United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Communication for Development Officer

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

The Communication for Development Officer reports to the Chief, Field Office and in close Coordination with the Chief, Communication for Development, the incumbent is responsible for the development, planning, management, and implementation monitoring of evidence based, inclusive and innovative C4D/social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) micro-strategies, plans and partnerships in support of the divisional office results and overall country programme.

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.

For every child, results. How can you make a difference?

The efficient and effective technical, administrative and operational support provided to the development and implementation of C4D advocacy initiatives and products directly impact on the ability of UNICEF to promote social, political and economic action and changes in behaviors, social attitudes, beliefs and actions by communities, individuals and societies on Child Rights, survival and wellbeing.

The Communication for Development Officer is responsible for the development, planning, management, and implementation monitoring of evidence based, inclusive and innovative C4D/social and behaviour change  communication (SBCC) micro-strategies, plans and partnerships in support of the divisional office results and overall country programme.

Major duties and responsibilities of the position are as follows:

1. C4D Micro-Strategy Design, Work Planning and Implementation Monitoring 2. Networking, Partnerships and Coordination 3. Local Capacity Development and Systems Strengthening in C4D 4. C4D related Research, Analysis and Knowledge Management 5. Local Advocacy and Media Relations Support 6. Local Material Production and Dissemination 7. Support to Field Office Operations and Management Kindly refer to the attached JD for the details - Download File JD.docx To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A university degree in the social/behavioural sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, communication, Health communication, and Health Education) with emphasis on participatory communication, communication planning, social mobilization, participatory research, training and Impact Evaluation of social and behaviour change communication interventions.
*An Advanced university degree in the social/behavioural sciences listed above is an asset.

  • At least 5 years progressively responsible work experience in the planning and management of social development programmes, including two years at sub-national level, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of C4D planning processes to specific programmes.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language.
For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are listed below.

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (Level-1)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)
Functional Competencies:
  • Persuading and influencing (1)
  • Applying technical expertise (1)
  • Learning and researching (2)
  • Planning and organizing (2)
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:

*UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. *Internal candidates may be given preference over external candidates. The term "Internal" refers to all personnel with an ongoing employment relationship with UNICEF, including staff members on a continuing, fixed term and temporary appointment, individual contractors and full-time time-based consultants, and UNV. *Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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