Purpose of the Position
Under the supervision of the Communication Specialist, the incumbent will contribute to the resource mobilization of OR, RR, regional thematic and global emergencies funds. It will implement, at the local level, the cause framework approach: integrated communication, fundraising, advocacy and public engagement. The post will contribute to coordinate campaigns and advocacy strategies and generate programmatic content that is actively used for segmented audiences and donors. Additionally, it will contribute to ensure that UNICEF communicates consistent and clear messages to all audiences. Furthermore, this post will contribute to improve the increasing activities associated with brand awareness, brand management and risk management.
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Ensure that the production of communication products and materials is timely executed and followed up to support country communication strategy, regional and global campaigns and priorities and to support resource mobilization as set out in the work plan.
Brand, celebrities and special events
Provide assistance in brand management and national celebrity relations programme. Maintain and continually develop contact list of appropriate, nationally known personalities to engage and support UNICEF’s efforts and actively participate in special events and activities that support country programme and fundraising goals.
Partnerships and networking
Ensure that the Country Office’s contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and fora (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts), are maintained and further developed, whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy, communication and fundraising objectives and who support and are able to actively participate in special events and activities that further the country programme and fundraising goals.
Resource mobilization support
Ensure that country level fund-raising activities are supported by effective advocacy and communication materials, strategy and activities.
Coordinate the implementation of an integrated communication, fundraising, advocacy and public engagement approach.
Planning, monitoring and evaluation
Regular planning, monitoring and evaluation activities are undertaken according to the work plan to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of country communication efforts. Ensure results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.
Find here the Job profile of the position: JP Com Officer Campaigns.docx
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Core Values: UNICEF’s values are Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)
Core competencies: Builds and maintains partnerships; Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness; Drive to achieve results for impact; Innovates and embraces change; Manages ambiguity and complexity; Thinks and acts strategically; Works collaboratively with others; and Nurtures, leads and manages people (when applicable)
Functional Competencies: Formulating Strategies and Concepts (L1); Persuading & Influencing (L1); Learning & researching (L2): Relating & Networking (L1); Applying Technical Expertise (L1); Planning & Organizing (L2)
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Experience: 1 year of progressively responsible work experience in integrated communications, communication for social causes and/or advocacy campaigns, print, broadcast media and interactive digital media. Experience in non-governmental organizations and/or governmental sector is a plus.
Language Requirements: Fluency in Spanish and English.
Education: University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Political Science, Information Science or a related field.
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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
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.