Ended Communication for Development Specialist

The Job

Job Title: Communication for Development Specialist_ NO3_Fixed Term Appointment_ 1 Year_ Sana’a _ Only for Yemeni Nationals

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.

And we never give up.

For every child, advocacy

In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and it was enacted immediately.  Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.

In collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and community partners, UNICEF is working in all the governorates in Yemen to respond to the needs of children throughout the country with a continuum of services to help children survive and grow to their full potential through the following programmes: Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Basic Education, and Child protection.

For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website: https://www.unicef.org/yemen/

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief of Communication for Development (C4D), the C4D Specialist is responsible for providing technical and operational support in the development and implementation of a systematic and evidence-based strategy and process for C4D interventions to promote measurable behavioral and social change/mobilization through effective communication, engagement, empowerment and participation of Cash Transfer beneficiaries, stakeholders, partners, constituents, communities and civil society to achieve successful and sustainable concrete (program/project) results on children’s rights, survival and wellbeing in Yemen.  The C4D Specialist will perform the following key functions:

  1. Support design and implementation of an overall C4D strategy in support of the country programme;
  2. Support the planning, implementation and monitoring of integrated C4D interventions designed to influence, promote and support household and community decisions that are in the best interest of the child in Yemen;
  3. Develop and strengthen strong advocacy, outreach, networking and partnerships at national and subnational levels for effective implementation of social and behaviour change;
  4. Facilitate evidence generation, Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building of partners to plan and implement sustainable C4D programme in Yemen.

For more details on the Job Profile, hold CTRL & double-click:  JD C4D Specialist NOC - Sana'a.pdf

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

  • An Advanced University Degree in social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public relations or other related social science field is required. *Note that first degree and relevant experience of more than 8 years will also be considered in lieu of advanced degree
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in areas of social development program planning, communications and development, public advocacy and/or related areas at the international and/or large organization some of which preferably were served in a developing country is required.
  • Familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Relevant experience in related areas in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading and supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies/concepts (II)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Persuading and influencing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Entrepreneurial thinking (II)

View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

How to Apply

If you meet the requirements stated above, please apply through the below link: (not later than 17 Oct 2019):

http://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/526861?lApplicationSubSourceID=

While UNICEF seeks to recruit the bestlent in the Yemeni labor market to be able to deliver the best possible services for the children in Yemen, we would like to make it clear that we never use any third party in any of the recruitment processes for all junior and senior positions advertised. All received applications are treated with high level of transparency and professionalism. Only applicants whose profiles meet the advertised job requirements are considered and only within the announced deadline.

في حين تسعى اليونيسف لإستقطاب أفضل الكوادر في السوق اليمنية لتتمكن من تقديم أفضل خدمة للأطفال في اليمن، تود التنويه إلى أنها لا تستعين بأي شخص أو جهة (قد يقدم نفسهـ/ـا) كوسيط أو طرف ثالث في أي من عمليات التوظيف وفيما يخص جميع الوظائف، باستثناء الإعلان عبر وسائل الإعلام والمواقع الإليكترونية. إن اليونيسف، منظمة الطفولة، تعمل بمستوى عال من الشفافية والمهنية. ولا يتم التواصل إلا مع المتقدمين الذين توافقت مؤهلاتهم وخبراتهم مع الوظائف المعلن عنها والتي تقدموا لها في الموعد المعلن.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

 Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


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