Communication Specialist (Markets influencing), P3, Post # 121908 Markets Supply Financing Centre (MSFC) Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark - Tenders Global

Communication Specialist (Markets influencing), P3, Post # 121908 Markets Supply Financing Centre (MSFC) Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Communication Specialist (Markets influencing), P3, Post # 121908
Markets Supply Financing Centre (MSFC)
Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark

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 fulfil 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,

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does – in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favouritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life – in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions – her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens – addressing inequity – not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Strategic Context:

UNICEF Supply Division’s Supply and Logistics headquarters, located in Copenhagen, oversees the procurement of over 5,000 individual products. Over the past two decades the depth and breadth of UNICEF Supply Division’s procurement activities for goods and services has increased substantially. As UNICEF increased its procurement engagement in increasing market complexity and in increasing collaboration with both public and private partners, UNICEF needed to communicate critical market related information and developments regularly and effectively both internally and externally. Since 2013, UNICEF Supply Division has been publishing a wide range of market related information in support of UNICEF’s efforts to inform and influence markets and to promote information transparency. This information is accessible here: Influencing markets UNICEF Supply Division


Purpose of the Job:

Under the supervision of the Communication Manager (Markets influencing), the Markets and Supplier Financing Centre (MSFC) and UNICEF Supply Division is looking to increase and improve its information management capacity and sharing on multiple levels with the goal of increasing Market / Information communication, visibility, and advocacy. The position will help draft, compile, and streamline product information sharing through market status updates, develop communication product tools and visualizations, and draw on the latest advice and guidance from technical experts. MSFC seeks to develop easily digestible in-depth overviews of critical current market positioning, challenges, and issues. It seeks to summarise recent developments and consequent reactions or options. This position will also support centres in completing relevant product and market reporting requirements as needed and that are critical to advancing their work. The individual completing this task would be expected to be intuitive, build strong internal relationships and collaborative and timely action, as well as to have excellent writing skills. Having knowledge and some familiarity with some of UNICEF major areas of concerns and programmatic contexts surrounding UNICEF body of work and sectors would be an advantage, notably in health and health product markets, where UNICEF is heavily and actively engaged. MSFC is also increasingly expected to support and engage in market research, data, analysis, and improve data and information visualizations.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:

Under the supervision of the Communication Manager (MSFC), the incumbent will be expected to help ensure, oversee, and improve the information accuracy and transparency of all the UNICEF Market Influencing products and tools. This will include to:

• Oversee, guide and help lead the production of Market / Information with procurement centres and external partners focusing on essential market trends in supply, demand, and innovation.

• Put Market / Information into a forward-looking global market context, ensuring relevant messaging, issues, and challenges.

• Initiate and lead Market / Information development guiding on structure, content, flow, format, visuals, programmatic information, sourcing subject matter background data and information relevant to a global market context.

• Ensure writing quality assurance and due diligence by proofreading and reviewing documents focusing on language, coherence, consistency, information and data accuracy, referencing and accreditation, as well as compliance with UNICEF publication guidelines.

• Oversee and back stop drafting progresses and track timelines, consultations, review steps, and compliance with any senior management guidance and instructions to ensure “sign off”.

• Assist UNICEF improve its Market / Information efficiency and effectiveness, processes, as well as to ensure it remains modern, relevant, we apply best practice.

• Follow through Market / Information publication and dissemination to all external and internal readers via all communication platforms and social media.

• Assist and help facilitate the updates to the Market Dashboard, keeping it relevant and fit for purpose, incorporating all changes to improve accuracy, consistency, utility, functionality, and relevance, transitioning it to Power Bi.

• Maintain and upkeep UNICEF’s Price Database and price publications and ensure any pricing data is to date, accurate, and coherent.

• Assist and support UNICEF and component leads draft health emergency disease supply notes, issuing guidance, focusing on structure, flow, format, visuals, programmatic and disease background data and information and any programme or procedure reference guidelines.

• To the extent possible where there is demand for materials in other UN languages, predominately French and English, facilitate quality translation services either through insourcing or outsourcing.

Impacts of Results

UNICEF’s market communication as a reference and a robust source of key market information on products specifically used to ensure the rights of children through access to high quality products and services is maintained and improved.

• Ensure Regional and Country Offices, stakeholders, suppliers, and partners are kept informed of all issues related to supply and demand, with key market signals being provide to private sector industry suppliers and product developers.

• Positively influencing long term product and services market behaviour and demand side activity through transparent and effective market communications.

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


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) preferably in Public Health, Business / Marketing, Finance, Communication, Journalism, or Political Science.


*A first University degree with additional two years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a graduate degree if candidate can demonstrate high level of experience working in the public health, development and a strong history of engagement with stakeholders

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ professional work experience, preferably in the following areas in the private or public sectors: public health, communication for development, market research and data analysis, procurement, reporting.
  • Experience in engaging with the UN system or global development partners on health issues, especially vaccines and immunization is desirable.
  •  Experience or publishing or editing English language documents is desirable.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, including knowledge of relevant software.
  • Ability to establish harmonious work-relationships with colleagues in an international and multicultural environment.

Language requirements:

  • 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 and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

The core 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 evaluate 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. All selected candidates will, therefore, 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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at:

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

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). 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.

Priority will be given to all the eligible candidates participating in UNICEF’s 2022 Mobility Exercise and Staff on Abolished post.

Advertised: 27 Jan 2023 Romance Standard Time
Deadline: 19 Feb 2023 Romance Standard Time

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