UNICEF Recruitment On Communication for Development (C4D) / Polio Manager & How to Apply

UNICEF Recruitment On Communication for Development (C4D) / Polio Manager & How to Apply

UNICEF Recruitment On Communication for Development (C4D) / Polio Manager & How to Apply
UNICEF Recruitment On Communication for Development (C4D) / Polio Manager & How to Apply – As a matter of facts,We wish to announce the vacancy that exist in  UNICEF Recruitment On Communication for Development (C4D) / Polio Manager & How to Apply. This vacancy is free to all Nigerians to apply if you are qualify for the position. 


Furthermore, UNICEF is a body that was established by the United Nations to meet the emergency needs of children in post-war Europe and China on 11 December 1946. And the full meaning of UNICEF is “United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, (UNICEF).

It has been known to the world that; UNICEF has worked in over 190 countries and territories around the world in other to protect the rights of every child. This is done by defending children's rights through global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects on children and family.

Similarly, UNICEF believes in all the right that all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their God Given potential – to the benefit of a better world.

As a matter of facts, their mission statement has been; even if the world has changed, children’s needs has never change, it is static, to that effect, UNICEF’s commitment to children remains as strong as ever despite the complexities of our world changes. Furthermore, UNICEF staffers fight for the rights of every child seeking safe shelter, nutrition, protection from any kind of disaster, conflicts, and equality for all.

Additionally, UNICEF is the world’s leading advocate for the rights of children “worldwide”. To the above effects, the organization opens door for employment in other to carry out its duties even as we enter the New Year 2018.

Furthermore, There are Several other related topics on UNICEF Recruitment On Communication for Development (C4D) / Polio Manager & How to Apply, some of which are as follow;


Job location; NigeriaJob position; Communication for Development (C4D) / Polio Manager (364 days), P-4, Maiduguri, Nigeria, Borno State (re advertisement)Work Type : Temporary AppointmentJob Number: 509241


Core purpose of the job is to;

  1. The Polio manager will ensure achievement of key deliverables for Polio/C4D integrated response in the states and regular analysis of social data to inform further planning and contribute to key reporting documents.
  2. Representation of UNICEF Polio and C4D at the State Emergency Operations Centre (SEoC) including regular coordination with government counterparts in the development of C4D integrated plans during L3 emergency.
  3. In collaboration with all partners, the incumbent will oversee and manage the proper use and display of information, education & communication (IEC) packages and materials as distributed in the field, to ensure effective and efficient program delivery, including facilitating behavior change, where designated.
  4. Provide support for the implementation of the communication plans for the Polio Outbreak Response (OBR) and Inactivated Polio Vaccine campaigns.
  5. Provide supervision, including technical oversight, for the Communication for Development Specialist, Immunization Specialists and field consultants working under the Maiduguri office.
  6. Represent and lead the Polio and C4D team in various meetings and programmes within the assigned period and make technical inputs into programme implementation.
  7. Develop partnerships with various key community influencers and religious groups, including traditional leaders, community leaders, religious leaders, Primary Health Care (PHC) directors, teachers, artists on behavior change and social mobilization strategy supportive of effective and efficient program delivery.
  8. Work with Abuja-based training officer to review existing training materials and methodologies and plan/implement training for targeted participants.
  9. Work with field office and country office finance persons to streamline VCM Network payments are submitted and processed without delays, based on deliverables.
  10. Provide supportive supervision of Volunteer Ward Supervisors (VWS) and local consultants.
  11. Ensure proper documentation of C4D support and efforts and share with Field office/Country office each month and at the end of mission, including human-interest stories as requested in support of donor reporting.
  12. Compile and provide C4D inputs for daily situation reports and monthly reports.
  13. Review the Volunteer Community Mobilizer (VCM) network operational challenges and develop appropriate plan of action.
  14. Maintain effective communication between the states that report to the Field office, and the Country office, especially on issues that have to do with Communication for Development and polio eradication.
  15. The incumbent will be expected to travel within the State and to those states that fall under the responsibility of the Maiduguri office, to conduct regular field supportive supervision and review status of implementation of C4D committed activities.


Discipline Required;

To qualify as an advocate for every child, you need to know that; Under programmatic and technical guidance of Chief, Communication for Development (C4D) and Polio Field Coordinator and under the direct supervision of the Chief of Maiduguri Field Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the Polio Program management, evidence based planning, strategy formulation, overall management, setting up a system of monitoring of Polio social mobilization and communication contributions to polio disease outbreak response and the development, implementation, and monitoring of work plans for the North East states of Nigeria that come under Maiduguri Field Office supervision.

For every Child, you need to demonstrate the following;

  • UNICEF core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • International Professional Staff Members are expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


  • On Education issue: 


There is need for the candidate should have an advanced university degree in the Social/Behavioral Sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Health Education) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behavior development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research.

  • On Work Experience Issue: 



  1. There is need for the candidate to have a Minimum of eight years progressively responsible professional work experience in the development, planning and management of communication for development, including several years in developing countries, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes. 
  2. Furthermore, Developing country work experience and field work experience.Experience in polio eradication programming with background/familiarity within an Emergency context.


  • On the issue of Language Proficiency: 


There is need for the candidate to be Fluent in English and also Knowledge of the local language of the duty station is an asset.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.


  • Talent Groups at UNICEF are lists of pre-vetted, highly qualified professionals intended for fast-track recruitment processes as positions become available. Placement in a Talent Group does not guarantee a position.

Closing Date of Application

31st December 2017


HOW TO APPLY

Interested and qualified applicants should simply click Apply here to fill the oil form and submit their application  

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