Reporting & Communication Officer Needed at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) – For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Reporting & Communication Officer, NOB

Job Number: 520231
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Duration: 364 days, renewable (Nigerian Nationals only)
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

Purpose of the Post

  • Under the supervision of the Education Manager, and in close collaboration with the Communication Manager, the Reporting and Communication Officer performs a variety of information gathering, monitoring, writing and technical services, in support of Education section activities.
  • He/she will be responsible for supporting the Education team in the development of communication and advocacy materials through human interest stories, drafting donor reports and contributing to the team’s social media footprint. Borno Field Office has committed to achieving targets for delivery of humanitarian and developmental assistance across all of its programmes in North East Nigeria –  It is the role of the Reporting and Communication Officer to systematically report UNICEF’s progress against these targets.
  • Accurate and up to date reporting of the situation in North East Nigeria, and the progress of UNICEF’s response is also vital for attracting donor support, as well as for informing donors of how their funding has benefitted those affected by the crisis.

Job Descriptions
How can you make a difference?

  • Work mainly with Education Section and Communication Section (as required) in the preparation of high quality briefings and donor reports by standardizing formats, contents and ensuring adherence to donor requirements.  Provide quality assurance of reports and proposals.
  • Maintain and improve a donor reporting database to track fundraising against programme needs and to inform Education Manager on development, submission status of proposals and to monitor funding received and utilized.
  • Support the UNICEF Education team through information sharing and donor visit preparation and execution when required.
  • Provide assistance in the lessons learnt from UNICEF’s operations experience for adoption of the best practices and standards for subsequent interventions. Collate and analyse data from national and field office locations and prepare trend analysis.
  • Support effective engagement with key partners and donors
  • Support in development of human interest stories, case studies and social media posts.
  • Other duties to support the Communication Section as may be required.

Job Requirements
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or related field (University degree in a relevant field with at least 3 years of demonstrated professional experience in Journalism, Communications, External Relations, Public Affairs, Public Relations or Corporate Communications in lieu of a Master’s degree.)
  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or new media required.
  • Background/familiarity with emergency situations is an asset.
  • Excellent written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of the local language Hausa and or Kanuri would be a definite asset.

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.
  • The functional competencies required for this post are Formulating Strategies & Concepts, Analyzing, Applying Technical Expertise, Learning & Researching, Planning & Organizing.

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Application Closing Date
13th March, 2019 at 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa).

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