Communication Consultant, DOC

Location
New York
Posted
Mar 06, 2014
Closes
Apr 05, 2014
Contact
Nadia Sariahmed
Duration
Full Time
Consultancy Assignment: Communication Consultant, DOC, UNICEF New York
UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a communication consultant to support the development and implementation of communication and media strategies and activities on key education priorities, as well as to prepare quality communication content for UNICEF on basic education and gender equality. The issues include, but are not limited to: Access and Equity in Education, Education in Emergencies, Girls’ Education, Quality Learning, Innovation and the Post-2015 agenda.
Qualifications and competencies:
•Advanced degree in communication, journalism, public relations, or a related discipline; or equivalent professional work experience, combined with a first university degree in a related discipline.
•At least eight years of professional experience in communications and media relations, at least three of which should be in an international setting.
•Proven track record in developing and implementing communication and media strategies, networking, and developing communication materials in a deadline driven and target audience way;
•Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders.
•Knowledge of international media and understanding of print, broadcast and online media operations.
•Solid understanding of development issues, world affairs and current events. Familiarity with basic education and gender equality issues is highly desirable.
•Fluency in English and another UN language, preferably French or Spanish.
•Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
•Ability to quickly and easily liaise with multiple stakeholders, including those in the programmatic area to prepare strategic communications materials.
•Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize, and work under tight deadlines.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates are requested to email a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae in English AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (available at www.unicef.org/employ) to Nadia Sariahmed at nsariahmed@unicef.org.
Please also indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate to undertake the consultancy. Applications submitted without a rate will not be considered.
Applications should be received by 12 March 2014. Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.
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How to Apply:
Qualified candidates are requested to email a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae in English AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (available at www.unicef.org/employ) to Nadia Sariahmed at nsariahmed@unicef.org.
Please also indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate to undertake the consultancy. Applications submitted without a rate will not be considered.
Applications should be received by 12 March 2014. Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.
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