Communication Development Consultant at The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Communication Development ConsultantJob Number: 504675 Locations: Maiduguri, Borno and YobeWork Type: ConsultancyScope of workA C4D Consultant based in Maiduguri Field Office to support the implementation of the C4D component of the ECHO project in both Borno and Yobe States.The position is expected to last for seven months (May to December 2017). The deliverables are articulated under item No.6 below.Programme ID & Specific Project Involved:Strengthening Access to Basic Education and Child Protection for Conflict Affected Children in Lake Chad Region. General Project Objective to which the Consultancy  is related:To strengthened the protective environment for children in affected communities through facility based and community based interventions.Outcome:Enabling boys and girls in NE Nigeria affected by the armed conflict acquire increased access to quality, inclusive and equitable education in a protective environment.Major Tasks to be accomplished)Under the supervision of the Chief of Field Office, the technical guidance of C4D Specialists and Education Specialists overseeing the project, the following roles shall be performed by the C4D Consultant:C4D Activities:Develop communication strategy aiming at children specifically girls in the targeted areas in consultation with UNICEF, MoE, and community and radio journalist.Translate the strategy into practice through measurable work plan.Develop communication products messaging the importance of girls education using faith based resources and culturally appropriate communicationImplement the activities in the work plan with the agreed time frame.Monitor and report results outputs.Review the communication including IEC materials and integrated lessons learnt into the communication strategy.Maintain proper documentation.Co-ordination and Partnerships:Co-ordinate with other sections of UNICEF including Child Protection, Procurement and Logistic that are involved in the project to ensure seamless implementation, keeping in view the mandate of the C4D componentLiaise with the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on the development of strategies and communication products, proposals, implementation of planned activities and timely retirement of funds advanced.Strengthen existing partnerships with the media, community, School Based Management Committees, Parent-Teachers’ Associations and other stakeholders, to make them work for the realisation of programme results for out of school children, especially girls.Fully participate in decision making processes relating to the project in the field office and in the two project states of Borno and Yobe, ensuring timely feedbackMaintain oversight over persons that may be engaged to implement any aspect of the C4D component in the field office and in the implementing states.Monitoring and Supervision:Develop and operate an effective system for monitoring the actual implementation of C4D component of the project to ensure that standards are maintained.Develop result based reporting for all activities implemented directly by UNICEF and coordinate with partners for timely quality reporting as well as provide timely quality inputs for donor reporting.Follow up on quick submission and prompt review of reports from SUBEB, the media and other parties that may be engaged to implement any aspect of the C4D component.Work Plans and Updates:Develop a work plan with monthly deliverables in consultation with the Chief of Field Office, and through the C4D Specialist in the Country Office overseeing the project with the C4D Manager.Provide weekly updates on progress to the Chief of Field Office and through the C4D Specialist to the C4D ManagerOthers:Perform any other role that may be assigned by the Chief of Field Office, the C4D Specialist or their assigned representatives.Prepare a report at the end of the project outlining key activities undertaken, challenges, lessons learnt and recommendationsEnd Product/Outputs:Submit monthly reports to C4D Manager including data on ECHO project activities copying Education ManagerSubmit monthly workplan /travel plan 

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