Deadline: 3 July 2022
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Communication 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 Communication Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Support the development, implementation, and monitoring of media strategies on priority issues for children and UNICEF.
- Help ensure rapid and accurate dissemination of materials to the media, National Committees, partners, and other appropriate audiences.
- Develop and pitch story ideas and place UNICEF materials in mainstream, online, and digitally native outlets.
- Draft and edit media materials, including press releases, articles Op-Eds, Q&As, key messages, and other major corporate communications materials for internal and external audiences.
- Plan and organize press conferences, events, and interviews with UNICEF experts.
- Plan and execute global media campaigns and initiatives that generate coverage for UNICEF. Coordinate with implementing partners and UNICEF offices as necessary.
- Develop, maintain and update media contact list/database.
- Advise and support other UNICEF Spokespeople in their media interactions, including leadership, as needed.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in communication, journalism, public relations; or a related discipline.
- 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.
- Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in communications and media relations, with at least two years at the international level.
- Field experience preferred.
- Knowledge of United Nations or other international organizations; good understanding of world affairs; current events and development issues.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergencies 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.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.