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Giga Communications Specialist

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Contract type: Consultancy

Duration: 12 months

Application deadline: 21 April 2024, at 11.55 pm CET

Link to apply via UNICEF Portal

Summary

As a Communication Specialist at Giga, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the Communication Lead in crafting and executing communication strategies. Your primary responsibility will be the localisation of Giga in the Barcelona ecosystem. You will be a part of a communication team responsible for various tasks, including product communication, community building, media relations, and coordinating communication initiatives, supported by a social media and content team. The ideal candidate is a skilled communicator with a keen eye for detail and the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, familiar with the Barcelona, and Spanish ecosystem.

Your responsibilities will be…
  • Strategy and Plan: localisation of Giga’s communication strategy for activation in Spain.
  • Brand compliance: monitor and enforce brand standards and guidelines across all communication materials, ensuring consistency and brand integrity.
  • Tech Centre: partner with the product team to showcase the product offering and establish a visible positioning within the Barcelona ecosystem.
  • Media Management: assist in developing and implementing media relationship in Spain, working in a coordinated effort with various internal Giga stakeholders.
  • Campaign Coordination: implement the planning, execution and measurement of Giga campaigns, including product launches, promotions and brand awareness initiatives.
  • Editing and Proofreading: Reviewing and editing communication materials to ensure clarity, consistency, and adherence to brand guidelines, including translation of material into Spanish.
  • Social Media Management: Support the social media and content team by ensuring that the social media content is on brand and integrated with other communication themes per plan.
  • Internal Communication: Partner with HR in developing and distributing internal communications to keep everyone in GIGA informed and engaged.
  • Event Support: Support organising and promoting events, including creating promotional materials, managing RSVPs, and assisting with logistics.
  • Analytics and Reporting: Monitor and analyse the performance of communication efforts using metrics such as engagement rates, website traffic, and audience demographics. Prepare regular reports to evaluate the effectiveness of communication strategies.
  • Product communication: Support the Tech team with crafting compelling product messaging and content to communicate product features, benefits, and value propositions to target audiences.

Please access the full Term of Reference (ToRs) and read a more detailed description of the assignment in this file in order to prepare your financial proposal and know more about the role: Communication Specialist ToRs.pdf

To qualify for this position, you will have…
  • A Master’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, or related field for this role. *An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline combined with an additional 2 years of professional experience may substitute the Master’s degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience in a communication role, preferably in a corporate or agency setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a solid attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in using communication tools and platforms such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and social media management tools.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Knowledge of communication best practices, including SEO principles.
  • Experience with analytics tools and data-driven decision-making.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and requirements in a dynamic work environment.
  • Familiarity with content management systems (CMS) and email marketing platforms.
  • Experienced project management abilities, capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously, prioritising tasks, and meeting deadlines effectively.
  • Superior brand management skills, understanding of brand principles and experience in maintaining brand consistency across all communication channels and materials.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) is an asset.
Travel
  • The consultant is expected to travel to Geneva four times (4 trips), for a stay of 4-5 nights.
  • The consultant is responsible for arranging his/her own travel, including visa and travel insurance.
Payment details and further considerations
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on the submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.
  • Consultant is responsible for his/her own health and travel insurance.
  • Consultant is responsible for arranging his/her own travel, including visa.
  • This consultancy is based in Geneva.
How to apply:
  • Interested applicants are required to submit a financial proposal with an all-inclusive fee. Please see the financial proposal template here: Consultancy Financial Offer template.docx
  • Financial proposal must include travel costs (economy class) and daily subsistence allowance, if travel is required as per TOR and any other estimated costs: visa, travel/health insurance
  • Applications without a financial proposal will not be considered.
About our team

We are a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team of software engineers, finance specialists, data scientists, policy experts, and much more. Our team is a distributed workforce and plans to remain distributed into the foreseeable future. We are growing fast. Our team has grown by over 400% in the last 6 months as we rapidly scale to meet our stated mission.

About Giga

Giga is a joint initiative of UNICEF and ITU to connect every school in the world to the Internet by 2030. Working with corporate and non-profit partners, Giga maps schools’ Internet access in real time, creates models for innovative financing, and supports governments contracting for connectivity. It is part of ITU’s Partner2 Connect Coalition, UNICEF’s Reimagine Education initiative, and the UN Secretary General’s Common Agenda and Roadmap for Digital Cooperation 

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About UNICEF

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. 

UNICEF has a 70-year history of innovating for children. We believe that new approaches, partnerships and technologies that support realizing children’s rights are critical to improving their lives. 

About ITU

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), driving innovation in ICTs together with 193 Member States and a membership of over 900 companies, universities, and international and regional organizations.