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Jan 232018
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 05 Feb 2018

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Background

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 five staff including one in Tamale field office 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

UNICEF Ghana is seeking for a national C4D consultant to support planning, implementation and monitoring of the program. UNICEF Ghana C4D has been working in five focus regions of the country; with additional focused interventions in both the Volta and Greater Accra Regions. The unit has been active in 5,202 communities across 60 districts across the country. The programme is now gearing towards upstream work for system strengthening on SBCC so that C4D approaches are integrated well into government work and within sectors such as WASH, Health and Nutrition, Education and Child protection, besides social protection. It also uses mass media interventions, community theatre, radio, mobile phones, talking books (TB) and interpersonal communication (IPC)/social mobilization to improve family practices in health, nutrition, WASH, education, and child protection. The C4D consultant will play a key role to support ongoing C4D planning and implementation and strengthen monitoring component of the program.

  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for C4D programme
  • Conduct data mining using existing data to set baseline in key programmatic areas.
  • Develop an online IEC repository with metadata and selection criteria and work with supervisor to develop phase II of the IEC repository into a taxonomy driven library to bring in;

  • IEC materials across life stage behaviours of all programmes across the sections in UNICEF.
  • Government and NGO partners related IEC materials across life stage behaviours.
  • Support coordination, monitoring and reporting on communication for behaviour change initiatives conducted in communities across the regions.
  • Develop knowledge briefs on C4D interventions to provide relevant information for wider audience and support knowledge sharing events and platforms.
  • Support in general the performance of any other activity related to C4D programme if required
  • Support the dissemination of MICS results in partnership with M&E unit
  • Justification

    The increasing demand and scope of SBCC and the need for innovation, the C4D Unit requires additional human resource to support in monitoring the implementation of C4D interventions given the strategic shift in the UNICEF new country program on upstream work and the need for more evidence generation and sharing of M&E aspect of C4D interventions. 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, knowledge sharing and program support as well as implementation and monitoring ofbehaviour and social change communication interventions in line with the UNICEF Country Programme Document. Â

    Key Deliverables / Tasks

    The incumbent is expected to deliver the following;

    No.

    Deliverable

    Description

    Timeline

    1

    Five bi-monthly progress report

    A bi-monthly report (no longer than 3 pages) by the end of every two month

    End of 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, and 10th month

    2

    C4D monitoring and evaluation framework including indicators

    C4D M&E framework will serve to streamline data flow from government and implementing partners in one file. It also tracks progress of C4D implementation by partners including reportsÂ

    End of 5th month

    3

    IEC Repository

    IEC materials on life stage behaviours of all programmes across the sections in UNICEF using a taxonomy approach on a web(to be supported by UNICEF) Âor hard drive based interface

    A report on feasibility, steps and process of setting up of a Government and NGO partners related IEC materials across life stage behaviours

    End of 10th month

    4

    At least (5) knowledge briefs on C4D interventions on SBCC aim at providing relevant information for sharing to wider audience and support to knowledge management events/seminar

    Knowledge management policy briefs, targeted at various audiences, including policy makers, academia, sectors and government and NGO partners

    End of 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, and 10th month

    5

    Data mining brief

    Reviewing and capturing C4D related data from existing reports and studies and other sources for relevant use in C4D sectoral work on SBCC

    On going

    6

    Project support documents

    Field reports, monitoring reports and concept notes as relevant for C4D project management

    On going

    7

    Final report

    No longer than 20 pages report summarizing the consultancy

    End of contract

    Reporting

    The incumbent will be under the direct supervision of the C4D Specialist, Unit Head. ÂThe consultant will be expected to give weekly updates and monthly/quarterly progress reports.

    Estimated Duration of the Contract

    The contract is for a duration of 11.5 months.

    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, including mass and innovative media.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of current developments in the fields of communication theory, adult learning theory, indigenous media, community organization and participation.
  • Proven skills in strategic communication planning, implementation, behaviour analysis, formative research and evaluation of communication interventions including development of M&E methodologies and frame work.
  • At least five years of experience in a relevant field regarding communication for development (C4D), project design and implementation, research and trainings as well as M&E.
  • General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics

  • Consultant will work from the UNICEF office in Accra, and desk will be provided.
  • The Consultant will use his/her own IT equipment (lap top and phone), however will have access to the internet services, external hard drive and printers.
  • In case of travel outside of the Duty Station (Accra) on the monthly monitoring visit to a region, the consultant will be paid DSA as per standard norms.
  • Consultant will be paid on a bi-monthly basis upon submission of bi-monthly report and other key deliverables agreed upon at the time of signing the contract. Final payment to consultant will be dependent on the completion of deliverables.
  • Interested candidates are kindly requested to submit application on-line with detailed updated CV and Resume highlighting their key achievements relevant to this assignment. Also attach a two page write up on how you plan to accomplish the outlined deliverables. Kindly propose your monthly consultancy fee 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=510265

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