Thailand: Communication Consultant
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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 09 Nov 2015
The Communication Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office is seeking an individual consultant to provide support in developing key public advocacy messages and materials related to the range of child rights and development issues in the region. The role is to support the ongoing transition to the Global Communication Strategy, develop communication plans, write and edit web and social media content around campaigns, issues and events, and support country offices with communication planning, training and implementation, and support public outreach activities both directly and by assisting country offices (COs) and headquarters (HQ).
With the overall guidance of Regional Chief of Communication, the consultant will perform the following tasks:
a) To provide effective communication support for outreach activities aimed at promoting awareness of children’s issues and rights and in support of regional office advocacy, leadership and representation functions.
b) To assist in amplifying UNICEF’s voice by planning campaigns, developing background materials, messaging, human interest stories and other materials about UNICEF activities for children in accordance with regional priorities particularly on South-South cooperation, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and children with disabilities.
c) Develop a strategic outreach and advocacy plan to promote the rights of disabled children in the region, and develop of outreach materials to support country office advocacy for disabled children.
d) To support country offices with communication planning, content creation, setting up and making best use of digital channels and training communication and programme staff in various aspects of storytelling.
e) To assist in the management and content of the regional website and other digital platforms including social media (especially blog and Twitter).
f) To support media outreach, including drafting press releases and Q & As.
g) To provide additional surge support to the section, as required.
a) Well-prepared written materials and presentations and well developed strategies for activities scheduled throughout the next year, including launches and activities.
b) Preparation of press releases, Q&As, stories and talking points in support of major regional activities and events, in close collaboration with Regional Chief of Communication and country offices.
c) Support for country office communication plans and digital communication infrastructure.
d) Facilitation of missions to heighten visibility on specific issues, through identification of strong stories and best practices that should be disseminated to larger audiences. This will involve close liaising and collaboration with country offices and headquarters.
e) Identification and development of materials, photos and research for regional digital platforms.
Estimated Duration of Contract:11 months during 21 December 2015 – 20 November 2016.
Official Travel:The consultant will work at UNICEF EAPRO, Bangkok, Thailand and travel to Country Office when required.
Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required:
- Work experience with UNICEF, knowledge of UNICEF issues and familiarity with UNICEF style, quality and brand guidelines an asset.
- Experience in gathering, writing and packaging critical information, including for digital platforms and presentations.
- Knowledge of the development and right issues in UNICEF’s mandate.
- Understanding of writing for a general (public) audience.
- Experience of writing for an internal UNICEF audience an asset.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are requested to submit CV/P11, 2 references, proposed monthly professional fee and all-inclusive travel cost to Bangkok in USD by 09 November 2015 to [email protected]Please note the air tickets under UNICEF contract shall be re-routable, refundable type (economy class and most direct route). The consultant will be responsible for own travel insurance, visa fee and terminal expenses.
Only short listed candidates will be notified.
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