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UNICEF recruits 01 Communication for Development Manager, P3

UNICEF recruits 01 Communication for Development Manager, P3

Communication for Development Manager, P3, Lilongwe, Malawi
Job Number: 521080 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Malawi
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment
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, safety
UNICEF Malawi Country Programme (2019-2013) is aligned with the Government of Malawi’s Growth and Development Strategy (MDGS 111) and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).  The programme supports the Government of Malawi to meet its commitment to respect, protect and fulfil children’s rights in line with international conventions and standards. The country programme is guided by the principles of children’s rights, equity, gender equality, inclusion and resilience, and supports evidence-based, integrative and innovative programming. The vision is that ‘all girls and boys in Malawi, especially the most disadvantaged and deprived, realize their rights’.  The programme focuses on: early childhood (parenting, high-impact social services, early stimulation and learning), middle childhood and adolescence (learning, multi-sectoral services, active citizenship), communities (decentralized services and systems, community ownership, social norms), programme effectiveness (monitoring, evaluation, HACT, Innovation, Social Protection and Social Policy and External Communication.  The programme is based on ‘leaving no child behind’, realizing ‘rights for all children in Malawi’.
How can you make a difference?
To be accountable for the following functions, the incumbent will work under the direct supervision of Chief, Community Resilience, in close coordination with other programme specialists:
Evidence based, theory driven, method informed integrated communication for development strategies and operational plans strategically developed and effectively and efficiently implemented at household, community and district level.
Partnerships for Social Change and Development
Capacity and capability building, professional development
Coordination, collaboration, integration and leverage resources with government partners, UN agencies, Donors, RO/HQ.
C4D Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
C4D strategy led culturally relevant and applicable integrated innovative communication materials
Programme reporting, documentation and dissemination
Budget planning and management of program funds.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree in the social/behavioral sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education, and Health Communication) with emphasis on evidence based strategic communication planning for behavior development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research, is required.
A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international level, in C4D programme management and leadership is required. Wide experience in application of C4D/SBCC theories, practices, models and messages, with a special focus on an integrated approach to C4D programming at national and sub-national level.
Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) 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.
View our competency framework at  http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
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:
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Wed Apr 17 2019 16:00:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)

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