Communication Officer (Digital) – UNICEF


Job Description

Communication Officer (Digital) NO-2, Temporary Appointment, 364 days (OPEN for Nationals of Sudan ONLY)

Job no:546878
Contract type:Temporary Appointment
Categories:Communication / External Relations
Advertised:09/12/2021 E.Africa Standard Time
Deadline:16/12/2021 E.Africa Standard Time

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, Hope 

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the Chief of Communication and Advocacy, Communication Officer and in partnership and coordination with the rest of the Communications team and all UNICEF staff as needed:

  • Develops storylines and key messages for UNICEF Sudan’s work for key stakeholders, donors and the general public.
  • Develops communications products (e.g. website and social media content, feature articles, and print and audiovisual products) to promote UNICEF’s work, convey important advocacy public messaging, support resource mobilization efforts, as well as meet the information needs of donors and other stakeholders.
  • Drafts and edits written materials, including feature stories, news stories, fact sheets and Q&As, ensuring accuracy, consistency, coherence, and adherence to UNICEF House Style.
  • Supports UNICEF country and regional offices, and relevant departments, in proactively communicating through developing strategies and content.
  • Promotes UNICEF’s work through UNICEF digital platforms, media queries/pitches, and spokesperson interviews/briefings.
  • Partners with colleagues across the Communication team to ensure alignment, timeliness, quality and innovative approaches to communications products.
  • Participates in or organizes public events.
  • Working closely with ICTD, RO and HQ digital team on support and maintenance of digital analytics tools. 
  • Produce weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual analytical reports to assess the effectiveness and impact of digital output. Based on the analysis, make recommendations to the team on how to best apply those insights. 
  • Organize and design an internal communications database/repository based on relevant data sets and information available in-house.  
  • Provide digital analytics pieces of training and hands-on demonstrations to the section and others as needed.
  • Performs all other related duties as required.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or related field plus at least 2 years of demonstrated professional experience in the above outlined or related fields including working with the United Nations. 


 Fluency in English and Arabic – both written and oral.

Essential Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in digital communications / media or relevant field related to external digital media. Significant experience in developing and implementing communications content and strategies.
  • Experience producing content for the online, including photos, videos, and social media.

Desirable Experience:

 Experience working with UNICEF or other UN Agencies.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

i) Core Values

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

The functional competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

Computer skills:  

  • Using applicable techniques and tools, monitor, gather, and analyze data on the performance of UNICEF’s internal communications, especially relating to its content, user behavior, channels, and timing.  
  • Knowledge of computer systems and Office 365 tools including SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Yammer and OneDrive. 

Other Skills:  

  • Knowledge of United Nations or other international organizations.
  • UNICEF policies, guidelines, and strategies related to communication. 
  • Gender equality and diversity awareness. 

Duty Station and Travel

To be based in Khartoum with frequent travel to the field.

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.

** Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

No Fee


Advertised: 09 Dec 2021 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 16 Dec 2021 E. Africa Standard Time


UNICEF, also known as the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. The agency is among the most widespread and recognizable social welfare organizations in the world, with a presence in 192 countries and territories. 

Headquarters: New York, NY

What does UNICEF do in the United Kingdom?

UNICEF keeps children safe by providing vaccines against deadly diseases, distributing mosquito nets, and by promoting safe hygiene in communities around the world. We are the world’s largest supplier of emergency life-saving food for children. And we campaign tirelessly to end violence against children.

What are the 3 largest donors of UNICEF?

In 2020, the three largest government contributors to UNICEF were the United States of America, Germany, and the European Commission.

Does the United Nations offer scholarships?

Now you can begin earning college scholarships for your participation in model United Nations as early as the 9th grade, even if you don’t plan to pursue it in college. … Plus, if you’re in a leadership role, you may be eligible for an extra scholarship of up to $3,375 per year!

United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) scholarships for international students

International scholarships, fellowships, or grants are offered to students outside the country where the university is located. These are also called financial aid and many times the financial aid office of the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) deals with it. United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) scholarships are offered by United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to study or research there.

There are various United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) scholarshipsinternships for international students. Apart from the university-based scholarships, there are many other organizations including foundations, trusts, corporates, etc. Who offer scholarships for international students. To help, we list out the latest international scholarships, fellowships, and grants information. The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) scholarships application form is also available to apply online for the scholarships.

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For jobs from UNICEF visit: UNICEF Jobs Page

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