Communication for Development Officer

United Nations Children's Fund, Beirut, Lebanon

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th December, 2020


Job Description

About the Organization:

UNICEF works in Across 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential - to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, a champion

The Communication for Development Officer  will report to the Chief of C4D for supervision and guidance, in consultation with the C4D Specialist NOC. The Officer will provide 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.

How can you make a difference

The Communication for Development Officer will

  • Support to strategy design and development of C4D activities
  • Support to implementation of C4D activities
  • Advocacy, networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

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

  • A 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 minimum of two 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.
  • 5 years of progressive experience is considered as an added advantage. 
  • Developing and managing partnerships, including budget component, Experience in proposal/ concepts writing is considered as assets.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

Source:https://jobs.unicef.org/mob/cw/en-us/job/536547/communication-for-development-officer-nob-ta-114942-beirut-lebanon-mena


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