National Communications Consultant (UN Women)

Job Description

  • Reference Number: TOR- VNM- 2023-032 (Please refer to this number in the application)
  • Title: National Communications Consultant
  • Task(s): To support the implementation of the communications strategy of UN Women in Viet Nam
  • Contract duration: 15 November 2023 to 15 January 2025
  • Duty Station: Ha Noi, Viet Nam (with mission travel as required)
☐ Remote (Home-based)
☒ Presential (Office-based)
  • Supervision: UN Women Communications and Advocacy Analyst, UN Women Viet Nam Country Office
  • Application Deadline: 08/11/2023


The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the empowerment of Women (UN Women), grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. 
Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
In Viet Nam, UN Women contributes to the development objectives of Viet Nam’s Socio-Economic Development Plan and the National Strategy for Gender Equality. Its Country Strategy Note for 2022-2026 is aligned to the upcoming UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (CF) 2022-2026 and is focused on supporting Viet Nam’s fulfilment of Gender Equality commitments under The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and the promise of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to “leave no one behind”. The key priorities of UN Women in the 2022-2026 period are: 
  1. By 2026, people in Viet Nam, especially those at risk of being left behind, will benefit from and contribute to safer and cleaner environment resulting from Viet Nam’s effective and gender responsive mitigation and adaptation to climate change, disaster risk reduction and resilience building, promotion of circular economy, the provision of clean and renewable energy, and the sustainable management of natural resources. 
  2. By 2026, people in Viet Nam, especially those at risk of being left behind, will contribute to and benefit equitably from more sustainable, inclusive and gender-responsive economic transformation based on innovation, entrepreneurship, enhanced productivity, competitiveness, and decent work; 
  3. By 2026, people in Viet Nam, especially those at risk of being left behind, will have benefited from and have contributed to a more just, safe and inclusive society based on improved governance, more responsive institutions, strengthened rule of law and the protection of and respect for human rights, gender equality, and freedom from all forms of violence and discrimination in line with international standards. 

Communications and Advocacy

The goal of UN Women’s Communication and Advocacy is to support the positioning of women’s empowerment and gender equality as key issues on the international and national agendas and establish UN Women’s role as the global authority in this context. This entails showcasing its leadership as an advocate and knowledge provider on gender equality, a provider of results-oriented, impactful interventions on the ground, and a skilled facilitator of normative and UN coordination processes.
Contributing to the function’s goal are social media campaigns (on Facebook and Twitter), visual communication materials and media outreach. 
UN Women is therefore seeking a National Communications Consultant to manage UN Women’s social media networks in Viet Nam, support the implementation of national campaigns, develop communications materials and support media outreach for UN Women’s events. 


The successful performance of the incumbent will effectively contribute to the successful implementation of UN Women Community Strategy, increase the visibility of UN Women’s image and programme results. In particular, the consultant is expected to carry out the following functions and activities:
  • Support the implementation UN Women Communications Strategy 2022-2026.
  • Maintain UN Women’s social media networks in Viet Nam.
  • Support UN Women Programme Team to develop communications materials and human-interest stories on the impact of UN Women’s work and advocacy messages to promote gender equality.
  • Support advocacy and programme activities of UN Women especially on social norms change.
  • Support administrative work for communications.
  • Support media and communication outreach for UN Women events as required by UN Women Programme Team.


    For the applicant to be considered, applicants must meet the following qualifications and requirements:
  • Bachelor degree in communication, journalism, media relations, development, gender or related field.
Professional Experience 
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in public relations, communications or advocacy on gender equality and/or development issues, specializing in implementation and assistance to planning and design the communications strategies and/or workplans.
  • Having experience working with UN agencies or international organizations. 
Functional competencies
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages and photography, videography, graphic design and social media and in handling of web-management systems.
  • Excellent command of written English with the submission of a writing sample written by the applicant
Language requirement:
  • Vietnamese as mother tongue
  • Proficiency in English

Core Values and Competencies

In addition to requirements and qualifications, it is important that the consultant shares the core values and core competencies of the organization. Core Values
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
Core Competencies
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:


This a 14-month contract commencing on 15/11/2023 and ending on 15/01/2025. The Consultant will be based in UN Women Viet Nam Country Office in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.
UN Women will provide the consultant with a work laptop and a workstation. In the event that the consultant needs to travel during the consultancy for assignment-related purposes, UN Women will bear the costs of requested travel expenses.

How to apply

UN Women Vietnam is looking for a National Communications Consultant to support the implementation of the communications strategy of UN Women in Viet Nam to support the implementation of the communications strategy of UN Women in Viet Nam
Duration: from November 2023 to January 2025
Please see the attached TOR for more details.
Complete applications should be sent to  with title [TOR-VNM-032-Full Name].
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