National Consultant Communication for Development (C4D) in Improving Routine Immunization in Laos.

Closing date: 26 April 2019


Job Number: 521154
Locations: Asia and the Pacific: Lao,Peo.Dem.Rep
Work Type : Consultancy

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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.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Vientiane, Lao PDR is looking for a qualified a National Consultant Communication for Development (C4D) in Improving Routine Immunization. The assignment expects to take a total of  11 months, starting from May 2019 - March 2020. The consultant will be based in Vientiane, Lao PDR with field travels to provinces.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Health and Nutrition and in close collaboration with the Chief of Communication and the immunization Specialist the consultant will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide technical support to build capacity of health providers, community leaders, Agents and workers on communication for immunization focusing on interpersonal communication.
  • Provide technical support in developing and implementing advocacy and public communication messages for routine immunization in targeted provinces and districts.
  • Develop media plan, follow up its implementation and monitoring of TV and radio spots broadcast messages of routine immunization and supplementary immunization activities
  • Support Provincial and District Communication officers in developing partnerships with Lao Front for national construction, Lao women’s union in targeted district and villages.
  •  Coordinate the implementation of results based monitoring of vaccine preventable childhood illnesses (diarrhoea, pneumonia), chronic malnutrition and immunization coverage between health facilities and community leaders, Lao Front for national construction, Lao women’s union in targeted district and villages.
  • Contribute to writing human interest stories that show how UNICEF supported MCH activities including immunization have impacted (change in behaviour or practices) lives of children, families and communities.
  • Jointly with Provincial and District communication teams conduct supportive supervision of Communication and behaviour change on immunization in targeted provinces and Districts.
  • Undertake other related assignments and responsibilities as requested by the supervisor and other partners to support the successful routine immunization services.

Education, qualifications and work experience required:

  • Advanced university degree in communication for development of the social/behavioral sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, community-based development, Health Education).
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in one of the academic disciplines listed above in combination with qualifying relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in the planning and management of communication for development programmes, with practical experience of working with community leaders, community Organizations and in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to routine and emergency contexts. An experience in the field of Communication for Development in a UN organization or NGO is an asset.
  • Fluency (spoken and written) in English and Lao is required.

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.

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Opening Date Thu Apr 04 2019 08:00:00 GMT+0700 (Indochina Time) SE Asia Standard Time
Closing Date Fri Apr 26 2019 17:00:00 GMT+0700 (Indochina Time)