UNDP Volunteering Program in Brazil


Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Communication and Advocacy Strategy Specialist and in coordination with the other professionals of the “ Fazendo Justiça ” Programme communication team, the UN Volunteer will support communication activities to reinforce the programme's image and narratives, as well as knowledge management.

The UN Volunteer will have the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Management of operations related to contracts for graphic production
  • Support information management activities and internal communications, through development of products such as newsletters and clipping.
  • Support the production of general content for external communications, including texts/ articles on programme actions/ activities, pieces for social media, audio-visual material, among others.
  • Support in meeting the communication demands of the national team and the state teams, as well as programme partners.
  • Other communication activities as required by the supervision.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor’s degree in Communications/ Journalism

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
    • At least 2 years of professional work experience in activities relevant to the assignment
    • Experience in following established communication processes
    • Proven experience and ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners including government officials
    • Have affinity with or interest in Peace and Justice, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System
Language skills
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
Area of expertise details

Additional Requirements for Area of Expertise:

  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and flow guarantee
  • Excellent ability to respond quickly and flexibly to necessary adjustments in flows and processes to better meet the program needs;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Good reading of the communication vehicles and understanding of agenda, benchmarks and trends related to the program;
  • Knowledge of the national and international context in the field of criminal policies and the justice system;
  • General knowledge / computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and equipment / programs for finalizing video, image, audio products;
  • Knowledge about the functioning and use of social media and new technologies in communication.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First register your profile at . Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First update your profile at . Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. After applying in VMAM, you will need to submit a motivation letter. The letter must be sent to within the application deadline (27 June 2021). In the message object, please indicate the application code BRAR000554 and your roster number (personal registration number in the talent base UNV - VMAM). Letters sent after the deadline, as well as letters from people without registration in the UNV talent base (VMAM), will not be considered. The motivation letter, written in Portuguese, must be maximum 2 pages long and include the following points: a) Explain your interest and motivation to apply for this volunteering opportunity with the UN; b) Explain which points of your professional experience can collaborate to the performance of the tasks and responsibilities foreseen in this assignment, considering the challenges inherent to the function; c) Present what you expect from the experience in general. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Brazil and legal residents in Brazil with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Do not forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.” Application deadline: 27 June 2021, 23h59 Germany Time