Digital Communication Manager (Youth Engagement), P4, Division of Global Communication and Advocacy, Valencia, Spain, 103172

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)


UNICEF works in a few of the world’s hardest locations, to achieve the world’s most deprived youngsters. To save lots of their lives. To defend their rights. To assist them fulfill their potential.

Throughout 190 international locations and territories, we work for each youngster, in all places, day by day, to construct a greater world for everybody.

And we by no means hand over.

For each youngster, hope

How are you going to make a distinction?

Goal for the job:

Many younger persons are on the lookout for technique to interact on the problems they care about and to contribute in direction of constructive change. If UNICEF succeeds in participating them in our advocacy and campaigning, we won’t solely ship outcomes for kids and contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, but additionally nurture a era of lifelong supporters of kids’s rights.

The P4 Digital Communication Supervisor (Youth Engagement Supervisor) is accountable for main on the design and implementation of methods for youth engagement in campaigning and advocacy.
This contains:
• Overseeing the event, implementation, monitoring and analysis of built-in youth engagement methods that generate significant alternatives for younger individuals to take motion in help of kids’s rights;
• Champion youth engagement in strategic organizational processes;
• Brokering modern partnerships, mobilizing sources, and spearheading new approaches, primarily based on developments within the broader atmosphere;
• Conducting danger evaluation and growing mitigation methods to make sure UNICEF is ready to interact with youth on delicate points and/or in difficult environments.

Position Accountability

Abstract of key features/accountabilities:

1. Youth Engagement technique growth and implementation
2. Danger evaluation and mitigation
3. Useful resource mobilization & Fostering innovation
4. Youth Engagement M&E
5. U-Report/ Youth Engagement Platforms
6. Youth Advocates
7. Safeguarding and participation
8. Workforce constructing, undertaking and funds administration
9. Youth Engagement capability constructing & Data Administration
10. Stakeholder engagement
11. Strategic planning
12. Others


The employees member will lead and handle a staff to design and coordinate efficient, built-in youth engagement campaigning and advocacy methods, by way of the event, implementation, monitoring and analysis phases. They’ll work collaboratively with colleagues throughout UNICEF at nation, regional and international stage, and exterior companions to develop and scale modern and sustainable youth engagement programmes.
Duties embody:

1. Youth Engagement technique growth and implementation:

• Supervise the event and implementation of strong youth engagement methods, with SMART outcomes, compelling calls to motion, and a transparent principle of change.
• Analyze political, financial and cultural tendencies, conduct viewers evaluation and market analysis as related and establish potential alternatives and challenges.
• Promote new approaches and modern concepts as a part of the technique growth course of.

2. Danger evaluation and mitigation:

• Oversee the event of a danger evaluation method for the youth engagement technique growth course of, in addition to corresponding protocols and mitigation measures.

3. Useful resource mobilization & fostering innovation:

• Establish and dealer modern partnerships, mobilize sources, and allow a tradition of innovation and creativity.

4. Youth Engagement M&E:

• Supervise the event of a youth engagement M&E framework: setting baselines towards which ends up are recurrently monitored.
• Conducting evaluation to constantly enhance the effectiveness of the technique, method and actions; and overseeing the manufacturing and dissemination of M&E outcomes.

5. Lead, scale, and implement international U-Report Platform:

• Present strategic oversight for development, scale and technique of U-report international platform.
• Lead and interact with a number of stakeholders, together with nation and regional places of work, HQ Divisions, youth organizations, non-public sector companions, the enlargement of U-Report

6. Youth Advocates:

• Supervise the implementation and strategic development of Youth Advocates programme, guaranteeing integration with organizational priorities.

7. Safeguarding and participation:

• Promote studying alternatives for the staff and guarantee adherence to rules of kid/youth participation and safeguarding within the growth/implementation of all campaigns, communication merchandise and platforms.

8. Workforce constructing, undertaking and funds administration:

• Present a protecting, nurturing atmosphere for the staff – in keeping with UNICEF’s highest moral requirements and values; reply appropriately to moral points and complaints of abuse of authority, bullying and harassment.
• Guarantee undertaking administration coherence within the actions of the staff, conveying strategic priorities and setting clear deliverables.
• Handle inclusive groups that includes quite a lot of advocacy and non-advocacy professionals, to drive and ship strategic advocacy initiatives.
• Help mobilizing sources. Guarantee efficient and clear administration of funds and sources.

9. Youth Engagement capability constructing & Data Administration:

• Contribute to constructing inside UNICEF capacities in youth engagement, by way of teaching, coaching and sharing of experience.

10. Stakeholder engagement:

• Present strategic course for partnerships and networks by way of proactive collaboration with inside and exterior companions.
• Companions will embody key inside stakeholders, different UN entities, influencers, youth ambassadors, goodwill ambassadors, teachers, enterprise leaders and different private and non-private sector companions.
• Be sure that efficient youth engagement methods and plans are co-created with companions, to leverage their energy to contribute to UNICEF’s objectives.
• Be sure that suggestions from key stakeholders is included into technique design, implementation and staff studying.

11. Strategic planning:

• Champion youth engagement in strategic organizational processes.
• Undertake inside advocacy on the significance and strategic worth of partnering with younger individuals in advocacy and campaigning.
• Promote the involvement of youth in all phases of advocacy and campaigning.

12. Others:

• Undertake different key tasks as required.

To qualify as an advocate for each youngster you should have…

  • Superior college diploma in Communications, Advertising, Journalism, Worldwide Relations, Worldwide Improvement, social sciences, or one other associated discipline.

    *A primary stage college diploma with an extra two years of expertise could also be accepted in lieu of the superior college diploma.


  • No less than eight (8) years of progressively accountable and related skilled work expertise in advocacy/ campaigning and communication with younger individuals is required.
  • Expertise in main the event and implementation of youth engagement methods, with clear theories of change, particular, measurable and timebound goals, and efficiency indicators.
  • Expertise in administration of digital platforms, constructing sturdy relationships with conventional and social media entities and utilizing media relations and channels to interact public audiences.
  • Expertise in constructing and sustaining a community of stakeholders, expertise in partnerships and in working with coalitions. Sturdy communicator with emphasis on with the ability to current advanced coverage concepts in succinct, participating methods by way of marketing campaign narratives and artistic techniques.
  • Expertise in managing a staff is a requirement, together with a confirmed dedication to numerous and inclusive recruiting course of.
  • Expertise managing a multicultural staff is an asset.
  • Demonstrated expertise in design and administration of initiatives, together with funds administration and monitoring and analysis of outcomes.
  • Data of kids’s rights, public coverage, worldwide growth and humanitarian points.
  • Data of kid safeguarding and ethics of working with youngsters and youth.
  • Expertise in advocacy on the worldwide stage is an asset.
  • Expertise in coaching and facilitation is an asset.
  • Expertise working in a growing and emergency atmosphere is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Data of one other official UN language (Arabic, Chinese language, French, Russian or Spanish) or a neighborhood language is an asset.

For each Baby, you reveal…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Belief and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin all the pieces we do and the way we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Constitution: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this put up are…

Demonstrates Self Consciousness and Moral Consciousness (2)
Nurtures, Leads and Manages Folks (2)
Works Collaboratively with others (2)
Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
Drive to attain impactful outcomes (2)
Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

For each Baby, you reveal…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Belief and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin all the pieces we do and the way we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Constitution: UNICEF Values

Throughout the recruitment course of, we check candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize your self with our competency framework and its totally different ranges: competency framework here.

UNICEF is right here to serve the world’s most deprived youngsters and our international workforce should mirror the range of these youngsters. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, no matter their race/ethnicity, age, incapacity, gender id, sexual orientation, faith, nationality, socio-economic background, or some other private attribute.
We provide a wide range of benefits to our staff, together with paid parental go away, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages using versatile working preparations.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance coverage on conduct that’s incompatible with the goals and goals of the United Nations and UNICEF, together with sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is dedicated to advertise the safety and safeguarding of all youngsters. All chosen candidates will, subsequently, bear rigorous reference and background checks, and shall be anticipated to stick to those requirements and rules. Background checks will embody the verification of educational credential(s) and employment historical past. Chosen candidates could also be required to supply extra data to conduct a background test.


UNICEF’s energetic dedication in direction of range and inclusion is vital to ship one of the best outcomes for kids.

Mobility is a situation of worldwide skilled employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the worldwide civil service.

UNICEF appointments are topic to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host nation of the obligation station, which shall be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are additionally topic to inoculation (vaccination) necessities, together with towards SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Authorities staff which might be thought of for employment with UNICEF are usually required to resign from their authorities earlier than taking on an project with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the proper to withdraw a proposal of appointment, with out compensation, if a visa or medical clearance will not be obtained, or vital inoculation necessities usually are not met, inside an inexpensive interval for any motive.

Solely shortlisted candidates shall be contacted and advance to the subsequent stage of the choice course of.

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