Junior Communications Consultant

Sanitation and Water for All (SWA)
Geneva or, Home-Based / Remote
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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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 future...

Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) is a global alliance of over 250 national governments, donors, civil society organizations and other development partners working together to catalyze political leadership and action, improve accountability and use scarce resources more effectively. The ultimate goal of the partnership is to achieve universal access to water supply and sanitation. UNICEF hosts the Secretariat of SWA.

The communications of SWA are managed and coordinated by the Communications Team (CT), composed of one Communications Specialist, a Digital Communications Manager, both based in the SWA Geneva office, and a Storyteller, based in London.  The Communications Team also works with a wider network of suppliers, from designers to copywriters, from video producers to translators.

More information on SWA’s website.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this consultancy is to support the Communication Team to effectively and efficiently implement digital communication projects. These services include, but are not limited to, social media management, proof reading, copy writing and translations in Spanish, design of media products, and formatting documents. The consultant will also be involved in some research activities.

Expected results

The core deliverables required of the  Junior Communications Consultant are:

  • Support in the design of visual materials like flyers and social media images,
  • Social media management tasks (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn):
    • Compilation of partners’ handles and profiles
    • Translations of social media content in Spanish
    • Monitor social media conversations, including through tools like Hootsuite, and engage with Spanish partners on social media suggest ways that SWA can contribute and build its community
  • Ensure Spanish website is updated
  • Ensure Spanish Newsletter is correctly translated
  • Collect all digital data on different platforms
  • Perform any other substantive and/or administrative task that might be required


The supplier may be located anywhere but must be readily available and responsive to work with SWA Communications Team, based in Geneva.

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

  • Bachelor’s or University degree in communications, journalism, development studies, international relations, Public Relations or related field
  • Two years practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media.
  • Knowledge of Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Knowledge of CMS - Drupal
  • Fluency in English and Spanish required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Core Competencies

  •  Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
  •  Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  •  Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  •  Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  •  Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  •  Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  •  Drives to achieve impactful results (2)
  •  Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Functional Competencies

  •  Analyzing (2)
  •  Persuading and influencing (1)
  •  Applying technical expertise (2)
  •  Learning and researching (2)
  •  Planning and organizing (1)


By Deliverable

Payment upon deliverables/milestones:  UNICEF will only make milestone payment based on achievement of specific deliverables as listed on the table above. These payments should be stated in terms of percentage.  Also note that UNICEF does not make advance payment except under certain conditions in line with UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations.

Applicants are invited to:

Include a cover letter of interest, CV, your approach to the assignment, technical proposal fee (daily in US$) to undertake the above TOR. Applications submitted without a proposed fee will not be accepted.

View our competency framework at


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.


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.

Advertised: 09 Oct 2020 W. Europe Daylight Time
Deadline: 23 Oct 2020 W. Europe Daylight Time