Deadline: 16 May 2020
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Advocacy Specialist in New York, United States.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Advocacy Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Advocacy Strategy Development:
- Provide strategic guidance to UNICEF’s global campaign teams.
- Support the development of campaign strategies that align global, regional and national advocacy behind clear change objectives for children.
- Provide strategic guidance to the Advocacy Section’s thematic teams, ensuring work across the section is aligned behind robust, integrated advocacy strategies that deliver clear change for children.
- Work with the Chief of Advocacy to communicate these strategies to senior leaders across UNICEF and to leverage support from other teams as required.
- Work with global campaign and thematic advocacy teams to monitor and evaluate advocacy success and to enable convergence.
- Global Advocacy Taskforce and Global Advocacy Framework
- Provide strategic support to the Global Advocacy Taskforce – UNICEF’s decision-making body on global advocacy.
- Support the Chief of Advocacy in running the Global Advocacy Taskforce, with strategic oversight of meeting agendas to ensure clear and tangible outcomes, whilst maintaining support from key internal decision makers and alignment behind integrated plans.
- Drive the implementation of the Global Advocacy Framework and the agreed advocacy priorities that will emerge from the Global Advocacy Taskforce.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s) in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Public Policy, Political Science International Relations, International Development, Public Administration, Business Administration, Economics or other relevant fields.
- First Level University Degree (Bachelor’s) in a relevant field, in conjunction with 7 year’s of relevant work experience in advocacy, communications, public relations, campaigning or a related field may be taken in lieu of a Master’s degree.
- At least 5 year’s experience in advocacy and campaign strategy development and execution, preferably on both a global and national level.
- Experience in developing clear theories of change, with specific, measurable and time-bound objectives and performance indicators.
- Experience in strategic public engagement activity, based on an understanding of the target audience.
- Strong track record in writing engaging campaign narratives and delivering creative campaign tactics.
- Demonstrated experience in design and management of projects, including budget management and monitoring of results.
- Experience in operating independently at a senior level and in providing expert advice and support on advocacy and campaigns.
- Knowledge of international development, humanitarian issues and children’s rights.
- Experience working for an advocacy or campaigning organization e.g. international or national NGO, UN or other multilateral organization is an asset.
- Experience in training and facilitation is an asset.
- Experience working in a developing and emergency environment is an asset.
- Fluency in English (both written and verbal) is required.
- Knowledge of an additional UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.