C4D Officer (Spotlight Initiative on VAWG), NOB, FT, Dili, Timor Leste

Job
from UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 19 Nov 2019

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

To address the global challenges of VAWG, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations have embarked on a new multi-year programme - the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative. The Spotlight Initiative aims to support transformative change on the ground to end violence against women and girls. The Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste will be implemented through five UN agencies (UN Women, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, and ILO) with a focus on addressing intimate partner violence and domestic violence. The overall vision of the Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste is that women and girls enjoy their right to a life free of violence, within an inclusive and gender equitable Timor-Leste. This contributes to implementation of Timor-Leste’s National Action Plan on Gender Based Violence (2017-2021), with attention to holistic prevention and responses to violence against women and girls.

http://spotlightinitiative.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucnKyQK1i1U

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF is the lead UN agency supporting the development of a Communication for Development (C4D)/behaviour change communications strategy and a wide range of information, communication and education material. To ensure these actions are undertaken, UNICEF is hiring a C4D Officer. The C4D Officer reports to the Communication Specialist Level 3 for supervision and guidance. The C4D Officer provides technical and operational support to the Communication Specialist, UN staff and partners working on the Spotlight Initiative’s behavior change communications strategy. Tasks will include supporting the development of a behavior change (C4D) strategy, IEC material, an action plan, and support the administration, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of C4D activities that aim at changing social norms and behaviours related to violence against women and girls. It will require the application of technical and theoretical skills and a thorough knowledge of organizational goals, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

To learn more about the work of the UNICEF Timor-Leste Country Office, please visit the website: https://www.unicef.org/timorleste/

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

  • Education: A university degree in one of the following fields is required: social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public relations or another relevant technical field.
  • Experience: A minimum oftwo years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: social development programme planning, communication for development, public advocacy or another related area.
  • Experience in gender and violence is preferred.

    Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

  • Languages: Fluency in English is required. Additional fluency in Tetum is preferred. 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

    ▪ Care

    ▪ Respect

    ▪ Integrity

    ▪ Trust

    ▪ Accountability

    Core competencies

  • Communication (I)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (I)
  • Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating strategies/concepts (I)
  • Relating and networking (I)
  • Persuading and influencing (I)
  • Applying technical expertise (I)
  • Learning and researching (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)
  • 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:

  • All eligible Timorese are encouraged to apply.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • UNICEF is committed to workforce diversity and encourages all qualified male and female applicants to apply within its workforce and from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advanced 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=527733