Communication Officer


UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we do whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines, we support child…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Temporary
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Competitive / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 2 + Years
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    Job Category UN | United Nations
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Jun 01, 2021

Job Description

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, result

The Communication Officer is responsible for the timely development and production of campaigns and digital content products to advance UNICEF’s mandate and to best profile the story of children’s rights and international development to achieve child rights. Emphasis is on the implementation of a content and visibility strategy related to the EU-funded programmes, with a focus on communication around the Multi-Sector Nutrition Plan.

How can you make a difference?

Ensure that production of content and materials are timely executed and followed up to support the Multi-Sector Nutrition Plan (MSNP campaigns) and priorities, and to support visibility opportunities as set out in the communication and visibility plan.

 Duties & Tasks

  • Implement the tasks in the Communication workplan and strategy, including that of the MSNP/Visibility plan – as assigned.
  • Collaborate with relevant programme sections to gather content and coverage of relevant country programmes (with a focus on the MSNP) to identify effective/emotive relevant activities and results. Develop complementary, country specific and local community multi-media materials accordingly.
  • In accordance with strategic objectives, design/conceptualize and produce plans for key advocacy milestones and multi-media media plans, in collaboration with relevant partners, including key donors.
  • Produce and/or follow up on the production of advocacy and communication materials (e.g., animation films, videos, audio-visuals, etc.), and oversee the qualitative aspects of production, (e.g., quality control, translations, reviews of layout and graphic design etc.).
  • Provide written or editorial support for relevant documentation including briefing notes, web pages, human interest stories, social media content and donor related reports.
  • Liaise with colleagues to guide strategic approaches and brief/coordinate activities with graphic designers and film/animation agencies as needed, to produce visuals, animations, or infographics for campaigns.
  • Maintain focus on visibility requirements in line with pre-agreed plans with donors and continually identify opportunities for visibility that can reinforce/strengthen relations with donor, from social media posts, op-eds to virtual field visits.
  • Establish or maintain an up-to-date documentation/media repository for communication materials including videos and clippings, photographs, audio-visual materials, web resources etc. related to the MSNP and donor requirements.
  • Recommend established contacts, networks, resources and processes to support communication activities.
  • Prepare background communication and promotional materials for briefings to relevant donors or partners as per the need.
  • Support Communication for Development (C4D) activities related to MSNP implementation

Monitoring and evaluation

Regular monitoring and evaluation activities are undertaken according to the work plan and visibility requirements to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of communication efforts. Ensure results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.

Duties & Tasks

  • Monitor and evaluate the appropriate and timely dissemination of advocacy and multi- media materials to target audiences and participate in the evaluation of their impact. Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials. Maintain a library of content.
  • Assist in providing feedback to the donor on the use and effectiveness of communication materials such as images and multimedia products.
  • Ensure good quality data collection, analysis and evaluation and reporting to ensure effective media strategies, planning and effective and efficient advocacy.
  • Monitor the public perception of UNICEF’s programme and donor engagement in relation to MSNP in the country and recommend appropriate action to maintain a positive image for the organization and donor.
  • Undertake lessons learned review of successful and unsuccessful experiences and content as directed by supervisor.

Required Qualification & Experience

Qualification and Experience

  • Advanced University (Master’s) degree in Communications, Marketing. Illustration or Graphic Design.
  • Two years practical professional work experience in marketing, multi-media production (design and illustration included).
  • Field work experience is an asset.Background/familiarity with Emergency situations is an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Nepali language is required.

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…

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)

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

How to Apply

“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. We welcome applications from females and under-represented groups”.

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.

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