Local Communication and Advocacy Consultant

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United Nations Children's Fund




Under the supervision of the Communication Manager and KSA Partnership Manager of the UNICEF Gulf Area Office , the Communication and Advocacy Consultant is accountable for leading the communication and advocacy efforts for the key partnerships in Saudi Arabia, working closely with the donor public relations and marketing team, UNICEF HQ, UNICEF Gulf partnership and communication team.

The Communications Officer based in Riyadh will play a pivotal role in managing communication with partners, coordinating with colleagues in different offices, and ensuring effective storytelling through various channels. This position requires close collaboration with internal teams, proactive engagement with external partners, and innovative approaches to communication strategies.

Key responsibilities include advising on and supporting the creation of digital content and campaigns, coordinating with internal and external partners to maximize fundraising efforts, and developing partnerships with influencers to amplify UNICEF’s message.

Scope of Work:

  • To enhance UNICEF’s presence, engagement, and fundraising capabilities in the Saudi Arabia , aligning with the organization’s  objectives and leveraging global and local best practices to maximize impact through the following responsibilities:

Planning and oversight:

  • Develop and execute comprehensive communication strategies to effectively engage partners and stakeholders, aligning with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for communication with partners in Riyadh, ensuring timely and clear communication, and fostering strong relationships.
  • Coordinate closely with Communications colleagues in different offices to ensure consistency and alignment in messaging and activities.
  • Lead media engagement by building compelling media pitches and timely responding to media asks.
  • Organize field missions, events and activations as related to the engagements with partners.
  • Identify international days and milestone to plan for visibility activities around them.


  • Lead the communication operation, planning and implementation of key partnerships guiding and supporting team members and regularly monitoring the implementation of activities.
  • Review and evaluation of visibility activities visa vis donor requirements and agreed upon guidelines.
  • Collaborate with other colleagues to identify and develop compelling stories and content that showcase the organization’s impact and achievements.
  • Lead the coordination and implementation of communication campaigns in Riyadh, including planning, execution, and evaluation, to drive awareness and support for key initiatives.
  • Conduct media mapping, network with journalists and engage with media outlets to secure coverage, interviews, and features that amplify the organization’s message and reach.
  • Identifying key influencers aligned with our mission and values, fostering strategic partnerships for impactful collaboration.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in communications and media relations, and integrate relevant innovations into activities.

Digital Engagement and Multimedia Production

  • Oversee the planning, development, and production of multimedia assets and narratives.
  • Liaise with donors, social media focal points for content creation as needed.
  • Develop communication campaigns focusing on UNICEF key partnerships in KSA and spearhead innovative digital activations that related Sports and Gaming industries.
  • Support social media focal points in utilizing social listening insights.
  • Develop creative approaches and multimedia content to cover key events and campaigns on social media platforms.


  • Other tasks may be performed as directed by the supervisor.

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

  • Master’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or related field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Arabic, with the ability to tailor messages for different audiences and channels.
  • Proven experience in communications, media relations, or digital media.
  • Strong proficiency in campaigns, social media, and audio/video production is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively, develop compelling narratives, and generate innovative ideas to engage audiences and achieve communication goals.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with colleagues across different teams and offices, as well as build and maintain relationships with external partners.
  • Knowledge and skills graphics design and/or video production is an asset.
  • Excellent writing, research and analysis skills.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is essential.

Source: https://jobs.unicef.org/en-us/job/571877/local-communication-and-advocacy-consultant-in-riyadh-ksa-for-one-year




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