The UNICEF social defense unit has developed a two-12 months social protection advocacy system to give guidance to the units advocacy operate. The method has recognized many allies together with media to guidance the implementation of the method. Unique roles have been identified for media retailers/journalists beneath all 3 aims of the method: influencing budgetary allocation to the social protection sector, producing community awareness on legal rights and entitlements to social security and influencing important political get-togethers on social safety priorities for inclusion in party manifestoes.
In buy to efficiently take care of all media and exterior interaction routines in relation to the advocacy system, it is critical to get the products and services of a conversation/advocacy expert who would coordinate all these actions to assure synchronization of initiatives in this space.
Position Title: Nationwide Specialist (Communication Strategist for Social Protection)
Reason of the Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to assist the implementation of UNICEF’s social safety advocacy system and social accountability programme. Exclusively, the specialist will support:
• Deliver media awareness for all a few aims of the system.
• Manage a media partnership aimed at making sure sustainability for the period of the assignment.
• Â Aid all media linked pursuits beneath the CSOs/UNICEF partnership on social accountability programme.
• Direct the ability setting up of Media Shops/Personalities for better engagement on important difficulties identified under the technique and beneath the social accountability programme.
• Aid the assessment of media personalities all through the RBA baseline survey.
1. Potential Creating for Media
• The unit will do the job with chosen media allies on both of those the advocacy method and in advertising social accountability in the sector. The expert will present an assessment of media houses and their work on social defense, poverty and associated subjects. This mapping training will provide facts on the strengths and weaknesses of key media retailers/journalists in this space, aid discover opportunity partners and parts for capacity setting up.
2. Aid the Evaluation of Media Personalities during the Implementation of the Rights Based Strategy Baseline Study
• There is in the pipeline (upcoming) a legal rights-centered solution (RBA) to social protection baseline study with a media element. This will entail an evaluation of the information and perception of the media on social protection and rights difficulties. The guide will guidance the study establishment carrying out the survey, to secure and arrange job interview sessions with selected media retailers/journalists. The consultant will help the unit to arrange at minimum 3 trainings for media outlets/journalists on essential troubles below the advocacy approach and the CSOs/UNICEF social accountability partnership. The expert will also assist the identification of media champions and affirmation of desire for the development of a media platform on social defense and legal rights.
3. Implementation of Media Associated Advocacy and Social Accountability Activities:
• The advisor will produce a complete conversation prepare to guidance the roll out of all media/conversation outputs in the advocacy system and beneath the social accountability perform. The conversation prepare amongst other matters should plainly outline the essential stakeholders to interact, the planned activities as properly as the timelines etc. The Marketing consultant is envisioned to assistance the device to system, arrange, and doc key functions in the conversation approach.
4. Engagement with Media Shops and Journalists
• The advisor will interact suitable media shops, journalists and media companions to assistance implementation of all outputs outlined in the advocacy tactic and beneath the social accountability partnership (this will involve journalists engagement on vital concerns, securing time slots for interviews with media shops on critical issues at strategic times, ensuring powerful media participation and protection of important problems in the course of activities/workshops, checking media reportage on crucial problems protected and supporting all needed observe ups etc). The expert is envisioned to function intently with the UNICEF’s conversation unit for clearance and steerage on these pursuits.
5. Aid the Improvement of Communication Resources
• The marketing consultant in shut collaboration with UNICEF and essential partners, will lead the design, progress and printing of important interaction/education supplies for the media (all IEC elements will have to be created with assistance/inputs from UNICEF’s communication device to make sure compliance with UNICEF’s branding, high-quality control and so on). The advisor will also aid the progress of relevant briefs, placement papers and op-eds on key problems at strategic moments. The specialist will also be expected to doc all vital procedures during the assignment and to submit a comprehensive report on successes, troubles and recommendations at the finish of the assignment/agreement.
Qualification Demanded & Working experience
Envisioned Skills, Practical experience, Specialized Understanding/Techniques and Competencies
• Advanced degree in journalism, conversation experiments, community relations or linked discipline
• At minimum 6 years related and progressive expert knowledge performing with media in a comparable capability, journalism, editorial opinions and in connected regions
• Encounter in party group and coordination is essential
• Superb analytical, communication, facilitation and potential making abilities are demanded
• Verified operating connection with media in Ghana is expected
• Knowledge and techniques in developing person friendly instruction manuals and format design and style is demanded
• Expertise in monitoring and analyzing interaction functions is necessary
• Capability to get the job done independently and as part of a crew is essential.
How To Implement For The Job
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Closing Day: 02 Oct, 2019