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Communication Officer (Multimedia), NOB, Fixed Term, Kabul, Afghanistan, Post#106899 (Open to Afghan Nationals Only)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
NOB Entry Professional Full-time Locallly Recruited
Job Expired 25 Apr 2024
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

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

How can you make a difference?

Purpose for the job:

Web stories, blog entries, photo essays, Facebook posts, Twitter campaigns, and videos for distribution via the UNICEF Afghanistan digital media platforms all are a part of our digital storytelling.  By measuring and testing our efforts, we also use data to inform content and engagement choices.

Under the supervision and guidance of the Communication Specialist, the Communication Officer, Multimedia, will script, produce, shoot, and edit video and graphics for video productions intended for online and broadcast platforms in support of global communications strategy.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Develops and coordinates the production of multimedia communication materials.

  • Implements the tasks in the country communication work plan and strategy as assigned.
  • Liaises with Programme Sections and gathers information to identify effective relevant country programme activities and results.
  • Coordinates with numerous people throughout ACO to personally research, structure, develop, assemble, and produce multimedia (text, images, audio, video, interactive, etc.) pieces for breaking news, scheduled events, and other content areas related to UNICEF programmes, and campaigns.
  • Develops and maintains key working relationships with media production companies and consultants, and with partner organizations to develop advocacy products.

Undertakes UNICEF video production and post-production.

  • Plans, scripts, shoots and edits video and web material in digital formats for web and broadcast distribution.
  • Films with professional video equipment or equivalent, and related audio accessories
  • Develops multimedia packages on a quick turnaround, under tight and variable deadlines for social media and other online and broadcast platforms.
  • Logs and digitizes source tapes, outputting final cuts to tape and web clips, audio editing and managing media for Adobe Creative Cloud, and related technologies.
  • Maintains branding for UNICEF videos and affiliated media products.
  • Edits videos for UNICEF priority communications.
  • Undertakes UNICEF video production including managing media for Premiere and related motion graphics and animation software.
  • Serves as ACO in-house videographer as required.
  • Conducts recorded interviews and manages audio files in a variety of formats.
  • Works with video files in multiple formats.
  • Provides oversight of post-production including motion graphics, animation and video editing, sound mix, subtitling and voice-overs.
  • Troubleshoots technical problems.

Maintains database and catalogue of multimedia materials and resources.

  • Creates, maintains, and updates the CO database and YouTube channel with video materials.
  • Share relevant materials with RO and DOC.
  • Upload materials to the global WeShare database. Creates and maintains a contact list/database of videographers in Afghanistan.

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

  • University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Multimedia Production, Videography, Filmmaking, or a related field 
  • A minimum of 2 (two) years of relevant practical professional experience in video and audio editing experience.
  • Knowledge and ability to film with professional video equipment using Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera or similar.
  • Knowledge and ability to edit videos in Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Knowledge of quality sound equipment for video production.
  • Knowledge of quality lighting for filming is an asset.
  • Experience with After FX and Pro Tools is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of YouTube and other social media sites is an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is 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 Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. 


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable females are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

This position is no longer open.