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UNICEF Vacancies 2023 for Communications Coordinator Jobs in Juba Location.
UNICEF Jobs in Juba 2023:- New job notification not for UNICEF job opportunity portal for the post of Communications Coordinator. Communications Coordinator Vacancy is for the Juba location. Candidates should apply through www.unicef.org before the last date which is 10/05/2023.
Communications Coordinator Jobs at UNICEF Details
|Recruiter Name||UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)|
|Name of Vacancy||Communications Coordinator Vacancy in South Sudan|
|Job Type||UN Jobs in South Sudan|
|Top Job Category of the day||NGO Jobs in South Sudan|
Communications Coordinator Jobs Description
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We believe that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress. UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future.
UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. It is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children’s rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children.
UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in 191 countries through country programmes and National Committees.
What We Do
UNICEF works to protect the rights of every child in South Sudan
The Communication section of UNICEF South Sudan coordinates all external communication activities of UNICEF South Sudan, including a Young Reporters programme. In its external communication work, UNICEF South Sudan wants to ensure that young people and children get the opportunity to have their voices heard and advocate for children’s rights in South Sudan. Hence, the communication section has set up the UNICEF Young Reporters programme providing young people and children a platform to share their views and opinions.
UN Volunteers should be provided equal duty of care as extended to all host entity personnel. Host entity support to the UN Volunteer includes, but is not limited to:
Introductory briefings about the organisation and office-related context including security, emergency procedures, good cultural practice and orientation to the local environment;
Support with arrival administration and official processes as required;
Structured guidance, mentoring and coaching by a supervisor including a clear workplan and performance appraisal;
Access to office space, equipment, IT support and any other systems and tools required to complete the objectives of the assignment including a host entity email address;
Access to shared host entity corporate knowledge, training and learning;
Ensure that UN Volunteers are provided all necessary security measures as per the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS);
DSA for official travel, when applicable;
All changes in the Description of Assignment occurring between recruitment and arrival or during the assignment need to be formalized with the United Nations Volunteer Programme;
Investigate misconduct: sharing reports with the UNV;
Provide emergency assistance, e.g. the death of volunteer or medical evacuation, in collaboration with UNV. Accept letters of guarantees or potential liabilities for covering medical costs not claimable under medical insurance in extraordinary situations (e.g. isolation facilities` services during pandemics).
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Communication Specialist or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Young Reporters Coordinator will:
Work on the roll-out out the UNICEF Young Reporters programme
Identify and recruit UNICEF Young Reporters
Renew and collect duly signed consent forms of children participating in the UNICEF Young Reporters programme
Support the training and coaching of UNICEF Young Reporters in communication, reporting and advocacy activities
Assist UNICEF Young Reporters in running advocacy campaigns
Help UNICEF Young Reporters with the production and dissemination of their messages and stories
Interact with parents, teachers and schools to secure the availability of Young Reporters participation
Document and compile the Young Reporters achievements
Amplify young people’s voices through blogs for web contents, poems, videos, and photos on social media and in traditional media
Assist the communication section with other activities related to media work, content generation, storytelling work and administrative tasks.
Interact with governmental and non-governmental partners of the UNICEF Young Reporters programmes, including media partners and schools
Based on the young reporters’ work plan, help identify young reporters;
Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
As an active UNICEF South Sudan team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNICEF and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:
Results/Outputs can be modified as appropriate; should not entirely mirror the task description but serve as a basis for workplan and deliverables]
Contribute to the Young reporters Strategy and Workplans
Renew and collect duly signed consent forms of children participating in the UNICEF Young Reporters programme
Organize all events and activities involving Young Reporters
Assist in the management of the Young Reporters Hub
Mobilize Young Reporters to interact on Climate Change issues
Organize Young Reporters for events and media engagements for different thematic advocacy communication and international days including World Children’s Day
Coordinate Young Reporters trips to see the impact of Climate change on children around Juba and field locations
Keep in touch with parents and Headteachers, keep them abreast of all YRP engagements
Engage Young Reporters in writing blogs and poems for Global and National Advocacy campaigns
18 – 26
Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.
1 years of experience in youth engagement, or other relevant programmes; experience in working with children is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization or at the national level.
Good writing skills: ability to write articles and reports, and to edit texts produced by others
Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4×4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete)
Sound security awareness;
Have affinity with or interest in child rights and volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Area(s) of expertise
English, Level: Fluent, Required
Arabic, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable
Required education level
Bachelor degree or equivalent in International relations, Social sciences and Communications
Competencies and values
Respect for and adherence to UNICEF’s core values of Care, Integrate, Trust, respect and Accountability;
Excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills and capacity to work in a multicultural environment;
Strong drive for results, setting high standards for the quality of work;
Interest in learning and researching, gathering comprehensive information to support decision making.
Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to UNICEF; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to UNICEF procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented;
Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and UNICEF in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;
Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;
Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups.
Living conditions and remarks
As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials.
The rapidly changing nature of novel coronavirus COVID-19 has placed significant and increasing restrictions on the freedom of movement of people, even within countries. Such restrictions may affect the ability of UN Volunteers to begin their assignments at their assigned duty station or limit the ability to enter UN premises. Thus, UNV cannot guarantee assignments will proceed as normal.
Candidates for UN Volunteer assignments requiring travel to the duty station may be exceptionally granted during this period alternative working arrangements to work from their place of recruitment until restrictions are lifted. Candidates for UN Volunteer assignments may also need to begin their assignments remotely in cases where access to UN premises is restricted. These are decisions at the discretion of the host entity. Candidates proceeding to interview are recommended to discuss travel requirements, any restrictions, and possible alternative arrangements with the host entity. If selected, candidates should carefully consider the circumstances before accepting UNV’s offer.
The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.
Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-In-Grant will be provided in the event the duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. The applicable Volunteer Living Allowance is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents), as well as final repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.
Furthermore, in non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC, a Well-Being Differential (WBD) will be provided monthly.
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.
UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for UN Volunteers with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment.
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