UNDP Volunteer 54 Faces of Africa Social Media Campaign

Deadline: 13th of April, 2024

Africans will make up about half of the world’s population by the end of the century. And in less than 15 years, by 2035, Africa will have the youngest and greatest labor force globally. Youth in Africa have a special chance to harness this energy to promote innovation and development in their communities and throughout the continent. Given that this region of the world is home to such a large portion of the world’s population, the African continent will contribute to the global shaping of the twenty-first century.

Despite the potential demographic dividend for Africa, youth voices and perspectives are often largely absent in decision-making processes and policies that affect them and define Africa’s development pathways.  To help bridge this gap, UNDP and UNV are implementing the Faces of Africa campaign, linking Africa’s youth and leaders by leveraging the power and potential of visual storytelling.

  • The campaign shall use the power and potential of photography and short form storytelling to achieve the following:
  • Document aspirations, experiences, challenges, and solutions from African youth to provide agency and channel of expression for African youth to share ideas, encouraging individuals and affiliates to drive tangible change on and beyond the continent.
  • Communicate accurate, nuanced, and contextualized narratives about Africa, drawing attention to the vibrancy across Africa and counter common negative narratives about the continent.
  • Connect African youth to each other and to national and continental leadership to bridge divides across the continent and contribute to the AU (African Union) Agenda 2063 goals and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • Cultivate and curate a community of young African community youth leaders


Online Volunteers will receive Faces of Africa Social Media Campaign messages and graphics for support with dissemination among various social media networks in line with UNDP and UNV brand guidelines. Specifically, the Online Volunteers will:

1. Update and maintain daily social media messages, and graphic and visual content schedule for the Faces of Africa Social Media Campaign

2. Effectively disseminate Faces of Africa Social Media Campaign messages and materials across various social media networks.

3. Monitor social media trends and adapt content strategies accordingly.

4. Attend and actively participate in virtual meetings for briefings and feedback sessions, as scheduled by the UNDP and UNV ESARO Communications teams.

5. Provide regular status updates to ensure all team members are aligned on the progress of tasks. 6. Provide an end-of-assignment report highlighting results achieved against targets.


Required experience

Communications skills; Social Media management and content creation Proficiency in design software (e.g., Canva, Adobe Creative Suite) and video editing tools will be an added advantage.

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