Emergency Communication Specialist at UNICEF, Maiduguri, Nigeria

Deadline: 28 November 2017

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Emergency Communication Specialist in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Emergency Communication Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Promote a better understanding of, respect and support for children’s and women’s rights and issues by carrying out media, information and education activities in support of UNICEF-assisted humanitarian efforts and where necessary, development programmes in northeast Nigeria.
  • Develop, maintain and update media relations contact list/database.
  • Establish, document, review and refine process of communicating with media contacts, including press conferences and events, issuing of media materials etc.
  • Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media, National Committees, NGOs, and other appropriate audiences.
  • Identify, develop, distribute and evaluate variety of media materials in multiple, appropriate formats.
  • Ensure or enhance the quality, appropriateness of country specific communication materials, activities, processes and messages transmitted to the press, partners and public.
  • Collaborate with mass media through activities such as organizing site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have –

  • Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or related field (or an undergraduate degree plus at least 12 years of demonstrated professional experience in the field of journalism, communications, external relations, public affairs, public relations or corporate communications.).
  • 5 years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and new media.
  • International work experience preferred.
  • Background/familiarity with emergency situations.
  • Excellent English, both written and spoken, is required.
  • Strong English-language writing skills are essential.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.