Duty Station: Raipur
Purpose of the Post
The incumbent will be responsible for building partnerships, advocating and influencing the policy, planning, implementation, monitoring of programme for promoting the attainment of right of children for an assigned programme or specific projects in the State.
The job holder works at the State and District level. He/she also works under the daily supervision of the Chief of Field Office and takes sector specific guidance from the Chief of Advocacy and Communication Section in New Delhi.
Major Duties And Responsibilities
Contributes to the development and implementation of an advocacy and communication strategy, including the coordination of appropriate research and analysing relevant data, as well as follow up on the production and dissemination of advocacy and communication materials (e.g., films, video, audio-visual, etc.). Oversees the qualitative aspects of production, (e.g., quality control, translation, review of layouts and graphic design) across sector programmes.
Assists in developing and maintaining close collaboration with state (print, broadcast and electronic) media, as well as with groups and organizations whose support is essential for achieving advocacy and communication objectives of the state programme. Tracks developments/ reporting in the media requiring corrective actions and brings to the attention of Chief of State Office. Monitors the public perception of UNICEF in the state and recommends appropriate action to maintain a positive image for the organization.
Assists in planning, logistic and administrative arrangements to develop public relations events and activities that will place UNICEF and children’s issues into the public arena. Assists in drafting and editing articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials for both web and media, as appropriate.
Supports sector programme colleagues on shaping policy advocacy agenda and strategy. Monitors and evaluates the impact of the programme of activity. Advises on modifications to the programme. Monitors and evaluates the appropriate and timely dissemination of advocacy and communication materials to target audiences, and participates in the evaluation of their impact. Provides feedback to A&C in Delhi on the use and appropriateness of corporate publications and advocacy materials.
Supports the development and implementation of a strategy on Adolescent participation, aiming at building relevant platforms and channels for children’s voices to be heard and for policy influencing. Undertake necessary research and analysis of data to inform the strategy and coordinate activities with selected implementing organizations to enhance adolescent participation.
Prepares background communication and promotional materials for briefings and visits of media, celebrities, goodwill ambassadors, donors, national committee representatives and other special interest groups. Assists in the planning, logistic and administrative arrangements for them. Coordinates the production of advocacy and communication materials (e.g., films, video, audio-visual, etc.), to complement media packages for communicating UNICEF messages for media, web, events, campaigns etc.
Establishes/maintains an up-to-date documentation for publications, press releases and clippings, as well as photographic and audio-visual materials. Supports documentation of innovations and best practices for communication through UNICEF channels and to donors and stakeholders.
Qualifications And Competencies
University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations; or related field.
Minimum 2 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in social sector related to child rights at state, district and community level in the field of advocacy, information and communication through senior level officials, elected representatives, media agencies, corporates and civil society partners.
Fluency in written and spoken English and good knowledge of Hindi required.
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
iv) Technical Knowledge
Global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women, and current UNCEF position and approaches.
c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the job)
Other Skills & Attributes
UNICEF does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training or any other fees). UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.