Vacancy: Communication Specialist
Recruiting Organisation: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Vacancy Number: VN/PBR/2014/08
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Communication
UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.
Job Summary: The UNICEF Communication Specialist will be primarily responsible for the conceptualization, planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of an advocacy and communication strategy to promote respect for children’s and women’s rights in the public domain and strengthen political will in support of UNICEF's mission in the country. The jobholder will also develop key partnerships with individuals, groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives and strengthen their capacity; Serve as the main person for adopting and disseminating advocacy materials and managing their production and distribution and participate in global advocacy activities to facilitate global/regional advocacy and mobilisation of resources.
The UNICEF Communication Specialist must possess an advanced University degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations; or an equivalent professional work experience in the communication area, combined with an advanced university degree in a related discipline.
Skills and Experience:
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media, of which two years should be in developing countries.
Highly fluent in English is required and strong written and verbal communications skill therein strongly desirable.
Core Values (Required): Commitment; Diversity and Inclusion; Integrity
Core Competencies (Required): Communication; Working with People; Drive for Results
Functional Competencies (Required): Leading and Supervising; Formulating Strategies and Concepts; Relating and Networking; Persuading and Influencing; Applying Technical Expertise; Entrepreneurial Thinking
ONLY Ugandan Nationals will be considered.
UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, as well as the most recent performance evaluation report.
If applications are sent by email, please clearly indicate the position applied for and use this order to name your file attachments: Firstname_Lastname followed by document e.g. Gold_MukasaP11 or Gold_MukasaCV or Gold_ MukasaApplication.
UNICEF is a smoke free environment.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
All candidates who desire to work in the prestigious United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in the above position should send their resume to:
Human Resource Specialist,
UNICEF Kampala, Uganda,
Plot 9, George Street,
P.O. Box 7047, Kampala-Uganda.
Via email to: email@example.com
Deadline: 27th May, 2014