Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 13 May 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 70 years, 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.
Duration: 11.5 months (total number of working days: 241)
Duty Station: New York Headquarters
Level: Consultant Contract
UNICEF has been innovating for children for 70 years. Innovations support the organization’s 135+ country offices in finding solutions for the world’s most vulnerable children. The UNICEF innovation work includes both policy and practice of innovation in UNICEF, and the larger UN. Innovation in UNICEF is defined as “doing something new or different that adds value.” Innovation is a cross-sectoral function that enhances programme and development effectiveness as well as management and is guided in all contexts by UNICEF’s Innovation Principles (http://www.unicefstories.org/principles/). UNICEF is engaged in testing and scaling up new partnerships, technologies, and collaborations in some of the world’s most difficult operating environments.
In January 2016, the UNICEF established the Office of Innovation to strengthen its innovation functions and leverage the increasing opportunities across the organization. The Office of Innovation unites:
PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The Office of Innovation seeks an experienced social and digital media manager who can play a lead role in managing UNICEF Office of Innovation’s global presence on a wide range of digital & social media platforms through content curation, monitoring, and analysis – and guiding colleagues on content creation techniques, and digital editorial practices. This candidate must be able to spearhead the creation, design, and coordination of key social media campaigns & event promotions while integrating new ways of generating online engagement and strengthening the brand. In addition, someone who is aware, and able to integrate the latest digital tools and trends and has an in-depth knowledge of paid, unpaid, and earned media, data analytics, SEO & email marketing. Channels the candidate will curate content for and manage include, but are not limited to:
Ideally, the candidate should also have a good knowledge of UNICEF Office of Innovation’s key messaging and focus areas in mHealth, Innovation Fund, Innovation Labs, mobile tech in developing countries, open source, data science, blockchain, AI, VR, UAS, satellites & imagery mapping, wearable technology, humanitarian & emergency response, and design thinking – to name a few.
We are looking for a self-starter who can work in a fast-changing environment, adaptive to change and has a proven experience in supporting multiple projects, focus areas, tasks and timelines. Someone who can work closely with a diverse, multidisciplinary and geographically dispersed team.
Thus, the role requires a candidate who has a diverse set of online marketing experience across various industries and has a multidisciplinary background – preferably, at the intersection of marketing, project management, graphic design, communication, business and entrepreneurship and others.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED FOR THE ASSIGNMENT
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
Fluency in English. Competence in another UN language preferred (where applicable).
Applications must include:
To view our competency framework, please click here.
Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.
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=504375
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