Friday, October 02, 2015

Position Description:

UNICEF Tanzania is recruiting a Communication Specialist who is accountable for developing, managing, coordinating, networking, implementing and monitoring an advocacy and communication strategy and associated products and activities on on-going basis with public audiences, with the objective of promoting awareness, understanding, support and respect for children's and women's rights, and support for UNICEF's mission, priorities and programmes in the country office/regional office/media hub, and at a global level and those of the UN Country Team.

Major Accountabilities

1. Communication strategy
Develop, maintain and update the country advocacy and communication strategy and associated work plan.

2. Media relations
Promote a better ·understanding of, respect and support for children's and women's rights and issues by carrying out media activities in support of UNICEF.
Develop, maintain and update media relations contact list/database.

3. Celebrities and special events
Help establish, document, review and refine process of working with celebrities, including special events, media opportunities, field trips etc.

4. Global priorities and campaigns
Support the UNICEF global communications objectives and strategies through development of complementary country specific and local community materials and activities. Work plan should anticipate the inclusion of work on global priorities and campaigns.

5. Child Participation
Develop, maintain and update the country child participation strategy and associated work plan. Strategy and work plan, include: objective's; target audiences; messages and, resources; specific actions, activities and products; monitoring and evaluation of impact; success and opportunity for improvement; ongoing refinement of the strategy.

6. Management
Plan and monitor the use of communication budgetary resources. Approve and monitor the overall allocation and disbursement and liquidation of funds .: Take appropriate actions to optimize use of funds.
Application Instructions:

Expected Qualification and Experience

Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations.
Five years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or new media.
Field work experience (for NO). Background/familiarity with Emergency situations.
Fluency in English and another UN language. .

To Apply

Interested candidates should apply online with a copy of their C.V. and PII, which can be obtained from and address to The Human Resources Manager, UNICEF Tanzania Country Office; Dar es Salaam, and send to indicating clearly Vacancy No. 12/2015 on or before the closing date of 16th October 2015
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Applications not quoting the title and vacancy number will automatically be disqualified.
DO NOTattach copies of your certificates/diplomas.
No late application or telephone inquiries will be considered.

Candidates who applied for Vacancy No. 2015/09 need not to resubmit their applications as they are still under consideration.

UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to nice, gender or religion and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.
Qualified Female Candidates are encouraged to apply
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