Title: National Media and Communication Expert

Main Duty Station and Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Mission/s to: As required

Start of Contract (EOD): 09 January 2017

End of Contract (COB): 03 April 2017

Contract Type: Regular – 3 working months



The Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation (TII) supports countries in their efforts to develop through trade, investment and innovation the potential of the manufacturing sector to drive socio-economic progress. Developing countries often face constraints arising from the lack of competitive productive supply capacity of tradable goods, which meet the quality, health, safety, environmental, sustainability and consumer protection requirements of targeted markets. They also frequently lack the capacity to implement the multi-lateral trading system provisions for imported and exported products.

The absence of a capacity to establish compliance with market requirements and the lack of internationallyaccepted local proof of compliance restricts the ability of developing countries to exploit trade opportunities and fully participate in the global rule-based trading system. The Investment Promotion Division (PTC/TII/INV) supports countries in improving their investment and innovation climate by assisting governments and institutions at the national and regional levels to analyze investment and technology needs.

Furthermore, the Division strives to enhance the impact of foreign and domestic investments and increase the rate of innovation and technology transfer. The Division maintains international platforms and provides direct support for investment and technology promotion and networking. These include regional networks of national investment promotion agencies (IPANets) and the Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion (EDIP) programme and the Subcontracting and Partnership Exchange (SPX) programme.

The Division manages UNIDO’s international network of Investment and Technology Promotion Offices (ITPOs), which provides the platform for linking the IPA and SPX networks. The ITPOs offer value-added services throughout the entire investment promotion cycle from the identification of partners to ensuring the viability of projects, and complement UNIDO’s capacity-building activities by mobilizing financial and technological resources to scale up development impact.


The project addresses the capacity development needs of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) to lead and monitor the implementation of selected elements of the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP), in collaboration with its parastatals and partner institutions. Specifically, the project will focus on identifying and developing some fundamental skills needed for supporting implementation of selected NIRP actions. The second phase of the project will focus on supporting pilot projects relevant to the NIRP plan as well as continuing to roll out capacity building activities.


Education: first-level university degree in an area relevant to communication, international development, social science, journalism or business administration. The first-level university degree should be supplemented with relevant communication-specific qualifications. A Master’s degree in communication or journalism would be preferable.

Technical and Functional Experience: At least three years of professional experience in area relevant to communication for development. Previous experience within the UN system is preferable. Ability to research and analyze information. Ability to write in a clear and concise manner. Ability to work effectively in multicultural teams. Experience of executing a project communication activity. Software knowledge: Excellent knowledge of MS Office. Full proficiency in pdf editing. Good knowledge of presentation software. Good knowledge of InDesign software. Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Fluency and/or working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.


Core values:

1. Integrity

2. Professionalism

3. Respect for diversity

Core competencies:

1. Results orientation and accountability

2. Planning and organizing

3. Communication and trust

4. Team orientation

5. Client orientation

6. Organizational development and innovation