UNICEF Polio Communication and Media Specialist Jobs in Abuja-Nigeria

UNICEF Polio Communication and Media Specialist Jobs in Abuja-Nigeria


Job no: 519005
Work type:
  • Temporary Appointment
    Location:
  • Nigeria
    Categories:
  • Communication for Development (C4D), P-3

    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.

    Responsibilities

  • Media strategy and plan of action strategically developed and formulated, and the implementation effectively managed, facilitated and executed at the national, state and LGA levels
  • Press releases prepared and distributed, periodic media briefs, and media missions to update media on the polio situation and challenges organized in Nigeria before each round of IPDs, in collaborate with the Public Relations Unit at the National Primary Health Care Development Agency
  • Strategies that ensures the full participation and support of the media and leverage mass media through such activities as media mapping, partnership with Nigeria Television authority, National Orientation Agency, federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria, and the Nigerian Guild of editors supported technically.
  • Foreign correspondents based in Nigeria engaged through regular meetings, workshops, and interactive sessions to promote the inclusion of polio issues on their agendas
    Quarterly Media training/workshops for national and state-based and select LGA-based reporters/journalists organized to ensure support in creation/copy writing of relevant material.
  • Technical support effectively provided to government counterparts including the NPHCDA for the development of a database of mass media products such as advocacy kits, radio and video documentaries, photographs, Fact Sheets, etc
    Daily media analysis of the dailies in the country conducted and fed back regularly to partners at the National, State and LGA levels.
  • Quarterly informal interaction-meetings organized with editors/senior correspondents to brief them on the Polio Eradication Initiative and EPI and associated issues (diarrhoea management, nutrition, sanitation etc) in order to bolster positive and factual media coverage of the programme, based upon the media analysis and the monthly media update prepared by the Media Specialist.
  • Budget properly planned, monitored and controlled, ensuring allocated funds optimally appropriated.

    Summary of key functions/account-abilities:
  • Programme communication programme
    strategy, plan and implementation for behavioural change
  • Information Dissemination.
  • Partnerships for social mobilization
  • Capacity building support
  • Coordination and collaboration with government and partners.
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Budget planning and management of program funds

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

    Education:

  • Advanced university degree in the social/behavioral sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Health Education) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research.
  • A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the development, planning and management of social development programmes, including several years in developing countries, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.

    Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English and another UN language. Local working language of the duty station an asset

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 22nd January 2019
  • 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.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Polio Communication and Media Specialist Jobs in Abuja-Nigeria

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