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Consultancy on Strategic Communications – Digital and South-South Cooperation, Beijing, China #526154

Beijing (China)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Beijing (China)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: 2019-09-19

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UNICEF China is seeking for a competent consultant to work on a temporary appointment proposed jointly between Communication and South-South Cooperation and Partnerships (SSCP) Sections for strategic communication support in two areas: digital communication and SSCP.

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.

For every child, partnership 

A temporary appointment is being proposed jointly between Communication and South-South Cooperation and Partnerships (SSCP) Sections for strategic communication support in two areas: digital communication and SSCP. 

On digital communication, work has commenced on driving UNICEF China’s overall digital transformation with the launch of the new UNICEF website. UNICEF China wants to continue to promote the website as it the first and foremost entry point to UNICEF for the general public, while improving its user experience with innovative tools and engaging content to maximize the interest and engagement. Meanwhile, it is vital to ensure that the website strictly follows the brand guidelines.  A website strategy needs to be developed to guide the digital work of UNICEF China in the short and long run.

On SSCP, communication support is needed to develop and implement a related communication strategy, in close collaboration with key regional offices (ROs) and country offices (COs); and provide communication guidance and technical support to SSCP, ROs and Country Offices COs for the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund (SSCAF) projects communication strategies’ implementation and monitoring. This includes identifying messaging, key opportunities, communication products, key media partners on SSC and outreach to relevant audiences. 

How can you make a difference?

The position will have dual reporting to the Digital Specialist and the Partnerships Specialist South-South Cooperation and Partnerships.  In close collaboration with other digital members, the incumbent is expected to develop and implement a website strategy to position UNICEF as the champion for children’s rights, while also being recognized as one of the top websites in terms of user experience among competitors, including from the private sector. Further, the incumbent will be expected to develop and finalise a SSCP communication strategy and provide SSCP-related communication guidance as needed to ROs and COs.

For more detailed information, please refer to the TOR - Download File Strategic Communications – Digital and South-South Cooperation - for VA.docx

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • At least 6 years of relevant work experience

  • Website management experience

  • Well organized and structured

  • Strong drive for results, taking pride in delivering as per expectation in terms of quality and timeliness

  • Demonstrated strong writing and interpersonal communication skills. Experience of working effectively with diverse groups of stakeholders.

  • Experience of working with UNICEF or another United Nations agency or international non-governmental organization.

  • Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF's mission and professional values

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 competencies required for this post are….

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


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