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UNICEF Ghana  Urgent Job Opportunities Accra, Ghana-2020

UNICEF Ghana  urgent job opportunities for

  1. National Individual Contractor- C4D Research and Knowledge Management, Accra, Ghana.
  2. National Consultant (Yellow Fever C4D Strategy), Accra, Ghana

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.

  1. National Individual Contractor– C4D Research and Knowledge Management, Accra, Ghana.
Job no: 533433
Position type: Consultancy
Location: Ghana
Division/Equivalent: Dakar (WCAR), Senegal
School/Unit: Ghana
Department/Office: Accra, Ghana
Categories: Communication for Development (C4D)

How can you make a difference?

The incumbent would be an experienced and competent professional to support the C4D Unit in the design of tools and roll out of research for C4D interventions, strengthen project knowledge management by putting in place of a robust M&E system and E-library, conduct data mining as well as provide co-ordination for field visits and monitoring of behaviour and social change communication interventions aimed at development practices in line with the UNICEF Country Programme Document.

Tasks to be completed-UNICEF Ghana     

  • Manage C4D-related research and integration of its results to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of C4D interventions.
  • Work with UNICEF, NGOs and other partners to complete and validate list of successful SBCC interventions.
  • Collect regular field data to assess project results and impacts on C4D strategies and activities for analysis and improvement of measurable behavioral and social change in interventions.
  • Provide technical expertise to the development and roll out of communication package for an evidence-based Behavior and Social Change Communication Strategy following research on ECD and Positive Parenting.
  • Provide SBCC technical expertise for technology- based partners (Viamo, Savana Signatures, Literacy Bridge) to use new technology and other available innovative communication platforms to achieve maximum C4D impacts, including generating quality data for participatory engagement with participants such as adolescents, young people and caregivers.
  • Contribute to the development and organization of training/orientation activities on research for government stakeholder, CSOs and other partners at national and sub-national levels as required.

Collaborate with internal and external partners to provide research expertise and other 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 impact on behavioral and social change of target audience.

  • Deliverables and time frame for submission

The contract will cover the period of August 2020 – July 2021 for 11.5 months shown in the table below

Task no Expected deliverable Specific Key deliverables
1 Manage C4D-related research and integration of its results to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of C4D interventions. Development of a C4D research protocol that includes data sources, interviews and focus groups plans and other instruments.

M&E framework developed with programme indicators updated quarterly for data analytics and reporting.

Support for the organisation of the internal reflection workshop to guide integration of C4D research  in programme activities.

2 Provide technical expertise to the development and roll out of communication package for an evidence-based Behavior and Social Change Communication Strategy following research on ECD and Positive Parenting. Development of SBCC plan and information package on ECD and Positive Parenting based on the recent study.  

Coordination of implementation and dissemination of the materials  

3 Work with UNICEF, NGOs and other partners to complete and validate list of successful SBCC interventions. Analysis of C4D-related interventions across UNICEF Ghana  to determine how they have changed and sustained changes on behaviour and social change dynamics.
4 Collect regular field data to assess project results and impacts on C4D strategies and activities for analysis and improvement of measurable behavioral and social  change in interventions. Data collection through field work, online meetings, interviews with key partners, meetings with stakeholders, focus group discussions, site visits, etc.
`5 Provide SBCC technical expertise for technology- based partners (Viamo, Savana Signatures, Literacy Bridge) to use new technology and other available innovative communication platforms to achieve maximum C4D impacts, including generating quality data for participatory engagement with participants such as adolescents, young people and caregivers. At least three knowledge briefs completed based on data generated from C4D interventions including adolescents and innovation interventions.

Two adolescents participatory content workshops held in the southern and Northern zones to harmonize C4D messaging and summary of recommendations are prepared.

6 Contribute to the development and organization of training/orientation activities on research for government stakeholders, CSOs and other partners at national and sub-national levels as required. Two knowledge exchange workshops on best practice in SBCC and C4D approaches for key stakeholders.

Coordination of regular exchange of lessons learnt on SBCC across key government and NGOs partners.

7 Collaborate with internal and external partners to provide research expertise and other technical support to the design of C4D strategies, and research, develop, test.

 

Support the country office with the evidence generation, with a focus on roll out of behaviour change interventions and relevant studies.

Produce and use quality C4D materials and/or organize events and activities to ensure maximum impact on behavioral and social change of target audience as necessary.

8 Final report submitted with overall summary of the consultancy work including case study, lessons learnt and recommendations Final report
  • Official travel involved:

In view of the current COVID-19 travel restrictions, and when UNICEF vehicle is available for the consultant’s field travels outside Accra, all UN protocol procedure and clearances must be confirmed prior to commencing travel. In the event that UNICEF vehicle is not available, the consultant may be reimbursed the cost for such field visits based on pre-agreed lumpsum.  A travel plan and all travel related costs must be pre-agreed with supervisor and in consultation with the Admin section.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in the social/behavioural sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, development studies, community-based development) or in a related field with emphasis on participatory communication, communication planning, social mobilization.
  • Five years relevant professional experience in Social and Behavioral Change Communication project design and implementation, research and training’s as well as M&E for behavior change impacts
  • Technical knowledge and experience in at least one technical areas of childhood development (child health and nutrition, education, child protection, social services for children and families) is an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven skills in networking, advocacy and capacity building.
  • 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 in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

 

The functional competencies required for this post are…

 

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

 

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 UNICEF’s 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.

Application requirement:

In addition to your application, please upload an updated CV and a two -page write up of how you will carry out this assignment.  Please indicate your monthly professional fee in GHC.

 

2. National Consultant (Yellow Fever C4D Strategy), Accra, Ghana

Job no: 533435
Position type: Consultancy
Location: Ghana
Division/Equivalent: Dakar (WCAR), Senegal
School/Unit: Ghana
Department/Office: Accra, Ghana
Categories: Communication for Development (C4D)

How can you make a difference?

The main purpose of this assignment is to develop a communications strategy on Yellow fever catch-up campaign for the GHS – EPI and HPD as UNICEF support for combatting the resurgence of Yellow Fever through the promotion of a nationwide immunization campaign in 87 Districts. The communication strategy will set the framework for nationwide SBCC activities including community engagement, social mobilization, advocacy for Yellow Fever immunization catch-up.

Tasks to be completed        

The Communications Consultant will support the development of an evidenced-based communication strategy which will be implemented by the GHS-EPI and HPD in collaboration with UNICEF:

  1. Conduct a desk review of documents, literature and best practice on Yellow fever outbreaks campaigns in Ghana and other countries.
  2. Conduct interviews and focus groups around knowledge and perceptions with population  to inform the communication actions.
  3. Gather inputs and recommendations and engage UNICEF key EPI and HPD partners for the development of the strategy.
  4. Develop a communication strategy including messages, channels and tools to be used in the campaign.
  5. Facilitate a validation workshop with the GHS-EPI and HPD key staff as well as relevant stakeholders to input into the strategy.
  6. Draft a plan to launch and support implementation of the Yellow Fever Catch up campaign including technical support the design, development, pre-testing, production, printing, and dissemination of campaign materials.
  7. Map key stakeholders of the campaign (community groups, leaders and other partners in the community and civil society) and develop partnerships.
  8. Incorporate all recommendations and suggestions appropriately and submit 2 hard copies of the communication strategy and an electronic copy sent through email.
  9. Support the monitoring and evaluation of campaign activities.
  10. Support the documentation of a case study on the campaign. 

 

Deliverables and time frame for submission

The contract will cover the period of August to November 2020 for 55 days within 4 months as shown in the table below

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Task

Deliverable

Time frame

1 Desk review of documents, literature and best practice on Yellow fever outbreaks campaigns in Ghana and other countries  Review report with situation analysis, lessons learned and best practices on immunization campaigns 5 days
2 Conduct interviews and focus groups around knowledge and perceptions with population  to inform the communication actions. Summary of key insights of the population 5 days
3 Gather inputs and recommendations and engage UNICEF key EPI and HPD partners for the development of the strategy. List of stakeholders’ recommendations 5 days
4 Develop the communication strategy

 

 Draft strategy  including messages, channels and tools to be used in the campaign. 10 days
5 Facilitate a validation workshop with the GHS-EPI and HPD key staff as well as relevant stakeholders to input into the strategy.  Workshop report and finalized strategy 5 days
6 Draft plan to launch and implement the Yellow Fever Catch up campaign communication strategy and   support the design, development, pre-testing, production, printing, and dissemination of campaign materials. Communication plan

Launch programme and invitations.

15 days
7 Support the monitoring and evaluation of campaign activities. Monitoring reports 6 days
8 Support the documentation of case study on the campaign. Case study 1 day
9 Finalize and submit final report with copies of the communication strategy Final report and Strategy Document 3 days
TOTAL 55 days

 

 Supervision and reporting arrangement

The incumbent will be under the direct supervision of the C4D Specialist, Unit Head.  The consultant will be expected to bi-weekly updates and aside reports on deliverables.

 Payment Schedule 

The consultant will receive based on the following deliverable

20% of total payment after delivering task 1-4

30% of total payment after delivering task 5

40% of payment after delivering task 6

10% of payment after task 7-9

  • Timeframe

The contract duration is 55 days within 4 months and expected to commence in August 2020.

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

    • Masters degree in Communication or other related social science discipline.
    • At least 5 years working experience in a development field with 3 years relating to social and behaviour change communication strategy development, curriculum or participatory approaches is required, modules development and deployment, and design and implementation of blended learning systems, in field and institutional settings
    • Extensive hands-on experience and knowledge of learning systems in health promotion, EPI very desirable.
    • Experience in managing the development and deployment of behaviour change communication training courses/ modules and systems desirable
    • Experience related to a global learning management system desirable.
    • Understanding of programming and project management concepts for health promotion EPI, including demand creation and generation; gender analysis etc. would be an asset.
    • Please identify competencies required for e.g. Excellent verbal and written communication (English), coordination, facilitation, analyzing etc.
  • 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 in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

 

The functional competencies required for this post are…

 

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

 

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 UNICEF’s 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.

 

Application method. Please attach to your application and CV, a two paged document of how you intend to carry out this tasks. Please indicate your proposed daily professional fee in Ghana Cedis.

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