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Communication Officer

  • Added Date: Monday, 16 December 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 06 January 2020
  • Organization: UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Country: Belize
  • City: Belmopan
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  • For every child, a better future

    Under the supervision of the Country Representative, the Communication Officer will assist in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating an advocacy and communication strategy to get children’s and women’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives in the country, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand. For full scope of Job Description, click on link below:

    Communication Officer Level 1 JD.pdf

    How can you make a difference?

    Within the delegated authority and the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be accountable for all or assigned areas of the following major Key End-Results:

    KEY END-RESULTS:

    Communication strategy: The production of communication products and materials are 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.
    Media relations: Effective and timely professional assistance and support are provided in developing, drafting and maintaining contact information, materials and relationships with journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web etc. – in the country, to communicate the story of UNICEF’s cooperation to a wider audience.
    Monitoring and evaluation: Regular monitoring and evaluation activities are undertaken according to the work plan to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of country communication efforts. Results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.
    Celebrities, partners and special events: The Country Office’s contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and fora (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts), is maintained and further developed, whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives and who support and are able to actively participate in special events and activities that further the country programme goals.

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

    University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field.
    A minimum of one year practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media.
    Field work experience and knowledge/familiarity with emergency situations is considered an asset.
    Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The functional competencies required for this post are…

    Formulating Strategies and Concepts [I]
    Persuading and Influencing [I]
    Relating and Networking [I]
    Applying Technical Expertise [I]
    Learning and Researching [II]
    Planning and Organizing [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:

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

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

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.



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