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BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT:
The UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO) seeks a bilingual (English and Russian) digital communication expert, where possible to be based in Geneva, to manage and expand the Office’s Russian and English language digital communication channels and provide editorial planning and day to day updating of the Russian and English language Regional Office website.
UNICEF ECARO has established a bilingual English and Russian language website: https://www.unicef.org/eca/ as well as various social media channels in both languages. The office is now focused on expanding its digital footprint to help achieve UNICEF’s advocacy goals in the Region.
The purpose of this assignment is to strengthen the Regional Office’s digital presence in both English and Russian, including through amplifying the voices of young people and leveraging digital influencers. This work will be done alongside RO and Country Offices (COs) teams, young people in the Region and partners - all with the aim of achieving UNICEF’s advocacy objectives for children in Europe and Central Asia.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The Digital Communication expert will be responsible for supporting the creation and crafting of compelling digital content to engage English and Russian language audiences in a dynamic, interactive and meaningful way to help achieve UNICEF’s advocacy objectives across the Region.
She/he will help plan and implement the editorial calendar for the ECARO’s Russian and English language website and social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and OK). This work will involve curating content from COs, editing this content for regional platforms, planning and implementing social media marketing campaigns.
The contractor will also assist to “regionalize” social media content created by UNICEF Headquarters to make it directly relevant for audiences in Europe and Central Asia. She/he will be responsible for ongoing monitoring of digital key performance indicators (KPI) and web/social media analytics tools.
Working under the direct supervision of the Regional Communication Specialist, and guidance from the Regional Chief of Communication, the Digital Communication expert will be fully provided with opportunities to be creative, innovative and drive new ideas.
CONTENT PRODUCTION AND WEBSITE
DIGITAL INFLUENCER OUTREACH
- Help plan and build a “Youth” section of the UNICEF ECA RO website – in English and Russian - incorporating the “Our Voices” blog and innovative tools such as U-Report and Voices of Youth.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
The individual contractor is expected to work 20 days a month, during 11.5 months (15 August 2019-1 August 2020). She/he will be reporting to the UNICEF Communication Specialist, Communication Section, UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office. She/he will be preferably based at the UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office in Geneva, Switzerland, although it could be possible for the individual contractor to work remotely.
Payment will be made monthly based on submission of monthly invoices by the consultant based on completion of key monthly deliverables.
UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines. All materials developed will remain the copyright of UNICEF and UNICEF will be free to adapt and modify them in the future.
This consultancy is preferably based in Geneva, Switzerland and may involve some travel. All travel expenses will be paid by UNICEF. The consultant will travel by the most direct and economical route in economy class. UNICEF will pay the daily subsistence allowance as per UN-approved rate. The consultant must be fit to travel, be in a possession of the valid UN BSafe certificate, obligatory inoculation(s) and have a valid own travel/medical insurance and an immunization/vaccination card.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit:
1. A CV and Personal history form (downloadable from http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc). Alternatively, if a candidate profile in the UNICEF e-Recruitment System is available, you may download it and submit it as part of application.
2. A financial offer, with a monthly rate in USD.
3. three samples of relevant digital work which can
include digital content, campaigns, marketing materials, strategies you developed in previous work experience.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.