UNICEF HPV C4D Consultant - Crisis Communication Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

UNICEF HPV C4D Consultant - Crisis Communication Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Job no: 518609

Work type:
  • Consultancy
  • Ethiopia
  • Health

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    Purpose of the Job:

  • To provide support to the FMOH regarding the HPV national roll out, MCV2 introduction implementation and post introduction follow ups, with a focus on crisis communication.

    Main duties and responsibilities

    Crisis communication

  • Review of evidence and all relevant documents including national communication plans and guidelines to understand the level of progress especially in terms of crisis communication prevention and preparedness, communication and social mobilization implementation level, potential or encountered bottlenecks, any rumors and misconceptions around HPV, culture and belief systems relating to measles, MCV, cervical cancer illness and HPV, opportunities and channels, the media environment and media use by target audience ;
  • Ensure the proper implementation of the crisis communication preparedness plan with an emphasis on the capacity building of the spokespersons, Crisis Communication Team (CCT), RHBs, medias and other key stakeholders on the national crisis communication plan
  • Ensure key stakeholders are equipped with Crisis Communication materials (key messages, factsheets, FAQs, crisis communication guideline and plan)
  • Support the PR Directorate and CWG/CCT in maintaining systematic flow of information to the media and respond quickly to any media queries
  • Build the capacity of key stakeholders at national and regional levels for a proper communication response to any vaccine related event (AEFIs or rumours)
  • Support the CWG and Crisis Communication team’s in the coordination of the crisis communication interventions nationwide
  • Support the implementation of HPV digital communication plan for tracking and responding to rumors and misinformation on social media is implemented; regular digital monitoring reports are provided
  • Review the dashboards and analysis generated through digital monitoring regularly, and coordinating timely response to emerging crises
  • Support the RHBs in putting in place a simple mechanism for rumors monitoring and reporting at regional level using community platforms and local networks
  • In case of Vaccine related event (AEFIs or rumors), ensure the communication tree is triggered and an adequate response in line with the SoP is implemented
  • In a crisis communication response, support the Crisis Communication Team and the RHB in the rapid review and adaptation of communication materials with situational specifics (Q&A, Fact Sheet; Draft Press and Holding Statement)
  • Support the Crisis Communication Team and the RHBs in analysing and evaluating the social impact of a vaccine related event and identify the adequate response
  • Support the PR Directorate along with the Crisis Communication Team in the development of press releases, holding statements and in the organization of press conferences
  • Support concerned RHB by any VRE in conducting local and rapid response as per the SoP
  • Maintain regular communication with the RHBs for detecting any rumours or misinformation and for monitoring local crisis communication responses to any VRE
  • Ensure key stakeholders are regularly updated on any triggered crisis communication response
  • Support the documentation of the crisis communication interventions in textual and audio-visual format
  • Support to the overall Communication and community engagement for HPV and MCV2
  • Support the national CWG to coordinate and monitor the implementation of MCV2 and HPV activities as per the established National Communication Plans and ensure timely execution of each activity
  • Support the national Communication TWG and RHBs in reporting on completion of communication activities and developing technical reports with a special attention on hard-to-reach populations and high-risk communities
  • Support the CWG to implement coordinated and cascaded post HPV and MCV2 introduction
    monitoring activities such as supportive supervisions, review meetings, regular reporting of the HPV and MCV2 immunization status, by ensuring Communication component is fully integrated into monitoring activities
  • Support the CWG in having regular review meetings for the progress of the timely execution of all HPV/MCV2 communication interventions, follow up of the implementation status with key stakeholders and partners, proactively support updating the timeline as necessary
  • Identify risks and potential delays to timely execution and subsequently work with FMOH/RHBs and other partners to develop mitigation plans
  • Facilitate the process of documenting the lessons learnt, best practices and challenges in planning, implementation and monitoring of MCV2 and HPV Introductions
  • For the deliverables, the consultant will work closely with the UNICEF Health Section C4D specialists, in conjunction with Immunization Specialists and Chief of Health.
  • The consultant will be required to work closely with the Ministry of Health’s National Immunization Programme (NIP) and HPV partners through its EPI Task Force and the EPI Communication Sub-committee.

    Expected Deliverables

  • Weekly report on the level of implementation of the crisis communication preparedness and response plan for the first 3 months
  • Document report on the training of key stakeholders at national and regional levels on the crisis communication guideline and plan
  • Monthly report on the implementation of the HPV digital communication strategy
  • Simple monitoring mechanism for tracking rumors and misinformation at the community level documented, agreed with selected RHBs and put in place at regional level
  • In case of vaccine related event (AEFI or rumors), a document report on an adequate and timely response according to the SoP is available
  • Monthly report on the level of implementation of the national HPV and MCV2 communication and community engagement plans, with specific mention on reaching high-risk communities
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
  • Advanced university degree in social/behavioural sciences, public health, preferably with emphasis on strategic communication planning for social and behaviour change or social sciences
  • At least three to five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the development, planning and management of communication strategies and
  • plans of action for advocacy, social mobilization, behaviour change and monitoring, with a focus on immunization
  • Experience in supporting the communication and Community engagement component of New
  • Vaccine Introduction is an asset
    Fluency in both written and spoken English
  • High-level communication skills with emphasis on effective writing and ability to present technical information
  • Ample evidence of cross cultural awareness and ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Practical experience in communication planning and program support
  • Knowledge and experience with communication strategies/action plans, advocacy and networking
  • Knowledge/experience working with immunization
  • Ability to deploy for 8 months consultancy with 1-week notice, immediate availability preferable

    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.
  • View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, 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.

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

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 2 January 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF HPV C4D Consultant - Crisis Communication Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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