Deadline: 11 October 2018
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Specialist – Advocacy and Policy in New York, United States.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Programme Specialist – Advocacy and Policy will perform following functions-
- Identify the evidence basis, latest available data and emerging learning across key programmatic areas, and reflect this in UNICEF advocacy, communication and partner engagement.
- Support ongoing partner initiatives and reports to shape and adapt advocacy informed by evidence, data, lessons learned and best practices, including innovations.
- Maintain partner activities and innovations to leverage their engagement for timely sharing of lessons learnt to shape advocacy approaches.
- Develop and lead implementation of advocacy strategies.
- Liaise with regional and country offices — in collaboration with Communication for Development (C4D), Division of Communication (DOC), PFP, Civil Society Partnerships, and Knowledge Management teams and various HIV networks to shape and sharpen the work of UNICEF and partners in the first and second decades of life.
- Promote ongoing work by leveraging key events, including UN General Assembly, International AIDS Conferences, World Health Assembly, regional meetings and donor and partner meeting; key reports and publications such as UNAIDS GAP report and the UN Secretary-General’s report, including support materials.
- Lead development of messaging and knowledge sharing of the work of the “3 Frees” with various partners and donors, including national governments.
Applicants must have-
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Public Health, Journalism/Communication, or other health related social science field is required.
- 8 years of relevant professional experience at the national and international levels in planning and management of projects related to advocacy, communication, fundraising aspects of the response to HIV and AIDS is required.
- Prior experience in partnership development and management, including bilateral donors, foundations and civil society is required.
- Prior work experience in developing countries is an asset.
- Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.