Digital Communication Officer

UN Children's Fund, Suva, Fiji

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th May, 2019

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, Hope

In the Pacific we work in 14 countries, which includes the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. UNICEF field offices are established in Kiribati, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia to support the multi-country programme in the Pacific region. The Digital Communication Officer post will be based in the multi-country office in Suva, Fiji, to support the communication team implement the communication and advocacy strategy.

How can you make a difference?

The Digital Communication Officer leads on planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a digital strategy to get children's and women's issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF's mission and objectives in the Pacific island countries, and enhance the organization's credibility and brand.

Under the supervision of the Chief of Communication, and in close collaboration with the team members of the Communication Section and Programme Sections, the Digital Communication Officer will lead UNICEF Pacific's digital communication, including management of all social media platforms and website. They will support achievement of the UNICEF Pacific multi-country programme goals, and delivery of global, regional and country-level communication objectives by strategically using digital communication to promote UNICEF's advocacy agenda, help to raise children's voices, document programmes, progress and milestones, and inform key stakeholders and the public about UNICEF's work.

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

  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Digital communication or a related field.
  • 2+ year's experience working on social media, digital marketing or editorial for an NGO, UN, or publishing outlet
  • Experience in developing and implementing social media or digital marketing strategies
  • Expert knowledge of current social media practices, issues and trends, particularly in the humanitarian and development sectors, including hands-on experience of social media platforms, e.g. Twitter, Facebook and knowledge of the web and social media landscape across the region
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills, especially social media-oriented and writing for online audience skills
  • Experience in reporting on quantitative and qualitative analytics
  • Experience in content production and management of website
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities within specified timeframes.
  • Proven skills in communication, networking, strategic thinking, advocacy, negotiation, and ability to relate to a young audience.
  • Strong visual communication abilities, including the ability to communicate complex ideas simply. Experience with infographics, photography and videography an advantage.
  • Facilitation and training skills, including ability to design and conduct meetings, basic trainings and related activities, ability to employ child-friendly ways of eliciting the views of children and willingness to take into account the views of children in decision-making. Must be able to communicate with children in a positive and non-threatening way, creating space for them to share their views and feel heard.
  • Strong commitment to raising the profile of issues affecting children and their families in communities affected by poverty and exclusion.
  • Must have excellent command of English. Working knowledge of Pacific island local languages an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate:

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Relating and Networking, Persuading and Influencing, Applying Technical Expertise, Learning and Researching and Planning and Organizing

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


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