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About UNICEF: Employment

Temporary Appointment: Communication Specialist, P-3, Vietnam

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.


UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a TA for a Communication Specialist, P-3, Vietnam.




Please see Terms of Reference



1.         Education:
Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, 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 or corporate communications.)

2.         Work Experience:

Five years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or new media.
International and national work experience (for IP). Field work experience (for NO). Background/familiarity with Emergency situations.

3.         Language Proficiency:
Fluency in English and another UN language.

4.  Competencies:

i)  Core Values (Required)
•           Commitment       • Diversity and Inclusion      • Integrity
ii)  Core Competencies (Required)
•  Communication  [ III ]  •  Working with People  [ II ]  •  Drive for Results  [ II ]

ii)         Functional Competencies (Required)
•  Leading and Supervising   [ I ]              •  Formulating Strategies and Concepts    [ II ]  
•  Relating and Networking   [ II ]               •  Persuading and Influencing    [ II ]                      
•  Applying Technical Expertise   [ II ]        •  Entrepreneurial Thinking  [ II ]             

iii)  Technical Knowledge  
a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required (for the job)

(Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.) 
Specific, detailed and up-to-date knowledge of:
-           Executive Board and other policy documents. 
-           Executive Directives
-           Mid-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP)
-           UN/UNICEF Policy Papers
-           UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines.
-           Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF
-           General administrative and financial guidelines.
-           Human resources manual
-           UNICEF communication and other DOC guidelines
-           Communication toolkit
-           Brand Toolkit and Brand Book
-           UNICEF Stylebook
-           Ethical Guidelines on Reporting on Children

b) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group)
General knowledge of:

- Communication management. Knowledge of theories and practices in communication research planning and strategy.
Fundamentals for working in various media formats – print, audio, video, web etc.
Computer systems/applications and network, including internet navigation, office applications, and specifically, interactive digital media.
Knowledge of United Nations or other international organizations;
Global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women.
UNICEF communication goals, policies, guidelines and strategies.
UNICEF policies and strategy to address national and international issues.
UNICEF emergency communication policies, goals, strategies.
Gender equality and diversity awareness

c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job)
- Expertise of management, communication strategy and networking.
- Technical competence in producing content for various media formats – print, audio, video, web etc.
- UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses.
- UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
- UN security operations and guidelines.  


If you have got experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, please send a UN Personal History Form P11 and CV to vietnamhr@unicef.org .  The deadline to receive applications is Monday, 3 February, 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.




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