UNICEF recruits 01 Communication Officer

UNICEF recruits 01 Communication Officer

Communication Officer, NOA, Cairo, Egypt, Post#104628 (Fixed Term – Nationals Only).
Job Number: 523107 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Middle East and North Africa: Egypt
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment
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.
Purpose for the job
The Social Media Content and Innovation Officer is responsible for creating and localizing content as part of the local and global digital strategy. Specifically, the incumbent will develop ideas for campaigns, create content for different social media channels and coordinate in the design and implementation phases. The candidate is also expected to update the team members with the latest trends and innovations in the development field and support other team members with content-related tasks upon need.
Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Content Creation
Communication supportive functions
Content innovation
Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.
1. Content Creation:
Creating fully-fledged social media campaigns in accordance to the Social Media Calendar requirements and in alignment with the global and local digital media strategy.
Duties & Tasks
a)Creative theme development for local campaigns campaign and localizing themes for global campaigns.
b) Allocating resources and appropriate content tools (photos, info graphs, videos…etc.) that fit the campaign nature and required impact.
c)Providing enough amounts of different types of content to meet the requirements of the Social Media and Website calendars in collaboration with the social media team.
d) Data gathering and verification (field visits and live coverage might be needed).
e)Developing text content of individual posts and their captions in English and Arabic.
f)Coordinating with different content implementers (designers, videos editors, photographers…etc.) to ensure the posts quality, timely delivery and alignment with UNICEF digital guidelines.
g) Content clearance with the sections.
2. Communication supportive functions:
Provide support to the communication team through various tasks related to the content upon necessity.
Duties & Tasks
a)Produce concept notes and briefings.
b) Give inputs to other sections regarding communication-related content to improve the output creativity and amplify impact.
c)Community management support upon need.
d) Assist in the overall performance evaluation and enhancement by working on creating TOR, establishing indicators, doing desk reviews and other tasks as required.
3. Content innovation:
Explore different innovative tools for content creation and regularly updating the team with new trends and potentials to strengthen UNICEF digital media existence.
Impact of Results:
The efficiency and effectiveness of support provided by the Communication Officer ensures that a strong Communication platform is provided to the respective sections, which in turn affects the timely and accurate completion of the services provided by advisors and specialists in the team.
Competencies and level of proficiency required (please base on UNICEF Competency Profiles)
Core Values
Diversity and inclusion
Core competencies
Communication [ II ].
Working with People[ I ]
Drive for Results [ I ]
Creativity [ II ]
Technical Skills:
a)Specific Technical Knowledge required
-Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills in English and Arabic.
-Familiarity with media production requirements and process.
-Knowledge of social media environment, marketing/advertising, public relations and analytic tools.
b)Common Technical Knowledge required
General knowledge of:
-Communication practice, methodology and practical application. Knowledge of current theories and practices in communication research planning and strategy.
-Knowledge and expertise in management, Communication strategy and networking with focus on working in digital media.
-Computer systems including specifically CMS (content management software), photo and video editing softwares, publishing softwares, internet browsers, office applications.
-Good understanding of world affairs, current events and international development issues.
-Good understanding of global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women.
-Gender equality and diversity awareness.
Functional Competencies
-Formulating Strategies and Concepts [I]
-Persuading and Influencing [ I ]
-Learning and Researching [ II ]
-Relating and Networking [ I ]
-Applying Technical Expertise [ I ]
-Planning and Organizing [ II ]
 Recruitment Qualifications
University degree in Communications, Journalism, Arts or other relevant discipline(s) is required.
One year practical professional work experience in creating digital content for various channels (including social media and/or websites) and handling different social media platforms, including community management.
Professional experience of content management systems and websites content management.
Good communication and presentation skills.
Ability to deliver within strict deadlines.
Language Requirements:
Fluency in Arabic and English, both oral and written is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
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.
Closing Date Thu Jun 27 2019 22:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)

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