Communication Officer

UN Children's Fund, Burundi

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th July, 2019


Job Description

The Communication officer will assist in planning, monitoring and evaluating an advocacy and communication strategy to get children's and women's issues into the public domain, strengthern political will in support of UNICEF's mission and objectives in the country, and enhance the organization credibility and brand.

Key find results

  • Communication strategy: The production of communication products and materials are timely executed and followed up to support Country Office communication strategy, regional and global campaigns and priorities, and to support resource mobilization as set out in the work plan.
  • Media relations: Effective and timely professional assistance and support are provided in developing drafting and maintaining contact information, materials and relationshis with journalists and media outlets covering all media-print, TV, radio, web, etc.-in the country, to communicate the story of UNICEF's cooperation to a wider audience.
  • Monitoring and evaluation: Regular monitoring and evaluation activities are undertaken according to the work plan to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of country communication efforts. Results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.
  • Celebrities, partners and special events: The Country Office's contact list of individuals, groups, organisations and for a (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts), is maintained and further developed, whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives and who support and are able to actively participate in special events and activities that further the country programme goals.

Key accountabilities and duties and tasks:

Within the delegated authority and given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be accountable for all areas of the following major duties and results.

  • Communication materials: Ensure that the production and materials is timely executed and followed up to support country communication strategy, regional and global campaigns and priorities, and to support resource mobilization as set out in the work plan.
  • Media relations: Effective and timely professional assistance and support are provided in developing, drafting and maintaining contact information, materials and relationships with journalists and media outlets covering all media-print, TV, radio, web, etc.-in the country, to communicate the story of UNICEF's cooperation to a wider world.
  • Monitoring and evaluation: Regular monitoring and evaluation activities are undertaken according to the work plan to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of country communication efforts. Ensure results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.
  • Celebrities, partners and social events: Ensure that the Country Office's contact list of individuals, groups, organisations and fora (including Government, UN, and countreparts), are maintained and further developed, whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives and who support and are to actively participate in special event and activities that further the country programme goals.

Qualifications:

  • Education: University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field.
  • Experiences: A minimum of two years of practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media is required.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in French and English is required.

Source:https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=523873


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