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Communication Associate (GS6), FT, #82659, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires (Mexico)

This position reports to Communication Officer NOA with responsibility for assist in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a media 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, enhance the organization’s credibility and brand and fundraise.

 

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.

How can you make a difference?

This position reports to Communication Officer NOA with responsibility for assist in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a media 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, enhance the organization’s credibility and brand and fundraise.

Key accountabilities and duties & tasks 

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.

1. Communicational materials

Ensure that the production of communication products and materials is 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.

  • Implement the tasks in the country communication work plan and strategy as assigned.
  • Gather content and coverage of relevant country efforts to identify effective relevant country programme activities and results. Develop complementary, country specific and local community materials and activities.
  • Edit global materials for local media. As part of the fundraising mix for RR, generate and adapt content on emergencies and pitch it to traditional and on-line media.
  • Support the production of communicational materials (e.g. briefing notes, fact sheets, etc.) that meet the country and global standards as set out in the Communication Toolkit.
  • 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.
  • Assist in the establishment of contacts, networks, resources and processes to support communication activities.
  • Monitor and evaluate the appropriate and timely dissemination of communication materials to target audiences. Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials.

2. Media relations

Effective and timely 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.

  • Maintain and update media relations contact list/database. Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining close collaboration with mass media, as well as with multimedia groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy, communication and fundraising objectives.
  • 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.
  • Assist in organizing activities such as project site visits, press-conferences, one on one interview. Identifies and pursues news opportunities to showcase UNICEF’s work in the field. Pitch stories to radio, tv and print media according to institutional priorities.
  • Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials. Maintain a library of coverage (clippings, coverage etc.). Elaborate monthly reports to monitor the progress on media presence.

3. Media strategies

Campaigns, special events and corporate partnerships have media strategies that contribute to achieve its objectives. 

  • Assist in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of media strategies for awareness – raising, advocacy and fundraising campaigns.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of media strategies for corporate partnerships. Liaise with corporate partner’s communication agencies to effectible implement strategies.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of media strategies for special events. Helps identify potential partners for dissemination of information.

4. Partners

Ensure that the Country Office’s contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and fora (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts), are 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.

  • 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, communication and fundraising objectives.
  • Maintain and update celebrity and partner contact lists/database for country office. 
  • Monitor/document process and effectiveness of working with these individuals/organizations.
  • Prepare background communication and promotional materials for briefings and visits of media, Goodwill Ambassadors, 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.

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

  • Completion of Secondary School. University degree in Communications Journalism, Public Relations or related fields is an asset.

  • A minimum of 6 years of professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media. Experience in international organization or non-profit sector is an asset.

  • Fluency in Spanish and English is required.

Link to Job Profile: Download File JP Comm Associate Media GS6.pdf

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.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

 

  • Analyzing [II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [II]
  • Following Instructions and Procedures[II]
  • Planning and Organizing [II]             

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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: Buenos Aires (Mexico)
  • Grade: GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-14

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