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Communication for Development Officer (Polio)

Kabul (Afghanistan)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: National Specialist - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-15

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

Job organizational context: The Communication for Development Officer will support the polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan through managing a network of polio social mobilization and community engagement personnel, including Immunization Communication Network, Female Mobilisers Vaccinators, and Social mobilization and monitoring facilitators.

10. Description of tasks:

Under the direct supervision of Communication for Development Specialist, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the field offices in conducting community engagement meetings, training and polio awareness sessions in line with the regional communication plans.
  • Compile the data on the community engagement activities based on developed and agreed M&E indicators and draft the analyses of the conducted interventions.
  • Contribute to development, review and quality assurance of C4D materials and training materials to ensure optimum impact within politically and culturally sensitive context.
  • Verify and monitor the recruitments of the social mobilization personnel.
  • Monitor/track the use of resources as planned and verify compliance with organizational guidelines, rules and regulations and standards of ethics and transparency.
  • Support financial management and reporting of the third-party social mobilization contractors in the regions by monitoring, reviewing and verifying financial documents, providing quality assurance, and working with the regional teams to ensure timely submission of payment documentation.
  • Develop and maintain a tracking system of the monthly salary payments and allowance (living allowance, travel allowance, etc) for the social mobilization contractors
  • Prepare human interest stories, case studies and briefs on community engagement interventions for polio eradication.
  • Perform other tasks to facilitate community engagement for polio eradication as requested by the supervisor.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:
  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: social and behavioral science, communication, public relations or another relevant field.
Required experience: 24 Months Experience remark:
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: communication for development, public relations, communication, advocacy, information management.
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Dari(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Pashto(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Other communications related experience Area of expertise details:
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: communication for development, public relations, communication, advocacy, information management.
Driving license: No Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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