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Communications Specialist, (P-3), Trinkot, Afghanistan, (Temporary Appointment 6 months)

Kandahar (Afghanistan)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Kandahar (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-26

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The aim is to promote polio vaccine awareness, support for eradication of wild poliovirus in Afghanistan and COVID-19 prevention, while highlighting UNICEF's mission, priorities for children in the province.

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.

To learn more about working for UNICEF and our work in Afghanistan, please visit the following links :

Working for UNICEF: https://youtu.be/43aiG4w2q_M?t=2 

UNICEF in Afghanistan:  https://www.unicef.org/afghanistan/ 

For every child, a fair chance

The aim is to promote polio vaccine awareness, support for eradication of wild poliovirus in Afghanistan and COVID-19 prevention, while highlighting UNICEF's mission, priorities for children in the province.

How can you make a difference?

Communication strategy: Develop a provincial communication and advocacy strategy to support the polio programme initiatives, integrated approaches and emerging situation such as COVID-19 pandemic.

Advocacy: Develop a communication plan to include local influencers to persuade the communities to use the health facilities and vaccinate their children.  Support UNICEF’s polio eradication efforts and actively participate in special events and activities to encourage change towards vaccine acceptance.

Networking and partnerships: Develop a polio programme network at provincial and district level and partnerships to achieve polio advocacy and communication objectives.

Management of Integrated Services: Manage the overall implementation of integrated services activities at provincial level.

Capacity building and support: Ensure that the provincial, regional and the country programme team are provided with professional expertise and advice on all aspects of external relations communication as required; opportunities are identified and addressed for building communication capacity among country communication team, media and other relevant partners.

Monitoring and Evaluation: Ensure that communication baselines are established against which the achievement of objectives of the communication strategy are regularly evaluated; analysis is undertaken to continuously improve the effectiveness of communication strategy, approach and activities; results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.

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

A minimum of five years professional work experience is required in communications, new media or other relevant fields. An undergraduate degree plus at least 7 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Proven experience in the development and implementation of high impact communication plans.

Excellence as a writer and editor, skilled at distilling large amounts of technical information for diverse audiences

Background/familiarity with emergency situations and areas with security challenges is an asset.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Pashto is a strong asset.

  For every Child, you demonstrate...

 UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

 ii) Competencies (Required)

  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity Persuading and Influencing (2)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (2)
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking (2)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)

View our competency framework at

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

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 
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