UNICEF Chief Communication for Development Jobs in Juba South Sudan

UNICEF Chief Communication for Development Jobs in Juba South Sudan


Job no:518080

Work type:

  • Fixed Term Staff

    Location:

  • South Sudan

    Categories:

  • Communication for Development (C4D), P-5

    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 South Sudan faces a complex operating environment, with challenges related to conflict and lack of road infrastructure. Our work has been focusing on lifesaving needs, tackling issues such as acute malnutrition, displacement and insecurity, and basic health.

    We are also continuing with regular programming, such as providing routine and supplementary immunization services, safe drinking water, access to sanitation, and strengthening early childhood development.

    Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.

    Responsibilities

  • The Chief, Communication for Development reports to the Deputy Representative for general guidance and direction.
  • The Chief, C4D is responsible for developing a systematic, planned and evidence-based strategy and process for C4D as an integral part of programme development, planning and implementation.
  • Through communication and engagement, as well as the empowerment and participation of stakeholders, communities, children, civil society partners and government counterparts, s/he promotes measurable behavioral and social change/mobilization.
  • This subsequently contributes to the achievement of sustainable and concrete results on improving children’s rights, survival and well-being in the country.
  • The incumbent is expected to undertake 2 field visits per quarter and spend 15% of their time in Field locations.

    Support to strategy design and development of C4D activities

  • Conduct, participate and/or manage a comprehensive C4D situation analysis of social, cultural, communication, economic and political issues in the country/region.
  • Assess/synthesize qualitative and quantitative information and data to establish comprehensive and evidence-based information for developing and planning the C4D component of the Country Programme of Cooperation (and UNDAF).
  • Prepare materials and related documentations for evidence-based C4D strategies and plans (as a component of the CO and/or UNDAF Programmes) to ensure optimum impact, scale and sustainability of achievements/results.
  • Collaborate/consult with a wide range of partners and stakeholders to ensure synergy, integration, coherence, and harmonization of C4D activities with UNICEF MTSP, CO global communications and advocacy activities and UN System development activities and initiatives at the CO level, including in humanitarian response.

    Implementation of C4D activities

  • Collaborate with, advise and/or consult internal partners and external partners to design evidence-based strategies and formulate, produce and test materials to organize C4D events and activities to ensure community engagement and participation, maximum outreach and impact on behavioral and social change.
  • Conduct and/or participate in M & E and Evaluation exercises, including country programme previews, meetings and mid-term/annual reviews to assess/report on efficacy/outcome of C4D on UNICEF and CO Strategic Plans/Goals.
  • Take timely action to ensure the achievement of results as planned and allocated.
  • Integrate/disseminate lessons learned in development planning and improvements.
  • Assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths, and/or weaknesses in programme management. Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Plan, approve, monitor, certify, and control the use of programme resources (financial, human, administrative and other assets) certifying/verifying compliance with organizational rules, regulations and procedures, donor commitments and standards of accountability and integrity.
  • Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Submit and prepare programme/project reports to donors and other partners to keep them informed on programme progress and critical issues.

    Technical and operational support

  • Provide technical advice to key government officials, NGO, UN system and other country office partners on C4D strategies and best practices to influence approaches/policies and to support delivery of results.
  • Collaborate with internal CO, RO and/or HQ colleagues to provide
    expert advise on the development of evidence-based strategies, approaches, policies and the planning of C4D social and resource mobilization initiatives in support of programmes/projects implementation and delivery of results.
  • Participate in CO strategic discussions to collaborate on policy and agenda setting for C4D advocacy and investments and related external relations and resource mobilization initiatives.
  • Participate in budget planning and management of programme funds and submit financial plan for C4D initiatives.
  • Approve the use of resources as planned and verify compliance with organizational guidelines, rules and regulations and standards of ethics and transparency.

    Advocacy, networking and partnership building

  • Identify, build and maintain partnerships through networking and proactive collaboration with strategic partners, e.g. academia;
  • research and implementing organizations; media and communication networks; celebrities; journalists; media; all sectors/levels of society, and critical audiences to reinforce cooperation and/or pursue opportunities for C4D advocacy to promote UNICEF’s mission and goals for child rights, social equity and inclusiveness.
  • Collaborate with internal global/regional communication partners to harmonize, link and/or coordinate strategies and messaging and use of multiple media and communication platforms to enhance C4D outreach and impact.
  • Participate in organizational and/or inter-agency (UNCT; UN Communication for Development Roundtable) discussions and planning to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues in the UNDAF planning and preparation of C4D advocacy and resource mobilization initiatives including emergencies.

    Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Implement innovative practices, approaches and latest technology on multiple media and social/digital platforms for C4D that are appropriate/available for the CO context and audience.
  • Engage in evidence generation and research initiatives that may contribute to improved evidence in C4D practices, and influence national and local policies and investments in C4D for sustainable results.
  • Institutionalize/share best practices and knowledge learned for products with global/local partners and stakeholders to build capacity of practitioners, local networks, and government partners.
  • Organize/implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders/government and non-government partners in evidence-based C4D planning, implementation and evaluation in support of programmes/projects.

    Qualifications

    Education:

  • An advanced 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 first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

    Work Experience:

  • A minimum of ten 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.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.

    Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    Competencies

  • Leading and Supervising (I)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (level II)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Persuading and influencing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise(II)
  • Entrepreneurial thinking (II)

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 12th December 2018
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Chief Communication for Development Jobs in Juba South Sudan

    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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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