Regional Chief Advocacy & Communications, P-5, MENARO, Amman-Jordan

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This is a P-5 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 10 years of experience, depending on education.


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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, Hope

How can you make a difference?

Accountable for developing, implementing, managing, and monitoring a regional advocacy and communications strategy and associated products, partnerships, and activities. Support resource mobilization, global and regional priorities, and global and regional campaign initiatives, especially those of importance to the work of the National Committees. Provide strategic advice, direction, and guidance, build communication and advocacy capacity of staff and others throughout the region. Co-ordinate and guide regional monitoring and evaluation of communications. Provide advice and direction on global, regional, and country communications policy development, support and advocacy and communications initiatives.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Advocacy and Communications strategy

Ensure that the Regional Office has a clear, regional advocacy and communication strategy to get children’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF's mission and objectives in MENA; Awareness, understanding, support and respect for children’s and women’s rights are effectively promoted; UNICEF's work for children's rights are kept on the MENA policy agenda; and the organization’s credibility and brand are enhanced. Advise the Regional Director on risk informed and effective advocacy and communications opportunities and support the Regional Director in her routine advocacy and communications.

  1. Capacity building and support

Ensure that regional policy guidance, advice and technical support are provided to country offices in the area of advocacy and communications on an ongoing basis. Opportunities to develop advocacy and communications capacity among country advocacy and communications staff, other colleagues, media, and other relevant partners are regularly identified and addressed.

  1. Resource mobilization support

Regional support and response to global and country level fund-raising activities are effectively provided and coordinated, ensuring Global Advocacy and Communications Division, National Committees, country offices, the Regional Partnership and Mobilization Advisor and thematic regional advisers receive required advice and support. Strategic input and coordination for the uptake of Individual Digital Giving in the Region.

  1. Monitoring and evaluation

Ensure that effective advice is provided to country advocacy and communication teams for monitoring and evaluating their advocacy and communication activities; regional advocacy and communication strategies and activities are monitored and evaluated; regional results and lessons learned are identified, collated, and shared with advocacy and communication colleagues in the region and the Global Advocacy and Communications division in a timely manner. Opportunities for continuous improvement in advocacy and communication efforts are identified and shared.

  1. Networking and partnerships

Ensure that new ways are identified to increase positive exposure and leverage that achieve prominence to new opportunities for UNICEF among a range of organizations, media, and high-profile individuals whose recognition level/influence extends beyond national borders. Ensure that close coordination and partnership are maintained with the Global Advocacy and Communications, PFP, National Committees and country offices to extend their impact and use in a sub-region, region or globally. Ensure effective participation in the planning, implementation, materials, and logistics of visits of Goodwill Ambassadors, National Committees etc.

  1. Global priorities and campaigns

Ensure that opportunities are identified for the region to support UNICEF’s global communications priorities, campaigns, and partnerships.

  1. Management

Ensure that the human resources (the MENARO advocacy and communications team) and financial resources (budget planning, management, and monitoring) for the region’s communication are both effectively managed and optimally used.

  1. Advisory support and communication for strategic results

Implementation of UNICEF programme (regional) plans, ensuring advocacy and communications on gender and equity issues are mainstreamed across all programmes.

  1. Support to Management of Emergencies

Support the Regional Advisor Gender and the Regional Emergency Advisor on emergency preparedness and response plans addressing gender issues that may be expected to intensify during emergencies.

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


  • Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or other related fields of disciplines or an undergraduate degree plus 2 years professional experience in the field of journalism, communications, external relations, public affairs, public relations, or corporate communications.

  • Ten years (this is in addition for candidates with undergraduate degree) of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience. International and national work experience in both developed and developing countries. Professional experience in advocacy, communications, print, broadcast, new media. Background/familiarity with Emergency situations and/ or crisis communications.

  • Experience working in a developing and emergency environment is an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of French is an asset.
  • Knowledge of MENA context is an asset.

Desirables and will provide an advantage:

  • Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, or other related fields of disciplines.

  • Experience in training and facilitation is an asset.

  • Demonstrated experience in design and management of projects, including budget management and monitoring and evaluation of results.
  • Experience in reputational risk management strategies and implementation.
  • Experienced and current in digital and social media content and audience trends as well as in managing online platforms and channels.
  • Experience in leading the development, implementation and monitoring of digital strategies including digital engagement.
  • Demonstrated experience in design and management of projects, including budget management and monitoring and evaluation of results.
  • Knowledge of international development, humanitarian issues and children’s rights.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

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

Core Values

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability
  • Sustainability

Core Competencies

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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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