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UNICEF - Communication for Development Officer (C4D), NOB Fixed Term - Nampula, Mozambique

[Language Requirements: Fluency in Portuguese and English knowledge is required]


Job no: 530150
Position type: Fixed Term Appointment
Location: Mozambique
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn'l(ESARO)
School/Unit: Republic of Mozambique
Department/Office: Nampula Zone Office, Mozambique
Categories: Communication for Development (C4D), NO-2


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


How can you make a difference?

The Communication for Development Officer reports to the Program Specialist (Provincial Team Leader) and to the C4D Specialist based in Maputo for technical guidance. The Officer provides technical and day to day operational support to the office’s programme priorities on social and behaviour change communication by administering, implementing, monitoring and/or evaluating a variety of C4D and Adolescent initiatives and activities to promote community engagement and participation, and measureable behavioral and social change/mobilization, requiring the application of technical and theoretical skills and thorough knowledge of organizational goals, rules, regulations, policies and procedures to complete tasks.


Summary of key functions/accountabilities: 

  1. Support to strategy design and development of C4D and Adolescent activities
  2. Support to implementation and monitoring of C4D and Adolescent activities
  3. Advocacy, coordination, networking and partnership building for C4D and Adolescent priorities 
  4. Innovation and knowledge management and capacity building of implementing and government partners on C4D and Adolescents


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

  • Education: A University Degree in social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, communication for development, public health or other related field is required.
  • Experience:

    A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in one or more areas of social development program planning, communication for development or public health.

    Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in Portuguese and English knowledge is required.  Knowledge of local language or another official UN language is an asset.


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.

The functional competencies required for this post are...

  • Formulating strategies/concepts (I)
  • Relating and networking (I)
  • Persuading and influencing (I)
  • Applying technical expertise (I)
  • Learning and researching (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)


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.

Job Description - NOB Nampula FINAL.docx

There will be no relocation package offered for this post. The successful candidate will be responsible for his/her own relocation and settlement in the city where the post is based. 

There is a salary calculator tool for local staff through this link. Please run simulations for an estimate of monthly and annual salary based on the post’s level and location. When running the simulation, please select Mozambique (NEW) as the Duty Station.


Advertised: Feb 23 2020 South Africa Standard Time
Application close: Mar 10 2020 South Africa Standard Time


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