Communications Assistant (GS-6), Seoul, Republic of South Korea (Fixed-Term)
Organizational Context and Purpose of the job
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
Job organizational context
The position is located in the Public Partnerships Division (PPD), Seoul Office. The Communications Assistant reports to the Head of Office, PPD Seoul.
The Public Partnerships Division works to strengthen UNICEF's position as a partner of choice for children's rights among governments and public actors around the world. The division is doing this by positioning children’s rights in the intergovernmental and multilateral fora and engaging with governments and public institutions (including IFIs) as resource, policy and programme partners. A key premise for PPD is that the engagement with countries should be holistic based on multiple aspects of partnerships, including policy advocacy and resource mobilization.
Purpose for the job
Under the overall supervision and direction of the Head of Office, the Communication Assistant assists in planning and implementing advocacy and communication strategy to strengthen the visibility of Republic of Korea and UNICEF partnership. S/he also supports advocacy towards parliamentarians and other key influencers in media, academia, and business sectors, to further strengthen UNICEF’s visibility and children’s rights issues and to mobilize/leverage resources for children.
Summary of key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks
Competencies and level of proficiency required (based on UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles)
Completion of secondary education (e.g. High School Diploma) is a minimum requirement. University degree in donor visibility and/or communications area is an asset.
A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible work experience related to donor visibility, communication, and interactive digital media and/or publicity is required. Experience in international working environment is preferred.
A high level of proficiency in both written and oral languages of English and Korean is required.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit an application letter with a completed UN Personal History Form available in UNICEF's website, and a curriculum vitae in Korean language by 4 December 2017. Only qualified applicants will be short-listed and notified for further screening and interview.
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 organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=508841