Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 19 Oct 2017
As public advocacy remains an integral component to the Child Poverty and Inclusive Development Agenda, it is necessary to engage a consultant on a short term basis to provide external communication support primarily to this area of work. Therefore additional overall support is required for the External Communication Unit at UNICEF Ghana Country Office.
In 2016 a new advocacy strategy was rolled out by both the Policy/ACMA section and the Communication Unit on poverty and inequality. In 2017, this strategy has significantly enlarged its media work. Given the size of this agenda the capacity in the Communication unit to ensure continued smooth delivering of the strategy is overstretched and insufficient capacity is available. This consultant would work for 2 days a week to support the section as required. A previous consultancy with the aim of designing the communications plan for this strategy was recently successfully completed. This consultancy continues on from where the previous one concluded with the strategy’s implementation as well as support the District League Table media requirements which are substantial.
Purposes of the Consultancy
The consultancy is primarily aimed at (a) implementing a public advocacy plan for UNICEF’s Child Poverty and Inclusive Development Agenda; and (b) design and implementation of the District League Table’s media plan. The consultant would develop communication materials for the key moments on poverty and inequality and the DLT, and generate media attention for these issues. The consultant would work closely with Social Policy and External Communications.
SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT
The tasks listed below will not be performed on a regular and consistent basis. Although the consultant will be issued an 11.5 months one GHCedis contract, the supervisor will come up with specific tasks on need basis and agree with consultant on number of days for the tasks. Upon submission of deliverables, consultant will be paid agreed daily fees (GHC) for the number of days. UNICEF will make arrangement for any official field travel.
The Consultant will focus on the following specific tasks:
Poverty and Inequality Media engagement:
District League Table Media Management
Implementation of communication plan for DLT 2017 (in partnership with CDD), including:
The Consultant will report to the Communication Manager (External Relations and Fundraising) and be guided by the Chief of Policy Section. The Consultant will inform the Communication Officer in Accra before contacting media houses to ensure consistency in communicating externally (specifically to media outlets).
Schedule of Payment
The Consultant will be paid based on completed deliverables and fornumberof days assigned for specific tasks from time to time as will be agreed with the line manager and any other relevant Chief of Section
Expected background and Experience
Candidates should have the following qualifications:
General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics
Interested candidates should apply online to the link provided, attach updated CV and Resume and indicate proposed professional fees in Ghana Cedi.
How to apply:
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 organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=507751