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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the world's leading organization working for the rights of children, invites applications for the following Temporary appointment positions.

Communication for Development Specialist
Duration: 364 Days
Duty Station: New Delhi

Under the daily supervision of the WASH Specialist and in consultation with the Communication for Development (CAD) section, the incumbent is responsible to provide strategic guidance, technical inputs and design and production oversight for UNICIEF's WASH communication interventions in child environment programme and for supporting the Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Drinking Water Supply's relevant behavioral change programmes and initiatives.

Minimum Requirements: Advanced university degree in the social/ behavioural sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education, communication) with emphasis on participatory communication, communication planning, social mobilization, participatory research, training and impact evaluation of communication interventions. Minimum five years progressively responsible work experience in the planning and management of social development programmes, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes, especially sanitation and hygiene. Experience in life skills education and peer-to-peer approaches preferred. Knowledge of current developments in the fields of communication theory, motivational psychology, adult learning theory, indigenous media, community organization and participation. Drive for Results. Training in strategic communication planning, behaviour analysis, formative research and evaluation of communication interventions. Current expert knowledge of latest developments and issues related to water, sanitation and hygiene. Proven skills in communication, networking, advocacy and negotiation. Ability to organize and implement training, including development of curricula and methodologies. Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form. Knowledge of computer systems and applications. Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization. Fluency in English and Hindi in speaking, reading and writing essential. knowledge of other main Indian languages 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. This vacancy is for Indian nationals only. Applications consisting of a conversing letter; an up-to-date CV and a completed consisting of a conversing letter; an up-to-date CV and a completed Personal History form (which can be downloaded from should be send within two weeks of publication of this advertisment. In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly indicate the following on the subject line of your email application: "Application for Communication for Development Specialist".

Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged

"Those who applied against our advertisement on need not apply again.

UNICEF is a non-smoking working development.

Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

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