If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

About the Award: For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Under the guidance of the Chief, Media Section, the incumbents of this will be responsible for developing, managing, coordinating, implementing and monitoring media strategies and releasing information on a regular basis to media organizations worldwide about issues of concern to the organization.

Type: Fixed Term Employment


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s)  in communications, journalism, public affairs or a directly related field(s), or equivalent relevant experience.
  • A minimum of five (5) years prior work experience in journalism, or relevant experience at the national and international levels in communication and media relations in a large international organization and/or corporation is required.
  • Prior experience working with a multilateral or UN organization is highly desirable.
  • Good understanding of world affairs; current events and development issues is required.
  • Fluency in English (written & verbal) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is considered an asset.

Selection Criteria: 

Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies:

  • Communication Level – III
  • Drive for results Level – III
  • Working with people Level – III

Functional Competencies:

  • Leading and Supervising Level – I
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts Level – II
  • Relating and Networking Level – II
  • Persuading and Influencing Level – II
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking Level – II

Application Deadline: 22nd December, 2016

Eligible Countries: All


Credit: http://www.jobs.unicef.org