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UNICEF looks for committed professionals willing to engage in the challenging and rewarding work of advocating for children's rights, helping to meet their basic needs and expanding their opportunities to reach their full potential.

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Temporary Appointment (11 months)- Communication Specialist, P3 #108542, WCARO Dakar Senegal

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Work type: Temporary Appointment
Location: Senegal
Categories: Information Communication Technology

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a fair chance

How can you make a difference?

PURPOSE OF THE TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT (TA)

The Communication Specialist is responsible for the design and roll out of a comprehensive communication and advocacy strategy to promote the acceleration of progress in child, women and adolescent health in West and Central Africa.

SUMMARY OF KEY FUNCTIONS/ACCOUNTABILITIES

As part of UNICEF’s regional communication team, the Communication Specialist will be responsible for planning, designing, rolling out and evaluating all aspects of a comprehensive communication and advocacy strategy in support of the Fonds Français Muskoka Partnership, which brings together the French Government and several UN agencies (UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA, UN Women), to accelerate progress in reducing child mortality and improving maternal health across West and Central Africa.

The Communication Specialist will

  • Prepare/review work plan, timeframe and budget to ensure alignment with the communication, advocacy and visibility objectives of the Partnership.
  • Build and nurture strong relationships with regional and global media, and liaise with journalists and reporters to promote the impact of the Partnership and highlight the situation of children and women in the region.
  • Manage the Partnership communication group, prepare meetings and encourage the engagement of all UN agencies and partners to identify and document best practices and innovative strategies on women, maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health in the region.
  • Oversee the production and promotion of quality content and initiatives, including print, broadcast and digital, for use at key advocacy/media moments progress and challenges in promoting sexual, reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health and nutrition in the region.
  • Support country offices in the communication and advocacy initiatives and coordinate field visits in selected countries to highlight the added value of the partnership.
  • Other activities aligned with the advocacy objectives of the Partnerships, as needed

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education:

Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations (or an undergraduate degree plus at least 8 years of demonstrated professional experience in the field of journalism, communications, external relations, public affairs, public relations or corporate communications.)

Experience:    

  • Five years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or digital media.
  • Experience in advocacy work and multi-stakeholder partnerships.
  • International and national work experience with media.
  • Previous work experience in West and Central Africa is highly desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in French and English

For every Child, you demonstrate , dedication

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are:

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

 

Core competencies

 

§  Communication [ III ]

§  Working with People [ II ]

§  Drive for Results [ II ]

Functional Competencies:

 

·         Leading and Supervising [I]

·         Formulating Strategies and Concepts [II]  

·         Relating and Networking [ II ]

·         Persuading and Influencing [ II ]                      

·         Applying Technical Expertise [ II ]

·         Entrepreneurial Thinking [ II ] 

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

 Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

 

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