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Brazil: Communication Specialist, NO-3, Sao Paulo, Brazil

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Brazil
Closing date: 01 Aug 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. Purpose of the Position The Communication Specialist is accountable for developing, implementing and monitoring an advocacy and communication strategy and associated products and activities, with the objective of promoting awareness, understanding, support and respect for children’s and women’s rights and related equity issues, generating support for UNICEF's mission, priorities and programmes in Brazil and specifically related to its Urban Centres Programme in São Paulo as well as facilitating and supporting the financial and non-financial engagement with the private sector in the region of São Paulo. Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks - The incumbent works on the basis of a communication strategy and an associated work plan that aim to generate financial and non-financial support from individual and private sector partners and to enhance the organization’s credibility and brand. - In support of the implementation of the Platform for Urban Centres programme, the incumbent implements advocacy and communication strategies to ensure that children’s rights and the reduction of inequalities are one of the top priorities for governments, private sector and civil society in the São Paulo region. - The incumbent provides strategic communication support to UNICEF’s financial and non-financial resource mobilization activities in the region of São Paulo, targeting corporate partners and individuals, in line with the Country Office’s Private Sector Engagement Plan. - The incumbent supports the establishment of resource mobilization baselines against which the achievements of the private sector engagement strategies are regularly evaluated. - The incumbent provides the Representative as well as Communication and Resource Mobilization Specialists in the Brasília Office and in the Regional Office in Panama with professional advice on all aspects of engagement with the private sector in São Paulo. Qualifications of Successful Candidate Education - Advanced University degree (Master's degree or equivalent) Communication, Journalism, Public Relations; or equivalent professional work experience in the communication area, combined with an advanced university degree in a related discipline is required. Experience - Minimum of (5) five years of progressively responsible work experience in communication and advocacy, as well as in marketing. - Experience in resource mobilization is desirable. - Experience in marketing and private sector fundraising will be considered as an additional asset. Language - Fluency in Portuguese and English is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish) is considered an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication [ III ]
  • Working with People[ II ]
  • Drive for Results [II]

Functional Competencies

  • Leading and Supervising [ I ]
  • Relating and Networking [ II ]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [ II ]
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ II ]
  • Persuading and Influencing [ II ]
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking [ II ]

To view our competency framework, please click here.

In relation, please note that all candidates who wish to apply to this Vacancy Announcement are requested to prepare and submit their respected UNICEF applications in English language. *Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds, representing the diversity of Brazil, such as black and indigenous people, to apply to become a part of our organization. Candidates will be treated equally regardless of gender, sexual orientation, special needs, social and HIV/aids status. UNICEF is a smoke-free environment.

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link