Communication Expert (consultancy, for Bulgarian nationals only)

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Application deadline 6 months ago: Friday 18 Mar 2022 at 21:55 UTC

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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, childhood.

UNICEF Bulgaria is seeking a Communication Expert to contribute to the external communication, public advocacy and media relations, and for winning support for the cause programmatic work, business for results, partnerships and fundraising in order to deliver results for children.

How can you make a difference?

1. Contribute to integrated awareness and fundraising campaigns

- draft key messages, provide inputs for communication materials (videos, radio spots, outdoor media)

- draft media briefs

- write up human interest stories and arrange their filming

- maintain a media engagement report file

2. Provide digital support including developing content for digital activation and social media campaigns

- develop content for digital activations and social media campaigns

- research and prepare a list of celebrities and influencers for specific campaigns

- support digital engagement reporting

3. Support the reporting

- draft and edit publications and other communication materials for donors

- prepare summaries and reports for specific campaigns

4. Provide support and develop communication products (digital activations, presentations, social media posts, website articles) for specific program interventions and events

5. Keep up to date on the latest developments in the media landscape and digital marketing trends and provide analysis of best practices, opportunities and trends and innovation

The initial period of the consultancy contract will be until 31.12.2022.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Relevant university degree (Masters), preferably in journalism, communication, international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law or other relevant area;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in public relations, communication, media or related field;
  • Knowledge and expertise in the area of rights, particularly child rights and communication is an advantage;
  • Good communication, planning and project management skills;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Respect for cultural diversity and human rights;
  • Willingness and availability to travel across the country;
  • Knowledge of the UN system and UNICEF mandates is an advantage;
  • Excellent command of English.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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