Jobs at UNICEF in Uganda- Communication Specialist

Job Title: Communication Specialist

Grade: NOC

Duty Station: Kampala

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

Purpose of the post:

Under the general guidance of the Chief of Communication, the incumbent will be responsible for the conceptualization, planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of an advocacy and communication strategy to promote respect for children’s and women’s rights in the public domain and strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission in the country.

The incumbent will develop partnerships with individuals, groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives and strengthen their capacity;

Act as focal point for adopting and disseminating advocacy materials and managing their production and distribution and participate in global advocacy activities to facilitate global/regional advocacy and mobilisation of resources.

Required Qualifications, Competencies and Attributes:

Advanced University degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations; or an equivalent professional work experience in the communication area, combined with an advanced university degree in a related discipline.

Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media, of which two years should be in developing countries.

Fluency in English is required and strong written and verbal communications skill therein strongly desirable.

Core Values (Required): Commitment; Diversity and Inclusion; Integrity

Core Competencies (Required): Communication; Working with People; Drive for Results

Functional Competencies (Required): Leading and Supervising; Formulating Strategies and Concepts; Relating and Networking; Persuading and Influencing; Applying Technical Expertise; Entrepreneurial Thinking

Eligibility Criteria

1. ONLY Ugandan Nationals will be considered

2. UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

3. Applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, as well as the most recent performance evaluation report.

4. If applications are sent by email, please clearly indicate the position applied for and use this order to name your file attachments: Firstname_Lastname followed by document e.g. Gold_MukasaP11 or Gold_MukasaCV or Gold_ MukasaApplication.

5. UNICEF is a smoke free environment.

6. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

How to Apply:
 Applicants interested in the above position should send their resume to:

Human Resource Specialist,

UNICEF Kampala, Uganda,

Plot 9, George Street,

P.O. Box 7047, Kampala-Uganda.

Via email to:

Deadline: 29th January 2013


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