Communication Officer

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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

The incumbent will support the Communication Section to develop and implement the Country Office Working Plan with a focus on content creation for advocacy and resource mobilization. Particularly, he or she will support the team in generating communication materials, including infographics, photos, videos, and human stories for different platforms; and organize events, field visits, and youth engagement activities.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of communication, advocacy, and partnerships, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Support the conceptualization, planning, execution, monitoring, and evaluation of an advocacy and communication strategy to leverage better results and mobilize resources for children: • Use several digital and social media channels and make recommendations regarding current and future social media platforms and innovation technologies to use to increase UNICEF’s outreach in Burundi and abroad; • Develop and produce multimedia products and online campaign narratives to advance UNICEF’s mandate and to better profile children's rights, • Liaise with donors and National Committees and facilitate field visits and content creation as needed; • Support the chief of communication to regularly update media and development partners on the progress of the UNICEF Country Programme and progress for children and women, as well as UNICEF’s global priorities and campaigns, through the dissemination of reports, surveys, and media releases; • Maintenance and update of UNICEF Burundi online pages; • Update social media platforms; • Produce videos; • Support the organization of field visits to collect HIS, articles, and photos for donor reports; • Contribute to the strategic development of digital initiatives in the country and provide ideas to increase digital engagement, • Develop and disseminate social media content for UNICEF’s platforms, including production of digital/online campaigns; • Film, edit, and work with video files in multiple formats highlighting UNICEF’s work.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and taking an active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

  1. Results/expected outputs • Communication materials – HIS, texts, photos, videos, online posts – developed • UNICEF social media platforms updated; • Visits for donors and celebrities supported; • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring, and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender, and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated, and documented in all activities throughout the assignment

Competencies & Values Accountability Communication Ethics and Values Integrity Knowledge Sharing Planning and Organizing Working in Teams

Media and Digital Media required (at least 2 years); • photography, video filming, and editing. • Public information and reporting Mandatory • Journalism, mass media, and broadcasting Mandatory • Photo: Mandatory • Video: Mandatory

Bujumbura is classified as phase III in terms of security. Caution is therefore advised at all times in the capital, as well as in the interior of the country. Since the end of April 2015, Burundi has been facing a political crisis and human rights violations. Burundi is among the poorest countries in the world and social indicators show that 70% of the country's population lives below the poverty line. In Bujumbura, one can find stores, restaurants, sports and entertainment. In the provinces, however, living conditions are very different; poor road conditions and lack of access mean that some provinces are quite isolated. The UN Security Service has certain security standards that UN Volunteers must meet. For housing, UN Volunteers receive an allowance to ensure that these standards can be met. Electricity supply is irregular.

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