Communication Consultant (P-2/3)

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Application deadline 3 months ago: Sunday 16 Aug 2020


This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education. More about P-3 contracts and their salaries.

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UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

Purpose of Assignment:

The overall objective of this assignment is to assist the Country Office to coordinate all communication activities among implementing partners based on an approved strategy, building capacities internally and externally, increase visibility and engagement of target audience.

Objective 1: Coordinate all Communication Activities among Implemting Partners based on an Approved Strategy

Key Activities/Tasks



Develop, update and support the implementation of the Spotlight Initiative:

  1. Communication Strategy
  2. Work Plan including
  3. Social media
  4. Visibility Plan

  5. Communication Strategy and work plan documents with updates social media calendar.

First four weeks

Objective 2: Building Capacities Internally and Externally

Key Activities/Tasks


Time frame

  1. Develop the training material and organize a two-days workshop for reporters to introduce them to the Spotlight Initiative, story ideas and the Initiative’s thematic issues.
  2. Organize a communication training for Spotlight Implementing partners on storytelling and branding at least once per quarter.

  3. Reporters are trained

  4. Implementing partners are trained on quarterly basis

First eight weeks

Objective 3: Increase Visibility and Engagement of Target Audience:

Key Activities/Tasks



  1. Development and dissemination human interest stories
  2. Social media updates on Spotlight Initiative
  3. Create and regularly update the media/reporters' database for Spotlight Initiative.
  4. Organize one intervention for engagement with 15-20 locally based media editors, community radio managers, Local Voices, to meet with heads of UN agencies, European Union and program leads for a briefing and updates on the programme.
  5. Draft and disseminate for publishing in a local / regional media a monthly OpEd / article covering the spotlight in Liberia.
  6. Organize a quarterly field trip for journalists on impact of Spotlight Initiative in the five targeted counties.
  7. Support the Spotlight Initiative programme team to develop contents for fact sheets, press releases, fliers and other materials showcasing Spotlight Initiative implementation.
  8. Undertake editing, formatting, illustrating of Spotlight Initiative documents as requested by the supervisor - average of 12 documents (4 per month)
  9. Summary report for all achievements during the reporting period including media monitoring and social media engagement.

  10. 24 Human Interest Stories.

  11. 150 social media updates.
  12. Updated media / reporters database.
  13. Six interventions with media and agencies.
  14. 12 OpEd are published in local / regional media.
  15. Four field trips with media are organized.
  16. Briefings and visibility material are produced and updated regularly.

Throughout the contract, the listed deliverables will be produced.

Qualification or specialized knowledge/experience/expertise required for the Assignment:

  • Academic Qualifications. Advanced University degree in mass communication, journalism or a related field.
  • Professional/Technical experience: Five (5) years of relevant experience in the field of Communication.
  • Language skills. Fluency required in English.
  • Other necessary/desirable skills/qualifications. Photography, writing skills and use of publishing tools such as adobe software.

General Terms and Conditions of the Contract:

  • Under the consultancy agreements, payment for deliverable is based as defined in the ToR.
  • All remunerationsmust be within the contract agreement.
  • No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or Contractor.
  • For international consultants outside the duty station, signed contracts must be sent by fax or email.
  • Unless authorized, UNICEF will buy the tickets for the consultant. In exceptional cases, the consultant may be authorized to buy their travel tickets and shall be reimbursed at the “most economical and direct route” but this must be agreed to beforehand.
  • Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.
  • Consultant will be required to sign the Health statement for consultants/Individual contractor prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance, including Medical Evacuation.
  • Mention is it as per the General Terms and Conditions of the Contract.

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.

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