UNICEF Career Jobs – Communication Officer

Grade: NOA
Duty Station: Kampala
Type and Duration of Appointment: Fixed-Term Appointment (One year with possible extension)
Job Purpose:
  • Under the close supervision of the Communication Specialist, the incumbent will assist in the planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of an advocacy and communication strategy, to promote respect for children’s and women’s rights and support UNICEF’s mission in the country.
  • The incumbent will provide feedback to Headquarters on the use and appropriateness of global publications and visual materials;
  • Observe the public perception of UNICEF in the country;
  • Assist in maintaining close collaboration with mass media, as well as with groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication strategy.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • University degree in communications, journalism, public relations; or equivalent professional work experience in the communication area, combined with a university degree in a related field.
  • Two years practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media.
  • Fluency in English is required and strong written and verbal communications skill therein strongly desirable.
  • Core Values (Required): Commitment; Diversity and Inclusion; Integrity
  • Core Competencies (Required): Communication; Working with People; Drive for Results
  • Functional Competencies (Required): Formulating Strategies and Concepts; Relating and Networking; Applying Technical Expertise; Persuading and Influencing; Learning and Researching; Planning and Organizing
How to Apply:
  1. ONLY Ugandan Nationals will be considered
  2. UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  3. Applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, as well as the most recent performance evaluation report.
  4. If applications are sent by email, please clearly indicate the position applied for and use this order to name your file attachments: Firstname_Lastname followed by document e.g. Gold_MukasaP11 or Gold_MukasaCV or Gold_MukasaApplication.
  5. UNICEF is a smoke free environment.
  6. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 29 January, 2013. Applicants interested in the above position should send their resume to:
Human Resource Specialist,
UNICEF Kampala, Uganda,
Plot 9, George Street,
P.O. Box 7047, Kampala-Uganda.
Via email to: ugderecruit@unicef.org
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