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Emergency Communication Specialist NOC

Job Title: Emergency Communication Specialist

Job Number: 508816
Location: Nigeria
Work Type: Temporary Appointment                                                                                                                            Closing Date: Mon Nov 27 2017 22:55:00 GMT+0000

UNICEF Nigeria recently scaled up its integrated humanitarian response plan, and is leading humanitarian response in the education, WASH and nutrition sectors in the country, as well as the child protection sub-sector. We are tackling the resurgence of wild poliovirus, and are promoting health care access overall. We are also working on bringing 100 percent access to clean water and sanitation by 2030. We are working with partners on early childhood education initiatives and are supporting the national HIV program. In addition, UNICEF Nigeria is providing support for three critical child protection initiatives.

How can you make a difference?

Under the direction and guidance of the Deputy Representative, coordinates overall country office emergency preparedness and response. Responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency interventions, including fund-raising for emergency activities, to ensure the survival and well-being of children and mothers and affected communities in emergency. Provides coordination and support for policy and programme planning and management in UNICEF supported emergency programme.

Minimum qualification & competencies

a. Education

Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or related field (or an undergraduate degree plus at least 12 years of demonstrated professional experience in the field of journalism, communications, external relations, public affairs, public relations or corporate communications.)

b. Experience

  • 5 years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or new media.
  • International work experience preferred.
  • Background/familiarity with emergency situations.

c. Language

  • Excellent English, both written and spoken, is required. Strong English-language writing skills are essential.
  • Hausa and or Kanuri would be an asset.

Common Technical Knowledge Required

General knowledge of:

  • Communication management. Knowledge of theories and practices in communication research planning and strategy.
  • Fundamentals for working in various media formats – print, audio, video, web etc.
  • Knowledge of United Nations or other international organizations;
  • Global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women.
  • Gender equality and diversity awareness

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