Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
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 70 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.
The Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE), with support from UNICEF and other United Nations agencies (UNHCR- UNESCO), has rolled out its “Back-to-school-Stay-in-school Initiative for 2017-2018”, which aims at enrolling and retaining all children (aged 3 to 17) in Lebanon in public schools. The main objectives of the initiative are to:
Educate and raise awareness among parents and caregivers regarding the various services provided by the MEHE for the school year 2017-2018
Have parents and caregivers adopt positive attitudes towards and prioritise education services in the public sector for their children.
A strategy was developed to address the barriers to enrollment (violence at school, child labor, early marriage, transportation costs, etc.) expressed by parents and surrounding communities and to encourage them to enroll and retain their children in public schools through extensive outreach and awareness raising interventions across the country.
Purpose of the Assignment: UNICEF is seeking 6 Communication & Feedback Consultants to support in the Back to School campaign. Their role will include outreach, data management and consolidation of feedback received by the communities on various communication channels. The consultants will be working across the Lebanese territory for a period of 6 months.
Under the supervision of the Chief of Communication for Development Section, the consultants will:
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education: University degree in communication, community development, social sciences or related fields.