Communications Officer (Donor Reporting), P2, Bratislava, Slovakia

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This is a P-2 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 2 years of experience, depending on education. More about P-2 contracts and their salaries.

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.

More information about what we do in Slovakia is available at UNICEF Slovakia

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The Level 3 Scale-up for Ukraine was activated effective 5 March 2022, for an initial period of six months. With the activation of the procedure, UNICEF has adopted a no-regrets approach in view of the complex situation and increasing humanitarian needs, to ensure that UNICEF continues to provide life-saving response for the children and women in Ukraine in line with the CCCs. The recent escalation in the armed conflict in Ukraine poses an immediate threat to the lives and wellbeing of the country’s 7.5 million children. The intensification of the armed conflict is posing severe human costs, causing a growing number of civilian and children casualties, interrupting livelihoods and damaging critical civilian infrastructure, including hundreds of homes, water and sanitation infrastructure, schools and health facilities. Hundreds of thousands of children and their families have been internally displaced and, to-date, over one million forced to flee the country in search of safety – the majority are women and children.

In response, UNICEF has already mobilized organization-wide support. However, the deteriorating situation and complex operating environment requires strengthened capacity and sustained efforts to further expand our presence and work in those parts of the country that can be safely accessed, to strengthen our cluster and overall humanitarian leadership, and to continue scaling-up our humanitarian action, with priority focus on child protection, health, WASH, nutrition, learning, cash interventions and social protection efforts. UNICEF is also coordinating with refugee hosting countries to prepare and respond to the humanitarian needs emerging from population movements.

How can you make a difference?

Assist in developing, implementing, co-ordinating and monitoring an advocacy and communication strategy and associated products and activities on on-going basis with public audiences, UN and civil society partners, and key private and public sector donors, with the objective of promoting awareness, understanding, support and respect for children’s and women’s rights, and support for UNICEF's mission, priorities and programmes in the country and at regional and global level. Support in the coordination of Situation Reports, development of donor proposals and reports and ensure effective communication on UNICEF results to key public and private sector partners, including donor recognition.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS

1. Communication strategy: The production of digital content, communication products and materials are timely executed and followed up to support the country, regional and global communication strategy, regional and global campaigns and priorities to get children’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF's mission and objectives, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.

2. Media relations: Effective and timely professional assistance and support are provided in developing, drafting and maintaining contact information, materials and relationships with journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web etc. – in the country, to communicate the story of UNICEF's cooperation to a wider audience.

3. Monitoring and evaluation: Regular monitoring and evaluation activities are undertaken according to the work plan to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of country communication efforts. Results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.

4. Donor Reporting & Resource mobilization support: Inputs to regular Situation Reports, donor proposals and reports and other knowledge products are effectively coordinated and quality-assured and global and regional level fund-raising activities are supported by effective programme information, advocacy and communication activities.

5. Networking and Partnerships: Identify and work with key influencers in the country to support the Office in achieving its communication and advocacy objectives, including maintain and develop contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and fora (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts) and support the organisation of public events.

6. Capacity building and support: The Country Coordinator and the emergency response team are provided with professional expertise and advice on all aspects of external relations communication as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education

University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field.

2. Work Experience

Two years practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media.

International and national work experience (for IP). Field work experience (for NO)

Background/familiarity with Emergency situations.

3. Language Proficiency [ I ]

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another of f icial UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) 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 Brochure (New).pdf

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.

Remarks:

Eligible UNICEF National Officer (NO) and General Service (GS) Staff Members on fixed-term, continuing or permanent contracts applying to this TA, which is dedicated to L3 Response, may be able to retain a lien on their existing post for the duration of this TA.

International Professional (IP) staff on fixed-term, continuing or permanent contract will be able to take up this appointment as a temporary assignment, retaining their fixed-term entitlements. The conditions, including the possibility of a lien on the post, will depend on the status of their post and their tour of duty, and installation entitlements will be limited to those applicable for a short assignment of less than one year.

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 may also be 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.

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