Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. And we never give up!
For Every Child, AN ADVOCATE:
In an effort to measurably improve UNICEF's ability to deliver better results for children, there is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
Purpose of the Job:
UNICEF India finds itself in the unique situation where there is a continued strong and large programme presence that requires strategic communication and advocacy support, while at the same time the resource mobilization and private and public sector engagement portfolio is expanding rapidly as well. In order to maintain a consistent public presence where UNICEF’s role as an advocate for children’s rights is combined with a strong positioning for corporate partnerships and fundraising. Growing large scale corporate funding in addition requires a strong donor communication to provide the key donors and corporate partners, including the UNICEF National Committees with platforms and assets for visibility of the partnership with UNICEF and results achieved for children.
UNICEF globally has a new strategic plan, and ambitious goals to deliver on income, influence and brand recognition. In the new plan UNICEF is bringing together a number of functions in the organization, ensuring a more integrated approach and fostering better collaboration and co-ordination of approaches, especially between public advocacy, fundraising, partnerships and brand. This role, which sits within the Communication team will work closely with the Resource Mobilization & Partnerships team to ensure involvement in the earliest stages of partnership design, and incorporate partner expectations and goals into the overarching partnership communication strategy and plan.
The purpose of the post is to ensure appropriate UNICEF visibility, messaging and branding in development of business partners and to manage UNICEF’s communication response around reputational risk issues linked to engaging with the corporate sector and donors.
Key functions/ accountabilities and related duties/tasks:
The incumbent may be accountable for all or assigned areas of the following major duties and end results.
IMPACT OF RESULTS
For every Child, you demonstrate
Skills and Attributes:
Core Values (Required)
Core Competencies (Required)
Functional Competencies (Required)
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 organisation.
To qualify as a champion for every child you will have
(QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES):-
Education: An Advanced university degree in Public Relation, Marketing, Communication, Social or Business sciences or equivalent professional work experience.
Experience: A minimum of four years working in the field of communication, PR, media or marketing including recent experience in working with private sector companies on communication and public relations. Experience working in a UNICEF field office and familiarity with the work of UNICEF National Committees would be an asset.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English and the local working language of the duty station is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.