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Communication for Development Officer

Kisumu (Kenya)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Kisumu (Kenya)
  • Grade: National Specialist - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-17

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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

Under the direct supervision of Communication for Development Specialist (Health) and Communication for Development Manager , the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Participates in and contributes to the county level community engagement and participation planning, communication strategy development, social and community mapping; Assist C4D specialist in coordination county level assessments and studies related to C4D. Under the guidance of the Chief of field Office and in close collaboration with field programme section staff, establish C4D Rolling Work Plan, identify and articulate C4D specialist technical support needs to complement county level GoK/UNICEF programme implementation and provision of required support.

  1. Participate and assist in the planning, coordination and execution of development of context specific SBCC materials, assists in formative research, material development, pre-testing and production of culturally relevant communication materials, its monitoring at the county/community level to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery, including facilitating behavior change, where necessary.

  1. Works closely with and provides technical support to County, Sub County, and GoK/UNICEF programme partners in implementation of community engagement and participation. Plan, coordinate and participate in C4D/community level capacity building training and workshops. Assists in organizing and generates community engagement for community participation.

  1. Conducts mapping of C4D partners/stakeholders at the county and community levels, establishes network and coordination among stakeholders, key partners and community groups that contribute to meaningful community engagement and participation.

  1. Contributes and assist community level program monitoring tool development, conduct regular supportive supervision for community engagement and participation, support ensuring of program uptake is on the right truck; Produce and share all monitoring report for action and provide feedback on the way forward/recommendations.

  1. Contributes and compiles county level program report writing and preparation. Reviews the allocation and disbursement of programme fund, ensures monitoring of funds and its timely liquidation. Drafts articles, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials as appropriate. Establishes/maintain all C4D/program related documentation.

  1. Any other duty assigned by the C4D Manager/C4D Specialist and Chief of Field Office
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level Bachelor degree or equivalent Educational additional comments

University degree in Environmental/Public Health, Health Communication, Social Sciences, or any other relevant field of discipline.

Required experience 24 Months Experience remark
  • : At least 2 years’ experience in the areas of communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with UNICEF work.
  • Previous experience supporting the health sector in communication for development related areas
  • Ability to research, analyze and synthesize information is an asset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with UNICEF and Communication for Development Programming
  • Previous work experience in counties covered by Kisumu Zonal Office is considered an asset
  • Ability to provide quality technical support, with minimum supervision and to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work with government counterpart at national, county and subcounty level
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise Other communications related experience Area of expertise details

Communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.

Driving license Competencies values Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Knowledge Sharing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams Application procedure * Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 17 September 2021
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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