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Nov 212017
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 04 Dec 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

Assists in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating an advocacy and communication 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 country, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.

Key Expected Results

  • Communication strategy: The production of communication products and materials are 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 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, organizations and fora (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.
  • External communications plan developed and implemented in line with UNICEF Ghana’s communication and advocacy strategy that targets youth engagement
  • Profile and promote to a youth audience UNICEF-focused programmes, policies and key messages, throughtargeted products andassets
  • Maintain and develop engagement with celebrities and influencers which contribute to the brand development, and engagement with young people in Ghana
  • Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field.
  • Two years practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media.
  • Field work experience
  • Fluency in English and knowledge of the local language is required.
  • Familiarity with trends among Ghana’s youth population – the iGen population (born in 1996 and after) – and the ability to develop ideas or concepts which enables UNICEF Ghana to engage appropriately with this audience
  • Experience in regular use of digital and social media platforms is desirable
  • Competencies of Successful Candidate

    Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results
  • Functional Competencies

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Relating and Networking
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Learning and Researching
  • Planning and Organizing
  • 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.

    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=508700

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