International Consultant (Communication), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 11 months, #550748 (Not for Bangladeshi)


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, a voice

The UNICEF Bangladesh Communication Section is supporting a wide-range of project-based communication activities related to vulnerable adolescents. In addition, due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there is an increased demand to produce materials and conduct activities in the area of communication and advocacy related to the knock-on effects of the pandemic on children. These project based and pandemic-related demands will be met with the support of an international communication consultancy.

How can you make a difference?

Under the general guidance of the Chief of Communication and under the supervision of the Communication Specialist, the full-time Communication Consultant will be responsible for developing, writing, editing and/or coordinating a wide range of communication activities/content, including stories, press releases, statements, media lines, speeches, advocacy products, and internal material/outputs.

Your main tasks will be: 

Develop and implement/produce strategic approaches, products and outputs in support of the country office’s communication and advocacy.

Develop, write and adapt press releases, statements, key messages, speeches, media lines etc.

Develop, write and editorially support external communication material such as stories, publications, advocacy briefs, campaigns etc.

Develop, write and editorially support internal material such as reporting, humanitarian updates, TORs, SOPs, strategies, plans, presentations, documentation, meeting notes etc.

Contribute significantly to Section issue/problem analysis and solutions implementation.

Support proactive and reactive media relations, such as requests for information and interviews, and developing/pitching story ideas.

Support media monitoring analysis and service provider communication.

Contribute significantly to sudden onset emergency communication.

Download File ToR International Communication Consultant VA.docx

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in communication, journalism, development, or social sciences, with extensive relevant experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in journalism, communication, writing/editing or related.
  • Ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines; being detail-oriented and organized.
  • Developing country work experience is considered essential and familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

    Excellent English writing and editing skills are required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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.


UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

This Consultancy is deliverables based and requires core hours attendance. The consultant is expected to work all workdays during the consultancy period.

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. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

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