Communication for Development Officer at United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

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  • Company: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
  • Location: Zambia
  • State: Lusaka
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Zambia
Job Description
Job no: 547327

Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment Level: NO-2 Location: Zambia Categories: Communication for Development (C4D) 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, Equality

The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.

To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit

How can you make a difference?

The Communication for Development Officer – Child Protection provides technical and operational support by administering, implementing, monitoring and/or evaluating a variety of C4D initiatives and activities to promote community engagement and participation, and measurable behavioral and social change/mobilization in the area of child protection.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Support to strategy design and development of C4D activities in child protection Support to implementation of C4D activities in child protection Advocacy, networking and partnership building Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building Detailed Job Description can be viewed here: Download File C4D Officer – Child Protection Level 2 – Final.doc

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

A university degree in one of the following fields is required: social and behavioral science, sociology, social work, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public relations or another relevant technical field. A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: communication for development, public advocacy, social development programme planning, social welfare, social work, gender, community development or another related area.

Fluency in English is required, and knowledge of multiple Zambia local languages is an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Core Competencies (For Staff without Supervisory Responsibilities) *

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1) Works Collaboratively with others (1) Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1) Innovates and Embraces Change (1) Thinks and Acts Strategically (1) Drive to achieve impactful results (1) Manages ambiguity and complexity (1) View our competency framework at

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.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 19th  January , 2022.
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