New Opportunities at UNICEF Tanzania

Position: National Consultancy-Emergency Communication for Development (C4D) Officer, Mbeya and Zanzibar (Two Positions open to Tanzanian Nationals Only)
Job Number: 526858
Locations: Africa: Tanzania,Uni.Re
Work Type : Consultancy

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.
For every child, Advocates
A series of localized emergencies happen in Tanzania every year requiring a timely and appropriate response. Small to medium scale emergencies, both natural and man-made hazards including drought, floods, refugee influxes, earthquakes and epidemics often affect livelihoods, destroy infrastructure and cause food insecurity and health problems. Moreover, climate change, deforestation and manipulation of natural drainage channels have increased the risk of floods and displacement of people, changing weather patterns and consequent uncertainties, particularly to farmers. The country has experienced periodic cholera outbreaks, including a widespread outbreak since August 2015 until 2019. In May 2019, Tanzania was exposed to a threat of Cyclone Kenneth which posed a potential threat to some regions in the southern regions mainly Mtwara, Lindi and Ruvuma.
Tanzania is one of the five countries (Angola, Central Africa Republic (CAR), Republic of Congo, and Zambia) classified as priority 2 by WHO as being exposed to potential risk of cross border contamination of EVD from DRC. Countries prioritized as level 1 are; Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda. Currently there is no EVD reported in Tanzania, however, there is a high likelihood of EVD importation into the country from DRC or any other neighboring countries through both formal and porous borders due to social-cultural and economic cross border movements among these countries.
It is therefore critical to step up Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) interventions at national level to ensure preparedness to reach and engage with communities with life-saving information and facilitate adoption of healthy behaviours.
How can you make a difference?
• Support Health Promotion Coordinators in establishing/re-activating social mobilization coordination mechanisms at regional and district level, and facilitate ongoing support
• Conduct mapping of key partners and actors ad different levels
• Facilitate RCCE planning at regional levels and district levels as needed
• Facilitate rapid behavioural assessments relevant for emergency preparedness in Risk Communication/Community Engagement
• Mapping and identification of key community structures and channels for community mobilization and engagement
• Support building capacity for social mobilization among local influencers, CBOs and social networks
• Develop distribution plan of multi-media IEC material and messages Ensure appropriate placement of SBCC messages as materials in appropriate channels
• Support Monitoring, reporting and supportive supervision of RCCE actions
o qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…• University degree in the fields of Social/Behavioral sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, community development, Public Health, Health Education).
• Knowledge of public health and one or more other relevant areas (e.g.: community engagement, behavior change, health promotion, community development, education, etc.)
• Experience in SBCC, and emergencies, including disease outbreak communication, Risk Communication and Community Engagement Community Outreach, Capacity building and Monitoring and evaluation
Successful applicants will be Tanzanian nationals fulfilling the qualification requirements;
• Knowledge of public health and one or more other relevant areas (e.g.: behavior change, health promotion, community development, education, etc.)
• Experience and understanding of hygiene promotion and community mobilization in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene activities.
• A minimum of 4-5 years of relevant experience with either the UN and/or NGO.
Fluency in English (verbal and written).
Once vetted, candidates with suitable profiles will be included in the RRM Roster to be considered for short term (1-6 Months) emergency assignments as needed. Successful candidates who are being considered for emergency assignments at UNICEF will receive e-mail queries of interest and availability from UNICEF Tanzania HR team.

Deliverables
Successful applicants will be Tanzanian nationals fulfilling the qualification requirements;
• Knowledge of public health and one or more other relevant areas (e.g.: behavior change, health promotion, community development, education, etc.)
• Experience and understanding of hygiene promotion and community mobilization in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene activities.
• A minimum of 4-5 years of relevant experience with either the UN and/or NGO.
Fluency in English (verbal and written).
Opening Date Fri Oct 04 2019 17:10:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time) E. Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Fri Oct 18 2019 23:55:00

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