Organization: UN Children’s Fund
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.
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:
Management of the Communication Unit.
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
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
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
4. Partnerships: Support the development of private sector engagement and Resource Mobilization engagement.
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…
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