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UNICEF, originally called the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund in full, now officially United Nations Children’s Fund, is an agency of the United Nations responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.

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About WHO

  1. Child survival and health: UNICEF works to reduce child mortality and improve child health by providing life-saving interventions, such as immunizations, access to clean water and sanitation, and nutrition support. It also supports the prevention and treatment of diseases that affect children, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.
  2. Education: UNICEF promotes inclusive and quality education for all children, with a particular focus on girls and children from marginalized communities. It supports governments in improving access to education, training teachers, and creating safe and child-friendly learning environments.
  3. Child protection: UNICEF advocates for the protection of children from violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect. It supports child protection systems, promotes birth registration, works to end child marriage and child labor, and provides assistance to children affected by emergencies and conflicts.
  4. Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH): UNICEF works to ensure that children and their families have access to clean water, adequate sanitation facilities, and hygiene education. It aims to prevent waterborne diseases and improve overall health and well-being.
  5. Social policy and advocacy: UNICEF engages in policy dialogue with governments and partners to promote the rights of children and influence policies and legislation that affect them. It advocates for increased investment in children and prioritization of their needs in national agendas.
  6. Emergency response: UNICEF provides rapid and effective humanitarian assistance to children and families affected by emergencies, including natural disasters, conflicts, and epidemics. It delivers essential supplies, supports child protection services, and restores education and healthcare systems in crisis-affected areas

Why Work At WHO

  1. Making a difference in children’s lives: UNICEF’s primary focus is on promoting the well-being and rights of children. By working at UNICEF, you have the opportunity to directly contribute to improving the lives of children worldwide, ensuring they have access to education, healthcare, protection, and other essential services.
  2. Global impact: UNICEF operates in over 190 countries and territories, providing support and assistance to children in need. Working at UNICEF allows you to make a global impact and contribute to positive change on a large scale. Your efforts can help shape policies, programs, and interventions that benefit children and communities worldwide.
  3. Multidisciplinary and diverse environment: UNICEF brings together professionals from various backgrounds, including international development, public health, education, social sciences, and more. Working in such a multidisciplinary and diverse environment allows for collaboration, learning, and the exchange of ideas with colleagues from different fields and cultures.
  4. Opportunity for professional growth: UNICEF is committed to the professional development of its staff. The organization offers various training programs, learning opportunities, and career advancement possibilities. Working at UNICEF can provide you with valuable experiences, skills, and networks that can further your career in the development sector.
  5. Exposure to challenging and complex issues: UNICEF works on a wide range of complex issues affecting children, including poverty, inequality, conflict, emergencies, and social injustices. By working at UNICEF, you will have the chance to engage with these challenging issues, analyze them, and contribute to finding innovative solutions that can have a lasting impact on children’s lives.
  6. Collaborative and inclusive work culture: UNICEF values collaboration, teamwork, and diversity. It fosters an inclusive work culture that encourages the participation and contribution of individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Working in such an environment can be enriching and provide opportunities for personal growth and learning.
  7. Networking and partnerships: UNICEF collaborates with governments, NGOs, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders at the national and international levels. Working at UNICEF provides opportunities to build relationships, establish partnerships, and network with professionals and organizations that share a common goal of improving the lives of children.


The Communication Officer (Digital) provides professional technical, operational, and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for Advocacy and Communication within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results. The Officer is accountable for assisting in planning, monitoring, and evaluating of UNICEF Philippines digital communication across all digital platforms. This will contribute to the progress of the office’s advocacy and communication strategy to get children’s and women’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission, programme, and advocacy in the country, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.

Under the supervision of the Chief of Advocacy and Communication, the post shall undertake the following tasks:

1. Support the management and development of UNICEF’s online presence

• Support the development, implementation, and management of UNICEF Philippines Digital Communication Strategy in line with the principles of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, in a way that emphasizes interaction and dialogue. This shall be done in close coordination with programmes to identify key advocacy asks, messages, framing and delivery methods.

• Engage with UNICEF staff, relevant online audiences, networks (especially youth networks) to support their ability to tell stories around key advocacy asks messages. UNICEF Philippines online presence, through social media content, U-report and other platforms, will reach decision makers, increase positive partnerships with key actors and the private sector to influence policies, budgets, practices that leads to positive social change for children.

• Assist in the research of potential opportunities to engage more directly with large parts of the populations — particularly the large populations of young people — together with active civil society, to increase positive partnerships with key actors and advocates and the private sector to influence positive social change.

2. Content development and brand

• Support the development of digital content strategies and write and create dynamic content for UNICEF Philippines digital communication platforms such as official website, social media accounts and online publications. Ensure daily content is tailored to each platform.

3. Online Community Management

• Share online community moderation responsibilities with other team members to monitor follower sentiment, inform overall strategy, to ensure relevant engagement opportunities are flag, acted upon and addressed for building digital communication capacity among UNICEF Philippines team and relevant partners.

4. Digital Influencer engagement

• Assist the growth of social networks of UNICEF Philippines celebrities and lead the development of customized content for their fans and followers, working closely with the celebrity relations team.

• Support the development of an online influencer strategy to support UNICEF’s advocacies in coordination with celebrity relations team, to contribute to the Global Advocacy and Communication Strategy’s target of 200 million engaged individuals.

5. Digital youth engagement and participation

•  Seek opportunities to engage more directly with large parts of the populations – particularly the large populations of young people online – together with active civil society, to increase positive partnerships with key actors and advocates and the private sector to influence positive social change.

6. Advocacy and policy support

• Assist in the provision of reports to management on the impact of digital messaging on key advocacy areas.

• Support initiatives and efforts of UNICEF Philippines flagship advocacy initiatives including on climate action, immunization and other areas needing digital advocacy support.

• Provide recommendations to management to improve digital advocacy asks and messaging, and impact.

7. Digital Communication Monitoring and Analysis

• Assist in the monitoring of UNICEF Philippines’ performance in digital communication platforms and give recommendations to improve online presence.

• Support the organization and coordination of surveys and other means of evaluating online messaging such as impact on audience, impact of online campaigns, effective framing, agenda setting, etc.

• Keep track of digital activities of partners (government agencies, CSOs) and other UN agencies to support joint efforts, activities, and projects.

The following minimum requirements:

• Education: 

A university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Digital Marketing, Humanities, Languages, or a related field.

• Work Experience:

  • One (1) year current work experience in planning and initiating digital communication platforms, social media, digital marketing and/or campaigning, and online publishing.
  • Excellent writing, editing skills, especially for digital is a must.

• Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Pilipino (oral and written) is required.

The following desirables:

  • Prior social media content strategy and platform management experience working with a global organization (private sector/UN/INGO), especially working on projects of large scale, involving multiple users and groups is an asset.
  • Quick thinking and ability to spot trends and utilize opportunities to respond quickly to social sentiment is desired.
  • Ability to measure quality/impact of content for future improvement is an asset.
  • Strong grip on digital trends specific to the Philippines is highly preferred. 
  • Field work experience and background/familiarity with emergency situations is a plus.
  • Knowledge of regional languages in the Philippines is an asset.


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