FT Communications Officer

United Nations Children's Fund, Nigeria

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th January, 2021

Job Description

How can you make a difference?

The Communications Officer at the NO-2 level reports to the Chief of CAP, P5, based in Abuja.  Assists in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating an advocacy and communication strategy to get children’s and women’s issues into the public domain, especially through social media, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF's mission and objectives in the country, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks;

Communications strategy: The production of communication products and materials – especially for social media -- is executed in a timely way and followed up to support the country office communications and advocacy strategy, regional and global campaigns and priorities, and to support resource mobilization and donor visibility, as set out in the work plan. Ensure digital content and engagement efforts are sufficiently integrated into the overall strategy.

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 audience.

Monitoring and evaluation: Regular monitoring and evaluation of activities, including social media presence, are undertaken according to the work plan to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of country-level communication efforts. Results and reports are prepared and shared in a timely manner.

Celebrities, partners and special events: The Country Office’s contact list of key influencers, individuals, groups, organizations and fora (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts), is maintained and further developed, including especially those whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communications objectives and those who support and are able to actively participate in special events and activities that further the country programme goals.

To qualify as a Champion for every child you will have


  • University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field.


  • Two years work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media.
  • International and national work experience (for IP). Field work experience (for NO)
  • Background/familiarity with emergency situations

Language requirements

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.


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