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For overall direction and supervision, the SBC Polio Officer reports to the SBC Polio Manager. The Officer aids in the monitoring of the outcomes with a focus on the Central Region and supports the execution of the SBC Polio Strategy. The Officer will collaborate with the team, helping to develop the partners in the Polio program’s capacity, put community platform initiatives into action, produce communication materials, facilitate LTA activities, and report on the program’s progress. The SBC Officer fosters demonstrable behavioral and social change and mobilization that results in polio vaccination uptake through social mobilization and engagement, as well as the empowerment and participation of stakeholders, communities, children, civil society partners, and government counterparts.
- Closing Date: May 23, 2023
- Reference: 561841
- Number of Vacancies: 1
- Salary Range: As per the company salary scale
- Years of Experience: 2 years
- Probation Period: Not Specified
- Contract Duration: Not specified
- Contract Extensible: No
- Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree
- Work Type: Full Time
- Gender: Any
- It is necessary to have an advanced university degree (Master’s or above) in social and behavioral science, communication, public relations, or another pertinent discipline.
- It is necessary to have at least 2 years of relevant professional experience in at least one of the following fields: advocacy, public relations, or communication for development.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergencies is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to including everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
With regard to behavior that is incompatible with the goals and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, such as sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, misuse of power, and discrimination, UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy. UNICEF is dedicated to encouraging the safety and protection of all children. Therefore, all chosen applicants will go through thorough reference and background checks, and they will be required to follow these standards and ideals. Verification of academic credentials and job history will be part of background checks. It could be necessary to request more information from chosen applicants so that a background check can be done.
UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Medical clearance is required for UNICEF employment. For IP posts, the issuing of a visa by the host nation of the duty station is necessary. UNICEF will help with this. The obligation for immunization (vaccination), including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid), applies to appointments as well. Normally, government personnel who are being considered for employment with UNICEF must resign from their government in order to accept a position with UNICEF. If a visa, medical clearance, or required immunizations cannot be acquired within a reasonable amount of time for whatever reason, UNICEF retains the right to revoke an offer of employment without pay.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.