Sep 262019

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 09 Oct 2019

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, an advocate !

The Communication for Development Officer (Temporary Appointment), under the general supervision of the Communication for Development Specialist – Fixed Term and in close collaboration with UNICEF, government, WHO PEI and other partner counterparts provides technical and operational support to the C4D Specialist and internal colleagues by administering, implementing, monitoring and/or evaluating a variety of C4D initiatives and activities to promote community engagement and participation, and measurable behavioral and social change/mobilization in support of the Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) and immunization objectives in Sindh. Particular focus will be on ensuring that all high-risk Districts and Union Councils have communications plans in place which are based on the available epidemiological/surveillance data, campaign results and other data to improve vaccine acceptance and subsequently contributes to polio campaign efforts in reducing missed children towards achievement of Polio eradication in Pakistan.

How can you make a difference?


  • Support development and facilitate implementation of evidence driven communication plans of action aiming at: (a) behavior development/change at the individual/household levels; (b) social mobilization of civil society organizations; and (c) increased community participation in PEI programmes.
  • Collect, synthesize, draft and/or organize materials and related documentations for evidence-based C4D strategies and plans (as a component of NEAP and CO Programmes) to ensure optimum impact, scale and sustainability of achievements/results.
  • Support the C4D Specialist (FT) in the development of the overall work plan for PEI activities, monitors compliance and provides support and guidance to ensure objectives are met. This includes performance planning, monitoring and appraisal.
  • Provides technical support to communication personnel in COMNet and CBV high risk Districts, to ensure communication strategies are in place in the high-risk Districts and Union Councils. Plans must address appropriate challenges based on analysis of campaign and surveillance data in Sindh.
  • Develops partnerships with individuals, groups and organizations whose support is essential to ensuring support for high risk groups for PEI, achieving advocacy and communication objectives. Focus is on strengthening their capacity through appropriate advocacy and communication training, access to updated information, supplies and equipment and through experience-sharing.
  • Monitors implementation of communication activities for PEI and other relevant issues by reviewing progress and identifying constraints through review of monitoring reports field visits, consultation with government counterparts, partner, and community and UNICEF staff in Sindh. Responsible for producing a monthly progress report which will be shared with the supervisor. Update Provincial Emergency Operation Center (PEOC) on progress and challenges for communication.
  • Share best practices and knowledge learned/products with partners and stakeholders to build capacity of practitioners/users and disseminate products to key audiences including partners.
  • Support the organization, administration and implementation of capacity building initiatives, including partnerships with training and academic institutions, to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders/partners across programme sectors in C4D planning, implementation and evaluation in support of programmes/projects. Develop training materials for training activities, and revise and update them as necessary.
  • Assess and recommend potential contacts, networks, resources and tools to support maximum impact and outreach of C4D initiatives.
  • Support the section in review of the content of mass media promotion material, Information Education and Communication Material and technical presentations.
  • Plan and prepare for an emergency situation.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


    A university degree in one of the following fields is required: social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public health, public relations or another relevant technical field related with communication, participatory communication, communication planning, social mobilization, participatory research, training and impact evaluation of communication interventions.


    A minimum of 2 Years (Two years) progressively responsible professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: planning and management of social development programme planning, communication for development, public advocacy, adaptation and application of communication planning to specific programmes, social research, public health programming, communication for development, or another related area.

    Knowledge and experience of the PEI programme and relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.


    Fluency in written and spoken English and Urdu is required.

    Knowledge of other local language is considered as an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Core Values

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability
  • Core competencies

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (I)
  • Drive for results (I)
  • Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating strategies/concepts (I)
  • Relating and networking (I)
  • Persuading and influencing (I)
  • Applying technical expertise (I)
  • Learning and researching (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)
  • View our competency framework at

    Interested in finding out more?

    You will have a rewarding experience working with a dynamic, diverse and committed staff who are making a difference in saving lives and building a better future for Every Child in Pakistan.

    To know more about UNICEFs work in Pakistan, visit the country

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    UNICEF has recently become the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification – the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace. UNICEF’s commitment to EDGE reaffirms our pledge to gender equality and inclusion all UNICEF staff worldwide.

    To learn more about UNICEF’s EDGE certification, you may viewthis video.

    This certification recognizes UNICEF’s commitment to achieving significant milestones in gender equality for all its staff, including strong gender balance at all levels of the organization, pay equity, a solid framework of policies and practices, and an inclusive workplace culture.

    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’s most important asset is our staff. Gender diversity and equal opportunities for men and women is not only a matter of rights. It makes us more effective as an organization. Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director.

    Our workplace policies promote flexible work arrangements, to support all staff in maintaining a healthy life balance, both in and out of the office.

    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.


    – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    -HEC Attested Degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present HEC attested degrees/certificates.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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