Work Type : Temporary Appointment
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The scale of needs resulting from the outflow of Venezuelans is rapidly surpassing the capacities of receiving countries, further straining already vulnerable host communities.
An estimated 2.6 million Venezuelans are currently living abroad, including nearly 2 million in countries within Latin America and the Caribbean.
Women, unaccompanied children and indigenous groups are particularly at risk of violence, discrimination, trafficking, exploitation and abuse.
More than 600,000 people are estimated to be in need of WASH services throughout the neighboring countries, and the health and nutrition situation of children and lactating women is also deteriorating due to the lack of available quality food and drinking water, and unsanitary conditions.
The dynamic and complex nature of population movements require ongoing monitoring and assessment and a differentiated and flexible response for the diverse group of vulnerable people.
UNICEF is scaling up its response to children and women on the move, prioritizing its response and scale up its capacities, field presence and programme activities inside Venezuela and bordering countries, while also providing advocacy and technical assistance to these and other receiving countries.
The regional strategy promotes cross-sectorial activities such as cash-based programming and community engagement, while also ensuring to link humanitarian and development activities to improve the resilience of communities.
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The Communication for Development Specialist reports to the head of section or Deputy Representative for general guidance and supervision.
The Specialist provides technical and operational support for developing a systematic, planned and evidence-based strategy and process for C4D as an integral part of programme development, planning and implementation.
Through communication and engagement, as well as the empowerment and participation of stakeholders, communities, children, civil society partners, and government counterparts, s / he promotes measurable behavioral and social change / mobilization.
This subsequently contributes to the achievement of sustainable and concrete results in improving children’s rights, survival and wellbeing in the country.
Summary of key functions / accountabilities :
1. Support to strategy design and development of C4D activities
Assess / synthesize qualitative and quantitative information, data and evidence to support the establishment of comprehensive and evidence-
based information for developing and planning the C4D component of the Country Programme of Cooperation (and UNDAF).
g. policies, gender / children inequality, cultural / social behavior etc) to ensure the successful and sustainable delivery of programme results and provide technical recommendations on approaches, strategies and plans of action for C4D to promote behavioral and social change.
2. Implementation of C4D activities
g. individuals, communities, government officials, partners, media etc). Recommend appropriate multiple media formats (e.
g. print, digital / social media, TV / Radio, Web, community networks, etc.). Oversee the production and implementation of multi-
media initiatives for compliance with targets and plans that integrate the latest evidence.
Develop / select materials and other communication tools for C4D events.
term / annual reviews to assess / report on efficacy / outcome of C4D on UNICEF and CO Strategic Plans / Goals. Recommend timely action to ensure the achievement of results as planned and allocated.
Integrate / disseminate lessons learned in development planning and improvements.
3. Technical and operational support
4. Advocacy, networking and partnership building
academia; social networks; celebrities, journalist, media, all sectors / levels of (socially aware) society and critical audience to reinforce cooperation and / or pursue opportunities for C4D advocacy to promote UNICEF mission and goals for child rights, social equity and inclusiveness.
agency partners / colleagues in the UNDAF planning and preparation of C4D advocacy and resource mobilization initiatives including emergencies.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
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 competencies required for this post are :
Functional Competencies :