Une Structure recrute 01 TA Communication for Development (C4D) Specialist for Routine immunization, (P-4),
|Localisation||Dakar / Sénégal|
|Expiration||05 Mars 2018|
Description de l’offre
The purpose of this position is to consider key shifts in the way we engage with families and communities, create and sustain demand for immunization, address barriers posed by social norms and build social accountability that challenges and works in tandem with the system. WCARO technical support to COs should also be intensified in order to strengthen country capacities to meet the new challenges, build partner networks and support community level implementing partners, develop innovative strategies engaging fathers, young parents and adolescents.
Because of the catalytic role of routine immunization in national public health systems, UNICEF considers C4D for immunization as a top focus area and upholds the regional lead in this critical area. As a result, the WCARO C4D section has seen its immunization responsibilities and accountabilities significantly grow in the past 2 years, requiring additional human resources in order to maintain this strategic leadership. These additional responsibilities include imminent expectations to:
Develop regional initiatives of convergence with education, nutrition, birth registration and health.
The specific objectives of this technical assistance is to:
Strengthen evidence-based C4D planning for immunization so it is better integrated and funded in key health events and strategic immunization documents at regional and country level.
Participate and provide technical support to COs so C4D staff is optimally engaged in national EPI planning processes and strategies including the strengthening, positioning and budgeting of C4D for immunization in CMYP strategy, HSS proposals and EPI reviews.
Contribute and participate in the design of and position C4D in equity assessments. Develop a regional module to support COs to integrate C4D strategies and tools into equity assessments to be conducted in participating countries.
Provide support to strengthen COs in the development of inter-sectoral C4D strategies for routine immunization and new vaccines introductions (HPV, Ebola, RV, PCV, MENA, MR, YF).
Contribute to Health System Strengthening through; a) Development of an M&E framework for communications for immunization in the region; b) Support initiatives to build capacities of front line workers through review of inter-personal communication modules and support to training programmes of health ministries. C) Support documentation and knowledge management of social accountability initiatives.
Contribute to the regional emergency preparedness and response plan through stronger integration of the C4D component in preparation to epidemics/outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. This includes the development and management of rosters of institutional and individual consultants and support the recruitment plans and processes in COs. Provide support to COs in developing quality and timely preparedness and response plans for epidemics/outbreaks in high-risk countries.
Position is based in WCARO Communication for development Section. When deployed in support of response in Country Offices, the incumbent will also report to the Country Representative or Head of Immunization/Health Section as appropriate.
To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…
Master’s degree in the social/behavioral sciences with emphasis on advocacy, behavior and social change communication, participatory communication and communication tools and material development
A minimum of eight (08) years of relevant work experience in social development /communication for development, including work experience in developing countries, with practical experience in the application of communication planning processes to specific programs.
Fluency in French and English is required with strong communication and public speaking skills
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The technical competencies required for this post are:
Leading and Supervising II