Communication Officer

United Nations Children's Fund

Harare, Zimbabwe

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: Media and Communication

How can you make a difference?

A challenging and exciting opportunity has arisen within UNICEF Zimbabwe's Communication Section for a committed and highly experienced Communication Officer (Donor Communication Strategy). Reporting to the Chief communication, the Communication officer Assists in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a donor communication, visibility and advocacy strategy to strengthen the partnership with donors and support the resource mobilization efforts of the organization.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Donor communication strategy: Finalize, follow-up and update the strategy of the Country Office to ensure proper communication, visibility and advocacy for the current and future donors of UNICEF Zimbabwe and for the development funds
  • Joint communication, visibility and advocacy plans: Develop and update regularly joint communication, visibility and advocacy plans for the major current and future donors, as well as for the development funds and coordinate the roll-out and monitoring and evaluation of the plans
  • Coordinate donor communication, visibility and advocacy activities: Develop and roll-out in coordination with the relevant programme sections donor communication, visibility and advocacy activities to strengthen the partnership with donors and ensure visibility for the development funds.
  • Donor communication Grant management: Ensure proper management of the budgets allocated to communication as part of the donor Grants.
  • Monitoring and evaluation: Ensure proper monitoring and evaluation of donor communication work.  

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field .
  • A minimum of two years practical professional work experience in communication, including on donor relations and donor communication and visibility.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a local language is an asset.