Afghan Women's Network

Afghan Women's Network

Job Details
Vacancy Number 505024 Start Date 03/15/2017
Expiration Date 06/13/2017 Position Communication Officer,
Location NOB-FT - Kabul Contract Duration --
Nationality Afghan No Of Jobs 01
Gender -- Shift --
Education -- Experience --
Organization Name unicef

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

Under the general supervision of the Chief of Communication, assists in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of an advocacy and communication strategy to promote respect for childrens’ and womens’ rights, and supports UNICEF's mission in the country. 

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

  • Contributes to the development of an advocacy and communication strategy by coordinating appropriate audience research and compiling and analysing relevant data.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining close collaboration with mass media, as well as with groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives.
  • Assists in drafting and editing articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials for both web-based and traditional media, as appropriate.
  • Prepares background communication and promotional materials for briefings and visits of media, goodwill ambassadors, donors, national committee representatives and other special interest groups.  Assists in the planning, logistic and administrative arrangements for them.
  • Helps organize and generate public support for special events and activities to promote country programme goals.
  • Monitors the public perception of UNICEF in the country and recommends appropriate action to maintain a positive image for the organization.
  • Follows up on the production of advocacy and communication materials (e.g., films, video, audio-visual, etc.), and oversees the qualitative aspects of production, (e.g., quality control, translation, review of layouts and graphic design).
  • Monitors and evaluates the appropriate and timely dissemination of advocacy and communication materials to target audiences, and participates in the evaluation of their impact. Provides feedback to Headquarters on the use and appropriateness of global publications and visual materials
  • Establishes/maintains an up-to-date documentation centre for publications, press releases and clippings, as well as photographic and audio-visual materials.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations; or equivalent professional work experience in the communication area, combined with a university degree in a related field.

Work Experience

Two years relevant professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media, at either the national or international level.


Fluency in English, Dari and or Pashto is required.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results

Advertised: 30 May 2017 Afghanistan Standard Time