Community Development Officer, Pohnpei

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Federated States of Micronesia

City: Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Office: UNICEF in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Closing date: Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Temporary Appointment: Community Development Officer, No2 (#: 115669) Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia **Open to Micronesian nationals only**

Job no: 537940

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: Micronesia Division/Equivalent: Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand

School/Unit: Fiji (Pacific Islands) - MCP

Department/Office: Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Categories: 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.

And we never give up.

For every child, empowerment

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work to translate that commitment into practical action, especially for the most disadvantaged children.

In the Pacific we work in Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu: These 14 Pacific island countries are home to 2.3 million people, including 1.2 million children and youth, living on more than 660 islands and atolls stretching across 17.2 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean, an area comparable to the combined size of the United States of America and Canada.

UNICEF field offices are established in FSM, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands to support the multi-country programme in the Pacific region. This Communication for Development Officer post will be based in the North Pacific Field Office to support the team on communication for development and communication and advocacy activities.

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How can you make a difference?

The Communication for Development Officer reports to the Chief of Field Office (and second reporting line to Chief of C4D & Chief of Communication, Suva) for technical supervision and guidance.

There are two key areas of the role:

Provide technical and operational support on Communication for Development activities in FSM, Palau and RMI by administering, executing and implementing a variety of tasks to promote community engagement and participation, and measurable behavioural and social change/mobilization.

Assist in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating an advocacy and communication strategy to get children’s and women’s issues into the public domain in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives in the North Pacific, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Support to UNICEF Pacific communication, advocacy and communication for development strategies at country level

Advocacy, media management and partnership building

Tags c4d communication for development community development development strategies journalism knowledge management pacific ocean programme planning public domain public relations social change social development wellbeing

Capacity building and systems strengthening initiatives

Innovation, Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge management

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

A university degree in one of the following fields or relevant experience is required: social and behavioral science, sociology, communication, journalism, public relations or another relevant technical field.

A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: communication for development, communication, print and broadcast media, social development programme planning, advocacy or another related area.

Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency 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.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies of Nurtures, Leads and Manages People, Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness; Works Collaboratively with others; Builds and Maintains Partnerships; Innovates and Embraces Change; Thinks and Acts Strategically; Drives to achieve impactful results; Manages ambiguity and complexity

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.


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

Advertised: Feb 09 2021 West Pacific Standard Time Application close: Feb 23 2021 West Pacific Standard Time