take the canonical quotient $q:G\rightarrow G/H$ and $\lambda :G/H\rightarrow U(n)$ to be the left-regular representation of $G/H$, where $n=|G/H|$, then the composition is the map that you are looking for, unless I am missing something...
Edit: if you consider irreducible representations, then the answer is no for the group $\mathbb{Z}_2\oplus\mathbb{Z}_2\oplus\mathbb{Z}_2$.
take the canonical quotient $q:G\rightarrow G/H$ and $\lambda :G/H\rightarrow U(n)$ to be the left-regular representation of $G/H$, where $n=|G/H|$, then the composition is the map that you are looking for, unless I am missing something...