Communication for Development Officer – UNICEF


Job Description

Communication for Development (C4D) Officer, NO-B, TA, (364 days)- El Fasher, Ad Damazine, Nyala, Kadugli in Sudan

Job no:543436
Contract type:Temporary Appointment
Categories:Communication for Development (C4D)
Advertised:29/07/2021 E.Africa Standard Time
Deadline:14/08/2021 E.Africa Standard Time

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

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofan’s, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states. 

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of the Position:
Under the general supervision of the Chief Communication for Development, the C4D Officers lead the following:

● Design, implementation, and evaluation of strategic communication initiatives, programme interventions.

● Guide the communication component of emergencies preparedness and response.

● Provide technical support in the planning and implementation of special events and campaigns for high-impact sustainable social and behaviour change communication programming.

● Provide guidance to programme sections as well as government ministries agencies and departments; media, community groups, community leaders, partners and with civil society for promotion of evidence-based social and behaviour change communication initiatives and interventions.

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

● Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Public or Environmental Health, or any technical field related to UNICEF’s Communication for Development framework.
● A minimum of three years‘ experience in Communication for Development at community level.
● Professional work experience in development communication strategies including monitoring framework, development of tools and development of materials.
● Experience in working in emergency preparedness and response C4D.E and working in emergencies in refugee and IDPs settings
● Evidence of work with UN or other development or multi-lateral agencies in Communication for Behaviour and Social Change, hygiene promotion, community engagement or social mobilization.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are:

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1) 
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

Other Skills: Excellent communication, facilitation, coordination and writing skills

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


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

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

No Fee


Advertised: 29 Jul 2021 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 14 Aug 2021 E. Africa Standard Time

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