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30 March 2014

UNICEF Quetta Job Opportunity

Communication for Development Officer


Industry: N.G.O./Social Services
Category: Polio
Total Position:1
Job Type:Fixed Term
Department:UNICEF
Job Location:Quetta
Gender:Doesn't Matter
Minimum Education: Bachelors
Degree Title: University degree in a communications related field which could also include social/behavoural sciences with emphasis on participatory communication, communication planning, social mobilization, participatory research, training and impact evaluation of communication interventions.
Career Level:NOB
Minimum Experience:2 Years(Two years progressively responsible work experience in the planning and management of social development programmes, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes. Knowledge and experience of the PEI programme is an asset.)
Salary Range: PKR. 175,000 to 200,000/Month
Work Permit:Pakistan
Apply By: Apr 4, 2014

Job Description
PURPOSE OF THE POST
Under the general supervision of the Communication for Development Specialist, responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a behavior change and social mobilization strategy in support of the Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) and immunization objectives in Balochistan. Particular focus will be on ensuring that all high risk Districts and Union Councils have communications plans in place which are based on the available epidemiological/surveillance data, campaign results and other data.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the guidance of C4D Specialist works in close collaboration with UNICEF, government, WHO immunization and other partner counterparts to support the development and facilitate the implementation of evidence driven communication plans of action aiming at: (a) behaviour development/change at the individual/household levels; (b) social mobilization of civil society organizations; and (c) increased community participation in PEI programmes.
Support the C4D Specialist in the development of the overall work plan for PEI activities, monitors compliance and provides support and guidance to ensure objectives are met. This includes performance planning, monitoring and appraisal.
Provides technical support to COMNet staff in high risk Districts, to ensure communications strategies are in place in the high risk Districts and Union Councils. Plans must address the appropriate challenges based on the analysis of campaign and surveillance data in Balochistan.
Develops partnerships with individuals, groups and organizations whose support is essential to ensuring support for high risk groups of PEI, particularly achieving advocacy and communication objectives. Focus is on strengthening their capacity through appropriate advocacy and communication training, access to updated information, supplies and equipment and through experience-sharing.
Monitors implementation of communication activities for PEI and other relevant issues by reviewing progress and identifying constraints through review of monitoring reports field visits, consultation with government counterparts, partner, and community and UNICEF staff in Balochistan. Responsible for producing a monthly progress report which will be shared with the supervisor. Update the Provincial Polio Control room on progress and challenges for communication.
Support the section in review of the content of mass media promotion material, Information Education and Communication Material and technical presentations.
Plan and prepare for an emergency situation.

LANGUAGES
Fluency in written and spoken English and Urdu.
Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

COMPETENCIES
i) Core Values (Required)
Commitment
Diversity and Inclusion
Integrity

ii) Core Competencies (Required)
Communication
Working with People
Drive for Results [ I ]

iii) Technical Knowledge

a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required (for the job)
  • Knowledge of current developments in the fields of: communication theory, motivational psychology, adult learning theory, indigenous media, community organization and participation, strategic communication planning, behaviour analysis, formative research and evaluation of communication interventions.
  • Knowledge of inter-disciplinary approach in programme development and implementation in programme communication, social mobilization and behavioural change.
  • Knowledge of and experience in emergency operations and management.
  • Knowledge of and skills in programme communication networking, advocacy and negotiation.
  • Knowledge and experience to organize and implement training.
  • Knowledge of community capacity building.
  • Computer knowledge, skills and practical experience, including internet navigation, network, telecommunications and various office applications.
b) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group)
  • UN/UNICEF policy papers, relating to programme communication and programmes
  • Executive Directives
  • UNICEF programme manuals
  • Communication for Development Guidelines
  • UNICEF country programme plans
  • Government development plans and policies
  • UN agency agreements and joint policy papers
  • Gender equality and diversity awareness
c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job)
  • Understanding of UNICEF Mission and UNICEF Guiding Principles
  • Understanding of UNICEF programmatic policies, goals, visions, positions, policies, priorities, strategies and approaches (MDGs, UNDAF, MTSP, etc.).
  • Understanding of Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming.
  • Understanding of UN mission and system; and International Code of Conduct.
  • Understanding of staff welfare and rights of staff members.
  • Knowledge of emergency operations and security guidelines.
  • Understanding of international humanitarian affairs and humanitarian work.
  • Understanding of UNICEF policies and procedures for programming, operations, and communication.
  • Latest theory, methodology, technology and tools in the functional areas.
  • Knowledge of the Programme Policy and Procedure (PPP) manual.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in community capacity building.
  • Understanding of government policies, guidelines, legislation and strategies on various subjects.
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