Communication Officer, Fixed-Term, (NOA), Suva, Fiji, #122514 (Open to Nationals of Fiji)
- Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
- Location: Suva
- Grade: Junior level - NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
- Communication and Public Information
- Closing Date: Closed
The UNICEF Pacific Multi-country office is hiring a Communication Officer at the NOA level to be based in Suva, Fiji. The Communication Officer (NOA) works alongside the Digital Communication Officer (NOB) by supporting in planning, designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating digital communication initiatives to support the advocacy, communication, and digital strategies. The Communication Officer (NOA) is also responsible for monitoring donor visibility requirements across the Pacific. The purpose is to get children’s and women’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives in the Pacific, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.
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, support.
In the Pacific we work in Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu: These 14 Pacific island countries are home to 2.3 million people, including 1.2 million children and youth, living on more than 660 islands and atolls stretching across 17.2 million square kilometers of the Pacific Ocean, an area comparable to the combined size of the United States of America and Canada. Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu are classified as Fragile States according to World Bank/OECD criteria.
All 14 Pacific Island countries and territories have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, but only a third are on track with reporting obligations. Explore the different areas of our work in the link provided here www.unicef.org/pacificislands
How can you make a difference?
The Communication Officer (NOA) works alongside the Digital Communication Officer (NOB) by supporting in planning, designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating digital communication initiatives to support the advocacy, communication, and digital strategies. The Communication Officer (NOA) is also responsible for monitoring donor visibility requirements across the Pacific. The purpose is to get children’s and women’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives in the Pacific, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.
The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Communication Officer (Digital, NOA) to programme preparation, planning and implementation, contributes to the achievement of sustainable results and supports the advocacy, communication, and digital strategies. This in turn contributes to maintaining/enhancing the credibility of UNICEF as an effective and responsible manager of funds entrusted to the organization and to furthering UNICEF’s image as a competent organization for delivering cost effective and sustainable programme results for children.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
- Digital Communication: Digital communication products and materials are planned and produced for website, digital platforms, social media and promotional campaigns in line with Pacific, regional and global priorities, as set out in UNICEF Pacific’s advocacy, communication and digital strategies.
- Donor and visibility management: Donor visibility requirements are monitored and implemented to ensure timely production and dissemination of creative content, ensuring alignment with the digital communications planning tools.
- Digital analysis, monitoring and evaluation: Timely monitoring and evaluation of activities of social media platforms, website traffic and trends are undertaken according to the expected goals and supported to ensure quality, effectiveness, and relevance of UNICEF Pacific digital communication efforts.
- General communications support: Communications team is supported to ensure alignment with UNICEF Pacific’s advocacy, communications and digital strategies.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, World studies or related field.
- One-year practical professional work experience in digital communications including social media management.
- Monitoring and Evaluation experience preferred.
- Knowledge/experience of digital analytics applications is preferred.
- Background/familiarity with content management system is also preferred.
- Experience in content development for social media and websites is desired.
- Fluency in English language.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are...
- Nurtures, Leads, and Manages People
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
- Works Collaboratively with others
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships
- Innovates and Embraces Change
- Thinks and Acts Strategically
- Drives to achieve impactful results
- Manages ambiguity and complexity
View our competency framework at
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
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.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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.
This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, are encouraged to apply to become a part of the organization.
This VA is open to internal and external candidates.
UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/”
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment without compensation if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained or necessary inoculation requirements are not met wit
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