04 August 2017

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



Organization: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
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 Responsibilities:  
  • Provide support to strategy design and development of C4D activities
  • Tasked with the implementation of C4D activities
  • Provide technical and operational support
  • Responsible for advocacy, networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • 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 2017


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