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UNICEF Vacancies 2023 for Communication Specialist Jobs in Juba Location.
UNICEF Jobs in Juba 2023:- New job notification not for UNICEF job opportunity portal for the post of Communication Specialist. Communication Specialist Vacancy is for the Juba location. Candidates should apply through www.unicef.org before the last date which is 22/03/2023.
Communication Specialist Jobs at UNICEF Details
|Recruiter Name||UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)|
|Name of Vacancy||Communication Specialist Vacancy in South Sudan|
|Job Type||UN Jobs in South Sudan|
|Top Job Category of the day||NGO Jobs in South Sudan|
Communication Specialist Jobs Description
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
Accountable for developing, managing, coordinating, networking, implementing and monitoring an advocacy and communication strategy and associated products and activities on on-going basis with public audiences, with the objective of promoting awareness, understanding, support and respect for children’s and women’s rights, and support for UNICEF’s mission, priorities and programmes in the country office/regional office/media hub, and at a global level and those of the UN Country Team.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS
Within the delegated authority and the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be accountable for all or assigned areas of the following major duties and end results:
1. Communication strategy: Ensure that the Regional/Country Office/Media Hub has a clear communication strategy and associated work plan to support the country programme objectives and get children’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.
2. Media relations: Ensure that the Regional/Country Office/Media Hub has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web etc. – and a successful process of communicating and maintaining regular contact and close collaboration with the media to communicate the story of UNICEF’s cooperation to a wider audience.
3. Networking and partnerships: Ensure that the Regional/Country Office/Media Hub has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and fora (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts), whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives of the communication strategy.
4. Celebrities and special events: Ensure that the Regional/Country Office/Media Hub has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of appropriate, nationally-known personalities who have been identified, engaged and support UNICEF’s effort and who actively participate in special events and activities that support country programme goals.
5. Global priorities and campaigns: In addition to local/national campaigns, ensure that the Regional/Country Office/Media Hub has an effective process in place for integrating and taking action on UNICEF’s global communications priorities and campaigns, both disseminating these elements in a locally-appropriate way, as well as providing/enabling coverage of the work in the country for global use.
6. Resource mobilization support: Ensure that global and country level fund-raising activities are supported by effective advocacy and communication strategy and activities.
7. Management: Ensure that human resources (the communication team) and financial resources (budget planning, management and monitoring) are both effectively managed and optimally used.
8. Monitoring and evaluation
Ensure that communication baselines are established against which the achievement of objectives of the communication strategy are regularly evaluated; analysis is undertaken to continuously improve the effectiveness of communication strategy, approach and activities; results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.
9. Capacity building and support
Ensure that the Representative/Senior or Regional Communication Officer and the country programme team are provided with professional expertise and advice on all aspects of external relations communication as required; opportunities are identified and addressed for building
Education: Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations.
(*A first University combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree in the field of journalism, communications, external relations, public affairs, public relations or corporate communications.)
Work Experience: Five years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or new media.
International and national work experience (for IP). Field work experience (for NO). Background/familiarity with Emergency situations.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
Core Competencies (For Staff with Supervisory Responsibilities) *
• Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
• Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
• Works Collaboratively with others (2)
• Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
• Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
• Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
• Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
• Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)
a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required (for the job)
Specific, detailed and up-to-date knowledge of:
Executive Board and other policy documents.
Mid-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP)
UN/UNICEF Policy Papers
UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines.
Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF
General administrative and financial guidelines.
Human resources manual
UNICEF communication and other DOC guidelines
Brand Toolkit and Brand Book
Ethical Guidelines on Reporting on Children
b) Common Technical Knowledge Required
General knowledge of:
Communication management. Knowledge of theories and practices in communication research planning and strategy.
Fundamentals for working in various media formats – print, audio, video, web etc.
Computer systems/applications and network, including internet navigation, office applications, and specifically, interactive digital media.
Knowledge of United Nations or other international organizations;
Global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women.
UNICEF communication goals, policies, guidelines and strategies.
UNICEF policies and strategy to address national and international issues.
UNICEF emergency communication policies, goals, strategies.
Gender equality and diversity awareness
c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced
Expertise of management, communication strategy and networking.
Technical competence in producing content for various media formats – print, audio, video, web etc.
UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses.
UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
UN security operations and guidelines.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.
NOTE: Previous applicants not need to reapply as their applications will be moved.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
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