National Communication Consultant at United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential - to the benefit of a better world.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: National Communication ConsultantJob Number: 513477 Location: NigeriaWork Type: ConsultancyContract Duration: Contract will be for a total duration of 11 monthsPurpose for the JobUnder the supervision of the Chief of Communications, with reporting line to the WASH Specialist, the communication consultant (national of Nigeria) will develop and ensure effective implementation of the Open Defecation Free Nigeria communication campaign of UNICEF Nigeria. More specifically, the consultant will be responsible for providing visibility to activities and results in a timely and efficient manner.The consultant will develop communication materials to support advocacy needs of the WASH Section of UNICEF Nigeria.The consultant will also develop and promote stories, including human interest stories and other materials for sharing with partners.The consultant will also organize and support field visits of journalists of media professional to ensure visibility of activities and project results.ScopeThe Consultant will be based in the UNICEF Nigeria Country Office, Abuja and will work closely with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources; the Media; Communication agencies as well as UNICEF National and Field Office colleagues.The tasks will involve travelling to States, LGAs and Communities for consultation with relevant government partners and UNICEF colleagues.Major Tasks to be AccomplishedUnder the supervision of the Communication Section, and in close coordination with the WASH Specialist, the consultant will work in UNICEF Abuja, with field visits to UNICEF Field Offices. The Communication consultant will be accountable for and carry out the following task in fulfilling the expectations of this post:Develop and lead implementation of communication plan for End Open Defecation in Nigeria  communication campaign:Develop the communication plan through a participatory processBased on the communication plan, design and finalize effective advocacy and communication materials for the campaign, and other needs of WASH section.Work with technical colleagues to identify gaps in information required for visibility and ensure those gaps are adequately filledSupport the development of quality communication materials (leaflets, radio, video clips and TV spots etc.) for promoting key advocacy messagesUndertake other relevant tasks such as language-editing of technical reports, policy briefs and briefing notesUse of social media, video, photography to document to share project successesWrite and finalize human interest storiesSupport documentation for visibility of the WASH activities and results for advocacy:Provide inputs on communication activities for donor reports, ensuring accurate and timely submissionDevelop communication products (presentations, human interest stories, and social media posts); plan and ensure execution of photo shoots and video products with UNICEF-hired photographers and videographersPlan and support organization of special events and high-level field visits by donors and UNICEF partnersEnsure donor visibility and donor mention in communication products and activitiesUndertake other tasks in support of communication and advocacy needs of education section, as per planning with communication section

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