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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Dori
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date: 2019-06-18

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Communication for Development, (NOB), Dori, Burkina Faso # 110195

Dori (Burkina Faso)

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of field Office and the technical supervision of the Chief C4D, the Communication for Development Officer  provides technical and operational support to the  field office of Dori , the C4D Staff  and internal colleagues by administering, implementing, monitoring and/or evaluating a variety of C4D initiatives and activities . The goal is to promote community engagement and participation, and measurable behavioral and social change/mobilization, requiring the application of technical and theoretical skills and thorough knowledge of organizational goals, rules, regulations, policies and procedures to complete tasks. This support is developed with focus on emergency C4D interventions

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, Joy

 

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of field Office and the technical supervision of the Chief C4D, the Communication for Development Officer  provides technical and operational support to the  field office of Dori , the C4D Staff  and internal colleagues by administering, implementing, monitoring and/or evaluating a variety of C4D initiatives and activities . The goal is to promote community engagement and participation, and measurable behavioral and social change/mobilization, requiring the application of technical and theoretical skills and thorough knowledge of organizational goals, rules, regulations, policies and procedures to complete tasks. This support is developed with focus on emergency C4D interventions

 

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

 

  1. Support to strategy design and development of C4D activities
  2. Support to implementation of C4D activities/ social and behavior change
  3. Advocacy, networking and partnership building
  4. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

 

I-Technical and operational support to programme implementation

 

  • Support to strategy design and development of C4D activities
  • Research and/or participate in conducting comprehensive C4D situation analysis of social, communication, cultural, economic and political issues in the country/region. Collect and synthesize qualitative and quantitative information and data to support the establishment of comprehensive and evidence-based information for developing and planning the C4D component of the Country Programme of Cooperation (and UNDAF).
  • Collect, synthesize, draft and/or organize materials and related documentations for evidence-based C4D strategies and plans to ensure optimum impact, scale and sustainability of achievements/results.
  • Monitor and assess the impact of C4D strategies and activities on the CO and UNICEF goals to achieve measurable behavioral and social change resulting in the improvement of children’s rights and wellbeing. Submit qualitative report/synthesis of results for development planning and improvement.
  • Provide technical, administrative and logistical support and background materials to carry out C4D strategies and activities and recommend operational strategies, approaches, plans, methods and procedures to ensure community engagement and participation, and optimum outreach and impact

 

 

 

II-Network and partnership building

 

  •  -Collaborate and/or consult with internal and external partners (NGOs and SCO …) to provide operational and technical support to research, develop, and produce evidence-based strategies and test, produce and use quality C4D materials, organize events and activities to ensure community engagement and participation, and maximum outreach and impact on behavioral and social change

 

 III-Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

 

 

  • Institutionalize/share best practices and knowledge learned/products with global/local partners and stakeholders to build capacity of practitioners/users and disseminate products to key audiences including partners and donors.

 

 To qualify as a champion for every child you will have :

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: social and behavioral science, communication for development, sociology, anthropology, psychology.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in Programme planning, management, and/or research in education is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • A Fluency in French and English

 

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:

  • Formulating strategies and concepts (I)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Learning and researching (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)

 

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.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

 

Remarks:

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

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