Communication and Advocacy

UNICEF, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd June, 2020

Job 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, a voice.

In response to Mongolia's development and economic growth, as well as alarming evidence of increasing disparities, UNICEF has gradually shifted its work to focus onreaching the most disadvantaged childrenby supporting policies that will promote and protect their rights.

In partnership with the Government, United Nations partners, the private sector, civil society, academia – and with the full participation of children and young people themselves, UNICEF conducts research on children’s well-being and uses these results, coupled with extensive technical expertise on child-related issues, to develop interventions in disadvantaged areas.

These interventions not only deliver tangible results for children on the ground, they also provide evidence to develop interventions that can be reproduced on a national scale. To achieve long-term and sustainable results for children UNICEF advocates with local and national authorities to develop social policies, programmes and budgets that will benefit children. UNICEF invests in partnerships and mobilizes national and international partners around priorities for children. UNICEF also connects Mongolia to global innovation, knowledge and best practices for children.

How can you make a difference?

  • Support implementation of the country advocacy and communication strategy and associated work plan with Communication team under supervision and coordination of Communication Officer
  • Support advocacy work: develop policy asks on child related development goals and initiate high level dialogues with targeted stakeholders on child rights;
  • Support the risk communication and community engagement on COVID-19 and provide inputs to the situation reports on country office response. Support all Programme areas in communicating results, activities and efforts through different platforms
  • When necessary, provide verbal and written translation for Representative and Deputy Representative at special events, public appearances and media appearances
  • Support with content and messaging on UNICEF Mongolia’s digital platforms
  • Maintain and update media relations contact list/database.
  • Support organization of press conferences and events, issuing of press releases and other media materials as needed
  • Arrange media interviews for relevant programme areas and children’s issues with Representative or Programme officers
  • Respond to local and international media requests in a timely manner in coordination with the the direct supervisor and relevant programme officers
  • Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media, National Committees, NGOs, the field and other appropriate audiences
  • Write human interest stories, website stories, blogs and other communication materials and publish through internal and external platforms
  • Collaborate with mass 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
  • Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials and share results and findings
  • Conduct timely and accurate monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure the communications objectives are met and the strategy is effective.

Estimated Duration of Contract: 10 June 2020 to 10 January 2021

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations
  • Three years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast or digital media
  • Fluency in Mongolian and English (verbal and written).
  • Previous experience at UN agencies would be an asset.


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