalism. Skills and experience on photography, graphic design and/or journalism is an asset.
  • Previous experience with the UN or other international organizations is an asset
  • English (excellent to fluent) and Lao (native speaker, excellent writing skills essential for translation)

All interested applicants should submit the following:

A cover letter, CV in English with Personal History Form (P11 Form) (providing details of the required experience enumerated above), listing three references and consultancy rates quoted in Lao Kip.

Applications should be sent to UNFPA Office, UN House, Ban Hatsady, Lane Xang Avenue, P.O. Box 345, Vientiane
(Tel: 856 21 267777, 267633) or email to: indicating “Application for a National Consultant for Communications”.

To obtain full Terms of Reference and/or P11 form, please contact UNFPA office.

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency
working to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted,
every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.


Terms of Reference of the consultancy can be shared upon request.
We will only consider applications with complete P11 attached. UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applicants
in whom UNFPA has a further interest. UNFPA reserves the right to appoint prior to the closing date.
UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of
HIV/AIDS status. Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.