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Communication for Development Officer (Emergency)
|Location :||Kyiv, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||12-Jul-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA Local|
|Post Level :||NO-B|
|Languages Required :|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Position
Duties and Responsibilities
Key Expected Results
3. Partnerships for social mobilization
Develops and enhances strong partnerships with community groups, leaders and other partners in the community and civil society for promotion of participation in social and behavioural changes supportive of programme goals.
• Develops partnerships with various religious groups, traditional leaders, teachers, artists and other organized groups in the community, as well as civil society organizations, to orient them on country programme goals and to solicit their involvement in the implementation of the country programme.
• Promotes a better understanding of children's and women's issues by assisting in or managing a country level behaviour change and social mobilization strategy supportive of effective and efficient programme delivery.
• Promotes and influences behaviour development/change at individual/ household levels, social mobilization of civil society organizations and increased community participation in development programmes.
4. Capacity development support
Effective capacity development interventions are organized, developed and implemented to strengthen partner’s abilities and skills at various programme issues related to emergency response in Ukraine.
Develops training and education activities to develop capacity for behaviour change communication, and strengthen partner’s abilities at various programme issues related to behaviour change communication.
• Develops activities and facilitates its implementation aimed at developing skills and knowledge on behavior change aspects tailored to the specific programme needs among parents and service providers.
5. Coordination and collaboration with government and partners.
Provides effective coordination and technical support to government counterparts and other partners in the development and strategic use of communication for social development.
• Liaises and coordinates with government counterparts in the development and appropriate use of communication for social development aimed at both individual behaviour change and collective action. Provide technical support as required.
• Provides assistance and support to government officials, community leaders, UN, and bilateral agencies and NGOs in the organization of activities, operational research, advocacy and exchange of information and ideas supportive of programme communication goals and strategies.
6. Monitoring and evaluation
Monitor and evaluate programme activities and prepare monitoring and evaluation reports. Exchange findings, experiences, lessons learned and new methods with partners.
• Monitors and evaluates programme activities on the basis of applied communication research and frequent visits to project sites.
• Analyzes and evaluates data to ensure compliance and achievement of objectives and recommend corrective action, when necessary, to meet programme/project objectives. Prepares monitoring and evaluation reports in accordance with the established guidelines, methods and procedures. Provides technical advice to programme staff, government officials and other counterparts to coordinate and manage the evaluative elements of country programme milestone meetings, such as mid-term reviews, strategy meetings, previews and reviews and annual reviews.
• Disseminates communication research findings, and ensures exchanges and sharing of experience, lessons learned, best practices, and new methods to government officials, programme staff, and other UNICEF partners.
Provides relevant reports for donors, and provides inputs to the UNICEF regular reports.
7. Budget planning and management of program funds
Contributes to the budget planning and ensure the compliance and the optimal appropriation of allocated programme funds.
• Provide professional input in and contributes to the budget and programme review and planning process. Assists in the establishment of programme work plans, allocation of resources, and monitors progress and compliance.
• Reviews the allocation and disbursement of programme funds, ensuring that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated.
• Takes appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds. Improves programme efficiency, quality and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
The deadline for submission of applications is 12 July 2016.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
If you have experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children and match the profile outlined, submit your application on UNICEF e-recruitment under the following link:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.