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Latest Job Opening at UNICEF

UNICEF contributes to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria with a mandate to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs, and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF’s Nigeria country program: Aims to accelerate the realization of the rights of all children and women to survival, development, protection, and participation.

Uses a rights-based and gender-sensitive approach Plays a catalytic role in supporting federal, state, and local governments in identifying key bottlenecks that hinder realization of the rights of disadvantaged children, supported by equity-focused, inclusive advocacy, planning, action, and monitoring at all levels. Supports adolescent development.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the Graduate Job Vacancy at UNICEF

Communication Specialist

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualification: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria
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Job Description:

Candidates must have the following Description before applying for the Graduate Job Vacancy at UNICEF

  • Lead Political Advocacy: Take the lead in engaging political and influential leaders at federal, state, and local government levels, leading high-profile initiatives to secure concrete commitments to respond quickly and effectively to outbreaks while implementing good-quality polio immunization advocacy campaigns.
  • Media Engagement and capacity strengthening: Engage and update traditional media and social influencers on the latest developments in polio eradication.
  • Documentation of best practices: highlight health workers and/or policymakers who are doing great work; communities or leaders who have taken ownership, etc. through documentaries and write-ups.
  • Drive Public Support and Engagement Initiatives: Spearheaded comprehensive initiatives to generate political awareness and interest while creating public discussion and demand as key efforts to ensure an enabling environment for polio eradication. This involves the design of U-Report polls and influence platforms to assess public awareness and support, as well as coordinate field visits to hard-to-reach areas led by UNICEF champions, celebrities, and the media.
  • Track and Counter Misinformation: Collaborate with the Social and Behaviour Change (SBC) team for effective crisis communication to track and manage misinformation, ensuring timely and effective responses through digital engagement while engaging religious and traditional leaders in the process.
  • Enhance Communication Strategies: Work on developing, supporting, and delivering polio and immunization advocacy and communication strategies, particularly focusing on the use of digital and traditional media, working closely with UNICEF-engaged media teams across the states. Work with the SBC and technical polio teams to ensure timely integration and effective coordination of advocacy and communication strategies, segmented messages, and activities, as well as evidence gathering, documentation of lessons, and information sharing, including feedback back to communities.
  • Monitor and Evaluate Campaign Launches: Oversee and monitor national, state, and LGA-level campaign launches in sub-national geographies, ensuring high-profile attendance, media engagements, and good-quality events, including the follow-through of commitments made.
  • Work closely with WHO, NPHCDA, and National EOC to ensure polio advocacy and communications are coordinated and aligned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Qualified candidates must have the following Qualifications before applying for the Graduate Job Vacancy at UNICEF

  • An advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, or Public Relations, Or an undergraduate degree plus at least 12 years of demonstrated professional experience in the field of journalism, communications, external relations, public affairs, public relations, advocacy, and/or corporate communications.)
  • Five years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or new media.
  • Fieldwork experience is an asset.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergencies is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Nigerian languages will be an asset.

Method of Application

Qualified and Interested candidates should Apply by Clicking the Button below.

Deadline: February 16, 2024

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