Shaqooyinka

Ethiopia: Communication Coordinator, International Consultant for 11.5 months – based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Ethiopia
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.

Background

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

Expected deliverables

Timeline

  • Coordinating the establishment of the 10 Million by 2021 information hub
  • March 2020 – continuously

  • Production and dissemination of 10 Million By 2021 communications products such as the ‘Chasing Excellence’ product
  • February 2020 – continuously

  • Convening the AU Youth Media Advisory Group
  • April 2020,July 2020,October 2020

  • Developing and implementing the Mental Health campaign
  • June 2020

  • Developing and implementing the Tubonge campaign (on gender dynamics)
  • June 2020

  • Creating a mobile application and LinkedIn platform for AUYV
  • June 2020

  • Producing quality communications reports and newsletters
  • continuously

  • Supporting the supervisor in the execution of other tasks which amplify the scope of work
  • continuously

  • Monthly report on the progress of ongoing work
  • continuously

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Communications or 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[Two years] of relevant professional experienceworking in youth development programmes in a continental context.
  • Prior experience working with the African Union would be an advantage;
  • Proficiency in one or more of the African Union official languages;
  • Understanding of the partnerships landscape in international development;
  • Expertise in youth engagement/empowerment and youth development;
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • Relevant Skills

  • Superior knowledge and understanding of communications in the AU system, including AU guidelines on communication;
  • Possess good knowledge of and experience with new communication technologies including digital content creation and analytics
  • Experience in the area of youth engagement and/ or youth participation;
  • Practical experience in the field of international cooperation and regional integration;
  • Ability to develop clear communication plans and ensure implementation to achieve desired results;
  • Required Competences

  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Demonstrable focus on impact and result;
  • Evidence of strategic thinking and proven ability to organize, plan and prioritize work
  • Manage workload with minimum supervision;
  • A proven cultural sensibility and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work efficiently and structured in a team under time pressure and under difficult circumstances;
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external actors.
  • 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.

    View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    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.

    Remarks:

    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

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