Communications for Development Specialist, (NO-C), Kampala, Uganda (Fixed Term Post) Open to Only Ugandan Nationals

Kampala

 

UNICEF Uganda is seeking a committed and dedicated professional who can join us in our mission to deliver results for children.

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, a new idea

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

Visit this link for more information on Uganda Country Office https://www.unicef.org/uganda/

How can you make a difference?

The Communications for Development Specialist reports to the head of section or Deputy Representative for general guidance and supervision. The 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 functions/accountabilities:

  1.  Support to strategy design and development of C4D activities
  2. Implementation of C4D activities
  3. Technical and operational support
  4. Advocacy, networking and partnership building
  5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An Advanced University Degree in social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public relations or other related social science field is required.

  • A minimum of 5 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. 
  • Relevant 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.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results, as well as our functional competencies of Leading and supervising, Formulating strategies/concepts, Relating and networking, Persuading and influencing, Applying technical expertise, and Entrepreneurial thinking.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

 

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Kampala
  • Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-17

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