Loading...

@

  • jobs
  • 5 days ago

jobs description

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, Sustainable Sanitation**
• *Scope of Work:**

Under the guidance of the Chief of Advocacy and Communication/Officer in Charge, and the Nutrition Manager, the consultant will help maximize the gains achieved from the nutrition advocacy and strengthen follow-on actions from the following initiatives:

- Technical support for development of a UNICEF Philippine Country Office (PCO) nutrition advocacy and communication canvas/plan.
- Review, update, and support implementation the Department of Health (DOH)-Philippines Multisectoral Nutrition Project (PMNP) Visibility and Communications Plan.
- Technical support on advocacy asks in preparation... for UNICEF senior management, programme Advocacy and Communication staff members’ media engagement and support to Parenting Month (June) Nutrition Month (July), Breastfeeding Month (August), Obesity Prevention Awareness Week (1st week of September).
- Under guidance and approval of section, produce of nutrition (including PMNP) materials for social media and donors/partners. This includes human-interest stories, short documentaries/videos, and interviews with UNICEF and government staff at national and sub-national level.
- Under guidance and approval of section, develop of nutrition press release statements and other related materials.

The consultant will focus on:

- Coordination among internal stakeholders only with UNICEF Nutrition Team, Advocacy and Communication Section, Mindanao Field Office, HQ and East Asia Pacific Regional Office Advocacy and Communication focal points, Department of Health Communication/Media Team and DOH Health Promotion and Communication Service.
- Technical support for UNICEF PCO Nutrition Advocacy and Communication Plan.
- Updating and popularization of key stats, messages, and evidence.
- Working with the Communication Officer for Media for pieces targeted at decision makers and caregivers.
- Ensuring donors are acknowledged in communication materials as relevant.
- Elevate risk issues and advise on crisis communications during negative news, if any.
• *Tasks:**

1. **Technical support for** **the development of a UNICEF PCO Nutrition Advocacy and Communication Planning.**
2. **Ensure consistent advocacy efforts to keep nutrition (including PMNP) in the national agenda.** Sustain office-wide focus on nutrition (including PMNP) by implementing the UNICEF PCO advocacy and communication strategy, identifying milestones and media moments as necessary.
3. **Coordination across sectors, teams, and stakeholders.** Serve as the bridge between CO Sections, MFO, HQ Communication, and DOH teams.
4. **Produce compelling and creative communication materials**. Ensure impactful communication materials that will promote awareness and prompt action.
• *Deliverables:**

\- Work with the Nutrition Team (Manila and MFO) in development of an overarching Advocacy and Communication Plan:

- Draft and finalized and updated UNICEF PCO communication and advocacy plan with priorities for June 2024 to December 2025.

\- Programme communication and advocacy materials as needed:

- Technical support to the Nutrition Lead and the Advocacy and Communication Section Chief to implement the PCO Nutrition Communication and Advocacy Plan.
- Updated PMNP Visibility and Communications Plan.
- Identified advocacy strategy, milestones, and media moments for June 2024-December 2025.
- Update key stats, messages, evidence and turn them into different digestible formats for various audiences.
- Seek moments of opportunistic advocacy within national programmes, plans and projects, private sector, or civil society work.
- Work with different UNICEF nutrition focal persons to produce compelling content.
- Prepare internal briefers.
- Ensure teams are up-to-date on recent directions and actions.
- Regularly attend and organize internal coordination meetings.
- Ensure timely feedback and builds on messaging, key directions, issues.
- Link relevant people or organizations to promote cross-fertilization of ideas.

\- Support to creative tactic development, activation of partners and programme experts:

- Coordination of at least 4 creative advocacy activations in support of the immunization and child health advocacy agenda.
- Ensure data is updated and contextualized to country context.
- Produce a range of communication products targeting key PMNP stakeholders, decision makers, media, caregivers, public.
- Gauge sentiment of public in response to messages produced or in cases of risk.
- Assist in producing advocacy messages and advancing immunization goals in times of emergencies.
• *To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…**
• *Education/Experience:**

- 2 Years work experience with a postgraduate degree or 5 Years work experience with Bachelor’s (Communication with specialization in development or political comms, public health, research, political science/political economy, international/foreign relations, or other related fields in the social sciences).
• *Knowledge/Expertise/Skills Required:**

- Minimum of 2 years’ experience working particularly in advocacy, partnership preferable in social development area **is required.**
- Proven track record in developing practical advocacy and communication strategy and compelling and innovative approach to draw attention. In-depth knowledge and understanding of advocacy environment, what works and how, **is required.**
- Strong understanding and knowledge applicable to improvement of digital media in a highly competitive landscape **is required.**
- Strong network and ability to reach out to key actors and influencers to build communication alliance for UNICEF. Thorough understanding of creative and advance level use of traditional and new media for advancing advocacy agenda **is required.**
- Experience in developing baseline, monitoring, and measuring communication and advocacy interventions linked to the advocacy strategy **is required.**
- Min. 2 years’ experience coordinating minor and major events; preferably with UNICEF or other UN agencies **is required.**
- Experience in implementing media/digital advocacy engagement **is required.**
- Experience writing event report **is required.**
- Knowledge of child rights is **an advantage.**
- Good coordination/project management skills **is an advantage.**
- Understanding of public health, including in nutrition is **an advantage.**
- Previous UNICEF/UN and/or INGO experience in a similar role is **an advantage.**
• *Language:**

- Fluency in English, both in oral and written communication, and knowledge of the relevant local language is an asset.
• *For every Child, you demonstrate…**

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit [here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF%27s_Competency_Framework.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.
• **HOW TO APPLY***

Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in by **24 May 2024**. Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal under ***Job Number: 571904*** will be considered.

All candidates are requested to submit a **COVER LETTER**, and the duly filled **P11 Form** which can be downloaded from our website at [P11 Form.docx (sharepoint.com)](https://unicef.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/sites/DHR/_layouts/15/Doc.aspx?sourcedoc=%7B75AD510C-7585-48E5-BC1B-89A68BAD02B5%7D&file=P11%20Form.docx&action=default&mobileredirect=true&DefaultItemOpen=1) indicating three (3) previous supervisors. Please indicate your professional fees and the soonest availability to take on the post based on the above terms of reference.

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:**

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.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid
Manila Metro Manila Philippines

salary-criteria

Apply - Local Consultancy: Advocacy and Communication – Nutrition (11 Months) Manila