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Internal/External vacancy announcement: Senior Communication Assistant; GS7; Kampala (Requisition number: 496597)

Post: Senior Communications Assistant

GS 7

Duty Station:

Type and Duration of Appointment:
Fixed-Term Appointment (One year with possible extension)

Purpose of the post:
Under the supervision of the Communication Specialist with overall guidance from the Chief of Communication, serves as principal assistant for executing UNICEF Uganda’s social and digital media functions, which include developing content plans for UNICEF Uganda’s Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, and other social media platforms, consistently updating all UNICEF Uganda’s social media platforms and providing overall digital communication support to UNICEF Uganda activities. Performs the following duties:

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Develops UNICEF Uganda social media content plans and content.

2. Consistently updates all UNICEF Uganda’s social media platforms (ie Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, etc) with relevant content, including responding in a timely manner to comments from the general public.

3. Analyses and maintains an overview of the work of the office to ensure that timely digital communication support is provided on UNICEF Uganda activities. Reviews and evaluates digital communication activities directly or through upper-level supervisors.

4. Maintains UNICEF Uganda digital communication and information support, including stakeholder networks (i.e media, celebrities, companies, etc) and library to ensure effective timely deliverance of content and materials.

5. Assist supervisor in organizing and briefing visitors in the concerned area of responsibility (i.e social and digital media influencers)

6. In consultation with supervisor, orders books and other relevant publications.

7. Files and keeps all materials, documents, journals, periodicals and related publications.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

• Completion of secondary education; training in computer science, particularly in social media or digital communication is desirable.

• Seven years of progressively responsible work in communications administration.

• Ability to organize and maintain a database on documents plus ensuring effective use of information by staff and external partners

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values
• Commitment
• Diversity and Inclusion
• Integrity
Core competencies
• Communication [II]
• Working with People [II]
• Drive for Results [II]

Functional Competencies
• Analyzing [II]
• Applying Technical Expertise [II]
• Following instructions and Procedures [II]
• Planning and Organizing [II]

Technical Knowledge
• Very good communications, analytical, organizing skills.
• Very good knowledge of computer applications.
• Good interpersonal skills.
• Ability to produce clear and concise reports.
• Knowledge of UNICEF procedures/policies an added advantage
• Ability to work harmoniously in an international and multicultural setting.
• Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.

To view our competency framework, please click here.
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 our organisation.

Closing date for applications is 17 July 2016. Click the link below or paste it on your browser to apply.



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