Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 17 Oct 2017
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.
Communication for Development is a cross sectorial unit of UNICEF that works to support the behavioral change communication process of the country development strategy. Currently the unit supports all sections in both the office and the field with activities of planning and implementation, including special campaigns, commemoration days, events and emergency preparedness and response. The unit has three staff and a TA who are expected to plan, implement and monitor all C4D interventions across sections in UNICEF and as well as both government and NGO partners in the regions.
Purpose / Key duties
The increasing demand and scope of the Communication for Behaviour Change interventions and the need for innovation, the C4D Unit has requested for human resource support to develop and expand the IEC library, geo-mapping to cover sections and partners, monitor the implementation of interventions by partners and to develop knowledge briefs on C4D. To this end it is agreed that a consultant position would be needed to support for a period of 11.5 months. In order to support these requirements, UNICEF Ghana is looking for a C4D professional as a consultant. The incumbent would be an experienced and competent professional to support the C4D Unit in the design of tools, documentation, data mining as well as implementation and monitoring ofbehaviour and social change communication interventions in support of essential child survival and development practices in line with the UNICEF Country Programme Document.
Key Deliverables / Tasks
The incumbent is expected to deliver the following;
A matrix and framework of C4D indicators and proxy indicators and monitoring and evaluation mechanism. Tracking reports/sheets as relevant.
The incumbent will be under the direct supervision of the C4D Specialist, Unit Head. The consultant will be expected to give weekly updates and monthly/quarterly progress reports.
Expected background and Experience
Advanced university degree in the social/behavioural sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, development studies, community-based development) or in a related field with emphasis on participatory communication, communication planning, social mobilization, and participatory research, training and impact evaluation of communication interventions.
General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics
Consultant will work from the UNICEF office in Accra, and desk will be provided.
Note: Applications should be supported with up to date curriculum vitae, resume and samples of previous works designed that are relevant to this assignment. Kindly indicate your proposed monthly fees in Ghana Cedis.
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=507594