Communication Officer NOB Fixed Term #107620 Cox’s Bazar #542195 (For Bangladeshi Nationals Only), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Organization: Unicef

Country: Bangladesh

City: Dhaka

Office: UNICEF Bangladesh, Dhaka

Closing date: Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Communication Officer, NOB, Fixed Term, #107620, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh #542195 (For Bangladeshi Nationals Only)

Job no: 542195

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Bangladesh Division/Equivalent: Kathmandu(ROSA)

School/Unit: Bangladesh

Department/Office: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Categories: Communication / External Relations

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.

For every child, opportunity.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Communication Specialist and team lead in the UNICEF Bangladesh Cox’s Bazar Field Office, the Communication Officer will assist in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating an advocacy and communication strategy to get children’s and women’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives in the country, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.

He/she will contribute significantly to the production of multi-media communication assets, including writing human interest stories, filming, editing, photography, writing social media copy, adapting and producing or coordinating communication content.

He/she will have great communication skills, experience in developing multimedia communication material that can clearly convey UNICEF’s programme work and facilitate a broad range of partnerships. In addition, the Communication Officer will support UNICEF Bangladesh’s effort in strategically showcasing the organization’s work through digital and social media, as well as expanding digital initiatives for youth engagement.

Within the delegated authority and the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be accountable for all or assigned areas of the following major duties and end results.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Communication materials

Ensure that the production of communication products and materials is timely executed and followed up to support country communication strategy, regional and global campaigns and priorities and to support resource mobilization as set out in the work plan.

2. Media relations

Effective and timely professional assistance and support are provided in developing, drafting and maintaining contact information, materials and relationships with journalists and media outlets covering all media - print, TV, radio, web etc. - in the country, to communicate the story of UNICEF’s cooperation to a wider audience.

3. Monitoring and evaluation

Regular monitoring and evaluation activities are undertaken according to the work plan to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of country communication efforts. Ensure results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.

4. Celebrities, partners and special events

Ensure that the Country Office’s contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and fora (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts), are maintained and further developed, whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives and who support and are able to actively participate in special events and activities that further the country programme goals.

Kindly refer to the attached JD for the details - JD.doc

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

University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field.

Two years practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media.

Field work experience.

Background/familiarity with Emergency situations.

Fluency in English and Bangla is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or another local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Core Competencies

Tags continuous improvement emergency situation journalism media relations monitoring and evaluation public domain public relations resource mobilization

Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1) - (For Staff with Supervisory Responsibilities)

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)

Works Collaboratively with others (2)

Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)

Innovates and Embraces Change (2)

Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)

Drive to achieve impactful results (2)

Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

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.


UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Internal candidates may be given preference over external candidates. The term "Internal" refers to all staff members with fixed term, continuing or permanent appointments.

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

Advertised: Jul 20 2021 Bangladesh Standard Time Application close: Aug 03 2021 Bangladesh Standard Time

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