Job at UNICEF : Communication for Development Specialist, Fixed-Term, NO-3, Post # 00107209, Kigali, Rwanda (For Rwandans Only) (Deadline: 18 July 2018)

Job at UNICEF : Communication for Development Specialist, Fixed-Term, NO-3, Post # 00107209, Kigali, Rwanda (For Rwandans Only) (Deadline: 18 July 2018)

Job at UNICEF : Communication for Development Specialist, Fixed-Term, NO-3, Post # 00107209, Kigali, Rwanda (For Rwandans Only) (Deadline: 18 July 2018)

Communication for Development Specialist, Fixed-Term, NO-3, Post # 00107209, Kigali, Rwanda (For Rwandans Only)


Job Number: 514343
Locations: Africa: Rwanda
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff


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, Equity


The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens, not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.


How can you make a difference?


The Communication for Development (C4D) Specialist provides technical and operational support in the development of a systematic, planned and evidence-based strategy and process for C4D as an integral part of nutrition program development, planning and implementation to promote measurable behavioral and social change/mobilization through communication, engagement, empowerment and participation of stakeholders, partners constituents, communities and civil society to achieve successful and sustainable concrete results on improving children rights, survival and wellbeing in the country.


Main responsibilities include:



    • The C4D Specialist will support the nutrition section in formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of tailor made C4D activities to ensure delivery and accomplishment of program goals and objectives, with a specific focus on improving behavior change communication for improved nutrition practices.




    • The C4D specialist will be mainly supporting the nutrition section in the development and implementation of innovative social and behavior change communication strategies to improve specifically Maternal, Infant and Young Child Feeding (MIYCF) practices with a focus on complementary feeding and emphasizing on strengthening interpersonal communication interventions.




    • The C4D specialist will provide effective coordination and technical support to government counterparts and other partners in the development and strategic use of communication for social development. S/he will work with other programs to ensure integrated C4D approaches as appropriate. S/he will work to address gaps so that interventions to promote MIYCF have the required scope, scale and intensity to achieve the desired impact translating knowledge into practices at household and community level.



To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have



    • An Advanced University Degree in social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public relations or other related social science field is required.


    • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in areas of social development program planning, communications and development, public advocacy and/or related areas at the international and/or large organization some of which preferably were served in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in related areas in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.


    • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset



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.


The technical competencies required for this post are:



    • Leading and supervising (I)


    • Formulating strategies/concepts (II)


    • Relating and networking (II)


    • Persuading and influencing (II)


    • Applying technical expertise (II)


    • Entrepreneurial thinking (II)



View our competency framework at


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.




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


How To Apply


To apply for this job, please CLICK HERE


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


Opening Date Fri Jul 06 2018 09:00:00 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time) South Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Wed Jul 18 2018 23:55:00 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)


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