Job no: 556121
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Conakry
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, Advocacy
UNICEF promotes the rights and well-being of every child in everything we do. We work in 190 countries and territories around the world with our partners to make this commitment a reality, with a particular focus on reaching the most vulnerable and marginalize.
The Communication Associate will support the activities of the Communication Section to highlight UNICEF’s activities and results in order to promote awareness, understanding, support and respect for the rights of children and women, UNICEF’s priorities and programmes in Guinea.
How can you make a difference?
Under the direct supervision of the Communication Specialist, the Communication Associate will have the following tasks:
Follow up on administrative tasks and service providers
- Organize and manage the documentation and multimedia productions of the Communication unit (monitoring of multimedia productions, archiving management in Share Point, Flikrs, We Share image bank).
- Support administrative procedures related to field missions, official visits, national and international press travel.
- Provide reports and action points from the Communications section meetings.
- Organize and manage the documentation and multimedia productions of the Communication unit (lists of service providers, monitoring of multimedia productions, current and potential influencers and partners, archiving management in Share Point, Flickr and We Share).
- Inventory, collect and organize data contributing to the monthly UNICEF Guinea newsletter. Follow up with the ICT section for the newsletter’s online and wide distribution.
- Participate and contribute to maintain and update contact lists and database of celebrities, influencers, partners for the country office.
- Inventory, organize and manage the stock of UNICEF Guinea communication and visibility tools and items.
- Provide a daily press review, relevant and widely shared with UNICEF Guinea teams.
Campaigns and special events
- Support the organisation of special events and activities to promote the objectives of the country programme and generate public support.
- Participate and contribute to the communication activities of the UN Country Team.
- Contributes to production of multimedia content to highlight UNICEF’s activities and results (photos, videos, articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials.
- Participate in the proofreading and layout of various reports and case studies prepared within the framework of UNICEF Guinea’s projects and activities, and ensure conformity with UNICEF’s graphic standards and guidelines.
- Support the production of digital content for the digital’s platforms, to be used on the UNICEF website and social networks, but also to be shared with the media.
- Ensure constant improvement of published content and mobilising the digital community through regular monitoring. Provide a monthly report of results related to UNICEF Guinea’s digital platforms (Google analytics, Facebook Meta, Hootsuite, etc.).
- Anticipate and draft publications on social networks platforms related to activities organised in the country as well as news related to UNICEF’s actions in Guinea.
Any other tasks identified and assigned by the supervisor.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by courses in Communication, Graphic Design, Photography, Videography, Journalism or Multimedia. An additional university degree or professional certificate in Communications or related area is an asset.
- A minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience in administration, supporting communication, print and broadcast media, interactive digital media and/or publicity.
- Work experience in an international organization or UN agency is desirable.
- Good knowledge of design and creation software (Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Pack office, etc).
- Experience in communication, social media and production of multimedia content with internationals standards (graphic design, data-visualisation, photos, videos, animation, sound recording, interview, etc).
- Good knowledge of photographic equipment, cameras, and multimedia production by mobile phone and/or DSLR.
- Very good analytical and synthesis skills.
- Very good communication skills, both oral and written.
- Team player and solution oriented.
- Fluency in French is required. Knowledge in English is required.
- Knowledge of local Guinean languages is an asset.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
- Have previous experience with the UN system or international NGOs.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships
(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
(3) Drive to achieve results for impact
(4) Innovates and embraces change
(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity
(6) Thinks and acts strategically
(7) Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
Advertised: 24 Oct 2022 Greenwich Standard Time
Deadline: 28 Oct 2022 Greenwich Standard Time