Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 03 Feb 2017
The food and nutrition crisis continues to severely impact children in Mali, especially the most vulnerable. Data from a 2016 nutritional survey shows hardly any improvement in the nutritional status of children. Stunting among children under 5 is stalled at 28 per cent and global acute malnutrition reaches an alarming 15% in some areas. At the same time, funding streams for nutrition interventions in Mali have been drying up.
In this context, UNICEF Mali is accelerating its external communications efforts and expanding its digital presence in the area of child nutrition, with the ultimate goal of increasing the support, engagement and resources for the fight against child malnutrition in Mali.
Under the supervision of the Chief of Communication and in close collaboration with the Nutrition programme and the Advocacy Specialist, the incumbent will provide technical support to the Mali Country Office in the area of External Communications and Media Relations in order to achieve results in the fight against child malnutrition among children in Mali.
The incumbent will contribute to the design and execution of a communication strategy, including engagement with national and international media and strategic use of digital communications channels, to increase engagement, buy in and resources for the fight against child malnutrition in Mali.
The incumbent will also lead the production of high quality communications materials and tools tailored to the identified priority target audiences.
The incumbent will also leverage on approaches such as youth engagement and media training to ensure long-term prioritization of the issue.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
Advanced University Degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, Social/Human Sciences or related field.
*First university degree with additional two-years ofrelevant work experience is acceptable in lieu of anadvanced university degree.
Work Experience and skills
Fluency in French & English (required)
1. Core Values
2. Core Competencies
3. Functional Competencies
* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service
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 http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=502517