Closing date: 24 Jan 2020
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Purpose of the Job
Within the context of Generation Unlimited Initiative, The Communication Coordinator is accountable for coordinating the work around AU 1 Million By 2021 initiative.
Within the frame work of UNICEF-AU engagement strategy UNICEF AU/ECA Office facilitates engagement with the AU, in cooperation with Regional Offices and Headquarters divisions, so that UNICEF can be well-positioned to keep children and young people’s issues on the AU’s agenda, which will in turn contribute to accelerated Member State implementation of AU decisions and resolutions, leading to improved results for children and young people on the continent.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Direct, coordinate and implement the communications strategies of the 1 Million by 2021 Initiative and ensure its effective implementation with all partners towards the vision of reaching 10 Million young Africans by 2021;
• Coordinate and oversee the AU Youth Media Advisory Group to develop and ensure the production of creative campaigns including the #BeTheFutureToday, #CountMeIn, Gender Dynamics, Mental Health, and others, as part of the AUC’s Youth Engagement Strategy; and implement the products accordingly;
• Prepare communications and advocacy reports, and online and print newsletters;
• Work collaboratively with the Youth Division team to coordinate communications, content development (press releases, factsheets, talking points, web updates, videos, virtual events and social media), content writers, and other colleagues to develop creative multimedia materials.
• Perform any other tasks required by supervisor within the scope of work outlined.
Expected Deliverables and Timeline
March 2020 – continuously
February 2020 – continuously
April 2020,July 2020,October 2020
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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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 conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
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=529058