Batch Recruitment: Communications Specialist (Coordinator of Global Cause Campaigns), P-3,(2 Posts)- # 87240 and # 20007, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, Geneva, Switzerland
Come join UNICEF’s Campaigns team and make a difference for children around the world. We are looking for two passionate, skilled professionals to help us design and implement the best campaigns, aimed at making the public care, engage and act in support of our cause. We want to bring together our advocacy, communication and resource mobilization efforts and we need your support to make it happen!
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, Hope
Each position will report to the respective Senior campaign Leads (P-5),of the Global Cause Campaigns, these posts will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operations of each one of the campaign teams as they executes against the work plan, ensuring proper information flow and coordination within the team and with stakeholders across the organization, and help drive the strategic direction of the global integrated campaigns. S/he will be in charge of budget management, as well as monitoring and reporting on behalf of the campaign.
How can you make a difference?
Ensure the smooth operations of the campaign team as it executes against the work plan.
- Campaign projects and activities executed as planned.
- Campaign plan documents regularly updated and available to all campaign team members.
- Logistics facilitated around campaign team meetings (setting up calls, minute-taking, follow-up of action points, etc).
- Global Cause Campaign Secretariat liaison: all requested materials are submitted to the Cause Campaigns secretariat on a timely basis for meetings and regular oversight. This includes core campaign materials, calendar updates, budget tracking, M&E mechanisms, etc.
- Campaign budget is available, up to date and regularly monitored to ensure its fully execution.
- Implementation of the work plan supported, including directly managing activation as needed
Internal and external communications production and oversight
- Internal and external communication tools regularly updated and used by stakeholders.
- Maintain the campaign’s intranet page (ICON/share point) and ramp up routine internal communications and promotion.
- Management of all the internal communication tools related to the campaign is regularly undertaken, including campaign team site, intranet,we share, regular updates, etc.
- Maintain migration- and campaign-related information on www.unicef.org and UNICEF Connect in collaboration with relevant teams,
including the production of content.
- Key materials are prepared to introduce the campaign and its specific initiatives to internal and external stakeholders (i.e presentations at key forums, proposals to be presented to potential donors and/or allies, etc).
- Support offices as needed with communications expertise and content production (i.e, undertaking multimedia-related missions, drafting human interest stories and social media copy)
Strategic development and execution
- Co-lead with different teams in-house to roll out campaign activities as needed (i.e, Market Knowledge or Corporate Partnerships)
- Lead the campaign’s engagement with a creative agency, as well as engagement in-house and with UNICEF Country Offices and National Committees Coordinate the testing of creative content and support UNICEF offices as they carry out testing.
- Coordinate the analysis of results and drive content production according to these results.
- Develop pitching materials to potential partners, including but not necessarily limited to multinationals and corporates. Support the
stewardship of those partnerships.Develop short- and long-term planning as needed
Campaign monitoring and evaluation
- Campaign M&E system in place and information adequately submitted to Campaigns Secretariat.
- Tracking of the activities implemented is done as part of the campaign at global, regional and national level.
- Agreed KPIs are submitted to the Global Cause Campaign Secretariat and facilitated to the Campaign Team for discussion and learning.
- Tracking and monitoring the use of the funds allocated to the campaign is done, working with the relevant colleagues within PFP/DOC as well as in the CF Secretariat.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Social Sciences, Communications, Marketing, or another relevant technical field.
- * A first level university degree in a relevant field combined with 7 years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in project management is required.
Experience in integrated campaigning (advocacy, communication and fundraising) is required.
Experience from UNICEF or national committees will be highly valued.
Computer literate with a good knowledge of relevant computer software applications, including design, layout skills and social media (MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint, VISION and Outlook).
- Fluency in English is required. Good writing skills is essential. Knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
- Communication (III)
- Working with People (II)
- Drive for Results (III)
- Analyzing (II)
Planning and organizing (II)
Relating and networking (II)
Formulating Strategies and concepts (II)
Persuading and influencing (II)
Entrepreneurial thinking (II)
Applying Technical Expertise (II)
View our competency framework at
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.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service and this position is classified as "Rotational" which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty (i.e. 5 Years in the case of Geneva HQ).
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.