3 Aug 2016

Full-Time TA Emergency Communications Specialist at UNICEF

Toni AdewunmiAnywhere

Job Description

TA Emergency Communications Specialist, P-3, Abuja, Nigeria

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Work type: Temporary Appointment
Location: Nigeria
Categories: P-3
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

Under the supervision of the Chief of Communication, the incumbent will support a wide range of communication and public advocacy work focusing on the emergency in northeast Nigeria, including media engagement and the preparation of external communication materials.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

Support the Communication Section by:

Preparing and sharing appropriate and timely materials with National Committees and the UNICEF Department of Communication – across digital, social media, video, stills and feature stories; this to include research and writing, as well as editing photographs, stories, blogs, and field diaries supplied by UNICEF staff
Monitoring the situation for input to key messages and Q&As and keeping all such materials updated and accurate
Coordinating writers, photographers and videographers contracted by the Country Office
Prepare and distribute required communication and visibility materials for existing donors and materials for potential donors
Supporting UNICEF Nigeria social media presence
Supporting the preparation and execution of visits by media
Supporting the preparation and execution of visits by National Committees
Supporting the maintenance of a log of media interviews and clips conducted by the Country Office
Monitoring media for and log mention of UNICEF Nigeria and relevant stories about Nigeria
Scanning traditional and social media to search for new platforms / opportunities for UNICEF to pitch stories about the crisis in North-East Nigeria
Supporting Nigeria Country Office non-emergency communications as required
Qualifications of Successful Candidate

A. Education:

Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations (or an undergraduate degree plus at least 5 years of demonstrated professional experience in the field of journalism, communications, external relations, public affairs, public relations or corporate communications.)
B. Experience:
• 5 years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or new media.
• International and national work experience.
• Background/familiarity with emergency situations.
C. Language:
Excellent English, both written and spoken, is required.

To view our competency framework, please click here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Advertised: 29 Jul 2016 W. Central Africa Standard Time
Applications close: 12 Aug 2016 W. Central Africa Standard Time

Job Categories: Job Vacancies in Nigeria. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in Endless.

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