National Consultant: Communication for Development – UNICEF


Job Description

National Consultant: Communication for Development, 11.5 Months, El Fula, Sudan

Job no:536803
Contract type:Consultancy
Location:Sudan – El Fula
Categories:Communication for Development (C4D), Consultancy
Advertised:13/12/2020 E.Africa Standard Time
Deadline:26/12/2020 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?

Key Activities/Tasks:

1. To efficiently manage the WK C4D programme

  • To draft, develop and implement C4D tasks listed under the annual work plan and micro-plan and work in collaboration with programme colleagues to support them develop their C4D related activities
  • To implement the C4D activities along the Result Based Management continuum.
  • To develop strategic partnerships to implement the C4D AWP with line ministries and NGOs.
  • To conduct review exercise and adapt accordingly the C4D strategies and activities. 
  • To submit timely contribution to SitRep and report in compliance with specific guidelines.

2. To ensure adequate implementation of C4D activities as per standards

  • To support the programme officers to conduct their C4D related activities
  • To support partners to conduct their activities and actively manage their partnership
  • To lead the C4D / risk communication coordination group
  • To ensure preparedness and response to emergencies
  • To advocate with key partners on how best to achieve results for children


  • WK annual work plan are developed
  • WK micro-plan are developed
  • Relevant RBM forms are timely filled
  • Leadership / Contribution to integrated call for expression of interest and integrated programme documents
  • Actively contributed to all review exercises
  • Monthly field visit /programmatic visit
  • Preparedness and response plan for disease outbreak
  • Monthly meeting with partners to assess the work progress
  • Monthly coordination meeting
  • Monthly field visit /programmatic visit
  • Positive programmatic and financial performance indicators
  • Quality input for reporting exercise

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

  • A university degree in Social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, marketing, public relations or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of [Five years] of relevant professional experience in supporting the designing and implementing process of project/programme strategies;
  • Professional experience in humanitarian / development at strategic level and in field implementation, preferably within UNICEF’s sectoral focus of health, nutrition, education, child protection and positive behavior change.
  • Project management skills (the ability to monitor project implementation and budget, applying risk assessments, good communication and negotiation skills, to manage expectations, excellent organization skills, to plan the use resources to meet deadlines; the ability to use your initiative and make decisions under pressure).
  • Strong interpersonal skills, to motivate and lead partners and influence communities.
  • Excellent English and Arabic communication, writing and analytical skills.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our 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 qualified candidates from all backgrounds,  irrespective of gender, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

No Fee:


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