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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.

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. Our workplace policies promote flexible work arrangements, to support all staff in maintaining a healthy life balance, both in and out of the office.

We are the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification – the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace.

UNICEF prides itself on fostering a multicultural and harmonious work environment, guaranteed by a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

For every child, a fair chance

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

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For every child:

Job Description:

Purpose for the job

To provide support to the Communication & Advocacy section in the implementation of communication activities, as well as administrative and logistics support.

Job Requirements:

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Support administrative tasks in the section, including preparing contracts, preparing payments and other related paperwork. Support logistical arrangements as required, including travel and dissemination of publications and other materials to other offices and to partners.
Support the management of the country office website.
Support the development of multimedia assets as required video, photographs as may be required.
Assist in drafting and editing articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials in all media formats, as appropriate including translations.
Support monitoring and analysis of the use and effectiveness of media materials
Assist in collaborating with the media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate.

Impact of Results

The efficiency and effectiveness of the support provided by the Communication Associate contributes to the development and dissemination of evidence-based messages and communication materials to support policy and public advocacy for child rights, drive local action for children and support resource mobilization with increased emphasis on digital media.

Submission Guideline:

Please click on the link below to apply for the post.

UNICEF is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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