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UN JOB in Serbia from UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 26 Jul 2019

JOB TITLECommunication and Partnership Officer

JOB LEVELNO 2

REPORTS TOHead of Office

LOCATIONKosovo Office / Prishtina

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

Assists in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating an advocacy, partnership 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.

KEY END-RESULTS

  1. Communication strategy: Supports the development and implementation of the Communication Strategy. The production of communication products and materials are timely executed and followed up to support office communication strategy, regional and global campaigns and priorities, and to support resource mobilization as set out in the work plan.
  2. Media relations: Supports effective partnership and network with media outlets and journalists. 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, social, web etc, to communicate the story of UNICEF’s cooperation to a wider audience.
  3. 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.
  4. Celebrities, partners and special events: Supports active engagement of celebrities in promoting children’s rights. The Office’s contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and for a (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.
  5. Engagement with private sector: Supports the work of UNICEF to ensure that children’s rights are at the forefront of the business-development agenda, deepen and expand corporate partnerships, leverage core business assets in support of UNICEF’s programmes, and make sure that UNICEF has a prominent role in business forums to ensure that children’s rights are considered.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKSÂ

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.

Communication – strategy

Supports the development and implementation of the Communication Strategy. The production of communication products and materials are timely executed and followed up to support office communication strategy, regional and global campaigns and priorities, and to support resource mobilization as set out in the work plan.

Duties & Tasks

  1. Implement the tasks in the country communication strategy and work plan as assigned.
  2. Gather content and coverage of relevant office efforts to identify effective relevant programme activities and results. Develop complementary, context specific and local community materials and activities.
  3. Assist in drafting and editing articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials for both web-based and traditional media, as appropriate.
  4. Produce and follow up on the production of advocacy and communication materials (e.g., briefing notes, images, films, videos, audio-visuals, etc.), and oversee the qualitative aspects of production, (e.g., quality control, translations, reviews of layout and graphic design etc.) to meet standards as set out in the Communication Toolkit.
  5. Establish or maintain an up-to-date documentation centre for communication materials including publications, press releases and clippings, photographs, audio-visual materials, web resources etc.
  6. Recommend appropriate information and communication materials for use in media, and other advocacy and communication activities; recommend the appropriateness, quality and dissemination of printed and audio-visual materials.
  7. Recommend established contacts, networks, resources and processes to support communication activities.

Media relations

Supports effective partnership and network with media outlets and journalists. 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, social, web etc., to communicate the story of UNICEF’s cooperation to a wider audience.

Duties & Tasks

  1. Maintain and update media relations contact list/database. Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media.
  2. Assist in developing and maintaining close collaboration with mass media, as well as with groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives.
  3. Assist in drafting and editing articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials in all media formats, as appropriate.
  4. Prepare background communication and promotional materials for briefing and visits of media and other special interest groups. Assist in the planning, logistic and administrative arrangements for them.
  5. Assist in collaborating with the media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate.
  6. Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials. Maintain a library of coverage (clippings, coverage etc.)

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. Ensure results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.

Duties & Tasks

  1. Contribute to developing an advocacy and communication strategy by coordinating appropriate audience research and compiling and analysing relevant data.
  2. Monitor and evaluate the appropriate and timely dissemination of advocacy and communication materials to target audiences,and participate in the evaluation of their impact. Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials. Maintain a library of coverage (clippings, coverage etc.)
  3. Monitor the public perception of UNICEF in media and recommend appropriate action to maintain a positive image for the organization.
  4. Assist in providing feedback to RO and DOC on the use and appropriateness of global communication materials such as publications, images and multimedia products.
  5. Ensure good quality data collection, analysis and evaluation and reporting to ensure effective communication strategies, planning and effective and efficient advocacy.
  6. Undertake lessons learned review of successful and unsuccessful communication experiences as directed by supervisor.

Celebrities, partners and special events

Duties & Tasks

  1. Help organize and generate public support for special events and activities to promote programme goals.
  2. Assist in developing and maintaining close collaboration with mass media, as well as with groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives.
  3. Engage and develop network with celebrities and partners on promotion of children’s rights. Maintain and update celebrity and partner contact lists/database for the office.
  4. Monitor/document process and effectiveness of working with these individuals/organizations.
  5. Prepare background communication and promotional materials for briefings and visits of media, Goodwill Ambassadors, donors, National Committee representatives and other special interest groups. The task includes preparing information materials (e.g., press releases, programme summaries, country fact sheets and media kits), and assisting in the planning, logistics and administrative arrangements.

Engagement with Private Sector

Supports the work of UNICEF to ensure that children’s rights are at the forefront of the business-development agenda, deepen and expand corporate partnerships, leverage core business assets in support of UNICEF’s programmes, and make sure that UNICEF has a prominent role in business forums to ensure that children’s rights are considered.

  1. Coordinates and oversees the development and implementation of the Office Resource Mobilization Strategy
  2. Identifies themes and optimizes partnerships to strengthen the influence, reach and respect for child rights in business activities and relationships; and identifies and develops non-financial contributions from business;
  3. Contributes to the development of a situation analysis report on the role of private sector in supporting UNICEF’s Strategic Plan Outcomes and with a focus on specific industries/sectors;
  4. Supports the development and implementation of the knowledge management and communication plan including capturing and systematically sharing knowledge and learning across programmes to promote coherence and integration of approaches to business engagement for programmatic innovation.
  5. Identifies opportunities for UNICEF’s engagement in platforms and multi-stakeholder initiatives involving the private sector and UNICEF’s National Committees.

JOB GRADE FACTORS [1]

Level 2

  1. Report to Head of Office
  2. Operates in the context of a medium-sized country office.
  3. Accountable for communication programme implementation. The work is task- and results- oriented.
  4. Responsible for research, analysis and evaluation of data/information to produce situation analysis, reports, and Information/communication materials. Assist in drafting, analyzing, and editing articles and human interest stories and other advocacy materials.
  5. Assist in organizing special events in consultations with government counterparts, community and partners to support programme delivery.
  6. Work under the general supervision of Communication Specialist. The supervisor defines the parameters of assignments and outlines approaches to problem areas. Research is carried out independently. Work may be reviewed while in progress, and upon completion.
  7. Incumbent operates within rules and regulations and makes recommendations to supervisor when a deviation from guidelines or changes in procedures is required.
  8. Supervise and follow-up on production and qualitative monitoring of information and communication materials.
  9. Education

Master’s degree in communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field.

  1. Work Experience

Five years practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media. Field work experience.

Background/familiarity with Country situations.

  1. Language Proficiency [ I ]

Fluency in English and another UN language.

Knowledge of the local working languages of the duty station is an asset.

4. Competency Profile (For details on competencies please refer to the UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles.)

Core Values (Required)

  1. Communication [ II ]
  2. Working with People [ II ]
  3. Drive for Results [ I ]

Functional Competencies (Required)

Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ I ]

Persuading and Influencing [ I ]

Learning and Researching [ II ]

  1. Relating and Networking [ I ]
  2. Applying Technical Expertise [ I ]
  3. Planning and Organizing [ II ]

Technical Knowledge

a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required

Specific and up-to-date working knowledge of:

  1. Executive Board and other policy documents.
  2. Executive Directives,
  3. Thorough knowledge of Mid-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP)
  4. UN/UNICEF Policy Papers
  5. UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines.
  6. Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF
  7. General administrative and financial guidelines.
  8. Human resources manual
  9. UNICEF communication and other DOC guidelines
  10. Communication toolkit
  11. Brand Toolkit and Brand Book
  12. UNICEF Stylebook
  13. Ethical Guidelines on Reporting on Children

Common Technical Knowledge Required

General knowledge of:

  1. Communication practice, methodology and practical application. Knowledge of current theories and practices in communication research planning and strategy.
  2. Fundamentals of working in various media formats, print, audio, video, web etc.
  3. Computer systems, including internet navigation, office applications, and specifically, interactive digital media.
  4. United Nations or other international organizations; good understanding of world affairs, current events and international development issues
  5. Global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women, and current UNCEF position and approaches.
  6. UNICEF communication goals, visions, positions, policies, guidelines and strategies.
  7. UNICEF policies and strategy to address national and international issues, including emergencies.
  8. UNICEF emergency communication policies, goals, strategies and approaches, including emergency preparedness.
  9. Gender equality and diversity awareness

Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced

  1. Knowledge and expertise in management, communication strategy and networking.
  2. Technical competence in producing content for various media formats – print, audio, video, web etc.
  3. UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses.
  4. UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
  5. UN security operations and guidelines.

[1] The differences in the grades of jobs and positions reflect various differences, among others, in the nature and scope of work, individual contribution, professional expertise required, organizational context, risks, coordination and networking, engagement, partners, beneficiaries, clients/stakeholders relations, impact of decisions, actions and consequences, and leadership roles. **

HOW TO APPLY:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=523733

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