Communication Specialist (Campaigns/Advocacy)
Job Code :UNCA
Purpose of the post:
Communication Advocacy and Campaigns
1. Participate in the preparation of Situation Analysis and development of campaign, strategies for child rights advocacy to increase discourse and action among Parliamentarians, State Assembly officials, civil society, media and youth. Develops, maintains and updates advocacy and communication campaigns and associated work plan in accordance with agreed advocacy priorities of UNICEF India Country Office, particularly Right to Education, nutrition and sanitation campaigns. Campaigns are developed through close consultation and collaboration with supervisor, front office and programming colleagues at state and national level using evidenced-based research and analysis of current data.
2. Develops clear advocacy messages for each campaign issue. Prepares background communication and briefing materials for elected officials and other partners to promote campaign objectives. Oversees and works with colleagues to develop and produce advocacy and communication packages, including video, audio, photographs, briefing documents, feature stories etc.
3. Ensures regular communication and coordination with state communication focal points on national and global campaign issues. Contributes to the development of state office capacity by coordinating state-specific campaign content to increase visibility and promote advocacy objectives.
Networking and Partnership
1. Develops and oversees collaboration with partner agencies, state offices and media to realise the advocacy goals. Organizes and coordinates state assembly and parliamentary advocacy, including briefings, field visits and media events.
2. Builds a network of opinion makers who can be used to communicate messages and further the advocacy agenda on child rights and survival. Oversees the development and maintenance of opinion makers contact lists and database.
3. Ensures and enhances quality, consistency and appropriateness of country and state specific communication materials, activities, processes and messages shared with partners such as parliamentarians. Ensures UNICEF’s rights- and result based programming approach is appropriately reflected in the communication campaigns, work plan and products.
4. Identifies opportunities to strengthen the capacity of partners through appropriate advocacy and communication training, access to up-to-date information and knowledge sharing.
1. Provides required inputs into the development of the A&P section’s Rolling Work Plan (RWP). Monitors compliance and provides support and guidance to state offices to ensure ICO’s objectives are met. Assists in the management of countrywide advocacy campaigns. Oversees campaign implementation, in consultation with A&P chief, mapping and planning each campaign with deadlines, activities and responsibilities clearly outlined.
3. Undertakes field travel to initiate and follow-up on campaign and advocacy implementation and partnerships.
Monitoring and Evaluation
1. Monitors status and constraints and prepares reports for briefings/reviews. Oversees the implementation of campaigns based on agreed plans and tracks developments related to implementation at state and national level.
2. Undertakes lessons learned review of successful and unsuccessful campaign experiences and shares observations and findings with chief and network so that best practices can benefit the communication network throughout the country.
Qualifications, Experience and competencies required:
Application consisting of a cover letter and an up-to-date CV should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6th October 2010. In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the Job Code of the post and location applied for in the subject line of your e-mail/application.
UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.