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Communication Specialist (Internal Communication), P-4, Geneva, Switzerland


Job Number: 495684 | Vacancy Link
Location: Geneva, SWITZERLAND
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff
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
Under the supervision and general guidance of the PFP Chief of Communication and Marketing, the purpose of the post is to be responsible for the conceptualization, planning, execution, and monitoring and evaluation of an internal communication strategy and implementation of a unified Digital Workplace for the UNICEF Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships. In that context, internal communication means the information flow within the Division and between National Committees, country offices, NYHQ and other parts of UNICEF.
Key Expected Results
-Systematic approach to internal communication applied that is based on end-user needs and preferences and supports the implementation of the Private Fundraising and Partnerships Plan.
-Effective internal communication structures and mechanisms in place to facilitate the work of the UNICEF Private Sector Network.
-Staff have access to a unified Digital Workplace that facilitates two-way flows of information and new ways of working.
-The work of the UNICEF Private Sector Network (including PFP) is promoted within the organization.
-Stakeholders are engaged and equipped with the necessary information and skills to support the achievement of the internal communication objectives.
-Systematic approach to knowledge sharing within the Private Sector Network.
-Internal Communication Unit works efficiently and effectively. Human resources (the Brand Management and Marketing Services Unit) and financial resources (budget planning, management and monitoring) are effectively managed and optimally used.
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
1.Develops, plans, implements, monitors and evaluates the PFP internal communication strategy in support of UNICEF's mission, objectives and brand but with particular focus on the UNICEF Private Fundraising and Partnerships Plan and its fundraising, advocacy and brand positioning objectives. This includes communication assessment and analysis, development of internal communication plans, strategic use of resources and involvement in key organizational processes. Monitors and evaluates impact.
2.Leads on development and implementation of the necessary information architecture and internal communication structures to enable the use of tools that facilitate a two-way flow of information and facilitate knowledge sharing among the different target groups (PFP staff, National Committees, Regional Offices, country offices and NYHQ). Ensures that PFP is up-to-date regarding digital tools and their use for the purpose of internal communication including through the utilization of the PFP Digital Workplace strategy.
3.Monitors the implementation and maintains oversight of a PFP Digital Workplace in collaboration with other PFP Sections so that it reflects a common identity and voice, avoids duplication of efforts and materials, and simplifies communication resource management and retrieval in support of fundraising, advocacy and brand positioning efforts.
4.Ensures efficient exchange of information between PFP Sections and the rest of the UNICEF, contributing to better understanding and awareness of PFP's work, achievements and challenges within UNICEF as a whole. Facilitates a high level of knowledge and understanding of National Committees' work and achievements within UNICEF.
5.Develops strong partnerships with key stakeholders whose support is essential to the achievement of the internal communication objectives, and strengthens their own capacity to communicate internally through appropriate training, access to updated information, supplies and equipment, and experience-sharing.
6.In close cooperation with the PFP Chief of Communication and Marketing and on the basis of Private Fundraising and Partnerships Plan develops and contributes to the implementation of a knowledge management roadmap for PFP and contributes to the organization of knowledge sharing and capacity building activities and events.
7.Oversees the work of the Internal Communication Unit. As a staff manager, sets clear direction by guiding the development of the section/team work plan in close co-operation with other PFP teams, clarifying roles and responsibilities within the team, and providing support and guidance to staff. Agrees clear and achievable work objectives for each direct report, monitors performance, and ensures appropriate development and training of staff. Provides leadership to foster and maintain staff engagement and motivation as well as sound staff-management relations.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
-Advanced university degree in information management, internal communication or a related communication discipline combined with solid experience of information management and internal communication work. A first level university degree in combination with two (2) years additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
-A minimum of eight years of experience in the communication area, including recent direct involvement in the implementation of internal communication strategies and the setting up of internal communication mechanisms.
-Fluency in English (written & verbal) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language, especially French, is considered an asset.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Core Values
-Commitment
-Diversity and Inclusion
-Integrity
Core competencies
-Communication
-Working with People
-Drive for Results
Functional Competencies
-Leading and Supervising - Level II
-Formulating Strategies and Concepts - Level III
-Relating and Networking - Level II
-Persuading and Influencing - Level II
-Applying Technical Expertise - Level II
-Entrepreneurial Thinking - Level II

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 organisation.
Opening Date 19 Apr 2016 W. Europe Standard Time
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