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Communication Officer (Emergencies), NO-2, Harare, Zimbabwe # 113874 (Temporary Appointment – 6 months)

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UNICEF Zimbabwe
  • Post Date: July 11, 2020
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Job Overview

Job no: 532842
Work type: Temporary Appointment
Level: NO-2
Location: Zimbabwe
Categories: Communication for Development (C4D), NO-2

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, Equity

UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights.

The current UNICEF-Government of Zimbabwe Country Programme of Cooperation (2016-2020) aims to support Zimbabwe to sustain and build upon the gains achieved for children during the 2012-2015 Country Programme of Cooperation. The programme focuses on improving the quality of social services, increasing access to services, and helping to build national and sub-national capacities to provide low-cost, high-impact interventions for all children, especially the most vulnerable.

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How can you make a difference?

A challenging and exciting job opportunity of Communication Officer (Emergencies) at NO-2 level has arisen within UNICEF Zimbabwe’s Communication Section. The Communication Officer assists in the planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating an advocacy & communication strategy to get children’s and womens 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. This position will particularly focus on emergency responses in Zimbabwe.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Communication materials

  • Ensure that production of communication products and materials are timely executed and followed up to support country emergency related communication activities, regional and global campaigns and priorities, donor visibility and to support resource mobilization as set out in the work plan and demand from sections.

Support to Risk Communications and Community Engagement (RCCE) campaigns and activities:

  • Particularly during the COVID-19 emergency response support is given to the RCCE pillar and the associated activities and materials produced by UNICEF

Monitoring & Evaluation

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

For more information on the job description, please follow this link VA Communication Officer – Emergencies JD.pdf

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


  • University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Communication for Development

Work Experience

  • Two years practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, interactive digital media, or communications for development
  • Field work experience in Zimbabwe or the region
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency situations

Language Proficiency

  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of one of the local language of the duty station is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

The functional competencies required for this post are…

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others

Detailed information on UNICEF’s competency framework can be viewed here.

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.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Please note that UNICEF does not charge a fee or require personal banking details at any stage of the recruitment process.

Applications close: 19 Jul 2020 11:55 PM South Africa Standard Time

Job Detail
  • Career LevelOfficer
  • QualificationDegree
  • Experience1-3 Years
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