Communication for development consultant

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Summary

UNICEF is currently recruiting to fill the position of a Communication for Development Consultant.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Job Number: 517044

Locations

  • Adamawa¬†
  • Bauchi

Job Description

  • This position is to support the State ministry of health, state primary health care development agency and other partners in the implementation of evidence-based interventions that will result in the scale-up of and improved access to maternal and newborn health services with a particular focus on systems strengthening, local capacity building, focused mentoring in local facilities and communities in Bauchi and Adamawa States.
  • The officer will support the SMOH, SPHCDA and other partners in the implementation of various strategies and interventions that will strengthen partnership for policy reforms, sector governance, and stewardship at LGA level, increased transparency and accountability, capacity building, provision of sustainable and scaled-up integrated MNCH service delivery with equity and community participation.

Major Tasks to be Accomplished

  • Under the supervision of the Communication for Development Specialist (NOC) and coordination of the State EU Programme Coordinator, work with State EU project team to guide implementation and monitoring of C4D interventions, in line with the work plan and results in the framework
  • Facilitate partnership at LGA and community levels (working with all institutions and structures) on effective implementation of the EU-MNCH programme
  • Participate in, facilitate and provide reports on the implementation of interpersonal communication, community dialogue sessions and engagement with various participant groups under the EU Project
  • Lead processes of advocacy to key influential persons in Bauchi and Adamawa States (especially Traditional and Religious Leaders and Heads of Ward Development Committees) for support to EU-MNCH programme, especially promotion of MNCH behaviors
  • Support capacity development activities on C4D for Community-Oriented Resource Persons (CORPs), Voluntary Community Mobilizers (VCMs), Ward Development Committees (WDCs), Faith-based groups, women and youth groups for effective promotion of MNCH behaviors at the community level
  • Document processes, key outputs, constraints, and lessons learned in the various platforms of C4D programming
  • Supervise community activities that promote health-seeking behavior among caregivers in Bauchi and Adamawa States, in line with the EU project, including social events, festivals and commemorative events
  • Participate in and provide short Reports on the activities of the state Social Mobilisation Technical Committees (SOMTECs)
  • Support extensive documentation of all activities under the EU Project, including development and publication of 8 Human Interest Stories per year and a Quarterly EU Programme Newsletter and frequent Social Media outputs
  • Produce quarterly Newsletters to give visibility to the programme and donors

Minimum Qualification

  • University Degree in Social Sciences, Communication, Humanities, Public Health or related technical field.
  • Experience working on Programme Communication/Communication for Development
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN working language an asset. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station, an asset.
  • Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related fields.
  • Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions and very good training skills.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
  • Willingness to travel to remote regions of the country

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