UN Careers – Communication for Development Specialist – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Organization: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of
Grade: P4
Job Number: 511546
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 Communication
for Development Specialist will be responsible for the design, formulation,
management, execution, monitoring and evaluation of a behavioural change and
social mobilization strategy, plan of action and programme activities in
support of the country programme.
Key Duties and
  • Programme communication strategy and plan
    of action strategically developed and formulated, and the implementation
    effectively managed, facilitated and executed for social and behavioural
    change in support of efficient and effective programme delivery.
  • Culturally relevant programme
    communication materials designed, pre-tested, and produced timely, meeting
    requirements and quality standards.
  • Strong partnerships with community groups,
    leaders and other partners in the community and civil society developed
    and enhanced for promotion of participation in social and behavioural
    changes supportive of programme goals.
  • Effective training materials and
    activities organized, developed and implemented to build capacity in
    participatory and behaviour communication at various government levels.
  • Technical support effectively provided
    with government counterparts in the development and effective use of
    communication for social development.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of programme
    activities and preparation of reports timely and properly undertaken.
    Findings, experiences, lessons learned, best practices and new methods
    effectively shared with government officials, programme staff, and other
  • Budget properly planned, monitored and
    controlled, ensuring allocated funds optimally appropriated.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNICEF Communication for Development Specialist job opportunity should
    hold an advanced university degree in the social/behavioural sciences,
    (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education) with emphasis on
    strategic communication planning for behaviour development, social
    mobilization, participatory communication, and research.
  • At least eight years of progressively
    responsible professional work experience in the development, planning and
    management of social development programmes, including several years in
    developing countries, with practical experience in the adaptation and
    application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.
  • Developing country work experience and/or
    familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge
    of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or
    Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • UNICEF’s Core Values: Commitment,
    Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working
    with People and Drive for Results.
  • Technical Competencies: Leading
    and Supervising, Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Relating and
    Networking, Persuading and Influencing, Applying Technical Expertise, and
    Entrepreneurial Thinking.  
NB: UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its
mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to
apply. UNICEF is a smoke free environment.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan Nationals who wish to
join the United Nations UNICEF in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to
apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 26th March 2018
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