Job Vacancy at UNIDO National Expert in Communicating and Marketing

Job Vacancy at UNIDO National Expert in Communicating and Marketing

Job Vacancy at UNIDO National Expert in Communicating and Marketing


United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Job Vacancy at UNIDO National Expert in Communicating and Marketing

Requisition ID: 1277
Grade : SB5 – Local Professional (Mid-Level & Senior)
Country: Tanzania, united republic of
Duty Station : Dar-es-Salaam

Duration: 1 year (with the possibility of extension)
Category: National Consultant
Type of job Posting: External
Employment Type: NonStaff-Regular
Application deadline: 10-Nov-2022

Vacancy Announcement

Only nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are considered eligible.
Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Organizational Context

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

The four enabling functions of UNIDO are I technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking, and industrial cooperation. Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programs, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts. These fundamental tasks are completed by the departments and offices at the company’s headquarters, regional offices, hub offices, and country offices.

The Directorate of Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Industrial Development (TCS), under the direction of a Managing Director, is responsible for the organization’s normative support of Member States and the international development community in achieving the SDGs. This support includes industrial policy advice, statistics, and research activities. In addition, the Directorate oversees the implementation of policies and actions for sustainable industrial growth relating to Environment, Energy, SMEs, Competitiveness, Job Creation, Digitalization, and Artificial Intelligence. It makes sure that the services offered in these areas contribute to appropriate and effective technical, business, and policy solutions and are focused on results as well as realizing any potential for scaling up and positioning UNIDO through internal coordination as well as with Member States and industry stakeholders.

The Directorate is home to the technical Divisions of SMEs, Competitiveness and Job Creation (TCS/SME), Decarbonization and Sustainable Energy (TCS/DSE), Circular Economy and Environmental Protection (TCS/CEP), Capacity Development and Industrial Policy Advice (TCS/CAP), Digital Transformation and AI Strategies (TCS/DAS), and Digital Transformation and AI Strategies (TCS/DAS). The Directorate also makes sure that the Divisions work closely together and in concert with pertinent organizations in the Directorate of Global Partnerships and External Relations (GLO) and the Directorate of SDG Innovation and Economic Transformation (IET).

This position, which is part of the TCS/SME/SDJ SME Development and Job Creation Unit, assists small and medium manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) in Member States in utilizing new technologies, business and organizational support, investment promotion, cluster development, and partnerships to enhance their operations and increase their competitiveness.


QUALITAN: Quality standards and compliance programme for the United Republic of Tanzania (ID 210097)

The EU supports Tanzania under the BEGIN Programme: ‘Support for Business Environment, Growth and Innovation’. The overall objective of the programme is to promote inclusive economic growth, employment and innovation, particularly among women and youth, and enhance consumer protection. Under component 2, the specific objective (SO2) is to increase Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises’ (MSMEs) compliance with quality standards to widen market access, reduce standards compliance costs, and enhance consumer protection. The QUALITAN project implements SO2 of the BEGIN programme. The project intervention under SO2 will focus on strengthening the capacity of the Tanzania Bureau of Standards, including the functioning and reach of laboratories, standardization activities, ICT and management of information systems. Support will be provided to MSMEs to comply with standards. The action will facilitate MSME to access to compliance testing, reducing compliance costs whether in monetary terms or time delays, and facilitate market accessibility and cross-border trade. These interventions will also contribute towards synchronization of various elements of the Quality Infrastructure. This project intervention will act in synergy with BEGIN SO1 and SO3 to ensure inclusion of capacity support to develop new standards for innovative products and recommendations for policy reviews.


The expert will work under the overall guidance of the Project Manager, Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), Lead International Expert on CABs and National Project Coordinator (NPC) to support the Communication and Marketing Department of TBS. The incumbent is responsible identifying business opportunities and partners developing and maintaining such relations and for ensuring documentation and reporting of the project activities to increase the understanding and awareness of the project with partners, the media, and the public, and facilitate reporting to BEGIN Steering Committee, Ministry of Investment, Industry & Trade (MIIT) and the EU. More specifically, he/she will carry out the following duties:

ActivityVerifiable OutputsExpected %
Review of the BEGIN & QUALITAN Project documents and Inception ReportReview project document, inception report with a focus on the EU communication guidelinesBEGIN & QUALITAN project documents, QUALITAN inception report and EU communication guidelines reviewed10%
Communication StrategyExpert is expected to:Review the existing communication strategyDevelop an implementation plan aimed at increasing TBS’ outreach program to consumers and MSMEsCommunication strategy reviewed and implementation plan developed
Implementation of QUALITAN Communication StrategyExpert will provide technical assistance – based on EU visibility guidelines and UNIDO communication guidelines to implement the QUALITAN outreach and communication strategy with a focus on:Highlighting and promoting QUALITAN project activities, events and key achievements through print, electronic and social mediaEstablishing a QUALITAN portal within the TBS websiteevents linked to relevant international days and other public private consultationsproduction of 1 podcast/twitter series.launching of at least 3 social media campaigns in cooperation with TBS targeting key stakeholdersMonitor surveys  (e.g., Knowledge, Attitude, Practices of MSMEs that ensure compliance to market requirements on standards, testing, inspection, and certification)highlighting the synergies with SO3/Funguo linked to work of Viwango academy to support MSMEs under SIDOCommunication plan linked to promoting project activities and visibility using various sources implementedAwareness campaigns and media events launchedPromotional campaigns on synergies with SO3/engagement with women and youth and Viwango academy conducted.70%
Capacity building of Communication & Marketing DepartmentExpert will develop ToRs for trainings and study tours linked to:Implementation of QUALITAN communication StrategySkilling up TBS communication and marketing departmentProcurement of some essential equipment.Study tour to a NSB related to improvement of Communication & marketing activitiesCapacity building program for communication and marketing staff conducted15%
Miscellaneous activitiesDraft communication reports and presentations for the Standardization and BSI Committee meetingsCarry out ad-hoc assignments linked to communication & marketing for TBS in agreement with UNIDO/EUReports and presentations drafted for various committee meetings5%

National Expert in Communicating and Marketing Job Vacancy at UNIDO



Advanced university degree in Communication, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline.

Technical and Functional Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of external communication, is required.
  • At least one experience in managing communication and visibility activities  in a capacity building project funded by the European Commission Successful track record in social media management will be considered an asset.


Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili is required.


Core Values

WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly and impartially.

WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.

WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.

Key Competencies

WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.

WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.

WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.

WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.

This appointment is limited to the specified project(s) only and does not carry any expectation of renewal.
Employees of UNIDO are expected at all times to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, both at work and outside.
Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for jobs at UNIDO.

All applications must be submitted online through the Online Recruitment System. Correspondence will be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection process. Selected candidate(s) may be required to disclose to the Director General the nature and scope of financial and other personal interests and assets in respect of themselves, their spouses and dependents, under the procedures established by the Director General.

Visit the UNIDO website for details on how to apply: www.unido.org
NOTE: The Director General retains the discretion to make an appointment to this post at a lower level.

Notice to applicants:
UNIDO does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. If you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Vacant positions within UNIDO are advertised on the official UNIDO website. Should you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of UNIDO and requesting payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unido.org

Application deadline: 10-Nov-2022


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