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9 Nov 2023

International Communication Consultant at UNICEF

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Job Description

Job no: 567279
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam
Level: Consultancy
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Communication, Partnerships

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, a Voice

The Communication Consultant will lead in the development, maintenance, and implementation of the country office’s communication and advocacy campaigns and strategies to address key child rights issues in Tanzania. This includes: Developing donor communications and visibility plans to enhance engagement and partnerships. Create persuasive and impactful communication materials for donors. Support coordination of donor visits and events to showcase UNICEF’s work.

Designing compelling messages and effective communication materials on key advocacy areas including gender transformative programming, corporal punishment, climate change. Editing, formatting and finalization of documents in compliance with the UNICEF style and branding guidelines, simplicity and clarity for an external audience, grammatical accuracy, factual accuracy and coherence

In addition to local/national campaigns, the consultant will ensure that the TCO has an effective process in place for integrating and taking action on UNICEF’s global communications priorities and campaigns, both disseminating these elements in a locally appropriate way, as well as providing/enabling coverage of the work in the country for global use.

How can you make a difference?

Expected Deliverables

Develop and implement a communication and visibility plan for key resource partners(Monthly )
Detailed communication and visibility plan for resource partners
Content strategy for each month for each strategy
Monitor and record communication products
Develop communication and advocacy strategy for advocacy priority issues including climate change, gender transformative programming, ending child marriage and corporal punishment(monthly)
Over-arching communication strategy
Specific communication plan on each advocacy priority
Develop and coordinate the production of two four human interest stories(monthly)
Stories, blog articles, photo essays, videos and up-to-date website page and social media pages
Develop and update key messages, programmes and regional briefs(monthly)
Develop and update key messages and programme/regional briefs for each sector as well as cross-sectoral briefs
Develop media products including audiovisual content, press releases and key messages(monthly)
Key messages and media products developed that position UNICEF as the go-to agency for issues affecting children and young people
To qualify an advocate for every child you will have…

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in , Journalism, Public Relations
Minimum of 8 years of proven experience (both at national and international levels) in communication (advocacy, print, broadcast, and/or new media) demonstrating creative and powerful story telling is required
Excellent interpersonal skills, including initiative, flexibility and drive for results
Track record in crafting and implementing communication and advocacy strategies is required.
A strong track record of crafting clear, inspiring, and persuasive stories about complex concepts with attention to detail and excellent writing and editing skills are required.
Strong communicator with emphasis on being able to present complex policy ideas in succinct, engaging ways including through campaign narratives and creative contents.
Visual design skills to make visually appealing communication materials including websites, social media, newsletters, and other platforms is an asset.
Video editing skills is an asset
For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

To view our competency framework, please visit  here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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.

The deliverables above will be repetitive monthly for a period of 11.5 months

Only those proposals for bidders that have been technically accepted according to the above criteria will be opened. The technical proposal will be weighted based on clarity and appropriateness. which will carry a weight of 75%

The price should be a detailed breakdown of the proposed work factoring in that all deliverables are to be accomplished every month, repetitively for 11.5 months. The total amount of points allocated for the price component is 25%. The financial proposal should be all-inclusive (travel both international and domestic, accommodation, professional fee)

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

Deadline: 22 Nov 2023 E. Africa Standard Time

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Closing Date : 22nd November, 2023.

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