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National Communications Consultant , 11.5 months, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulan Bator (Mongolia)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Ulan Bator (Mongolia)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-16

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UNICEF Mongolia is looking for a Communications Consultant to provide support to communication and advocacy efforts of the office by producing high quality written and visual assets and help distribute them via external and internal channels.

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, care.

The Government of Mongolia and the United Nations Children’s Fund for Mongolia (UNICEF), under its 5th Country Programme (2017-2021), aim to strengthen national and decentralized systems to ensure most disadvantaged children benefit from increased access to and utilization of services that promote health, clean air, nutrition, inclusive education, early childhood development, social protection, child protection, WASH and climate change action.

UNICEF Mongolia’s Communication Team is responsible for the organization’s external communication and advocacy work in the country. A wide range of communication assets and materials are produced regularly to support public advocacy, awareness raising and behavior changing efforts on priority issues that affect the lives of children in Mongolia and distributed via various communication platforms including traditional and social media. The Communication section works closely with programme teams in the office to communicate with media, the public, and donors on UNICEF’s work and advocate for a wide range issues affecting Mongolian children.

How can you make a difference?

The consultant will provide support to communication and advocacy efforts of the office by producing high quality written and visual assets and help distribute them via external and internal channels.

The consultant will work under the supervision of the Communication Specialist, and in close collaboration with other team members in a strategic and supportive role to produce high quality communications products, writing pieces and social media assets and activities to support UNICEF programme priority areas and achieve results for children.


  • Collect inputs from relevant colleagues and draft a situational report on COVID-19
  • Collect and write a human-interest stories, case studies and blogs for programme areas in both English and Mongolian to highlight impact and achievements of UNICEF activities
  • Write interviews with each of Programme staff for ‘Faces of UNICEF’ content in both English and Mongolian
  • Support publishing the stories via different internal and external platforms including UNICEF Mongolia social media and website, UNICEF global website and social media, internal platforms.

Programme Area and Specific Project Involved:

  • Immunization (COVID-19)
  • Mental Health
  • Learning crisis
  • Climate action and WASH
  • Nutrition

    Contract duration (start and end date): 14 June 2021 to 27 May 2022 (11.5 months)  
    Type of engagement: Full time. Consultant will be eligible for 1.5 days paid time off (PTO) per month. During COVID-19 pandemic, specific internal procedures including COVID-19 care pathway will apply in addition to the Mongolian Government policies and measures.

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

    • Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations.
    • Three years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast or digital media
    • Good knowledge of social media platforms and analytics tools
    • Superb writing skills in both Mongolian and English.
    • Previous experience at UN agencies would be an asset.

For more detailed Terms of Reference please click here Download File Consultancy Comms ToR_ad.pdf

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.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.



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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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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