Communication for Development Manager

UN Children's Fund, Lilongwe, Malawi

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th April, 2019


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.

For every child, safety:

UNICEF Malawi Country Programme (2019-2013) is aligned with the Government of Malawi’s Growth and Development Strategy (MDGS 111) and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). The programme supports the Government of Malawi to meet its commitment to respect, protect and fulfil children’s rights in line with international conventions and standards. The country programme is guided by the principles of children’s rights, equity, gender equality, inclusion and resilience, and supports evidence-based, integrative and innovative programming. The vision is that ‘all girls and boys in Malawi, especially the most disadvantaged and deprived, realize their rights’. The programme focuses on: early childhood (parenting, high-impact social services, early stimulation and learning), middle childhood and adolescence (learning, multi-sectoral services, active citizenship), communities (decentralized services and systems, community ownership, social norms), programme effectiveness (monitoring, evaluation, HACT, Innovation, Social Protection and Social Policy and External Communication. The programme is based on ‘leaving no child behind’, realizing ‘rights for all children in Malawi’.

How can you make a difference?

To be accountable for the following functions, the incumbent will work under the direct supervision of Chief, Community Resilience, in close coordination with other programme specialists:

Evidence based, theory driven, method informed integrated communication for development strategies and operational plans strategically developed and effectively and efficiently implemented at household, community and district level.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • An advanced university degree in the social/behavioral sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education, and Health Communication) with emphasis on evidence based strategic communication planning for behavior development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research, is required.
  • A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international level, in C4D programme management and leadership is required. Wide experience in application of C4D/SBCC theories, practices, models and messages, with a special focus on an integrated approach to C4D programming at national and sub-national level.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Source:https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=521080


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