Tiessen promotion leaves comms vacancy at UNICEF

The UK Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is on the hunt for a new communications chief in the wake of the promotion of current head, Anita Tiessen, who is to take up the role of deputy executive director at the organisation.

The UK Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is

on the hunt for a new communications chief in the wake of the promotion

of current head, Anita Tiessen, who is to take up the role of deputy

executive director at the organisation.



As deputy executive, Tiessen will continue to take a degree of

responsibility for communications policy as the role reports directly to

her.



The communications job is an important role within UNICEF. The head of

communications controls an annual budget of pounds 600,000 and is

responsible for developing and implementing communications strategies

for the organisation in the UK.



The new incumbent will count on the support of an 11- strong

communications team, broken down into three units covering press and PR,

parliamentary work and information services.



The brief for the role will be to continue raising awareness of UNICEF

and its work as well as drawing support for its activities from opinion

formers and increasing the number of supporters across the UK. Along

with the relaunch of its web site, Tiessen said the organisation would

also continue its push into electronic PR as a means of promoting its

message and giving information about UNICEF.



UNICEF is currently campaigning for the appointment of a child rights

commissioner in the UK and is also preparing a campaign to draw

attention to the dangers of poverty, Aids and conflict which it says are

the three principal causes of child fatality.



UNICEF is a UN-sponsored development organisation which campaigns

globally for the improvement of the lives of children, their families

and their communities.



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