UN Jobs – Communications for Development Specialist at United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Organization: United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of Section
or Deputy Representative
Job Number: 505950
About US:
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN
general assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help
meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full
potential. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories
to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on
reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all
children, everywhere.
Job Summary: The
Communications for Development Specialist provides technical and operational
support in the development of a systematic, planned and evidence-based strategy
and process for C4D as an integral part of program development, planning and
implementation to promote measurable behavioral and social change/mobilization
through communication, engagement, empowerment and participation of
stakeholders, partners constituents, communities and civil society to achieve
successful and sustainable concrete (program/project) results on children’s
rights, survival and well being in the country.
Key Duties and
  • Provide support to strategy design and
    development of C4D activities
  • Tasked with the implementation of C4D
  • Provide technical and operational support
  • Responsible for advocacy, networking and
    partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and
    capacity building

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNICEF Communications for Development Specialist career opportunity should
    hold an advanced University Degree in social and behavioral science,
    sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public
    relations or other related social science field is required.
  • At least five years of professional
    experience in areas of social development program planning, communications
    and development, public advocacy and/or related areas at the international
    and/or large organization some of which preferably were served in a
    developing country is required.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    related areas in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or
    familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Core Values: Commitment,
    Diversity and Integrity
  • Core Competencies:
    Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results
  • Functional Competencies:
    Leading and supervising, Formulating strategies/concepts, Relating and
    networking, Persuading and influencing, Applying technical expertise, and
    Entrepreneurial thinking.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join
the United Nations Volunteers, in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor
to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job
requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 17th August

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