Z.M.K. & Co. invites applications for Advocacy & Communication Officer to support UNICEF in the National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication. These positions are purely on a contract basis with fixed salary packages. Females are encouraged to apply.
Job Position: Advocacy & Communication Officer
Duty Station: Islamabad
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS and COMPETENCIES
A university degree in international relations, political science, international development, public policy, public administration, economics, communication, or other related fields.
At least two (2) years of experience in one of the following fields is required: advocacy, campaigning, communication, or mass media & social media engagement.
Experience in working with high-risk communities, vulnerable group and private sector, experience in media partnership and event management will be considered as an asset.
Experience working in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
Excellent English writing skills
Sound understanding of public health initiative in context of Pakistan.
Ability to work in very organized manner with high level skill in planning, interpersonal communication, presentation and coordination.
Experience in visibility and brand management, ability to identify branding risk and suggest appropriate solutions.
Fluency in English and Urdu is required. Knowledge of other local language is an asset.
Key Accountabilities, Duties & Tasks
Support in the implementation of communication strategies and support to the partners in implementation of advocacy and communication activities of the projects.
Facilitate the ability of Polio/ NEOC counterparts to work effectively with different stakeholder for the implementation of advocacy, digital and public activities, also engaging partners in events and organizing capacity building and information sharing.
Proactively identify, meet, establish and cultivate relationships with key digital and media and other relevant external contacts, and compile and maintain contacts and general databases.
Create campaigns spikes linking local campaign activities with global campaign spikes and vice versa also coordinate with different Polio affiliates for creating and implementing spike plans.
Ensure/contribute to the production of accurate and timely minutes/reports of NEOC meetings; and ensure polio data, policy and media documents are archived appropriately.
Deliver effective, qualitative and timely communication of Polio in Pakistan’s activities to the relevant stakeholders.
Promote Pakistan Polio programme and its works through different channels of media.
Support documentation of programme achievements and assist NEOC in Pakistan in fundraising efforts.
Develop project case studies, communication material, design campaigns and take lead role in event management and coordination.
Conduct field visits to project areas to document stories and ensure communication guidelines are followed by partners during the implementation of the project activities.
Ensure consistent branding in all Polio related material in Pakistan communications.
Develop and maintain a comprehensive database of health / polio beat reporters, journalists, and media outlets in Pakistan
Monitor media coverage related to polio and provide regular updates and analysis
Schedule, coordinate, and prepare the National Coordinator for media interview, ensuring the key messages are effectively communicated
Draft, edit and disseminate press releases, media advisories, and news stories to announce programme updates, achievements, and events
Deliver high visibility and quality campaigns products for NEOC and partners
Maintain and support NEOCs internal communications and knowledge management process
Manage NEOCs external and digital communications at country level to support campaigns
Build Advocacy and communication capacity of others; support media relations and outreach
Z.M.K. & Co. is an equal opportunity employer and reserves the right to reject any or all the applications without assigning any reason(s).