By UN Children’s Fund Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 23 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.
For every child
UNICEF Malawi Country Programme (2019-2023) is aligned with the Government of Malawi’s Growth and Development Strategy (MDGS III) and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).The programme supports the Government of Malawi to meet its commitment to respect, protect and fulfil children’s rights in line with international conventions and standards. The country programme is guided by the principles of children’s rights, equity, gender equality, inclusion and resilience, and supports evidence-based, integrative and innovative programming. The vision is that ‘all girls and boys in Malawi, especially the most disadvantaged and deprived, realize their rights’. The programme focuses on: early childhood (parenting, high-impact social services, early stimulation and learning), middle childhood and adolescence (learning, multi-sectoral services, active citizenship), communities (decentralized services and systems, community ownership, social norms), programme effectiveness (monitoring, evaluation, HACT, Innovation, Social Protection and Social Policy and External Communication. The programme is based on ‘leaving no child behind’, realizing ‘rights for all children in Malawi’.
How can you make a difference?
This position is within the Communication, Advocacy and Partnerships team, which supports all UNICEF Malawi pillars (young children, adolescents and communities) and technical specialists (child protection, education, health, HIV, nutrition, social policy, water and sanitation) in the following areas: media relations, public advocacy, youth engagement, partnerships, donor visibility, visits and events, digital and social media.
The Communications Officer will develop and monitor visibility plans and guidelines for donor-funded programmes, document donor funded programmes through photography, video and human interest stories, manage selected donor visits to Malawi, organize press conferences for donor funded activities and secure media coverage, contribute to donor reports and visibility reporting, and provide regular feedback to donors on communication materials produced and media coverage secured.
Currently, the Malawi country office is operating under a matrix-management model, where individuals will have more than one reporting line. While this particular position is not currently “matrixed”, it is possible that this may change depending on programme needs.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
1. DONOR VISIBILITY
The main purpose of this role is to provide visibility for international donors funding UNICEF’s work for children, in order to meet the donor’s requirements and secure ongoing funding.
Duties and tasks
2. COMMUNICATION MATERIALS
Ensure that the production of communication products and materials is timely executed and followed up to support the country communication strategy, regional and global campaigns and priorities and to support resource mobilization as set out in the work plan.
3. MONITORING AND EVALUATION
Regular monitoring and evaluation activities are undertaken according to the work plan to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of country communication efforts. Ensure results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
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 functional competencies required for this post are:
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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 sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.”
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=516819
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