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Jan 172018
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 22 Jan 2018

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

UNICEF Ghana has embarked upon its new Country Programme of Co-operation where public advocacy, external communications and private sector engagement has been strengthened. In recent years UNICEF Ghana External Communications has focused on developing its brand, digital engagement, media engagement and strategic partnerships in order to advance its public advocacy and programmatic operations in Ghana. This requires consistent creative and expertise direction as well as technical leadership.

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to support UNICEF Ghana in implementing and managing its public advocacy and private sector engagement which requires hands-on support and technical leadership. With the reduced staffing capacity and temporary absence of the Communication Manager, the assignment will also provide oversight of the Communication team.

Scope of Work

The individual will be responsible for delivering on five areas:

  • Public Advocacy – developing and maintaining strategic communications on key priority areas for UNICEF Ghana, including gender and adolescent girls, WASH, health and nutrition, child protection, social policy and education
  • Media Engagement: Overseeing and where necessary, driving the news and current affairs agenda on issues of child rights’ and child equity in Ghana’s print, broadcast and online media outlets
  • Digital engagement: Overseeing and, where necessary, implement a consistent, creative and impactful communications strategy for website, social media platforms and other online media platforms for UNICEF Ghana
  • Partnerships: Support the development of private sector engagement and Resource Mobilization engagement.
  • Management of the Communication Unit.

  • Specific Tasks:

    The main activities on which the individual will be expected deliver are:

  • Public Advocacy – developing and maintaining strategic communications on key priority areas for UNICEF Ghana, including gender and adolescent girls, WASH, health and nutrition, child protection, social policy and education

  • Work with programme officers and managers, including gender specialist to develop and implement clear communication plans of activities in accordance with overarching Communications Plan for 2018
  • Provide technical oversight to the team in producing communication materials to support programmatic work, including short films, human interest stories, as well as social media and traditional media products.
  • 2. Media Engagement: Overseeing and where necessary, engage directly media to drive the news and current affairs agenda on issuesof child rights’ and child equity in Ghana’s print, broadcast and online media outlets

  • Work with Communication Officer to develop a strong UNICEF-related press core and create capacity building event(s) for group of journalists
  • Arrange media appearances, media trips and pitches for special events
  • Draft speeches, press releases and opinion editorials for placement
  • Work with Communication Officer to organize two events related to media engagement (one with student journalists).
  • e. Work with Communication Officer to create a robust and updated list of media workers in Ghana.

    3. Digital engagement: Overseeing and, where necessary, implement a consistent, creative and impactful communications strategy for website, social media platforms and other online media platforms for UNICEF Ghana

  • Work with Communication Officer to develop strong social media content each month, including use of photography and short film
  • Work with all sections to ensure their programmatic operations is being included in social media platforms
  • Oversee maintenance and write, where necessary copy of UNICEF Ghana website
  • 4. Partnerships: Support the development of private sector engagement and Resource Mobilization engagement.

  • Develop at least two investment cases (one on adolescents) for UNICEF Ghana, with the support of temporary support (e.g. consultant / stretch assignment)
  • Work with Senior Management to identify consultant to draft private sector strategy, based on mapping.

  • 5. Management of the Communication Unit, including Officers and Consultants

    To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have…

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences, international relations, political science, international finance, public relations, media, communication, or other relevant disciplines. First University degree combined with minimum of ten years relevant work experience is acceptable in lieu of an advanced degree
  • Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in external or public relations or communication and reporting, two years of which should be in fundraising activities in developing countries
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
  • TOR – Comm Specialist P3 (Ext Com) Accra.docx

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    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=510180

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