United Nations Children's Fund
United Nations Children's Fund Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
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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.
Accountable for developing, managing, coordinating, networking, implementing and monitoring communication and partnership strategy and associated products and activities on a regular and on-going basis with public audiences, with the objective of promoting awareness, understanding, support and respect for children’s and women’s rights, and support for UNICEF's mission, priorities and programmes in the country office and at a global level and those of the UN Country Team.
Ensure that the Country Office has a clear communication strategy and associated work plan to support the country programme objectives and get children’s issues into the public domain... strengthen political will in support of UNICEF's mission and objectives, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.
Ensure that the Country Office has a well-managed country Communication Advocacy and Partnership team that maintains and continually develops a contact list of journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web etc. – and a successful process of communicating and maintaining regular contact and close collaboration with the media to communicate the story of UNICEF's cooperation to a wider audience. New ways are identified to increase positive exposure and leverage that prominence for new opportunities for UNICEF.
Communication, networking and partnerships Manage a country Communication Advocacy and Partnership team to ensure that the Country Office has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and for a, whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives of the communication strategy. Network is developed, strengthened and maintained with the UN Country Team, UN communication counterparts and high-level counterparts in key partner organizations.
Celebrities and special events
• Ensure that the Country Office has a well-managed national celebrity relations programme with a well maintained and continually developed contact list of appropriate, nationally-known personalities who have been identified, engaged and support UNICEF’s efforts and who actively participate in special events and activities that support country programme goals. Among these high-profile individuals a handful are identified whose recognition level extends beyond national borders and co-ordinate closely with DOC and the regional office in extending their impact and use beyond national borders.
Global priorities and campaigns
• In addition to local/national campaigns, ensure that the Country Office has an effective process in place for integrating and taking action on UNICEF’s global communications priorities and campaigns, both disseminating these elements in a locally-appropriate way, as well as providing/enabling coverage of the work in the country for global use.
Resource mobilization support
• Ensure that global and country level fund-raising activities are supported by effective advocacy and communication strategy and activities.
• Ensure that the human resources and financial resources (budget planning, management and monitoring) for the communication section of the Country Office are both effectively managed and optimally used.
Ensure that youth strategy and action plan are regularly evaluated; analysis is undertaken to continuously improve the effectiveness of youth engagement strategy, approach and activities; results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.
Monitoring and evaluation
• Ensure that communication baselines are established against which the objectives of the communication strategy are regularly evaluated; analysis is undertaken to continuously improve the effectiveness of communication strategy, approach and activities; results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.
Capacity building and support
• Ensure that the Representative and the country programme team are provided with professional expertise and advice on all aspects of communication as required; opportunities for development among the country Communication Advocacy and Partnership team and other colleagues are identified and addressed; opportunities to build communication capacity among media and other relevant partners are identified and addressed.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
• An Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or other related fields of disciplines.
• A first University Degree combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree in the field of journalism, communications, external relations, public affairs, public relations or corporate communications.
• A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience.
• International and national work experience in both developed and developing countries.
• Professional experience in communication, print, broadcast, new media.
• Background/familiarity with Emergency situations.
• Fluency in French and good working knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
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