Deadline: 17 May 2021
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Chief, Advocacy and Communication, End Violence Against Children in New York, United States.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Chief, Advocacy and Communication, End Violence Against Children will perform the following functions:
- Advocacy strategy development and outreach
- Work with End Violence staff and partners to develop partnership-wide advocacy and communications campaigns that leverage research, data, insights and policy recommendations and align with policy priorities.
- Grow the number of End Violence partners and catalyze a broader movement of governments and organizations taking collective action
- Strategic communication
- With the Leadership Team and others, develop, implement, and manage a strategic, proactive communications strategy for the organization.
- Oversee the development of targeted messaging for use across the End Violence network (Secretariat, Executive Committee, partner organizations), collaborating with partners to create stories, narratives, strategies and communication tools.
- Web, social media and brand management
- Maintain the End Violence brand and identity across platforms and materials and advise stakeholders and partners how to use and leverage the brand.
- Advance a strong social media strategy and presence that carries End Violence’s core messages and keeps us in relevant policy and programme dialogues.
- Identify and cultivate key media that can tell the End Violence story and highlight policy issues to thought leaders and influencers.
- Develop a comprehensive communications calendar that tracks key moments, messages, policy and communications products and media we wish to target throughout the year.
- Donor and Board Communications
- Contribute to production of donor reports and other outreach materials.
- Work with the Executive Director and other staff as appropriate to create increased opportunities for donors to learn about the changes on children’s violence issues, including the tracking of policy shifts and incidents (positive and negative) across partner countries.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree is required in one of the following fields Communications, Journalism, Marketing, International Relations, Political Science, International Development, Public Policy, Public Administration, Economics, or related fields.
- University Degree (Bachelor’s) in a relevant field, in conjunction with 2 additional years of relevant work experience in advocacy, campaigning or a related field may be taken in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
- At least 10 year’s progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in advocacy/ campaigning and communication is required, with at least two years at the international level.
- Experience in leading the development and implementation of advocacy and communication strategies, with clear theories of change, specific, measurable and time bound objectives, and performance indicators.
- Proven experience in deploying a range of advocacy and communication tactics based on a clear theory of change.
- Experience in building and maintaining a network of external stakeholders, and in working with coalitions.
- Experience in building strong relationships with traditional and social media entities and using media relations and channels to engage public audiences.
- Experience in leading the development, implementation and monitoring of digital strategies.
- Experience and current in digital and social media content and audience trends as well as in managing online platforms and channels.
- Experience in managing a team is a requirement, along with a proven commitment to diverse and inclusive recruiting process.
- Experience managing a multicultural team is an asset, and demonstrated experience in design and management of projects, including budget management and monitoring and evaluation of results.
- Track record of achieving or contributing to tangible policy change.
- Strong communicator with emphasis on being able to present complex policy ideas in succinct, engaging ways through campaign narratives and creative tactics.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.