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Programme Communication Specialist, Immunization
Temporary Fixed Term (TFT) ( firstshift )
in the social/behavoural sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education) with emphasis on participatory communication interventions.
5 Years(Progressively responsible work experience in the planning and management of social development programmes, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning process)
- Works in close collaboration with UNICEF and government immunization and partner counterparts to lead the development and facilitate the implementation of evidence driven communication plans of action aiming at: (a) behaviour development/change at the individual/household levels; (b) social mobilization of civil society organizations; and (c) increased community participation in immunization programmes. The plan must take into consideration the campaign and surveillance data to underpin communication activities; monitors compliance and provides support and guidance to ensure objectives are met. This includes performance planning, monitoring and appraisal.
Leads the development of the overall work plan for immunization activities, monitors compliance and provides support and guidance to ensure objectives are met. This includes performance planning, monitoring and appraisal. Plans and monitors the use of budgetary resources.
Provide technical support to district communications support officers in the high risk districts, and other district staff to ensure communications strategies are in place in the high risk districts and Union Councils. Plans must address the appropriate challenges based on the analysis of campaign and surveillance data.
Develops partnerships with individuals, groups and organizations whose support is essential to ensuring support for immunization, particularly 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.
Monitor implementation of communication activities for immunization and other relevant issues by reviewing progress and identifying constraints through field visits, consultation with government counterparts, partner, community and UNICEF staff. Responsible for producing a monthly progress report which will be shared with the provincial and national level team.
Lead the technical cooperation meetings on communications and undertake follow-up action and related to implementation of the communication activities.
Plan and prepare for an emergency situation.
- Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
- Ability to work in an international or multicultural environment.
- Knowledge of computer systems and applications
- Ability for analytical, independent work in an organized manner.
- Ability to draft clearly and concisely on technical issues with creative expression.
- Skills in interpersonal and other forms of communication.
- Ability to coordinate research, analyzes, evaluate and synthesize information.
- Participatory training/facilitation skills desirable.