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National Consultancy Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Consultant, 100 working days, Req. #553546 (For Pakistan Nationals Only)

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Industry:
N.G.O./Social Services
Total Position:
1
Job Type:
Consultant
Department:
UNICEF
Apply By:
Aug 10, 2022
Posted On:
Aug 2, 2022
Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the worlds toughest places, to reach the worlds 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. 

And we never give up. 

For every child, a safe home!

Pakistan was the sixth country in the world to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, less than one year after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. However, children and adolescents living in Pakistan still face acute challenges.

In particular, UNICEF will work so that:

  • Every child survives and thrives -- being in good health, immunized, protected from polio and accessing nutritious food.
  • Every child learns.
  • Every child is protected from violence and exploitation and registered at birth.
  • Every child lives in a safe and clean environment, with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

To learn more about UNICEFs work in Pakistan, please visit the country website www.unicef.org/pakistan and videos on YouTube and Vimeo

In particular, UNICEF will work so that:

  • Every child survives and thrives -- being in good health, immunized, protected from polio and accessing nutritious food.
  • Every child learns.
  • Every child is protected from violence and exploitation and registered at birth.
  • Every child lives in a safe and clean environment, with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

To learn more about UNICEFs work in Pakistan, please visit the country website www.unicef.org/pakistan and videos on YouTube and Vimeo

How can you make a difference? 

The development of SBCC strategy is a full-time task and requires a dedicated consultant to liaise with MoNHSR&C and its line departments as well as other technical partner organizations and donors. The consultant will work closely with the Ministry staff and partners to achieve the tasks (Mentioned in the work assignment overview).

  1. Support in notification of a Communication Committee with all relevant stakeholders to provide strategic guidance and technical oversight in development of a Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategy for UHC and PHC.
  2. Mapping and analysis of existing communication strategies for each line department and the community engagement component of UHC and PHC.
  3. Conduct desk review of the available resources and focus group discussions to know about the intended audience, level of knowledge, their beliefs and attitudes, channels through which they receive and act on information and the barriers to adopt new health behaviors.
  4. Conduct rapid assessment using social data to map existing communication and community engagement landscape and assess current state of public and key stakeholders perception of the health sector to support development of the SBCC strategy.  
  5. Identification, mapping and analysis of target audiences and channels/platforms for two-way communication.
  6. Development of a SBCC Strategy linked to UHC and PHC that encompasses the broader work of all attached departments/Programmes, especially around Reproductive, Maternal Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition (RMNCHN), Communicable Diseases, Non-Communicable Diseases and Health Access as per UHC key domains and indicators.
  7. Support provincial counterparts in drafting and finalizing provincial SBCC strategies (for UHC and PHC) linked to the national strategy & Submission of final provincial SBCC Strategies after incorporating feedback from key stakeholders.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have 

  • An advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in one of the following fields is required: Social and Behaviour science, anthropology, sociology, psychology, communication, public relations, public health, or other related social science. 
  • *A first University Degree (bachelor's) in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A Minimum of eight years of professional experience in areas of social development programme planning, SBCC / C4D, public advocacy / related areas at the international / large organization some of which preferably were served in a developing country is required.
  • Should have a strong understanding and experience of SBCC Strategy development.
  • Have in depth understanding of different health programmes and Health system of Pakistan
  • Recognized abilities to organize and implement planning workshops in strategic communications, participatory approaches, and evaluation of communication interventions.
  • Knowledge of current developments in the fields of communication for development, adult learning, media, community organization and participation.
  • Strong analytical and professional report writing skills and experience using quantitative and qualitative data
  • Proven leadership skills with strong linkages with provincial and regional health departments and other stakeholders.
  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency in Urdu is considered as an advantage. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate

  • UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust,  Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS).
  • To view our competency framework, please visit here.
  • 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.

 NOTE:

  • Estimated Duration: 100 days, estimate starting date: 25 August, 2022
  • This is a home based assignment and the duty station is Islamabad with visits to provinces / federating areas for consultations
  • The consultancy is at a senior level. 
  • Applicants are requested to submit a financial quotation indicating daily fee or a lump sum amount for the whole assignment as part of the application against each deliverable.
  • HEC Attested and verified degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. Candidates will be required to present attested and verified degrees.
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.

Remarks:  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered staff members under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEFs policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (if applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

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