United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Communication for Development Consultant

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

To coordinate and support planning, implementation, and monitoring of communication for development interventions both Emergency and development nutrition interventions 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.

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To coordinate and support planning, implementation, and monitoring of communication for development interventions both emergency and development nutrition interventions How can you make a difference?

Specific Tasks

The following are specific tasks expected by the C4D Consultant Summary of key functions/accountabilities

Support planning and implementation of C4D activities  

  • Provide a coordinated Technical Support during planning and implementation of strategic C4D interventions in consultation with nutrition section, field offices and implementing partners
  • Ensure strategic C4D programming for both development and emergency nutrition projects and different critical nutrition program development including Covid-19 responses
  • Ensure the quality of C4D activities through provision of technical support to C4D officers, nutrition specialist and emergency officers at regional level and field monitoring visits
  • Lead and coordinate the planning and implementation of nutrition section’s flagship (Stop Stunting) programing
  • Coordinate Mapping, and prepositioning and distribution of multimedia materials
  • Support the production of IEC materials to ensure technical quality, consistency and relevance of communications materials that are developed, produced and disseminated to target audience
  • Oversee C4D projects that will be implemented through Program Document and Partnership Corporate Agreement (PCA) both for emergency and development nutrition projects
 Capacity Building

  • Provide technical support to C4D officers, Nutrition Specialists and Emergency Nutrition officers, and partners in the field to support/facilitate sensitization and advocacy, and Community Mobilization activities engaging various relevant groups including HEWs/HDAs/WDAs, youth groups, school communities, religious and traditional leaders.
  • Mentor C4D officers based in UNICEF regional offices on C4D programming
  • In collaboration with C4D specialists in C4D section, support the development of SBCC package development for HEWs/PSNP and training materials
  • Provide technical support to nutrition technical working groups at national and regional levels towards strengthening the communication response for nutrition and related health issues
 Advocacy, networking and partnership building

  • Establish and strengthen partnership with various government, private sector, civil society entities, community groups, leaders and other partners in the community and civil society
  • Support and participate on advocacy communication events organized by UNICEF, FMOH & other partner organizations
  • Actively participate in cross-program planning and monitoring with UNICEF C4D colleagues on regular bases
Monitoring, Coordination and reporting 

  • Undertake regular field monitoring and report based on agreed indicators
  • Compile reports from the field and update progress on key results
  • Ensure available IEC materials are distributed to the intended target group and monitor and address gaps
  • Participate in national coordination mechanisms and follow up on tasks related to C4D
  • Provide regular report including documentation of good practices and lessons in emergency C4D preparedness and response in nutrition
Methodology:

  • The consultant will work under the supervision of C4D Specialist
  • The consultant will closely work with C4D specialists and officers in C4D section, and nutrition specialist in Nutrition section with strong emphasis on providing technical support to field offices, and implementing partners
  • The consultant will maintain a strong working relation with government representatives/sector bureaus and other partners
Expected Deliverables:

  • Monthly detailed reports specifying all activities accomplished in the month. Monthly reports to be submitted in the first week of the next months
  • Documentation of lesson learnt, best practices and success stories (One per quarter)
  • Final report at the end of consultancy
ACADEMIC:

  • Advanced university degree in Public Health, Health Promotion/Communication, and Social/Behavior Change Communication, relevant Social Sciences
WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Five years of progressive work experience in programme communication/C4D, social mobilization and behavioral change communication
  • Experience of working on nutrition programs and other public Health Programs will be an advantage.
For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

COMPETENCY:

  • Commitment, Drive for Results, Communication, Working with People,
 OTHER SKILLS:

  • Analytical, interpersonal and advocacy skills, sensitive to and awareness of the local development, good knowledge of computer management and applications.
 LANGUAGES:

  • Fluency in English (both written and oral), Knowledge of local languages will be an advantage.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.

Remarks:

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

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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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