Opportunity Overview

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  • April 22, 2024

UNICEF Australia

UNICEF is the world’s largest children’s charity working to protect vulnerable children, globally and here in Australia. Run entirely on voluntary donations, we work to improve the lives of every vulnerable child, no matter who they are or where they live. Every day our teams are on the ground in 190 countries working with local partners to deliver lifesaving help and create lasting change. From vaccinating children in war zones to providing early childhood education access in Indigenous communities, donations help us to protect every child, no matter what.

Job Description

We are offering a full time permanent position, working in a flexible environment, built around the diversity of our team and their needs. A competitive salary commensurate with the not for profit sector is offered together with a broad range of wellbeing benefits.

What we are looking for

Seeking a dynamic Communications Manager – Partnerships to join UNICEF Australia, reporting to the Head of Philanthropy. Deliver impactful communication materials to enhance donor engagement, develop strategic campaigns, and support the retention and growth of partnership portfolios.

Your day will include

  • Develop communication materials targeting high-value donors and prospects from diverse backgrounds such as for-purpose organizations, philanthropists, and corporations
  • Lead communications efforts for partnerships, collaborating closely with internal teams and external partners
  • Manage a team of one/two part-time report writers tasked with delivering comprehensive reports for Priority Programs, Emergencies, and Non-Priority Programs
  • Provide ongoing communications support to various teams within UNICEF Australia
  • Offer guidance and support to the Philanthropy team in shaping the digital marketing strategy to effectively engage target audiences
  • Collaborate with the philanthropy and corporate teams across UNICEF Australia to align communication efforts and maximize impact

We would like you to have the following skills and experience

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in communications, marketing or other relevant area of study, or equivalent working experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in a communications role with demonstrated experience in report writing and creating compelling proposals, preferably in a fundraising or not-for-profit/for-purpose environment
  • Exceptional writing, editing, proof-reading and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate to a range of different audiences with different levels of expertise
  • Proven ability to translate complex information into clear jargon-free language that conveys key messages
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • High attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced role, working independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to exercise discretion in dealing with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality
  • Willingness to work outside of standard business hours in times of need such as disaster response
  • An interest in local and international development as well as being part of an organisation who seeks to make a difference in the lives of children around the world

What will it feel like to work at UNICEF Australia

  • An environment and culture built on the importance of teamwork, collaboration and shared purpose
  • Sector leading salary packaging and a competitive salary commensurate with the NFP sector
  • A flexible work environment with balance between home and office work, which puts the wellbeing of our staff at the centre of our decision making
  • A positive and values-driven work culture which celebrates our achievements and recognises our teams
  • A wellbeing package which includes such things as access to meditation, yoga, EAP and Birthday leave
  • Commitment to our child-first philosophy with generous paid parental leave and offering
  • The opportunity to support a global impactful cause and make a difference for every child

How To Apply

To apply for this fantastic opportunity please select “Apply” and submit the following documents in PDF format:

  • Your Cover Letter, outlining your relevant experience and highlighting a summary of your strengths
  • Your CV

For further information on this position, please be in touch with our People & Culture Team: recruitment@unicef.org.au.

We welcome you to contact us to discuss any requirements that will ensure you can participate fully in our recruitment experience.

Applications for this position close 22nd April 2024

All applicants are required to be legally entitled to work in Australia. UNICEF Australia has a zero-tolerance approach to abuse and exploitation and adheres to strict safeguarding principles. All successful candidates will be required to undergo rigorous background checks (including National Police Check and Working with Children Check) and sign and abide by our Code of Conduct on Child Safeguarding & Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

UNICEF Australia is committed to ensure all our People, from any background, feel heard, considered, and able to contribute to their full potential. We are striving to build a truly inclusive workplace, one that our team feel they can bring their best self to work and is reflective of the wider community that we serve


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