Bulgaria: Communication for Partnerships Officer (NO-1), Sofia, Bulgaria

By UN Children’s Fund Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Bulgaria
Closing date: 31 Oct 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.

UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families and believes that all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential – to the benefit of a better world. The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action.

UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments thus needs regular funding to operate and deliver results for children. The private sector has a critical role in helping to improve the lives of children around the world. UNICEF works with businesses so that their power, reach and influence are fully harnessed for children.

How can you make a difference?

Under the general supervision of the Communication Officer and in close coordination with the fundraising and programme units, the Officer engages with existing and new corporate partners to influence their business, employees, networks and clients to raise awareness for child rights.

Major tasks and responsibilities:

  • Promote child rights through partnerships.
  • Optimizes partnerships to strengthen the influence, reach and respect for child rights in business activities and relationships;
  • Identifies and develops non-financial contributions from business;
  • Contributes to strategies for engagement and development of communication products to enhance UNICEF’s visibility and influence with existing and prospective partners.
  • Increase visibility and awareness of UNICEF’s partnerships.
  • Maintains the effective profiling of partners through UNICEF external channels (website, reports, and social media channels) to ensure visibility and recognition of partner investment;
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with targeted media to drive pro-bono media coverage for UNICEF’s campaigns;
  • Develops and implements communication activities for the partnerships and report on results of campaigns.
  • Responsible for the promotion of existing private sector partnerships and the advocacy and communication activities targeting their customers and employees;
  • Supports planning and coordination of joint communication activities and events with communication agencies and communication/marketing teams of UNICEF’s corporate partners;
  • Coordinates the preparation and quality assurance of donor reports.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or a related filed. A first university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of three years in the communications field, including media experience, marketing, PR or CSR projects of private sector companies.
  • Previous experience in copywriting is considered a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English and Bulgarianis required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (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, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (I)
  • Relating and Networking (II)
  • Persuading and Influencing (II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (I)
  • 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.


    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    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=516860

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