Communication for Development Specialist, Maputo, Mozambique
Under the general guidance of the supervisor, and in close coordination with the Communication Specialist, you will be responsible for the design, formulation, management, execution, monitoring and evaluation of a behavioural change and social mobilization strategy, plan of action and programme activities in support of the country programme.
Advanced university degree in the social/behavioural sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research.*
Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the development, planning and management of social development programmes, including several years in developing countries, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.
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 communication for development, social mobilization and behavioural change.
Knowledge of and experience in emergency operations and management.
Knowledge of and skills in communication for development 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.
Fluency in English and Portuguese.
*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Key Expected Results:
Communication for Development strategy and plan of action strategically developed and formulated, and the implementation effectively managed, facilitated and executed for social and behavioural change in support of efficient and effective programme delivery.
Culturally relevant communication for development materials designed, pre-tested, and produced timely, meeting requirements and quality standards.
Strong partnerships with community groups, leaders and other partners in the community and civil society developed and enhanced for promotion of participation in social and behavioural changes supportive of programme goals.
Effective training materials and activities organized, developed and implemented to build capacity in participatory and behaviour communication at various government levels.
Technical support effectively provided with government counterparts in the development and effective use of communication for social development.
Monitoring and evaluation of programme activities and preparation of reports timely and properly undertaken. Findings, experiences, lessons learned, best practices and new methods effectively shared with government officials, programme staff, and other partners.
Budget properly planned, monitored and controlled, ensuring allocated funds optimally appropriated.
Has highest-level communication skills, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
Seeks and proposes opportunities for advancing UNICEF's mission.
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