Re-advertised : Communications Officer (NOB), FT, Abuja, Nigeria
Job no : 537393
Position type : Fixed Term Appointment
Location : Nigeria Division / Equivalent : Dakar (WCAR), Senegal
School / Unit : Nigeria
Department / Office : Abuja, Nigeria
Categories : Communication / External Relations, NO-2
UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives.
To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, an advocate
In Nigeria, UNICEF works in a complex humanitarian and development setting to fulfill and protect children's rights in partnership with government, civil society, children and families.
UNICEF Nigeria is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices globally -
click the link to learn more about UNICEF in Nigeria : https : / / www.unicef.org / nigeria / .
We are looking for a Communication Officer, to become part of a highly motivated and committed team of over 400 staff who work to bring visible changes in the lives of the most disadvantaged children in Nigeria.
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief of Communication, you will assist in the 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 responsibilities :
1. Communication materials
Ensure that the production of communication products and materials is 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.
Develop complementary, country specific and local community materials and activities.
g., quality control, translations, reviews of layout and graphic design etc.) to meet standards as set out in the Communication Toolkit.
recommend the appropriateness, quality and dissemination of printed and audio-visual materials.
2. 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.
Assist in the planning, logistic and administrative arrangements for them.
3. Monitoring and evaluation
Ensure results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.
Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials. Maintain a library of coverage (clippings, coverage etc.)
Ensure good quality data collection, analysis and evaluation and reporting to ensure effective communication strategies, planning and effective and efficient advocacy.
4. Celebrities, partners and special events
Ensure that the Country Office's contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and fora (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts), are 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.
The task includes preparing information materials (e.g., press releases, programme summaries, country fact sheets and media kits), and assisting in the planning, logistics and administrative arrangements.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have....
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
Functional Competencies (Required)
View our competency framework at
http : / / www.unicef.org / about / employ / files / UNICEF Competencies.pdf
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Advertised : Mar 15 2021 W. Central Africa Standard Time Application close : Mar 22 2021 W. Central Africa Standard Time