Bangladesh: Communication for Development Officer (Temporary Appointment), NOB; Cox's Bazar, (Only for Bangladeshi)

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Bangladesh
Closing date: 27 Apr 2017


· CwC/C4D specific situation analysis prepared/updated, critical programme intervention point/measures identified, and programme work plans/recommendations/ reports prepared and disseminated

· Culturally relevant, context specific, pre-tested and quality CwC/C4DiE materials developed and disseminated among the target populations

· Rights-based and results-based CwC/C4D dimension integrated and mainstreamed into all phases of programme planning, humanitarian response processes and coordination mechanisms, as well as documentation of interventions with local and affected populations

· Functioning partnership mechanism through which inter-agency collaboration and coordination achieved and maintained for networking, information sharing, mapping of CwC/C4D interventions and materials, and joint campaigns for social mobilisation and community engagement

· A functional feedback mechanism established and supporting evidence based planning for programme interventions. This includes an effective knowledge management system to share research findings, innovations, good practices and lessons learned among partners as well as for reporting

· Capacity building activities initiated and institutional capacity on CwC/C4DiE of implementing partners and other authorities developed as relevant

· Optimal utilisation of programme funds following UNICEF’s guidelines, norms and technical strategies


Within the delegated authority and under the given organisational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primary, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.

1. CwC/C4D related Programme and Emergency Action Advocacy, Planning, Design and Management

In collaboration/consultation with UNICEF sectoral and cross-sectoral officers, relevant authorities and other UN/NGO partners, design and facilitate the implementation of context specific, people centric and evidence-based CwC/C4D in Emergencies (C4DiE) plans and interventions following appropriate institutional approaches, methodologies and tools. Promote and advocate for mainstreaming and resourcing of CwC/C4D dimensions of the overall humanitarian response across sectors and clusters as a component of the ‘Accountability to Affected Populations’ (AAP) agenda and CCC. Collect, synthesize, draft and/or organize data, messages, materials and related documentation for evidence-based C4D strategies and plans to ensure optimum impact, scale and sustainability of results for children. Lead or facilitate the development, testing and dissemination of culturally relevant, context specific and timely messages and materials meeting requirements and quality standards. Follow up on the dissemination and utilisation of materials.

2. Partnerships, Collaboration and Coordination

Represent UNICEF Field Office and C4D Section in relevant humanitarian coordination mechanisms and among partners as necessary in Cox’s Bazar. Collaborate with relevant government authorities, UNICEF field and country offices on a regular basis. Provide convening leadership and support as required to coordinate activities of CwC sub-national working group. Facilitate partnership mapping and collaborate with partners for joint awareness campaigns, information coordination, and social mobilisation targeting Rohingya population.

3. Evidence generation, IKM, monitoring of progress and reporting

Support the establishment of a common feedback mechanism to integrate two-way communication in the programmatic interventions to ensure accountability to the affected population by the service providers. This includes, but is not limited to, the design and implementation of relevant baseline, midline and endline studies and other research to understand the status of present socio- cultural norms, behavioural adaptations, coping strategies and information needs of the target population. Support synthesis and analysis of community feedback to inform revisions of interventions and for general information sharing with other relevant humanitarian coordination mechanisms and partners. Lead or facilitate the evaluation of CwC/C4DiE interventions jointly with UNICEF cross-sectoral officers and partner NGOs from education, Child Protection, nutrition, WASH, Health section in alignment with the Joint Response Plan for Rohingya population at Cox’s Bazar. In collaboration/consultation with UNICEF sectoral and cross-sectoral officers, relevant authorities and other UN/NGO partners, prepare reports timely on CwC/C4DiE interventions. Ensure findings, good practices, innovations and lessons learned are effectively shared with programme staff, relevant humanitarian coordination mechanisms and other partners.

4. Technical Assistance & Capacity Development

Support the design, organisation and implementation of capacity development initiatives, training materials and activities to build capacity and competencies in CwC/ C4DiE among local partners esp those in the humanitarian sector. This includes front line workers of education, child protection, nutrition, WASH, Health and other sectoral partner NGOs on communication with crisis affected populations, community engagement, social mobilisation, monitoring and evaluation of communication interventions etc.

5. Administrative and Operational Support

Develop C4DiE concept note/proposal in collaboration/consultation with UNICEF sectoral and cross-sectoral officers and partners using the standard format. Manage relevant programme documents, administrative procedure and collaborate with relevant sections. Ensure financial compliance throughout the C4DiE interventions, support partners to comply with UNICEF’s administrative, financial and contractual regulations. Support the supervisor for management, planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of the Joint Response Plan as needed. Support proposal development for raising funds.


P2 Grade /NOB

  • The work requires understanding of UN/UNICEF/ Development and Humanitarian Sector principles and key processes as well as technical knowledge, skills and abilities (competencies) acquired through formal training at the university level or work experience in the area.
  • The work also requires evaluation and analysis of programme implementation, with basic professional technical input into programme design, implementation, evaluation, data analysis and progress reporting. Recommendations will need to be made on project implementation, alternative technical approaches, and optimal utilization of UNICEF resources.
  • The work may require supervision of the work of junior staff or individual or institutional consultants as necessary.
  • The incumbent will need to conduct research, data collection & analysis requiring analytical and conceptual thinking at a professional level; as well as provide briefing, training, support and/or guidance to programme team and others, requiring communication and presentation skills, human relations skills and teamwork.
  • The decisions and recommendations are primarily based on interpretation of rules, procedures and methods.
  • The impact of decisions and actions will affect the quality of engagement with communities, demand for services, performance of systems and teamwork in support of programmatic and humanitarian actions by medium-large size country programme.
  • QUALIFICATION and COMPETENCIES ( [ ] indicates the level of proficiency required for the job. )


    University degree in one of the following fields: social/behavioural sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology), strategic communication; Disaster Management, humanitarian response or other related disciplines with emphasis on participatory communication, communication with communities, communication during crisis, communication planning, social mobilization, participatory research, training and impact evaluation of communication interventions.

    Work Experience

    At least 2-5 years of relevant professional work experience at the national or sub-national levels in the implementation, planning and management of social development programmes /disaster or humanitarian response.

    Field work experience: Previous experience with working in or coordinating an emergency

    Language Proficiency

    Fluency in English and very good working knowledge of Bangla. Understanding local language is an asset.

    Competency Profile

    i) Core Values (Required)

    • Commitment

    • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Integrity

    ii) Core Competencies (Required)

    • Communication [ II ]

    • Working with People [ II ]

    • Drive for Results [ II ]

    iii) Functional Competencies (Required)

    • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ I ]

    • Analyzing [ I ]

    • Applying Technical Expertise [ I ]

    • Relating and networking (II)

    • Coping with Pressure and Setbacks [II]

    • Learning and Researching [ II ]

    • Planning and Organizing [ II ]

    iv) Technical Knowledge

    a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required

    · Communicating with Communities/C4D in emergency programme planning and implementation

    · Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF.

    · UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.

    b) Common Technical Knowledge Required

    · Methodology of programme/project management

    · UNICEF programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies

    · Knowledge of global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current UNCEF position and approaches

    · UNICEF policies and strategies to address national and international issues, particularly relating to conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.

    · UNICEF emergency programme policies, goals, strategies and approaches.

    · Gender equality and diversity awareness

    c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced

    · UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses.

    · UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions

    · UN security operations and guidelines

    · UNSECORD training for members of Security Management Team

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