TA Communication for Development Officer, NO-B, Mbeya & Zanzibar, Tanzania (Two Posts- 6 months)
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, Hope
It is critical to step up Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) interventions to ensure preparedness to reach and engage with communities with prevention information and facilitate adoption of healthy behaviours. The geographic focus of the assignment will cover selected regions identified by Ministry of Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) on mainland, the Ministry of Health in Zanzibar, and World Health Organization (WHO) as the most at risk of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) importation from the neighbouring countries. Specifically, the assignment will cover Songwe (districts: Mbozi, Momba, Tunduma and Ileje), and Mbeya (districts: Kyela, Mbeya DC and Mbeya city) as well as Zanzibar (Unguja – West B and Urban districts) and other districts as required. There is an increased risk of EVD importation to Zanzibar due to high level of travel for trade and tourism, although Zanzibar is far from the current outbreak location in DRC. UNICEF Tanzania will deploy C4D officers to support preparedness activities in risk communication and community engagement in the specified locations.
How can you make a difference?
Under the general guidance and supervision of the Chief of Field Offices, and technical guidance of the C4D specialist and Emergency Specialist, the incumbent will support the planning, implementation, coordination, management and monitoring of UNICEF’s social mobilization and community engagement for emergency preparedness and response.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
University degree in the fields of Social/Behavioral sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, community development, Public Health, Health Education).
Required Knowledge and Skills
Competencies of Successful Candidate
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 competencies required for this post are….
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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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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=526989