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UNICEF Communication Officer Job


Job Title: Communication Officer, NOB. 
Vacancy number: VN-NGR-22-2012  
Duration: Two years 
Location: Abuja 
Duties
  1. UNICEF communication Develop and manage UNICEF Nigeria’s social media platform (Facebook and Twitter), including weekly posting of messages, photos and story contents
  2. Communication capacity building with partners Reach out to specific child protection networks to foster their capacity in using social media to tell their own stories and raise awareness about issues relating to child protection issues Reach out to specific school clubs to engage children in social communication about issues of concern and interest to them
  3. Knowledge generation Reach out to relevant academic and/or broadcasting institutions to foster and tap into research on how children and youth use social media
Minimum qualification & competencies:
  • University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field.
  • Two years practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media.
  • Field work experience
  • Background/familiarity with emergency situations.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of using social media for social development messaging
  • Excellent writing skills for web Solid understanding of the communication universe of children and youth
  • High ethical standards and understanding of sensitivities relating to child protection
  • Fluency in English language is essential. Knowledge of one other UN working language an asset. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
  • Proven skills in communication, working with people and drive for result.
  • Relating, networking, persuading and influencing
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.
  • Knowledge of computer systems and applications
  • Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.
For Application
If you are interested in the position and meet the requirements, please send cover letter (one-page summary statement that describes how your experience and qualification relate to the job description) and a scanned/PDF copy of the completed and signed UN Personal History Form (which can be downloaded here) to nrecruit@unicef.org by close of business on Tuesday, 29 May 2012.
 
Please put the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.
 
UNICEF, a smoke-free environment, is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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