Consultant International: Digital Communications Specialist, SSA, Kinshasa
Job Number: 529371 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Congo, Dem. Rep
Work Type : Consultancy
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Chief of Communication, the incumbent of the post will provide professional communications support in delivering effective digital outreach, with the objective of promoting awareness, understanding, support and respect for children’s and women’s rights.
Strategy implementation and campaigns
Develop and implement a digital communication strategy in line with the communication and advocacy priorities in the country (particularly via social media) through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification.
Monitor current events, public opinion and press, identifies issues and trends, and advise management on appropriate digital media response.
Analyse implementation and impact of UNICEF DRC’s social media presence and produce detailed weekly and monthly reports and analysis using online monitoring tools.
Lead web content development and integration for UNICEF campaigns to support achievement of UNICEF advocacy goals.
Partner with DOC, Programme, Country and Regional colleagues to create compelling content, landing pages and microsites for campaigns, partnerships, reports and critical UNICEF initiatives.
Content creation and outreach
Build the online community through social media platforms.
Oversee the management of UNICEF DRC’s digital media platforms including uploading audio and video; monitoring sites and moderating social media forums.
Ensure content is aligned with UNICEF’s ‘voice’, messaging and strategic direction, paying attention to sensitive issues and maintaining UNICEF style and factual accuracy.
Manage social media communication and develop relationships with key partners and donors to maximize visibility and traffic on UNICEF DRC’s digital platforms.
Guidelines and best practices
Supervise the digital communication team with the aim of communicating regularly and effectively about child rights in emergency situations (epidemics, natural disasters, conflicts, etc..) and development contexts.
Contribute to the development and application of guidelines, procedures and governance standards.
Provide guidance to Country and Programme colleagues to ensure a constant stream of content from the field.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in journalism, communication, international relations, political science, development studies or other fields related to this position.
A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, digital engagement, social media or marketing.
Excellent writing and editing, including a strong understanding of online storytelling and news, as well as a solid fact-checking and copy-editing background.
International experience and familiarity with emergency situations.
Fluency in English and French is required.
The duration of this assignment is 8 months. The incumbent will be based in Kinshasa. The assignment will also require periodic travel to support communication initiatives, field missions and facilitate digital content creation.
Closing Date Fri Jan 31 2020 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)