Communication Officer - Digital, NO-A - TA (valid for 31 December 2017), Kathmandu, Nepal (Only for Nepalese Nationals)

Kathmandu

The vacancy will be advertised in the national dailies and will be circulated to a wider target audience to capture potential candidate for the post

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

Assists 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.

Key Expected Results

  1. Digital communication: Effective and timely professional management of the creative implementation of country office's digital and social media strategy to increase meaningful online engagement with public, youth, partners, donors and other key stakeholders.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field.
  • Two years practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media.  Field work experience.  Background/familiarity with Emergency situations.
  • Fluency in English and Nepali.  Knowledge of other local languages in the country is an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment 
  • Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Integrity

Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results

Functional Competencies

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Relating and Networking
  • Persuading and Influencing 
  • Applying Technical Expertise 
  • Learning and Researching 
  • Planning and Organizing

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 organisation.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-24

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