Senior Communication Associate, (GS-7), Suva, Fiji #43780 (Open to Fiji-Nationals Only)

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 02 June 2020
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 17 June 2020

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.

For every child, in everything we do

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work to translate that commitment into practical action, especially for the most disadvantaged children. In the Pacific we work in 14 countries, which includes the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. UNICEF field offices are established in Kiribati, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia to support the multi-country programme in the Pacific region. The Senior Communication Associate post will be based in the multi-country office in Suva, Fiji, to support the communication team implement the communication and advocacy work plan.

How can you make a difference?

The Senior Communication Associate supports the planning and implementation of the Communication work plan, including graphic design support, 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 Pacific island countries, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.

A detailed copy of the JD is attached:Senior Communication Associate_final.pdf

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

• Completion of secondary education, with training in graphic design, digital communication, communication, or a related field• 7 years experience working in a similar role for an NGO, UN, or creative agency.• Practical experience in graphic design including an extensive portfolio containing a variety of published work.• Practical knowledge of software required including Adobe Suite. Prior practical experience in digital photography and basic video editing is also required.• Knowledge of current social media practices, issues and trends, particularly in the humanitarian and development sectors, including hands-on experience of social media platforms, e.g. Twitter, Facebook and knowledge of the web and social media landscape across the region.• Experience in content production and management of website.• Proven ability to manage multiple priorities within specified timeframes• Strong visual communication abilities, including the ability to communicate complex ideas simply.• Experience with infographics, photography and basic videography.• Strong commitment to raising the profile of issues affecting children and their families in communities affected by poverty and exclusion.• Must have excellent command of English. Working knowledge of Pacific island local languages an asset

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 functional competencies required for this post are...

Formulating Strategies andConcepts [I ], Relating and Networking[I ], Persuading and Influencing [I ]

Applying Technical Expertise [I ], Learning and Researching [II ], Planning andOrganizing [II ]

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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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

This vacancy is archived.