Yemen: Communication for Development Officer, NOA, FT, Sa’ada, Yemen, #00089176

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 12 Apr 2018

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, an Advocate

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 general guidance of the Chief of Field Office, the technical supervision of the Chief, Communication for Development P-4, in close collaboration with other programme section’s staff, the incumbent will provide technical support and assistance in the design, formulation, management, execution, monitoring and evaluation of a behavioural change and social mobilization strategy, plan of action and programme activities in support of the country programme by performing the following key activities:

  • Development programme strategy, planning and implementation for behavioural and social change;
  • Provides technical support and assistance in the research, development, pre-testing, and production of culturally relevant communication materials;
  • Partnerships for social mobilization and Community participation;
  • Capacity Building, Coordination and collaboration with government and partners for effective community outreach and engagement;
  • Monitoring and Evaluations.
  • For more details on the Job Profile, press CTRL + double-click this document:JD C4D NOA-Saada.doc

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

  • University degree in the Social Sciences, Development Communications, Journalism, Public Health/Health Education, Education, or a university degree combined with relevant work experience in a related field.
  • Three years’ relevant professional work experience in development communication, public health, community development, journalism, public relations, at either the national or international level.
  • Familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both oral and written is required.
  • 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 technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Knowledge of current development in the fields of: behaviour and social change, motivational psychology, participatory learning approaches indigenous media, community organization and participation, strategic communication planning, behaviour analysis, formative research and evaluation of communication interventions.
  • Knowledge of inter-disciplinary approach in programme development and implementation in programme communication, social mobilization and behavioural change.
  • Knowledge of and experience in emergency operations and management.
  • Knowledge of and skills in partnership building, networking, advocacy and negotiation.
  • Knowledge and experience to organize and facilitate training workshops and other group events.
  • Knowledge of community capacity building.
  • Computer knowledge, skills and practical experience, including internet navigation, network, telecommunications and various office applications
  • Functional Competencies (Required):

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [I]
  • Relating and Networking [I]
  • Persuading and Influencing [I]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [I]
  • Learning and Researching [II]
  • Planning and Organizing [II]
  • 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.

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

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=512010

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