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Communication for Development Specialist

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the world's leading organization working for the rights of children, is seeking to recruit a Communication for Development Specialist for Patna office.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Office, the incumbent works at the State and District level and take leadership and sector specific guidance from the Programme Communication Section and other relevant Technical Centres of Excellence. He/ She will be responsible to lead the design, management, monitoring and evaluation of strategic communication for behavior and community-led social change communication strategies in support of the UNICEF country programmes.

Minimum Requirements:
Advanced university degree in the Social/ Behavioral Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health, Education, or other fields related to the work of UNICEF. Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in the design, planning and management of strategic communication programmes. Training in current developments in the fields of media, communication for development theory and research, behavioural and social sciences, participatory planning and processes; as also strategic communication planning, behaviour analysis, formative research and evaluation of communication interventions. Experience and knowledge of programme communication design and implementation for behavior and social change, social mobilization and advocacy. Experience in inter-disciplinary approach in strategic communication with knowledge of UN and/or UNICEF's work in humanitarian action. Fluency in oral and written English language. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.

For more details of the post, visit the UNICEF India website at and click on the "careers at UNICEF" at the bottom of the page.

Application consisting of a cover letter and an up-to-date CV should be sent by email. by 26th January 2011. in order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please mention the title and location of the post i.e. Communication for Development Specialist - Patna in the subject line of your e-mail/application. Only applications of short-listed candidates will be acknowledge. This vacancy is open to Indian nationals only.

UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment.
Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

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