Communication for Development Specialist
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager, the incumbent works at the State and District level and takes sector specific technical guidance from the Communication for Development Section, New Delhi.
He/ She will be responsible to lead the design, management, monitoring and evaluation of strategic communication for behaviour and community-led social change communication strategies in support of the India country programme, with specific focus on the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Qualifications, Skills and Attributes
Master’s degree from a recognized University in the Social/Behavioural sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health, Education, or other fields related to the work of UNICEF.
Additional degree or training in media and communication with experience in strategic communication planning for behaviour development/ social mobilization /advocacy/ participatory communication/ development and production of creative materials/ research, training or facilitation of communication/ impact evaluation of communication interventions is desirable.
d) Competency Profile:
i) Core Values (Required)
• Diversity and Inclusion
• Communication [ III ]
• Working with People [ II ]
• Drive for Results [ II ]
• Leading and Supervising [I] • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [II]
• Relating and Networking [II] • Persuading and Influencing [II]
• Applying Technical Expertise [II] • Entrepreneurial Thinking [II]
iv) Technical Knowledge Required
a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required (for the job)
• Knowledge of current developments in the fields of : communication theory, motivational psychology, adult learning theory, 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 programme communication networking, advocacy and negotiation.
• Knowledge of training/facilitation and impact evaluation of communication intervention.
• Knowledge and experience to organize and implement training, including development of curricula and methodologies. Knowledge of community capacity building.
• Knowledge and experience in the methods of communication to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written and oral form and to listen to and acknowledges others' perspectives and views.
• Computer knowledge, skills and practical experience, including internet navigation, network, telecommunications and various office applications.
b) Common Technical Knowledge required (for the job group)
• UN/UNICEF policy papers, relating to programme communication and programmes
• Executive Directives
• UNICEF programme manuals
• Communication for Development Guidelines
• UNICEF country programme plans
• Government development plans and policies
• UN agency agreements and joint policy papers
• Gender equality and diversity awareness
c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job)
Applications consisting of a cover letter and an up-to-date CV should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28th May 2013. In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the title and location of the post in the subject line of your e-mail/application. Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged. These vacancies are open to Indian Nationals only.
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