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JOB TITLE: Communication for Development Officer

The Office of UNICEF (UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND) in Azerbaijan is seeking candidate to fill the following position:
Communication for Development Officer  (NO-B), Fixed Term
(Vacancy № 01/10)
Required qualifications:
 Azeri national with Advanced university degree in the social sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education) or any other related field with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research.
 Minimum five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the development, planning and management of social development programmes, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.
 Knowledge of current developments in the fields of : communication, motivational psychology, adult learning, , community organization and participation, strategic communication planning, behaviour analysis. Knowledge of inter-disciplinary approach in programme development and implementation in programme communication, social mobilization and behavioural change.
 Knowledge of and skills in programme communication networking, advocacy and negotiation.
 Knowledge of training/facilitation and impact evaluation of communication intervention.
 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.
 Fluency in English and the local working language of the duty station

Major responsibilities:
1. Programme communication programme strategy, plan and implementation for behavioural change
Designs, manages, and facilitates the implementation of programme communication strategy, plan of action and activities for strategic communication and promotion for social and behavioural change in support of efficient and effective attainment of Country Programme Results.

2. Programme communication materials
Organizes the research, development, pre-testing, and production of culturally relevant communication materials.
3.  Partnerships for social mobilization
Develops and enhances strong partnerships with community groups, leaders and other partners in the community and civil society for promotion of participation in social and behavioural changes supportive of programme goals.
4. Capacity building support
Develops training materials and activities to build capacity for participatory and behaviour change communication.

5. Coordination and collaboration with government and partners.
Provides effective coordination and technical support to government counterparts and other partners in the development and strategic use of communication for social development.
6. Monitoring and evaluation
Monitor and evaluate programme activities and prepare monitoring and evaluation reports. Exchange findings, experiences, lessons learned and new methods with partners.
7.  Budget planning and management of program funds
Participate in the budget planning and ensure the compliance and the optimal appropriation of allocated programme funds.

Applicants should fill in and return to UNICEF office an application form available both from the office and online ( specify the position and vacancy № with an attached CV and motivation letter no later than 5 February 2010 at the following address: S.Dadashev Street 24, Baku, AZ1073 or by email to:



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