Programme Associate (Communications), Manila, Philippines

Programme Associate (Communications), Manila, Philippines


Programme Associate (Communications), Manila, Philippines

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Programme Associate (Communications), GS 6, FT, Manila, Post no. 95032 - Re-advertisement. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY
Job no:530002

Position type:Fixed Term Appointment

Location:PhilippinesDivision/Equivalent:Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand


Department/Office:Manila, Philippines

Categories:Support: Communication, G-6

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 fulfill 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.

For every child, a fair chance
UNICEF has been an active partner of the Government of the Philippines and civil society in realizing the rights of every Filipino child, in line with priorities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. UNICEF efforts have been focused on the most vulnerable regions identified by the Government of the Philippines Development Plan, particularly in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao. To ensure that interventions are sustainable and scaled up, UNICEF will support primarily local government units (LGUs) as the main instruments of delivering services and building systems. The level of engagement with government institutions will take into account capacities, economies of scale and sector issues.

It has a field office in Cotabato City, the second largest city in Mindanao, southern Philippines, with some 300,000 population. The city is the regional administrative centre of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and over 80 percent of the population is Muslim. Mindanao is both conflict-affected and prone to frequent earthquakes and typhoon storms.

Visit this link for more information on Philippine Country Office:

How can you make a difference?
Under the general guidance of the Communications Officer (NO-1), the Programme Associate (Comms/Digital) will be responsible in supporting the design, implementation, monitoring and continuous improvement of UNICEF's digital communication strategy, in support of the Philippine Country Office's overall communication and advocacy strategy and UNICEF's Global Communication and Advocacy Strategic Framework.

The role involves close collaboration Programme section's staff members particularly on crafting and delivering a strategy for social media channels, the UNICEF website, and other digital communication plans.

Under the general guidance of the Communications Officer, the post shall undertake the following:

Contribute to the development and implementation of the UNICEF Philippines digital communication strategy, with a specific emphasis on producing content and engaging with supporters, influencers and youth.

Produce, prepare and publish content on the UNICEF Philippines website, social media accounts, and other digital channels, ensuring that key deadlines are met for the dissemination of time-sensitive content. Maintain the digital content calendar.

Support in identifying and gathering stories by connecting and collaborating with programme across the office and keeping watch of relevant field visits and implementations.

Keep abreast with UNICEF's global, regional and country office digital communication strategies, directions and calendar.

Support in managing and archiving multimedia and knowledge assets of the Communication Section.

Engage with online audiences and monitor follower sentiment on social media channels, as guided by the Communication Officer (Digital).

Generate, analyse and report on website and social media analytics from native and other tools.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...
Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in Communications, Journalism, Marketing and other related to the work of the organization.

At least 6 years total work experience of which 2 years are as a webmaster or web content manager, preferably with a development organization plus journalism experience, and of writing features for the web.

Demonstrated experience in maintaining social media accounts (as user, manager and/or contributor), especially Facebook and Twitter, as well as experience with new media executions; knowledge and understanding of Web 2.0 as well as local and global digital landscape and trends;

Highly analytical and has proven planning and organizational skills

Previous UNICEF, UN and/or INGO experience in a similar role is highly desirable.

For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are:

Analyzing (II)

Applying technical expertise (II)

Planning and organizing (II)

Following Instructions and Procedures (II)

Formulating strategies and concepts [I]

Relating and networking [II]

View our competency framework at

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

How to Apply
Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in by18 May2020. Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal underJob Number:530002will be considered.

All candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, and their CV indicating three (3) previous supervisors.

By applying through our Talent Management System (TMS) you agree to our privacy statement which is in line with the Philippines' Data Privacy Act. You are strongly advised to read carefully through the privacy statement before submitting your application.

Only shortlisted consultants will be contacted.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised:May 11 2020 Singapore Standard TimeApplication close:May 18 2020 Singapore Standard Time

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