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National Consultant, Communication for Development, (10 months)

Khartoum (Sudan)

Looking for a consultant to support the international consultant in the design, development and printing of the communication campaign materials and ensure appropriate coordination for the all the campaign activities during the planning, implementation and evaluation.

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, www.unicef.org/sudan

Sudan is a huge country, more than four times the size of Sweden and the third largest in Africa—even after South Sudan was carved out in 2011. Sudan has a lot of land and resources, a population of 40 million and a history that predates the Nubian kingdoms established along the Nile River around 4,000 BC.

Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives improve. Fewer boys and girls are dying before their fifth birthday. Primary school attendance is increasing. Immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free.

Still, millions of children continue to suffer from chronic conflict, from seasonal natural disasters and disease outbreaks, from under-investment in basic social services. Sudan ranks as one of the worst in the world for malnutrition, and three million of its school aged children are not in the classroom.

How can you make a difference?

A National consultant to support the international consultant in the design, development and printing of the communication campaign materials and ensure appropriate coordination for the all the campaign activities during the planning, implementation and evaluation.

Specific Tasks:

Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Specialist and with the technical guidance of the Chief – Communication for Development, the consultant shall undertake the following key tasks:

  1. Liaising and coordinating among UNICEF, National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW), media and all other partners involved in the campaign at national and community levels.
  2. Organizing meetings and discussions related to the campaign with the different concerned partners.
  3. Support in the identification and prioritization of geographical areas for piloting interventions in consultation with UNICEF and NCCW.
  4. Coordinate and support the design, development, printing and pre-testing of the local campaign materials, including the review and evaluation of the current materials available.
  5. Support the development of the local campaign messages and dissemination approaches, in consultation with UNICEF staff and partners and the international consultant.
  6. Support the direct implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the campaign at national and local levels.
  7. Prepare and share monthly regular reports and updates on the progress, challenges, and next steps of the campaign at national and local levels.
  8. Participate in finalizing the End Child Recruitment communication strategy including monitoring and evaluation plans.
  9. Provide guidance on the identification of groups, including identifiable youth groups, traditional/folk communication groups (Hakama), and other non-traditional partners for engagement as agents of change including working with local radio stations.
  10. Ensure coordination and harmonization of communication messaging and approaches by all implementing partners.
  11. Undertake advocacy and engagement with authorities and community leaders to launch and roll out the campaign.
  12. Support the identification of partnerships with a local NGOs to lead community engagement component of the campaign.
  13. Document all activities including photo and video coverage, news coverage and human interest stories.

 Expected Deliverables:

  •  End Child Recruitment communication strategy in place, including monitoring and evaluation plans. First and second months.
  • Communication materials developed, pretested and printed. Third, fourth and fifth months.
  • Groups, including identifiable youth groups, traditional/folk communication groups (Hakama), and other non-traditional partners are identified and engaged as agents of change. Fourth, fifth and sixth months.
  • End Child Recruitment strategy launched and rolled out. First 3 months.
  • Strategic partnerships with government and implementing partners, including local radio stations and community based organizations (CBOs) established. First, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth months.
  • Technical guidance, monitoring and mentorship is provided for partners to lead the implementation of End Child Recruitment strategy, including community engagement component.  Every month.
  • A monthly work reports outlining achievements as per above tasks, and progress in the implementation of the campaign. Every month.
  • A quarterly report to summarize the achievements and progress made in accordance with the action plan mentioned above. The quarterly report should cover the programmatic and financial aspects of the campaign. Quarterly.
  • Final report detailing progress, challenges, assessment of partners’ performance and recommendations for improvements to plan. 10th month.
  • Database of all documentation (photos, videos, news clippings, human interest stories (at least 5). 10th month.

 

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

  • The consultant should have a minimum professional qualification of a University Degree in Social Sciences, media, or any technical field related to UNICEF’s Communication for Development framework.  
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in Communication for Development at community level.
  • Experience working in emergencies in refugee and IDPs settings in Sudan.
  • Experience of working with the UN or other development or multi-lateral agencies in Communication for Behavior and Social Change, community engagement or social mobilization.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines, take initiative, be pro-active and work in a multi-cultural environment.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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: Khartoum (Sudan)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-07

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