International Consultants - External Communication Assets Producers (2 consultants will be hired) (Open to Non-Myanmar Nationals Only)

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UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

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Application deadline 6 months ago: Thursday 26 May 2022 at 17:25 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, Make a Difference

How can you make a difference?

Objectives/Purpose of the Consultancy

The purpose of the assignment is to develop external communication products that illustrates UNICEF’s programme and activities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This will include the development of

  1. Human Interest Stories
  2. Thematic/programme/advocacy briefs and reports

Scope of Work:

  1. UNICEF will provide relevant documents to the consultants
  2. Where appropriate, UNICEF staff will provide raw information on the issue and the consultants will develop the stories based on the information they receive.
  3. UNICEF will arrange meeting with relevant UNICEF staff, beneficiaries and service providers for developing Human Interest Stories
  4. UNICEF will coordinate the review of the first draft by sections and CFOs and the consultant will deliver final versions.

Geographic Area/ Duty Station: Home-based/ Remote

Duration of the Assignment : 11.5 months, Part-time, Flexible Hours

Description of Assignment:


  1. Develop Human Interest Stories on COVID-19 response
  2. Develop and revise thematic briefs and reports


  • Develop/co-author Human Interest Stories (Health and nutrition, WASH, Education, Child Protection, Social Policy and Child Rights Monitoring) [ Remark: A maximum of 60 days per contract period ]
  • Develop an external version of internal reports and briefs and advocacy documents. [ Remark: Once a month as required ]

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

  • University degree and/or post graduate education in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or other related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of proven experience (both at national and international levels) in writing and editing communication materials (stories, briefs, advocacy booklets, brochures, concept notes) in English
  • Outstanding written English and advanced ability to quickly research, critically analyse and synthesise large amounts of information
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the international development environment and writing styles and requirements
  • Good interpersonal skills, including initiative, flexibility and patience

Please complete and attach the following Expression of Interest Form in your applications: (1) 2022-05-09 -Expression of Interest_Communication asset producers.doc

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.


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.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

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