Communication Officer (Multimedia), Geneva

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Switzerland

City: Berne, Switzerland

Office: UNICEF in Berne, Switzerland

Grade: P-2

Closing date: Monday, 5 July 2021

Temporary Appointment (364 Days) Communication Officer (Multimedia), P-2, PFP, Geneva, Switzerland # 110064

Job no: 541298

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: Switzerland Division/Equivalent: Partnerships

School/Unit: Geneva, Switzerland

Department/Office: Private Fund Raising and Partnerships

Categories: Communication / External Relations, Private Fundraising and Partnerships

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 fulfil 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.

The Supporter Content Team in the Communication and Marketing Section at UNICEF’s Private Fundraising and Partnership (PFP) division seeks the services of an experienced Communications Officer (Multimedia) to produce compelling and engaging emergency-related visual content that can deliver on income, influence and brand recognition for the organization.

The communications officer (Multimedia) will be a key member of the Supporter Content Team and will work closely with relevant stakeholders in PFP, in particular the Emergency Task Force members and the Fundraising and Marketing Services Unit in the Individual Giving Team to produce content that will engage potential and current UNICEF supporters (Individuals and High Value) and drive fundraising during sudden onset emergencies and protracted crises, with a particular emphasis on the current global COVID-19 emergency response.

For every child, Voice

The purpose of the appointment is to provide high quality multimedia services for the Supporter Content Team and relevant fundraising channels related to UNICEF’s emergency work, with a special focus on the COVID-19 emergency. This includes a full scope of visual storytelling such as scriptwriting, photography, videography, video editing and animation with an emphasis on post-production skills.

How can you make a difference?

Reporting to the Communications Manager of the Supporter Content team and working closely with stakeholders including the Emergency Task Force members and the Fundraising and Marketing Services Unit (as needed during a global emergency IG fundraising activation), the selected candidate will be required to undertake the following tasks:

1. Multimedia (photo, video, editing) Production during Sudden Onset Emergencies (during first 72 hours and beyond):

Produce visual content that will drive engagement during a sudden onset emergency (social media content e.g. edited videos, video broll, info graphs etc.)

Produce digital content for Individual Giving fundraising purposes (carasols, banners, videos with CTA) when a global Sudden Onset IG fundraising effort is activated, as needed

Produce multimedia material that recognizes support provided by donors for UNICEF’s emergency work (e.g. thank you videos) for both individual and High Value donors as needed

Produce multimedia material (new/ repurposed) that mark the anniversaries of sudden onset emergencies including 1 month, 100 days, 1 year, as needed.

Where necessary film UNICEF’s work in the field and edit these into powerful and compelling video stories for fundraising channels and engagement channels

Where necessary photograph UNICEF’s work in the field and compile a selection of compelling photographs and captions that can be used for fundraising channels and engagement channels

2. Multimedia (photo, video, editing) Production for Protracted Emergencies:

Produce multimedia content for engagement and fundraising purposes during key moments relevant for National Committee such as anniversaries of a crisis e.g. Syria @ 10 (broll, videos, photo essays)

Produce multimedia repurposed to showcase the impact of UNICEFs work in protracted emergencies such as Yemen, Syrian, South Sudan, and CAR and others.

Produce multimedia material that recognizes support provided by donors (e.g. thank you videos) for both individual and High Value donors, as needed

Where necessary film UNICEF’s work in the field and edit these into powerful and compelling video stories for fundraising channels and engagement channels

Where necessary photograph UNICEF’s work in the field and compile a selection of compelling photographs and captions that can be used for fundraising channels and engagement channels

3. Virtual Experiences Production Support

Support on the production of assets and live events of Virtual Experiences covering Sudden-Onset emergencies, and other relevant thematic topics by editing videos

Providing back up technical support as needed e.g. recordings, editing and packaging virtual, live production support

4. Technical advice and quality control

Tags communication manager covid fundraising journalism public relations quality control storytelling

Ensure quality of outputs in all content products, alignment with UNICEF brand and engagement objectives

Advise the team on trends relating to latest software and audio/visual equipment

Ensure all audio/visual equipment is well-maintained, workflow is streamlined, and archiving is done and uploaded onto Web share.

DELIVERABLES

All photographic, video and animation projects are delivered timeously and according to UNICEF ethical and technical guidelines

The Communication Manager is kept up to date with the latest trends in audio/visual equipment, software, and workflow systems.

All material is backed up and uploaded onto Web share.

Estimated Duration of the contract

364 days

Reporting To:

Communication Manager

Working Place:

Geneva, Switzerland

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...

Education

A first level university degree in journalism, public relations, communications or related field.

Experience

A minimum of 2 years‘ experience as a multimedia specialist

Language requirements:

Fluency in English is required. Another UN language an advantage

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Planning and Organizing (L I)

Applying Technical Expertise (L I)

Persuading and Influencing (L I) are required

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Jun 21 2021 W. Europe Daylight Time Application close: Jul 05 2021 W. Europe Daylight Time

Link to the organization’s job offer: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1624918695575