Communication for Development Officer

UN Children's Fund, Myanmar

Skill RequiredMedia and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th April, 2018


Job Description

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, every right!

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favouritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

With a focus on improving routine immunization, especially among unreached populations of children, the Communications for Development Officer provides technical and operational support to the C4D Specialist and internal colleagues by administering, implementing, monitoring and/or evaluating C4D initiatives and activities to promote community engagement and participation, and measurable behavioral and social change/mobilization.

The Communications for Development Officer reports to the C4D Specialist for supervision and guidance. The Officer provides technical and operational support to the C4D Specialist and internal colleagues by administering, implementing, monitoring and/or evaluating a variety of C4D initiatives and activities to promote community engagement and participation, and measurable behavioral and social change/mobilization, requiring the application of technical and theoretical skills and thorough knowledge of organizational goals, rules, regulations, policies and procedures to complete tasks.

Your key functions and accountabilities

  • Support to strategy design and development of C4D activities
  • Support to implementation of C4D activities
  • Technical and operational support
  • Advocacy, networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, Knowledge management and capacity building

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • Advanced university degree in social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public relations or other related social science field is required. 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.
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in areas of social development program planning, social research, communications and public advocacy and/or related areas at the international and/or large organization some of which preferably were served in a developing country is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships within and outside the organization.
  • Prior experience within UNICEF/UN context will be an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Myanmar is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is 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.

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.

Source:https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=512188


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