The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is seeking applications from Bangladeshi Nationals to fill the following professional position in its Dhaka Office:
JOB TITLE: Communication Manager, NO - D Level, Communication & Information Section
MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for developing strategies to get children's issues into the public domain internationally and strengthen political will in support of UNICEF's mission and objectives. S/he will be in charge of external and donor relations and develop close collaboration with UNICEF's international partners and the international mass media through different activities such as quality reporting on progress and constraints of the country programme implementation, organizing, visits to project sites, facilitating documentary, photo and video coverage. S/he will utilize both web-based and traditional media and develop partnerships with international groups and organizations to strengthen and advance advocacy and communication efforts. The Communication Manager will be responsible for organizing national advocacy events and to adapt and develop appropriate strategies to disseminate advocacy materials from the Headquarters and the Regional Office. S/he will assess and identify the need for additional materials and activities, such as programmes for the mass media, publications, photographs, Web Sites to advocate and promote the cause of children and the organizational goals within the country and manages production and dissemination to appropriate audiences. S/he will support and share feature stories and other materials to facilitate global/regional advocacy and fund-raising activities of the Headquarters and the Regional Office.
QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations; or equivalent professional work experience in the communication area, combined with a university degree in a related field.
WORK EXPERIENCE: Eight years progressively responsible professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media, four years of which should be in developing countries and two at the management level.
EXPERTISE AND PROFICIENCIES:
- Knowledge of current theories and practices in communication research, planning and strategy and how to use them in the best possible ways.
- Thorough understanding of the role of function of different forms of media and communication channels and when and how to utilize the ones suited to the purpose.
- Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas. Fluency in English and Bangla both verbally and in writing.
- Be responsible for keeping up-to- date with the latest developments in the social sector and UNICEF Programme and management policies, priorities, strategies and procedures.
- Be aware of and sensitive to the national development and political environment
- Knowledge of computer systems, relevant office applications and the internet
Strategic and Global Thinking
|Drive for Results||Communication|
|Embracing Diversity|| |
|Self-Awareness and Self-Regulation||Technical Leadership|
CONTRACTS AND REMUNERATION: The selected candidate will be awarded a 2 year Fixed Term contract and remuneration is at the NO-D level of the United Nations local salary scale.
COMMUNICATIONS: Applications with CV should be forwarded to the HR Officer, Human Resources Section, UNICEF-Bangladesh, Sheraton Annex, 1 Minto Road, Dhaka-1000, by January 15, 2009. Please mark on the envelope the post applied for. Only short-listed candidates will be called for written test/interview. Any attempt to unduly influence UNICEF's selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.
UNICEF IS COMMITTED TO GENDER EQUALITY IN ITS MANDATE AND ITS STAFF. WELL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES, PARTICULARLY FEMALES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY