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This is a G-6 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 6 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be more than 1,443 USD.

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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, Future

How can you make a difference?

The staff member will support the development of effective, integrated strategies for youth engagement and MUNA initiative. They will work under the supervision of the Social and Behavioral Change & Youth Engagement Officer and collaboratively with colleagues across teams, as well as with external partners, to develop meaningful opportunities for young people to raise their voice, be heard and act in support of child rights through UNICEF actions.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Support youth participation and promote their rights.

• Contribute to promote the social recognition of adolescents, their right to participate and to be heard.

• Promote spaces for active listening and consultation to ensure that adolescents “raise their voices” and their opinions and are considered by those who make decisions at the three levels of government.

• Implement strategies to contribute to ensure that adolescents are informed and know their right to participate and vote.

• Promote youth voting and the youth participation in their community, in public policies and budgets.

• Promote the involvement of adolescents in projects related to access to their first job and strengthening of their skills in coordination with private sector strategies.

• Identify youth movements and support their causes through digital platforms, for example digital citizenship, grooming, etc.

• Support the C4D & Youth Engagement Officer to maintain close collaboration with programmes team, PFP and Regional and HQ key stakeholders for effective and coherence development of youth participation activities as part of the country office strategy.

2. Support the evidence generation and dissemination on the adolescents´ living conditions in Argentina.

• Contribute to the generation and dissemination of evidence and knowledge from studies, surveys and qualitative consultations on the perceptions and opinions of adolescents.

• Support the generation of evidence on digital citizenship.

• Support the generation of evidence on the well-being of adolescents.

• Support the generation of evidence on processes of citizen participation and incidence in the political agenda of adolescents and youth.

• Support the monitoring and evaluation of youth engagement strategies, campaigns and platforms Assist in the preparation of relevant reports.

• Support in administrative tasks in order to optimize communication area resources and maximize its productivity and performance

3. Support the coordination, implementation and monitoring of the communication plan and the youth engagement strategy in the MUNA Initiative (local governments).

• Contribute to the generation of inputs to implement and evaluate the Communication Plan of MUNA Initiative.

• Act as a communication focal point to enable effective coordination between the MUNA team and the different Communication areas (media, digital, etc.)

• Under the supervision of the Editorial Committee, coordinate the Editorial Process in the edition, correction, design, layout and follow-up of the training resources elaborated within the framework of the MUNA initiative.

• Contribute to the development of content for the monthly newsletter of the “MUNA Community”.

• Identify strategic results in the implementation of the programs in the MUNA initiative to generate communication content (storytelling, testimonials).

• Keep updated the mapping of communicators, journalists and media in the municipalities and provinces where MUNA is implemented.

• Contribute to implement and/or strengthen adolescent participation strategies (Advisory Council, co-creation of Campaigns, systematic consultations through the use of U Report) within the MUNA initiative and at the local level.

• Identify youth movements and support their causes through digital platforms, for example digital citizenship, grooming, etc.

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

Education: Completion of secondary education is required. Technical and/or University courses in one of the following fields: Communications, Social Science, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field.

Experience: Minimum of six years of professional work experience in institutional communication, campaigning and projects focused on young people. Experience in supporting youth engagement strategies. Demonstrated experience in designing content for youth audiences and/or community moderation of youth focused platforms. Background/familiarity with digital engagement and / or youth mobilization is an asset. Experience in community-based or locally managed programs and/or projects. Experience in international organization or non-profit sector is an asset. Experience in working with communication teams or having studies related to communication will be an asset. Experience in coordinating / working with different teams / stakeholders.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Proficiency in another official UN working language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

1. Core Competencies

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)

Drives to achieve impactful results (1)

Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

2. Functional Competencies:

Analyzing (2)

Applying Technical Expertise (2)

Planning and Organizing, Level (2)

Following Instructions and Procedures (2)

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.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. 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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