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New consultancy : DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST - End Violence Against Children, EVAC, NYHQ

New York City (United States of America)

Every year, over 1 billion children experience violence. Violence in childhood undermines all other investments in children; in their health, education and development, often with negative lifelong consequences and intergenerational impact. Recognizing the devastating impacts of violence against children, in 2015 world leaders committed to end all forms of violence, abuse and neglect by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. In July 2016, the UN Secretary-General launched the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and an associated Fund.

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

 

Background & Rationale

 

Every year, over 1 billion children experience violence. Violence in childhood undermines all other investments in children; in their health, education and development, often with negative lifelong consequences and intergenerational impact. Recognizing the devastating impacts of violence against children, in 2015 world leaders committed to end all forms of violence, abuse and neglect by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.  In July 2016, the UN Secretary-General launched the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and an associated Fund.

 

The Partnership includes governments, UN agencies, international organizations, civil society, faith groups, the private sector, philanthropic foundations, research practitioners, academics and children themselves – uniting their voices, actions and resources in a unique public-private collaboration focused solely on ending violence against all children. In its first two years, the Partnership has: enrolled 21 governments as ‘Pathfinder’ countries; grown its membership to over 270 organizations; helped develop and promote the INSPIRE solutions to end violence; awarded $30 million in grants to tackle online child sexual abuse, and violence against children in conflict and crises; and galvanized those working to end violence through an inaugural End Violence Solutions Summit.

 

Purpose

 

Building on this initial progress, the Partnership Secretariat is evolving its strategy, operational approach and business model, to better support the collective impact of the Partnership and lay the foundations for systemic change at scale. Heading into the scale-up phase, the Secretariat will: raise awareness and grow demand for change; make a compelling investment case and mobilize new resources for everyone working to end violence against children; and get the solutions, expertise and resources to all those working to end violence.

 

This transformation requires investment in top quality content and stronger visibility. The Partnership is seeking End Violence is seeking a consultant with extensive experience in communications, with focus on digital content and social media, to help implement and monitor its communications and advocacy strategies.

 

Key tasks and responsibilities:

 

The consultant is expected to perform the following key tasks:

 

 

Contribute to planning and strategy  

  • Develop weekly and monthly website and social media content management plan in consultation with the Secretariat work streams leads.
  • Plan and execute social media components of End Violence campaigns across several platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Medium, Instagram, in coordination with counterparts at End Violence members.

 

Produce communication content

  • Assist production of stories, features and other text, photo and video content about End Violence members and Secretariat programme activities.
  • Draft web articles and other information products about solutions to violence against children for distribution via social media channels in easy-to-understand language for non-specialist audiences.
  • Maintain the End Violence website in close collaboration with the End Violence secretariat team and, where relevant, End Violence members.
  • Support in building a photo and video database from End Violence member organisations
  • Assist in social media outreach and engagement, interacting with End Violence members and engaging new memberships
  • Support the production of a wide range of other communication products and assets, including presentations, fact sheets, newsletters, reports, presentations, etc.

 

Undertake other duties as assigned by supervisor

  • Duties to be determined on an as needed basis; travel may be required.

 

 

MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION OF ASSIGNMENT

 

The contract is expected to commence on 1 August 2018 and end on 31 January 2018, for a total duration of 6 months. The consultant will be supervised by the Advocacy & Communications Specialist and will closely work with the End Violence Secretariat team members in New York and Geneva.   

 

PAYMENT PLAN

 

Monthly payment, based on monthly tasks and progress reports, approved upon monthly review with supervising unit.

Consultant is responsible for their own health insurance

Consultant is eligible for standard DSA for all work-related travel.

Consultant is responsible for assuming costs for obtaining visas and travel insurance.

The selected candidate must secure a G-4 prior to commencing the appointment.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • Advanced university degree in international relations, social sciences, public relations, communication or a related field. A relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of 2-4 years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or new media.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent technical communication with peers and non-technical stakeholders

 

Preferred qualifications:

 

Experience working on issues related to protection of children against violence highly preferred, with a special focus on online violence and sexual exploitation

Experience working in international development context highly preferred

Desire to work in a highly-collaborative environment

 

Languages

 

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
  • Knowledge of Spanish, French and/or other UN languages is highly desirable.

 

Applications must include:

 

Cover letter

CV

Please indicate your ability, availability and monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above.  Applications submitted without a monthly rate will not be considered.

 

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: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Gender-based violence
    • Drugs, Crime and Human trafficking
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-26

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