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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Sofia
  • Grade: GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Social Affairs
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2018-01-29

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Communication Associate (Digital & Social Media) - G-6, Fixed-term (open to Bulgarian nationals only)

Sofia (Bulgaria)

Under the general supervision of the Communication Officer, assists in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating communication activities to support the country office program. The main objectives of the post are to get children and women issues into the public domain through content management of the website and social media accounts, and mobilize public support to child rights, enhance brand awareness, and support digital fundraising efforts through technical expertise and content management.

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 for the job:

Under the general supervision of the Communication Officer, assists in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating communication activities to support the country office program. The main objectives of the post are to get children and women issues into the public domain through content management of the website and social media accounts, and mobilize public support to child rights, enhance brand awareness, and support digital fundraising efforts through technical expertise and content management.

 

Summary of key functions and responsibilities.

Support to digital and social media channels development, planning and execution.

  • Contributes to the development of the strategic UNICEF digital presence in Bulgaria, with specific emphasis on financial and non- financial engagement of supporters. 
  • Maintains UNICEF in Bulgaria website through web-based content management system on a daily basis and works to ensure key deadlines are met for the dissemination of time-sensitive content. Ensures search engine optimization. 
  • Writes, gathers, edits content (text, images, audio, video, and etc.) and adapts for web and social media.
  • Maintains a web and social media calendar of content themes and all upcoming coverage schedules according to the calendar.
  • Maintains UNICEF CO digital gallery (pictures and videos). Ensures all materials has the specific documentation for usage rights.
  • Assists in the coordination of the local web-based content with the regional office and headquarters.

Support to monitoring and reporting of digital and social media results.

  • Monitors budgets and financial expenditures of the digital and social media area, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision/follow up.
  • Prepares and maintains records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of project/programme implementation.
  • Monitor the digital and social media channels results and provides reports.
  • Maintain relations with web support and digital marketing agencies. Ensures quality control of the deliverables.

Support in resource mobilization.

  • Compiles and organizes data and information to assist in the preparation of periodic or ad-hoc reports relating to country office and donors to support the office.
  • Supports the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners pertaining to the digital area.

Support in Knowledge Management and capacity building.

  • Supports capacity development trainings and provides support to other sections in need of understanding better how digital and social media plays a role in the context of the CO or world trends.
  • Map relevant bloggers and influencers and create relevant linkages.

 

Required qualification of the successful candidate.

Education

Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.

Work Experience

A minimum of 6 years of content management as well as maintaining and coordination of digital and social media channels. 

Language Proficiency 

Fluency in English and in the local language of the duty station required.

 

Required competencies of the successful candidate.

The required core values the candidates should possess are: Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and the core competencies: Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The required functional competencies are: Analyzing, Learning and Researching, Planning and Organizing and Following instructions and procedures.

 

Application process.

All applications to UNICEF are required to be submitted through UNICEF's online recruiting system. Candidates can apply to the above position by submitting their application on our web site. The application should include a CV and a Cover Letter describing how the candidate best meets each of the requirements of the post, two most recent performance appraisals or evaluation reports if available and names, emails and phone details of three work related referees including supervisors. All applications should be in English.

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

 

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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