Nombre de postes
1 poste

Description of assignment title: Communication, plaidoyer et partenariat

Assignment country: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Closing date: October 11, 2022

Sustainable Development Goal: 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Volunteer category: National UN Volunteer Specialist

DoA reserved for persons with disabilities: No

Host entity: UNICEF

Type: Onsite

Duration: 12 months

Number of assignments: 1

Duty stations: Lubumbashi



Mission and objectives

UNICEF est le Fonds des Nations Unies pour la protection de l'Enfance


Dans le but de promouvoir la sensibilisation, la compréhension, le soutien et le respect des droits des enfants et des femmes, le poste vise à :

  • Communication & Plaidoyer : Assurer le développement, la gestion, la coordination, le réseautage, la mise en œuvre et le suivi d’une stratégie de plaidoyer et de communication et les produits et activités connexes sur une base continue avec le public;
  • Partenariat : Soutenir l’initiative Better Business for Children (BB4C) dans le secteur minier, soutenir la croissance des partenariats entre UNICEF et le secteur privé et assurer la mobilisation des ressources.

Task description

Avec autorité déléguée et sous la supervision du chef de la communication (CAP) et du chef de bureau et en collaboration avec les partenaires, l’Assistant CAP sera responsable de:

  • Communication, Plaidoyer et Participation des enfants et engagement des jeunes; • Veiller à ce que le bureau de Lubumbashi ait une stratégie de communication claire et associée plan de travail pour soutenir les objectifs du programme;
  • Maintenir les contacts et la collaboration avec les médias afin de promouvoir le droit des enfants à un public plus large;
  • Veiller à entretenir et développer le réseau d’influence d’UNICEF dont le soutien est essentiel pour le plaidoyer en faveur du droit des enfants;
  • Assurer que les campagnes mondiales, nationales et locales en faveur des enfants mobilisent les partenaires, les influenceurs ainsi que l’opinion publique;
  • Veiller à la mise en œuvre du Plan de Travail Roulant de la section Communication, Plaidoyer et Partenariat.

* Secteur privé :

  • Développer et maintenir des partenariats (financier ou non) avec le secteur privé en général et les sociétés minières en particulier appuyant la mise en œuvre du programme UNICEF;
  • Identifier les opportunités et risques de partenariat;
  • Fournir un soutien stratégique et programmatique dans le cadre de la responsabilité sociale des entreprises;
  • Appuyer le renforcement des liens entre les Programme et le secteur privé afin d’influencer les politiques et les pratiques commerciales et d’obtenir des résultats en faveur des enfants;
  • Soutenir l’agenda en faveur de l’élimination du travail des enfants et des droits des enfants auprès des entreprises privées.

Eligibility criteria

Age : 27 – 80

Nationality: Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.


Required experience

  • 3 years of experience in • professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;

Area(s) of expertise: Communication

Driving license: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; Required


  • French, Level: Fluent, Required
  • English, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

Required education level

  • Master degree or equivalent in
  • Formation universitaire de premier niveau dans le domaine d’exercice.

Competencies and values

    • Professionalism;
    • Integrity;
    • Teamwork and respect for diversity;
    • Commitment to continuous learning;
    • Planning and organizing;
    • Communication;
    • Flexibility;
    • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNICEF’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

DRC is a unique country, and it provides for an interesting and enriching environment, but also requires a mature level of cultural awareness, as well as more stamina and commitment than elsewhere to make life comfortable and affordable. Therefore, flexibility and the ability and willingness to live and work in harsh and potentially hazardous conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort, are essential.

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Reasonable accommodation

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for UN Volunteers 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 recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

In addition to duty station-specific vaccine requirements, appointments 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 appointment. It does not apply to UN Volunteers 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 contracts.