Under the general guidance of the Sr. Communication Specialist, the incumbent is responsible for conceptualization, planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of an advocacy and communication strategy to promote respect for children's rights and support UNICEF's mission in Brazil.
In addition, the Communication Specialist is responsible for:
Plan, prepare, build and implement strategies and alliances with key national and regional media to ensure their commitment to - and the public’s commitment to - children’s rights.
Strengthen institutional brand communication and develop partnerships with communication specialists of governmental entities, organized civil society and with individuals, groups, professional associations and non-governmental organizations.
Engage UNICEF Brazil National Ambassadors, Champions for Children, celebrity advocates, influential opinion-leaders, and other nationally known personalities, friends and allies of UNICEF.
Assist UNICEF in the production of culturally relevant communication materials to ensure effective and efficient awareness-raising advocacy and communication of UNICEF programme delivery through its platform initiatives.
Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations; or equivalent professional work experience in the communication area combined with advanced university degree in a related discipline.
Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media, two years of which should be in developing and/or middle income countries.
Fluency in English and Portuguese (written and verbal). Spanish is an asset.
Knowledge of current theories and practices in communication research, planning and strategy, and the role of mass media.
General ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form; specific skills in writing press releases and articles/stories for traditional and electronic media.
Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas as well as transfer knowledge and skills.
Proven ability to effectively manage relationships with media representatives, government officials and other UNICEF partners.
Highly responsible individual with the following competencies:
UNICEF foundational competencies: commitment, drive for results, embracing diversity, integrity, self-awareness and self-regulation, team work.
Critical functional competencies: Managing resources, building trust, communication, flexibility, technical knowledge, influence, team leadership, planning, setting standards, and monitoring & evaluation. Computer skills, specifically interactive digital media.
Compatible salary, Medical Insurance, Pension Fund and other benefits under the United Nations/UNICEF Rules & Regulation.
How to apply:
External candidates: Application letter with updated Curriculum Vitae, and UN Personal History form (P.11) which can be downloaded from our website http://www.unicef.org.br, clicking on “Quem somos”, followed by “Oportunidade de Trabalho”.
UNICEF & UN candidates - Applications will be considered only if accompanied by an application letter, an updated CV and UN Personal History Form (P.11), as well as the two most recent Performance Evaluation Reports.
Please send your application letter under title “Vacancy Notice 08/001 – Communication Specialist” to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNICEF welcomes applications from qualified women and men from any ethnical groups (afro descendents, indigenous groups, etc.). Candidates will be treated regardless of religion, social status, age and HIV status.
UNICEF is a smoke-free environment.
Additional information on the selection process, post and working conditions, and regret letters, will only be provided to short-listed candidates.