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VACANCY at UNICEF Indonesia Communication for Development Manager

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, a voice
Title: Communication for Development Manager
Level: P-4 (International Professional Category)
Type of Contract: Fixed-Term, Post #110808
Duration: Initial duration of 2 (two) years
Duty Station: Jakarta, Indonesia 
UNICEF Indonesia is looking for an outstanding manager who will lead a growing unit including both communication for development (C4D) and youth engagement portfolios. In addition to excellent managing skills, the candidate should have a well-rounded background in all aspects of communication for behaviour and social change in different settings, and a clear vision of what C4D should and could be in a country reaching upper middle-income status. The C4D unit is part of a broader multi-disciplinary team which is made up of four units: 1. Communication; 2. C4D; 3. Partnerships; 4. Digital, each led by a portfolio manager.

Under the general guidance of the Chief of Communication and in close coordination with the Chiefs of Programmes and key counterparts, the Communication for Development Manager oversees a unit that is responsible for the design, formulation, management, execution, monitoring and evaluation of behavioural change and social mobilization strategies, plans of action and programme activities, including meaningful child and young people engagement strategies.

For more information, visit the UNICEF Indonesia Country Office website:

Work Assignments:

1. Plan and implement Communication for Development strategies for behavioural changeDesigns, manages and facilitates the implementation of programme communication strategies, plans of action and activities for social and behavioural change in support of country programme delivery.
2. Social and Behaviour Change Communication materialsOrganizes the research, development, pre-testing, and production of culturally relevant communication materials.
3. Partnerships for social mobilizationDevelops and enhances strong partnerships with community groups, leaders and other partners in the community and civil society for promotion of participation in social and behavioural changes supportive of programme goals.
4. Capacity building supportDevelops training materials and activities to build capacity for participatory and behaviour change communication.
5. Coordination and collaboration with government and partners.Provides effective coordination and technical support to government counterparts and other partners in the development and strategic use of communication for social and behavioural change.
6. Monitoring and evaluationMonitors and evaluates programme activities and prepare monitoring and evaluation reports. Exchange findings, experiences, lessons learned and new methods with partners.
7. Budget planning and management of program fundsParticipates in the budget planning and ensure the compliance and the optimal appropriation of allocated programme funds.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • Advanced university degree* in the social/behavioural sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research.
  • Minimum eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the development, planning and management of social development programmes, including several years in developing countries, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia and another official UN language is considered as an asset.
(*First level of relevant university degree in combination with 10 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.)

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.
Core competencies required for this post are:
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others
  • Nurtures, leads and manages people
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