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Communication for Development Officer

Lilongwe (Malawi)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Lilongwe (Malawi)
  • Grade: National Specialist - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-23

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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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the C4D Specialist (Nutrition) or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Communication for Development Specialist will:

  • Support in designing, developing and disseminating materials on C4D activities, RCCE interventions in nutrition.
  • Support in planning, implementation, and monitoring of social behaviour change activities in nutrition to demonstrate impact, scale and sustainability of C4D interventions.
  • Support in strengthening community engagement in the roll out and implementation of the community behaviour tracking mechanism to promote uptake of optimal nutrition behaviours and improved household and community decision making.
  • Support in the production, translation, dissemination and knowledge management of C4D activities for internal and external platforms/ audiences.
  • Support in the development and design of culturally acceptable, user-friendly IEC/training packages for communities to strengthen community engagement and feedback
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level Bachelor degree or equivalent Educational additional comments

Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area, e.g. communication or social/behavioral sciences.

Required experience 24 Months Experience remark
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national level in social behavior change programmes, documentation and knowledge management or other relevant programmes
  • Experience working with the UN is an asset as is experience working with any other international development organization
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Chichewa(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise Public information and reporting, Knowledge management, archiving and documentation, Other communications related experience Area of expertise details
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet;
  • Familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment
Driving license Competencies values Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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’ 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 to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 23 September 2021
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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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