Communication Officer, Media, Division of Communication, New York 103 views


Job no: 528002

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: United States

Division/Equivalent: Partnerships

School/Unit: Division of Communication

Department/Office: Media Relations

Categories: Communication / External Relations, P-2

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.

For every child, results

The Division of Communication (DOC) aims to win support for the cause of children from decision-makers and the wider public, and is working to become an even stronger advocacy, campaigning and communications force for children. The Media Section in DOC leads on media strategies, collaborating across UNICEF and media organizations to secure children’s rights.

How can you make a difference?

As part of the media team, the staff member is responsible for assisting and supporting the section in developing, managing, coordinating, implementing and monitoring media strategies and releasing information on a regular basis to media organizations worldwide about issues of concern to the organization.

Key functions/accountabilities:

Support the development, implementation and monitoring of media strategies on priority issues for children and UNICEF.

  • Assist in the rapid and accurate dissemination of materials to the media, National Committees, partners and other appropriate audiences.
  • Help develop and pitch story ideas and place UNICEF materials in mainstream, online and digitally native outlets.
  • Draft and edit media materials, including press releases, Q&As, key messages and other major corporate communications materials for internal and external audiences.
  • Help plan and organize press conferences, events and interviews with UNICEF experts.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of media campaigns that generate coverage for UNICEF.
  • Develop, maintain and update media contact list/database.
  • Monitor public perception of UNICEF issues.
  • Provide relevant inputs to DOC Annual Report, work plans and other documentation.
  • Perform other communication duties as assigned by the supervisor.

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

  • A university degree in communication, journalism, public relations or a related discipline.
  • At least two (2) years of practical professional work experience in communication and media relations.
  • Field experience and knowledge of United Nations or other international organizations is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language, preferably French and/or Spanish, is considered an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Core competencies

Communication [II]

Working with People [I]

Drive for Results [I]

Functional Competencies:

Leading and Supervising [I]

Formulating Strategies and Concepts [I]

Relating and Networking [I]

Persuading and Influencing [I]

Entrepreneurial Thinking [I]

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.

Remarks:

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.

Advertised: Nov 20 2019 Eastern Standard Time

Application close: Dec 03 2019 Eastern Standard Time

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    Communication Officer, Media (P2 – Fixed Term), Division of Communication, UNICEF NYHQ, Position 15513 in United States

    As part of the media team, the staff member is responsible for assisting and supporting the section in developing, managing, coordinating, implementing and monitoring media strategies and releasing information on a regular basis to media organizations worldwide about issues of concern to the organization.

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