Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
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 post:
Under the supervision of the Director, DOC, the incumbent will provide strategic guidance, quality assurance and ensure overall management of DOC to promote the global visibility of, and support for children’s issues and UNICEF’s work. The incumbent will use cutting edge expertise in media and new media (including web, social media, and multi-media) and tech partnerships to move UNICEF’s voice, reach and engagement on external and internal platforms to the level required by the shifts in UNICEF’s communication and public advocacy emerging in the new Strategic Plan (2018-2021).
In particular, the incumbent will guide and manage teams for Media, Digital Strategy and Internal Communication to ensure the timely identification, implementation, and monitoring of divisional priorities. S/he will establish a systematic approach to identify issue of strategic importance for UNICEF and also ensure the effective coordination of DOC in support of global priorities. S/he will also be the DOC lead on Emergencies and crisis management in very close support to the Office of the Executive Director. Emphasizing team-building, s/he will promote the alignment of functions and capacities for the Media, Digital and Internal Communication teams with the Public Advocacy and Brand teams for an agile, effective and efficient communication team. The incumbent will also maintain working relations with key stakeholders in the organization – including HQ divisions, Regional and Country Offices and National Committees – to leverage and maximize the impact of organizational assets to promote children’s issues on the global agenda.
The incumbent will oversee the budget, personnel/staffing and daily administrative operations attached to the teams under his/her supervision. S/he will represent the Director within and outside UNICEF and the UN system as required.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Competencies of Successful Candidate:
Applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated Cover Letter and CV, as well as the two most recent PERs (for internals) / Evaluations (for externals). Regret letters will only be sent to shortlisted candidates.
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 organization.