Program Officer (Capacity Development)
Duty Station : Delhi
2. Purpose Of The Post
Under the guidance of the C4D Specialist, Polio Eradication , the staff member will provide technical oversight and guidance to the training and capacity development requirements of the Social Mobilization Network to promote effective social mobilization and behavior change communication in support of polio eradication. This includes managing, designing and implementing innovative training curricula and materials for use by the Social Mobilization Network, assessing its effectiveness and provide management support to field-based training coordinators.
3. Major Duties And Responsibilities
Provide strategic guidance and technical support to capacity development of the Social Mobilzation network in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and other HR states. This includes conducting a continuous assessment of learning needs and developing appropriate strategies to meet the needs.
Work with institutions, universities, and private organizations to design and implement training courses for the SMNet. Identify interactive adult-learning methodology for trainings. Together with partners and state offices, design course content, modules, and monitoring mechanisms.
Identify additional methods to build capacity of the SMNet that go beyond training, such as coaching, mentoring, on-the-job training, etc. Develop systems to facilitate improved job satisfaction, performance management, and optimal utilization of the Social Mobilization Network resources. Design and participate in talent review drives to identify high performing SMNet staff. Coordinate staff rotation programme and other issues related to their professional development.
Qualifications, Skills And Attributes
University degree in fields such as HR management, Adult Education, Organization Development, Business Administration, with specialization in HRD
b) Work Experience
At least two years’ experience in designing and implementing capacity development strategies, especially related to building interpersonal communication skills, community mobilization and community dialogue. Exposure to training related to field work for polio eradication, and other aspects of public health, is preferred.
Preferred candidate will have excellent communication skills, and abilities in networking and advocacy, particularly with Government and development partners in Bihar. preferably. Able to communicate effectively in both spoken and written English and Hindi.
d) Competency Profile
ii) Functional Competencies (Required)
a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required (for the job)
• Understands and applies Adult Learning principles and Participatory way of training.
• Ability to conceptualize, develop and adapt training materials for different type of audiences.
• Drive for Results.
• Analytical and conceptual ability; communication skills.
• Strong communication skills.
• Planning and monitoring skills; ability to organize work & projects.
• Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions.
• Experience in health communication an asset.
• Commitment to continuous learning for professional development.
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
• Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.
Reference to UNICEF and/or UN in terms of technical knowledge requirements (a and b above) are applicable only to those who are or have been the staff members of UNICEF or the UN common system.
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