Communication for Development Officer, Tripoli, Libya

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Libya

City: Tripoli, Libya

Office: UNICEF Tripoli, Libya

Grade: NO-A

Closing date: Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Communication for Development Officer , NO-A, Temporary Appointment, Tripoli Libya

Job no: 539073

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: Libya Division/Equivalent: Amman(MENA)

School/Unit: Libya

Department/Office: Tripoli, Libyan Arab Rep.

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, hope

The COVID-19 morbidity and mortality rate have steadily increased in 2021. The deterioration in the healthcare system has hampered efforts to control COVID-19. Existing treatment and testing facilities are predominately located in Tripoli and Benghazi; large areas of Libya are without access to services. Significant gaps in the availability of Personal Protective Equipment as well as inadequate measures to prevent and control transmission have resulted high healthcare worker transmission rates. Risk Communication and Community Engagement are vital to stopping further transmission, but local capacity is limited.

Purpose for the job: The Officer provides technical and operational support to the supervisor and internal colleagues by administering, executing and implementing a variety of tasks to promote community engagement and participation, and measurable behavioral and social change/mobilization, requiring the application of technical and theoretical skills and the study of organizational goals, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

How can you make a difference?

Support to strategy design and development of C4D activities

Research and/or participate in conducting comprehensive C4D situation analysis of social, cultural, economic, communication and political issues in the country/region. Collect and synthesize qualitative and quantitative information and data to support the establishment of comprehensive and evidence-based information for developing and planning the C4D component of the Country Programmes of Cooperation (and UNSF). â-ª Collect, draft and/or organize materials and related documentations for C4D strategies and plans (as a component of the CO and/or UNSF Programmes) to ensure optimum impact, scale and sustainability of achievements/results. â-ª Assess and/or recommend appropriate information and materials for C4D initiatives verifying accuracy and quality for dissemination. â-ª Assess the impact of C4D activities on the CO and UNICEF goals to achieve measureable behavioral and social change resulting in the improvement of children’s rights and wellbeing. Submit qualitative report/synthesis of results for development planning and improvement.

Support to the implementation of C4D activities

Collaborate with internal and external partners to provide operational and technical support to the design of C4D strategies, and research, develop, test, produce and use quality C4D materials and/or organize events and activities to ensure maximum outreach and impact on behavioral and social change of target audience. â-ª Provide technical, administrative and logistical support and background materials to carry out C4D activities and recommend operational strategies, approaches, plans, methods and procedures. â-ª Assess and recommend potential contacts, networks, resources and tools to support the maximum impact and outreach of C4D initiatives. â-ª Follow up on the production of C4D materials to ensure technical quality, consistency and relevancy of communications materials that are developed, produced and disseminated to target audience (e.g. individuals, communities, government officials, partners, media etc). â-ª Collect, assess and organize information for budget planning and management of programme funds and prepare documentations and related materials for financial plan for C4D initiatives. Monitor/track the use of resources as planned and verify compliance with organizational guidelines, rules and regulations and standards of ethics and transparency.

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Advocacy, networking and partnership building

Build and maintain partnerships through networking and proactive collaboration with national and international civil society organizations, community groups, leaders and other critical partners in the community and civil society to reinforce cooperation through engagement, empowerment and self determination and to pursue opportunities for greater advocacy to promote UNICEF’s mission and goals for child rights, social equity and inclusiveness.

Collaborate with internal global/regional communication partners to harmonize, link and/or coordinate messaging to enhance C4D outreach and contribution to programmatic outcomes.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Institutionalize/share best practices and knowledge learned/products with global/local partners and stakeholders to build capacity of practitioners/users, and disseminate lessons learned to key audiences including donors and partners. â-ª Support the organization, administration and implementation of capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders/partners across programme sectors in C4D planning, implementation and evaluation in support of programmes/projects. Develop training materials for training activities, and revise them periodically for improvements and updates.

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.


A minimum of one year of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: social development programme planning, communication for development, public advocacy or another related area. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. 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, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Core Competencies

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1) â-ª Works Collaboratively with others (1) â-ª Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1) â-ª Innovates and Embraces Change (1) â-ª Thinks and Acts Strategically (1) â-ª Drive to achieve impactful results (1) â-ª Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

Functional Competencies: â-ª Persuading and influencing (1) â-ª Applying technical expertise (1) â-ª Learning and researching (2) â-ª Planning and organizing (2)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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: Mar 24 2021 E. Europe Standard Time Application close: Apr 06 2021 E. Europe Daylight Time

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