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Monday, July 17, 2017

NETI Programme, Communications Specialist, P-3

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  8:22 AM

This is a Generic Vacancy Announcement (GVA) for the NETI Communications Specialists Talent Group at the P-3 level in Country and Regional Offices and at Headquarters locations.
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world
For Every Child, AN ADVOCATE
The New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) is an entry point for dynamic professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF. As a NETI, you will work alongside dedicated technical experts who do whatever it takes to save and protect the world's most vulnerable children.
For more information on the NETI Programme and its sourcing approach via Talent Groups, please visit the UNICEF website: www.unicef.org/neti
How can you make a difference?
You will be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring communications and public advocacy strategies and related activities to improve the rights, survival and wellbeing of the most disadvantaged children.
  • Support the development and management of public advocacy and communications strategies and activities related to UNICEF’s programmatic areas.
  • Develop and implement communications and media materials including digital strategies and engagement plans and high profile events.
  • Create guidance and tools to implement communications and public advocacy activities and measure their effectiveness.
  • Design capacity-building tools for HQ, country offices and National Committees, and create compelling, evidence-based messaging that resonate with target audiences.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across sections to establish UNICEF’s leadership role in public advocacy and communication.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners, including youth and community advocates and other influencers to advance UNICEF’s mission.
  • Identify, build and maintain partnerships and influence agenda setting for resource mobilization initiatives including emergencies.
  • Identify new opportunities and innovative practices on the use of multiple media and social and digital platforms.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have the following:
  • An advanced university degree (Master's) in Communication, Journalism, Public Information and Social Sciences or a directly related field(s);
  • A minimum of (5) five years of progressive, relevant professional work experience at the national and international levels in advocacy and/or new media, including in international/multicultural settings, is required;
  • Fluency in English (written & verbal) is required. Preference will be given to candidates who, are also proficient in another official language of the United Nations;
  • Readiness to be assigned to any UNICEF office worldwide, including non-family and emergency duty stations;
  • Good understanding of world affairs, current events and development issues.
  • Prior knowledge of working for the United Nations or international aid organizations is an asset. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates under 35 years of age.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. 

International Professional Staff Members are expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty. 

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
  • Participants of the NETI Programme will have an initial one (1) year fixed-term contract, extension will be subject to satisfactory performance.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
  • Talent Groups at UNICEF are lists of pre-vetted, highly qualified professionals intended for fast-track recruitment processes as positions become available. Placement in a Talent Group does not guarantee a position.
Applications will be accepted online until 11:59 PM (EST), 30 July 2017

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