Vacancy: Emergency Communication Specialist at UNICEF, Maiduguri, Nigeria

 

Deadline: 1 April 2017

United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Emergency Communication Specialist in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

The Emergency Communication Specialist will expect to deliver a portfolio of the below functions in the country office in accordance with the HR work plan, consistent with the Country Programme Management Plan.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Emergency Communication Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Develop, maintain and update media relations contact list/database.
  • Establish, document, review and refine process of communicating with media contacts, including press conferences and events, issuing of media materials etc.
  • Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media, National Committees, NGOs, and other appropriate audiences.
  • Identify, develop, distribute and evaluate variety of media materials in multiple, appropriate formats. Ensure or enhance the quality, appropriateness of country specific communication materials, activities, processes and messages transmitted to the press, partners and public.
  • Collaborate with mass media through activities such as organizing site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate.
  • Monitor the situation for input to key messages and Q&As and collaborate with programme and communication colleagues in keeping all such materials updated and accurate.
  • Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials and share results and findings.
  • Edit photographs, stories, blogs, and field diaries supplied by UNICEF staff.
  • Manage processes for contracting and working with consultants such as writers, photographers and videographers.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or related field (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 or corporate communications.)
  • 5 years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or new media.
  • International work experience preferred.
  • Background/familiarity with emergency situations.
  • Excellent English, both written and spoken, is required.
  • Strong English-language writing skills are essential.
  • Hausa and or Kanuri would be an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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