UNICEF Venezuela Country Office (VCO) has been working to respond to the most pressing needs while taking strategic steps to strengthen a sustainable and development approach in its activities in the country. The communication strategy requires a common thread throughout the CPD. Specifically, communicate in relation to three axes: a) communicate about the situation of children, the drivers of disparities, and the urgency of acting, b) communicate about solutions for implementation in the country based on collective efforts between government and civil society, c) communicate on progress in results and good practices with potential for scaling up, including voices from communities (Most Significant Change). Here it is important to articulate different strategies that must work as a gear: a) evidence and analysis of the scenarios (positioning of UNICEF in these scenarios), b) alliances with relevant and well-positioned actors (who can be credible messengers with the UNICEF narrative), c) communication strategies, advocacy, risk mitigation.
Advocacy and Communication are at the center of UNICEF’s mandate. We advocate to decision makers for ‘the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential’. We communicate to key public and private audiences to build support for the cause of children. The Advocacy and Communication Manager reports to the Representative, who is at Level D1.
The P4 Advocacy and Communication Manager is accountable for managing the advocacy and communication strategies and implementation.
Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/ tasks
The staff member will lead and manage a team to design and coordinate effective, integrated advocacy and communication strategies, through the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation stages. S/he will work collaboratively with colleagues across UNICEF at country, regional and global level, as well build alliances or coalitions with external partners to drive changes in policy and practice, and secure political and financial commitments for children.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…