Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
UNICEF has a long history of influencing markets and driving product innovation that has increased children’s access to essential commodities. In 1998 these roles were enshrined as critical functions in ‘The organization of UNICEF’ Board document. The UNICEF Strategic Plan 2018-2021 further recognizes the power of business and markets for children as one of the priority change strategies for UNICEF to achieve ambitious results for children and young people.
The related Products and Markets Global Supply Strategy is therefore one of the key elements of the broader UNICEF strategic plan. Its aim is to drive development of essential products for children and young people, and influence markets such that they are available, at an affordable price, to the right quality standards from a competitive, sustainable, and increasingly local, supplier base –through UNICEF or governments directly.
The Innovation Centre (IC) requires a consultant with a proven flair for communicating complex messages and an excellent understanding of product innovation and market influencing, to structure and realize the communication activities for the Products and Markets strategy. The consultant will manage and structure the communication activities of IC to internal and external audiences. All work will be done in collaboration with SD’s Markets and Supplier Financing Centre (MSFC), Strategy, Change and Communication Centre (SCCC), Procurement Centres and other different UNICEF Divisions and offices, as well as externals.
The purpose of this full-time consultancy is to structure and manage the communication activities of the Products and Markets Global Supply Strategy co-led by IC and MSFC.
Main Duties/ Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Innovation Specialist (Strategy & Partnerships), the Communication Consultant’s duties and responsibilities will be to plan and manage communication projects and activities. The tasks include a substantial amount of writing, editing and lay-out work to communicate strategy, knowledge, lessons learned and best practices associated with SD’s Products and Markets work to both internal and external audiences. The consultant will work as part of the team in order to complete communication activities.
Internal web communication:
External web communication:
Create updates of the standard presentation for the centres.
The successful candidate shall have:
Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English is essential and in another UN language is an advantage.