Bulgaria: Communication Officer, NO-2, Fixed-term contract (open for Bulgaria nationals only)

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Bulgaria
Closing date: 16 Apr 2018

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.

How can you make a difference?

Support in developing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating an advocacy and communication strategy to get children’s and women’s issues into the public domain with the objective of promoting awareness to strengthen general public, private sector and political will in support of UNICEF’s mission in the country, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand. Ensure that the Representative and the country programme team are provided with professional expertise and advice on all aspects of external relations communication as required.

Key results expected:

  • Communication strategy: support the development of the communication strategy and follow up on the implementation of the tasks set in the country communication work plan and strategy as assigned.
  • Media relations: effective and timely professional support is provided in continually developing and maintaining media relations (print, TV, radio, blogs, social media, web, etc.), including writing, editing and producing high quality communication products in the country, to communicate the story of UNICEF’s cooperation to a wider audience.
  • Celebrities, partners and special events: ensure that the Country Office has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of appropriate, nationally-known personalities who have been identified, engaged and support UNICEF’s effort and who actively participate in special events and activities. The Country Office’s contact list of influencers, groups, organizations (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts), is maintained and continually developed, whose engagement and support are 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.
  • Fundraising and Partnerships: support the implementation of the CO Fundraising strategy through relevant communication and advocacy activities. Support the CO Fundraising section to build and maintain partnerships with private sector, media, civil society, securing high brand visibility and awareness.
  • – Support the development of communication, advocacy and CSR activities related to the implementation of the Fundraising strategy on national level. Develop and implement fundraising and advocacy campaigns in media.

    – Establish and maintain partnerships with relevant civil society and other organizations to promote child rights.

    – Support CSR through relevant advocacy and communicational activities and materials.

  • Communication for development: provide support and assistance in the design, formulation, execution, monitoring and evaluation of a behavioural change and social mobilization activities, plan of action and programme activities in support of the Country Programme. Provide support to bringing together government, private sector and civil society as well as convening divergent forces to enhance public debate, participation and action around equity and child rights.
  • Supervision: Human resources (the communication team) and financial resources (budget planning and monitoring) are both effectively supervised and optimally used.

  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Communications, Journalism, PR or a related field,*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communications, print and broadcast media, and/or interactive digital media.
  • Fluency in English and of the local language is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication (level 2), Working with People (level 1) and Drive for Results (level 1).

    The technical competencies required for this post are:

    Formulating Strategies and Concepts (level 1), Persuading and Influencing (level 1), Relating and Networking (level 1), Learning and Researching (level 2), Planning and Organizing (level 2), Applying Technical Expertise (level 1).

    View our competency framework at:


    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.


    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    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=512040

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