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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Bujumbura
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-27

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Communication Officer (Digital Media and Campaign),NO-2 (For Nationals Only), Bujumbura, Burundi #109357

Bujumbura (Burundi)

The Communication officer will assist in planning, monitoring and evaluating an advocacy and communication strategy to get children's and women's issues into the public domain, strengthern political will in support of UNICEF's mission and objectives in the country, and enhance the organization credibility and brand.

Purpose of the job:

The Communication officer will assist in planning, monitoring and evaluating an advocacy and communication strategy to get children's and women's issues into the public domain, strengthern political will in support of UNICEF's mission and objectives in the country, and enhance the organization credibility and brand.

Key find results

  1. Communication strategy: The production of communication products and materials  are timely executed and followed up to support Country Office communication strategy, regional and global campaigns and priorities, and to support resource mobilization as set out in the work plan.
  2. Media relations: Effective and timely professional assistance and support are provided in developing drafting and maintaining contact information, materials and relationshis 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.
  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: The Country Office's contact list of individuals, groups, organisations 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.

Key accountabilities and duties and tasks

Within the delegated authority and given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be accountable for all areas of the following major duties and results.

1. Communication materials:

Ensure that the production 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.

2. 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 world.

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

4. Celebrities, partners and social events:

Ensure that the Country Office's contact list of individuals, groups, organisations and fora (including Government, UN, and countreparts), are maintained and further developed, whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives and who support and are to actively participate in special event and activities that further the country programme goals.

 

Competency Profile

Core values

* Commitment

*Diversity and Inclusion

*Integrity

Core competencies

*Communication II

*Working with people I

*Drive for results I

Functional competencies

*Formulating strategies and concepts I

*Relating and Networking I

*Persuasing and influencing I

*Applying Technical expertise I

*Learning and Researching II

*Planning and organizing II

Qualifications 

Education: University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field.

Experiences: A minimum of two years of practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media is required.

Background/familiarity with emergency situations is an asset.

Language Requirements: Fluency in French and English is required.

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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