Digital Communication Officer (NO1) (#102877) Buenos Aires, Argentina (Only Argentinean Nationals)

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This is a NO-1 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-1 contracts.

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, a voice

The position is framed in Outcome 5 of the Cooperation Program of the UNICEF Argentina office, whose result is that by 2025, children and adolescents develop in a society that recognizes them to a greater extent and has increased its commitment to the full guarantee of their rights.

How can you make a difference?

The position will report to the Digital Communication Officer and will be oriented to the planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the digital and social media aspects of CO’s advocacy and communication strategy; articulating with the areas of programs and fundraising, thus collaborating in the promotion of the rights of children and adolescents through the participation and engagement of audiences and communities in the digital ecosystem.

Key functions, accountabilities, and related duties/tasks:

The position will work in coordination with the rest of the Communication team, under the supervision of the Digital Communication Officer, and integrally with the PROGRAMS and PFP teams, in actions linked to digital communication strategies for campaigns; emergencies that require awareness-raising actions and mobilization of resources through digital channels; and events of the organization's work program. Will be responsible for:

• Supervision, development, implementation and updating of the digital content and social media engagement aspects of the Office´s Communication and Public Advocacy Strategy

• Knowledge management, monitoring and reporting, and capacity building in the areas of digital content and social media

• Quality control of content produced for programmatic and fundraising purposes through digital channels.

Duties and tasks:

  1. Digital Content: Ensure that the development, implementation and updating of the digital content within the Office´s Communication and Public Advocacy Strategy are timely and effectively executed.

  2. Digital Engagement: Ensure that the development, implementation and updating of the social media engagement aspects within the Office´s Communication and Public Advocacy Strategy are timely and effectively executed.

  3. Digital materials: Ensure that the production of digital communication products and material is timely executed and followed up to support the country office’s communication and public advocacy strategy, regional and global campaigns and priorities.

  4. Monitoring and reporting: Ensure that regular monitoring and reporting of activities on digital channels are undertaken according to the work plan to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of country communication efforts. Ensure that results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.

You can find the Job profile of the position attached: Classified Job Descriptions - Digital Communication Officer.pdf

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

Education: University degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or related field.

Experience: 1 year of progressively responsible work experience in integrated communications, digital communication for social causes and/or advocacy campaigns.

Experience in the non-governmental organization and/or governmental sector is a plus.

Additional years of experience in digital communication, social media and interactive digital media are assets.

Additional years of work experience in the implementation of digital strategies for agencies linked to human rights, civil society organizations and/or the United Nations system are assets.

Language Requirements: Superior written and verbal communication skills in Spanish are a must. Fluency in English.

Other Requirements:

Excellent operational management of digital and social media platforms.

Excellent operational management of platforms for digital analytics reporting and social listening.

Excellent writing skills are required.

Experience working in media and/or communication/digital agencies will be an asset.

Advanced knowledge of image and video editing tools would be an asset.

Ability to work in a team and with partners on several projects simultaneously is required.

Ability to plan work strategically, adapt to change, manage complexity and work under tight deadlines is required.

Interpersonal communication skills are a plus. Proactive and responsible attitude; ability to understand the issues to be developed and propose appropriate solutions in a timely manner.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

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

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)

Works Collaboratively with others (1)

Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)

Innovates and Embraces Change (1)

Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)

Drive to achieve impactful results (1)

Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

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.

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