Closing date: September 2, 2021
Job no: 540993
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Categories: Communication for Development (C4D)
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, a champion
UNICEF is looking for a committed, creative professional for the position of Communication for Development (C4D) specialist focusing on UNICEF’s efforts to strengthen social behaviour change in the programme areas under UNICEF’s mandate to support child development in Azerbaijan.
If you are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.
How can you make a difference?
Providing to children the best supporting environment, developing their great potentials and supporting to realize their basic rights of survival, development, protection and participation are the best interests of each individual families, the whole society and the government for a better future of the country.
Under the general guidance of the Deputy Representative, the C4D Specialist will work closely with a professional team of technical experts in health, nutrition, education, child protection, adolescent development and participation, monitoring and evaluation and child-related social policy in UNICEF Country Office.
S/he will lead the development and implementation of communication for behaviour change strategies to reduce harmful practice and social norms relating to remaining challenges in child development such as COVID-19 prevention and response, unbalanced sex-ratio-at-birth, low exclusive breastfeeding rate, lack of early childhood development, limited access to education of children with disabilities, early marriage and early pregnancy for girls, Gender-Based Violence and violence against children, etc.. Many of these challenges link with fundamental causes of traditional social norms and practices lasting long time in the society.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
- Support to strategy design and development of C4D activities. The C4D Specialist will lead and/or participate in comprehensive situation analysis and generate evidence to support design and development of communication strategies and activity plan for specific social and behaviour change objectives.
- Implementation of C4D activities. The C4D Specialist will be responsible to ensure active implementation of the communication for social and behaviour change strategies, cooperation with internal and external partners, verification and quality control of communication materials and activity design, and programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
- Technical and operational support. The C4D Specialist will provide technical support to implement of communication for social and behaviour change strategies and ensure quality of interventions. S/he will also responsible for effective use of programme funds and contribute to fundraising for social and behaviour change initiatives.
- Advocacy, networking and partnership building. The C4D Specialist will identify, build and maintain partnerships through networking and proactive collaboration with strategic partners, collaborate with internal global/regional communication partners and participate in UN inter-agency discussions and planning for joint communication for social and behaviour change initiatives including during emergencies.
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building. The C4D Specialist will implement not only traditional communication approaches, but also innovative practices, approaches and latest technology on multiple media and social/digital platforms and networks. S/he will lead the institutional capacity building of communication for social and behaviour change among government, NGO/CSO and academic partners.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public relations, marketing, or another relevant technical field.
- A minimum of five years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: social development programme planning, communication for development/social behaviour change, public advocacy or another related area.
- Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
- Background and/or familiarity with emergency is considered as a strong asset.
- Fluency in English and Azerbaijani languages are required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
The UNICEF core competencies required for this post are:
- Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
- Works Collaboratively with others (2)
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
- Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
- Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
- Drives to achieve impactful results (2)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)
The UNICEF functional competencies required for this post are:
- Persuading and influencing (2)
- Applying technical expertise (2)
- Entrepreneurial thinking (2)
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.
The position is a Fix-Term with five years contract subjecting to the satisfaction of performance and funding availability.
This is a re-advertisement. People who already applied in the previous advisement will have no need to reapply. Your application will be considered together with all other applicants.
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.
Advertised: 20 Aug 2021 Azerbaijan Standard Time
Deadline: 02 Sep 2021 Azerbaijan Standard Time
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