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Individual Contractor - Social and Behavior Change, UNICEF Thailand Country Office, Bangkok, Job No.#557349

Bangkok

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Bangkok
  • Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2022-12-04

UNICEF Thailand Country Office is seeking an individual consultant to provide technical support to UNICEF Thailand in implementing the planned activities with the wide-ranging scope of program supported to be provided to various sections under the Social & Behavior Change cross sectoral workplan. The consultant will provide technical support to the Social & Behavior Change Officer in implementing the planned activities.

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 fulfilling 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, a better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in Thailand also the East Asia and Pacific Region.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

 

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Thailand Country Office is seeking an individual consultant to provide technical support to UNICEF Thailand in implementing the planned activities with the wide-ranging scope of program supported to be provided to various sections under the Social & Behavior Change cross sectoral workplan. The consultant will provide technical support to the Social & Behavior Change Officer in implementing the planned activities.

 

Work Assignments:

Working under the direct supervision of the Social & Behavior Change Officer (S&BC), the S&BC individual contractor will work in 4 key areas:

  1. Support to MOPH to address Infodemics related to COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Support collection and use of behavioral and social data (rapid assessments, surveys, studies, etc.) to inform communication and programme response, and develop recommendations for Thailand's COVID-19 vaccine communication plan to address infodemics and mis/disinformation.
  • Provide technical assistance to MOPH and partners on development and pre-testing, and finalization of evidence-based communication content (e.g., messages and corresponding communication materials) to address infodemics as guided by evidence from social listening and based on global guidelines.
  • Adapt the global and/or regional community engagement guidance to make it context specific for local context of Thailand and for subnational prioritized areas and groups.
  • Support monitoring (including community feedback, traditional and social media monitoring) and reporting of ongoing implementation of COVID-19 vaccination and broader S&BC/Risk communication activities.
  • Participate in Infodemic Management project calls and provide technical inputs, as needed.
  1. Support to the implementation of S&BC activities
  • Collaborate and/or consult with internal and external partners to provide operational and technical support to research, develop, and produce evidence-based strategies and test, produce and use quality S&BC materials, organize events and activities to ensure community engagement and participation, and maximum outreach and impact on behavioral and social change.
  • Assess and recommend potential contacts, networks, resources and tools to support maximum impact and outreach of S&BC initiatives.
  • Follow up and monitor the production of S&BC materials to ensure technical quality, consistency and relevancy of communications materials that are developed, produced and disseminated to target audience (e.g., individuals, communities, government officials, partners, media etc.
  • Monitor (including community feedback, media and social media monitoring) and report of ongoing implementation of S&BC initiatives and activities.
  1. Advocacy, networking and partnership building
  • Build and maintain partnerships through networking and proactive collaboration with national and international civil society organizations, community groups, leaders and other critical partners in the community and civil society to reinforce cooperation through engagement, empowerment and self-determination and to pursue opportunities for greater advocacy to promote UNICEF mission and goals for child rights, social equity and inclusiveness.
  • Collaborate with internal global/regional communication partners to harmonize, link and/or coordinate messaging to enhance S&BC outreach and contribution to programmatic outcomes
  • Provide technical, administrative and logistical support and background materials to carry out S&BC strategies and activities and recommend operational strategies, approaches, plans, methods and procedures to ensure community engagement and participation, and optimum outreach and impact.

  1. 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.
  • Support the organization, administration and implementation of capacity building initiatives, including partnerships with training and academic institutions, to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders/partners across programme sectors in S&BC planning, implementation and evaluation in support of programmes/projects. Develop training materials for training activities, and revise and update them as necessary.

 

 

Work Schedule: Full-time for a period of 11.5 months

 

 

End Product(s):

 

Deliverable

Timeframe

  1. Report on technical support provided to MOPH to address Infodemics related to COVID-19 Vaccine

First report by month 5, and second report by month 10

  1. Monitoring report of implemented S&BC initiatives and activities

Monthly

  1. Mapping of SBCC stakeholders and potential partners

First report by month 5, and second report by month 10

  1. Final report on completed S&BC activities highlighting best practices and lessons learnt.

Month 11


Duration of Contract:  
11.5 months

 

Official Travel:  Occasional travel out of Bangkok is required.

 

Work Location:   

  • Based in Thailand working from home or at UNICEF office depending on the needs
  • Contractor to use their laptop and other necessary infrastructure/equipment

 

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

  • Master's degree in social development, communication for development, behavioral and social change, social marketing, public advocacy, or another related area.
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in S&BC, risk communication and community engagement, preferably related to public health.
  • Experience in working with government agencies, and other development agencies.
  • Experience in developing communication plan, communication strategy.
  • Experience in conducting research, monitoring, evaluation of communication initiatives.
  • Excellent written and spoken Thai and English.

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed monthly professional fee in USD and THB by 4 December 2022.

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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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 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:

 

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

 

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

 

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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