RCCE Network Senior Officer
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

UN House, Pulchowk, Kathmandu, Nepal

About Us

UNICEF mainly focuses in the 15 lowest performing districts of Nepal but our impact is nationwide especially with our advocacy work with the Government of Nepal in developing legislations, plans, budgets, coordination and monitoring mechanisms that enable the survival, ...

UNICEF mainly focuses in the 15 lowest performing districts of Nepal but our impact is nationwide especially with our advocacy work with the Government of Nepal in developing legislations, plans, budgets, coordination and monitoring mechanisms that enable the survival, development, protection and participation of children, adolescents and women.

RCCE Network Senior Officer

Basic Information

  • Job Category NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Expiry date 2022-07-01
  • Skills Project Management

Job Description

  • The position will be responsible for supporting, strengthening, and expanding the existing RCCE network in the region. Learning from National Working groups to strengthen a collective and well linked approach to Risk communication, Community Engagement and Accountability which promotes coordinated capacity building efforts, targeted guidance and collaborative technical support based on harmonised standard of practice, collective advocacy and rapid sharing of knowledge, innovations, and learnings. They will ensure collective community engagement priorities are reflected throughout the humanitarian/preparedness and response plan and programme cycle, including leading resource mobilisation. The network senior officer represents the platform in relevant coordination fora (e.g. Pillars coordination platforms, IMST, HCT and ICCG, or equivalent), reporting on the priority community engagement issues and advising on appropriate courses of action, to enable decision-making. In addition, the coordinator advocates for the integration of community engagement approaches within public health and humanitarian operations and facilitates the development of joint planning, fundraising and common advocacy. Preference for candidates to be based in South Asia or Asia/Pacific. Work remotely with some travel to facilitate events.

Job Specification

  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent degree) in behavioral science, social science, public health, international studies or equivalent practical experience in a related field is required. A bachelor degree might be accepted, with 2 additional years of experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in community engagement, behavioral science, RCCE, participation and accountability in epidemics and other humanitarian emergencies
  • Experience in project management
  • Demonstrable experience in coordinating multi-stakeholder working groups to achieve common goals in humanitarian settings, in developing and implementing community engagement strategies.
  • Experience in building consensus and brokering partnerships
  • Experience facilitating participatory approaches
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team in a challenging and highly fluid environment, flexibility and the ability to handle constant change.
  • Experience with the UN or an international organization or NGO
  • Experience of working with UN Humanitarian Coordination Teams, clusters and health emergencies coordination systems
  • A good understanding of information management (including data flows, data protection and analysis), as well as qualitative and quantitative data collection methods
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.

Apply Instruction

To apply for this job please visit jobs.unicef.org.

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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

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This job has been expired on 2022-07-01