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Social & Behavior Change Officer, NOB, Temporary Appointment (364 days), Barisal, Bangladesh # 555399 (For Bangladeshi nationals only)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location:
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2022-10-06

The Social & Behavior Change Officer (S&BC Officer) provides technical and operational support for S&BC initiatives and activities to promote community engagement and participation, and measurable behavioral and social change and mobilization.

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, opportunity.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of the Assignment:

The Social & Behavior Change Officer provides technical and operational support to the S&BC Specialist and internal colleagues by planning, administering, implementing, monitoring and/or evaluating a variety of S&BC initiatives and activities 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.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  1. Support to strategy design and development of S&BC activities
  2. Support to the implementation of S&BC activities
  3. Advocacy, networking and partnership building
  4. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

For details please see attached TOR: Download File TOR - TA SBC Officer NOB Barisal.docx

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

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public relations or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required:  social development programme planning, communication for development, public advocacy or another related area.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  1. Builds and maintains partnerships
  2. Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  3. Drive to achieve results for impact
  4. Innovates and embraces change
  5. Manages ambiguity and complexity
  6. Thinks and acts strategically
  7. Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

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.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

*UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

*Internal candidates may be given preference over external candidates. The term "Internal" refers to all staff members with fixed term, continuing or permanent appointments.

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

*The complete vacancy announcements can be reviewed via UNICEF Careers website at https://jobs.unicef.org/en-us/listing/ 

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