UNICEF Ethiopia would like to invite qualified and competent applicants to apply for the following vacant post.
Location: Addis Ababa
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
Effective and timely professional assistance and support are provided in developing, drafting and maintaining contact information, materials and relationships with journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web etc. – in the country, to communicate the story of UNICEF’s cooperation to a wider audience.
Maintain and update media relations contact list/database. Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media.
Assist in developing and maintaining close collaboration with mass media,to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives.
Assist in drafting and editing articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials in all media formats, as appropriate.
Prepare background communication and promotional materials for briefing and visits of media and other special interest groups. Assist in the planning, logistic and administrative arrangements for them.
Assist in collaborating with the media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate.
Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials. Maintain a library of coverage (clippings, coverage etc.)
Monitoring and evaluation:
Contribute to developing an advocacy and communication strategy by coordinating appropriate audience research and compiling and analysing relevant data.
Monitor the public perception of UNICEF in the country and recommend appropriate action to maintain a positive image for the organization.
Assist in providing feedback to DOC on the use and appropriateness of global communication materials such as publications, images and multimedia products.
Undertake lessons learned review of successful and unsuccessful communication experiences as directed by supervisor.
Celebrities, partners and special events:
Ensure that the Country Office’s contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and fora (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts), are maintained and further developed, whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives and who support and are able to actively participate in special events and activities that further the country programme goals.
Help organize and generate public support for special events and activities to promote country programme goals.
Assist in developing and maintaining close collaboration with mass media, as well as with groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives.
Maintain and update celebrity and partner contact lists/database for country office.
Monitor/document process and effectiveness of working with these individuals/organizations.
Social media content development and management: Gather, initiate, edit, and develop content (stories, photos, and audio-visual material) to be posted on social media platforms and the web. Develop and manage UNICEF Ethiopia’s social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, the country’s Intranet, and website including posting of messages, photos, and story content, either routinely, ad hoc, or in line with a meeting, visit, event or campaign.
Gather, initiate, edit, and develop content (stories, photos, and audio-visual materials) to be posted on social and digital media platforms including the UNICEF Ethiopia website.
Coach/train UNICEF Ethiopia staff members on the use of social media.
Develop, implement, and manage UNICEF Ethiopia’s strategic approach to social media and develops a work plan.
Skill and educational background
A first university degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field.
A minimum of two years practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media. International and national work experience.
Field work experience Background/familiarity with Emergency situations.
Developing country work experience or field work experience.
Training/experience in emergency response management highly desirable.
Intersted applicants who can meet the above minimum requirements can submit their application, CVs and non-returnable Documents of their credentials in through via online link of this announcement through link:Communication Officer
Deadline: March 7, 2024