Communication Officer (Volunteer Coordination) Appointment at UNICEF – 2019
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.
Organizational Context and Purpose for the job:
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
Millions of people all over the world support UNICEF and our cause. They raise money, they campaign and in some countries they volunteer to help children in myriad ways. There is an opportunity to build on this force for good and go to another level of engagement with a committed group of volunteer supporters. A volunteer force would vastly extend UNICEF’s reach and help broaden and transform UNICEF itself.
Volunteers Are Uniquely Able To Help UNICEF,
- Create a stronger connection, better communication, and more accountability between UNICEF and the communities it serves;
- Foster vibrant discussion, debate, and sharing of information about child well-being in the places where UNICEF operates, and
- Grow their presence and reach in the places where they work, thus enhancing the impact of programmatic interventions and making the brand even more powerful and voice for child rights more potent.
As such, the Incumbent will contribute to the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities in Communication, Advocacy and Partnerships with a focus on Volunteering, networks and partnerships for promoting child rights and to support the country office to build and/or expand relations with key national structures such as policy makers from central and decentralized governments, civil society organizations and social networks as well as the private sector.
Provide professional technical assistance and support for the design, planning and implementation, management and evaluation of volunteer projects, knowledge management strategies, services and products, data analysis and progress reporting, in support of achievement of Country Programme expected results.
Provide technical assistance and support for the design, planning and implementation of the Volunteer Projects, to leverage more voluntary initiatives for the fulfillment of children’s rights.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all Bangladeshi national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.
- Opportunity to work with the great minds in UNICEF
An Advanced University degree in the social/behavioural sciences (communication, marketing, public health), international relations or in a related technical field.
Five years’ practical professional work experience in programme design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation related to networking and partnerships for child rights. Work experience related to advocacy, communication, social mobilization and partnerships, including proven experience of working with government and civil society groups. Field work experience. Background/familiarity with Emergency situations is an asset.
Knowledge in HRBA, Results-based management, Child Rights, gender issues, child participation and strategic partnerships would be an asset.
- Language Requirements:
Fluency in English and in the local language of the duty station required.