United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Posted Job
8 months ago

Communication for Development (C4D) Officer (Nutrition), NO-2, Fixed Term (1 Year)

Exciting opportunity to work for UNICEF under the Nutrition section with a focus on Communication for Development (C4D).

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.

Children deserve the best and we never give up.

For every child, NUTRITION.

The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.

To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit https://www.unicef.org/zambia/ .

How can you make a difference?

Join our dynamic team in UNICEF Zambia to work with the Nutrition Section. The Communication for Development Officer reports to the Chief of Nutrition for supervision and guidance with oversight of the C4D Manager and Chief SPR given the strong link between Social Cash Transfer linked to 1000 days in the nutrition SCT pilot project with a strong C4D component. The Officer will provide technical and operational support to the Nutrition Section by administering, implementing, monitoring and/or evaluating a variety of C4D initiatives and activities to promote community engagement and participation, and measurable behavioral and social change/mobilization, requiring the application of technical and theoretical skills and thorough knowledge of organizational goals, rules, regulations, policies and procedures to complete tasks

Summary Of Key Functions/accountabilities

Support to implementation of C4D activities

Advocacy, networking and partnership building

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Facilitate community engagement and participation based on participatory planning

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public relations or another relevant technical field. An advanced university degree in social/behavioural sciences/ communication studies and/or human resource development is an added advantage communication, public relations or another relevant technical field.

A minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required:

  • A social development programme planning with emphasis of community engagement and participatory planning, communication for development, public advocacy or another related area.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. A Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication (II), Working with People (I) and Drive for Results (I).
  • The functional competencies required for this post are:
  • Formulating strategies/concepts
  • Relating and networking
  • Persuading and influencing
  • Applying technical expertise
  • Learning and researching
  • Planning and organizing

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.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

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