Consultant (12 months, home-based): Partnership Communications Consultant (2 roles), Communication for Partnerships team, Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP)

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    negotiable / YEAR
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    1 month ago
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    Communication and Advocacy, Partnership and Resource Mobilization
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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

Under the general guidance of the Communication Manager (Partnership Support) and working closely with team leads within the Communication for Partnerships team, the role will focus on communication support for multi-country and global partnerships which include: designing and driving joint communication plans and frameworks; multi-country coordination for communication planning;  partnership communication workshop facilitation; development of communication assets and materials; management of reputational risks through communication strategies; and oversight for the rollout and implementation of these communication assets and strategies across markets.   The job entails close collaboration with National Committees and country offices in mitigating reputational risks, contributes to the prevention of PR crises, and works with internal and external stakeholders to successfully manage response to reputational issues for UNICEF’s private sector financial and non-financial partnerships with business, foundations, high net worth individuals, membership-based and faith-based organizations.

How can you make a difference?

Scope of Work:

The Partnership Communication Specialist will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  1. Developing communication packages e.g. press releases, social media assets, key messages, Q&A documents, talking points etc.  for multi-country partnerships, in close collaboration with communication focal points from relevant National Committees, regional and country offices.
  1. Organizing and facilitating communication workshops/meetings for stakeholders in order to develop partnership communication frameworks and plans.
  1. Managing reputational risks relating to partnerships through communication strategies.
  1. Overseeing the implementation of agreed communication plans and activities across countries, ensuring global, regional, and national office level alignment between UNICEF and partners including coordination across relevant teams and offices as required.
  1. Supporting partnership communication requirements of new high value partners and participating in meetings to facilitate general alignment across workstreams and offices at the global, regional, and national levels.

Work Assignment Overview 

  1. Develop communication parameters including opportunities and risk mitigation strategies for global and multi-country partnerships.
  1. Develop global communication frameworks and plans through workshops with partners and relevant stakeholders
  2. Develop communication packages for multi-country and global partnerships
  1. Coordinate implementation of communication plans for global partnerships and facilitate communication workshops for these partnerships.

Deliverables by the end of each month: 

DELIVERABLES 1: 1-2 communication parameters or frameworks developed

DELIVERABLES 2: 1 communication workshop/meeting

DELIVERABLES 3: Combination of the following:

  •  2 press releases or key messages document.
  • 4-6 social media posts or assets; 1-2 Q&A documents developed or updated

DELIVERABLES 4: combination of:

  • 4 meetings with prospective or current partners
  • 2-4 meetings with recipient offices for current partners (country offices)
  • 4-8 internal meetings with Media and Digital Unit, Corporate team or Partnership team in Supply Division, GCA, PFP, National Committees, PSFR Country Offices and Regional Support Centers


The application should include a short cover letter and a portfolio of sample work (portfolio of work). Sample works can include communication plans, communications frameworks, social media plan and assets, press releases or articles written, key messages, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), briefing notes or talking points. At least 3 samples of previous work must be provided. Applications submitted without at least 3 samples of work will not be considered.

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


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree of higher) in Marketing, Communications, Business, Social Sciences, Arts, or other related fields. A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or higher), in combination with additional 2 years of relevant qualifying experience, may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of five years of progressive experience in the following fields: Communications, Public Relations, Account/Client Management, Sales, Marketing, Fundraising, or Advertising is required.
  • Including at least two years of experience at international level is desirable. Previous regional or country office experience is an asset.
  • Strong project management experience working across cross-functional environments is desired.
  • Strong experience in working with a diverse group of stakeholders, across cross-cultural markets is an advantage.


  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is considered as an asset.


  • Demonstrated ability to write press releases, develop communication plans and familiarity with social media as a marketing tool are requirements.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision is required.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Familiarity with UNICEF and its systems and ways of working is an advantage.
  • The successful consultants will work with countries in Southeast Asia, North America, the Gulf region and Europe and time zones will be taken into consideration.

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.


Please indicate your all-inclusive (lump sum) fees in USD against the deliverables listed above. If there is a need for business travel, the travel costs will be covered by UNICEF separately. The office selects the individual based on best value for money. 

Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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.

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.

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