Communication Officer at UNICEF, Manila, Philippines

Deadline: 5 October 2018

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Communication Officer in Manila, Philippines. The duration of the post is 6 months.

The Communication Officer will be responsible for providing advocacy support to key UNICEF programme priorities. The role includes general communication work such as writing, editing, content generation, organizing high profile visits and assisting with key advocacy events and meetings.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Communication Officer will perform following functions:

  • Work with communication and programmes to accomplish advocacy priorities for the year, including Violence Against Children, First 1000 Days and Peacebuilding Advocacy Strategies.
  • Translate strategy into implementation and actions to keep children’s issues high on the public domain and visible on media’s agenda.
  • Lead priority advocacy initiatives, including the [email protected] commemoration, the Situation Analysis for Children launch and the Philippine Plan of Action to End Violence Against Children Campaign.
  • Working with the team and the Media Officer, maximize advocacy and partnership opportunities with print and broadcast media.
  • Maintain and update media relations contact list/database.
  • Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media.
  • Assist in developing/maintaining close collaboration with mass media, and with groups and organizations essential to achieve advocacy and communication objectives.
  • Draft and edit articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials in all media formats, as appropriate.
  • Prepare background communication and promotional materials for briefing and visits of media and other special interest groups.
  • Assist in planning logistics and administrative arrangements.
  • Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials.
  • Maintain a library of coverage (clippings, coverage etc.).
  • Establish Public Advocacy baselines to measure reach and effectiveness of activities, to make adjustments and refine.
  • Engage UNICEF’s national and international Goodwill Ambassadors, Special Advocates, Celebrity Supporters to the advantage of pitching public advocacy agenda and messages.
  • Help organize and generate public support for special events and activities to promote country programme goals.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining close collaboration with mass media, as well as with groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • University degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or other related disciplines.
  • Minimum of 5 years of practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media.
    Field work experience.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency situations.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language.
  • Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
  • Communication practice, methodology and practical application.
  • Knowledge of current theories and practices in communication research planning and strategy.
  • Fundamentals of working in various media formats – print, audio, video, web etc.
  • Computer systems, including internet navigation, office applications, and specifically, interactive digital media.
  • Nationality of Philippines.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.