Communication for Development Officer (C4D), NO-B, Temporary Appointment, (364 Days), Gedaref, Sudan

  • Contract
  • Sudan


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, hope

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofan’s, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of position

Under the supervision and direction of the Gedaref Emergency Coordinator, in coordination with the Chief of Field Office Kassala, and Chief Communication for Development (C4D), the NOB C4D officer will support the Field Office in implementing, monitoring and evaluating the Integrated Response, Prevention, and Preparedness Plan for the refugees Crisis in Gadaref. The NOB C4D officer will support the overall efficiency, effectiveness and delivery in accordance with UNICEF’s Core Commitment for Children in Emergencies (CCCs) and national and international humanitarian standards. Take responsibility for development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of hygiene promotion and communication in relation to cholera control and response, and promote the integration of water, sanitation, health and hygiene aspects of all interventions.

Summary of Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

1. Communicate with and mobilize affected populations in relation to the refugee’s crisis using both interpersonal and mass media  channels of communication.
2. Monitoring, evaluation and reporting of behavior change activities
3. Design evidence-based activities to meet the effected the population needs
4. Coordinate the production of the materials and draft the dissemination plan

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

  • A university degree or equivalent experience in Communication, Environmental Public Health, or social and behavioral sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education) Communication with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behavior development, social mobilization and community development, participatory communication, and research).
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: social development programme planning, communication for development, public advocacy or another related area.

        Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset
  • Fluency in English and Arabic language is required. 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • 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)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Visit the link below for the full job description.

Download File TOR- C4D Officer, NO-B, TA, Gadaref.pdf

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.

** Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

*** Candidates found suitable for this post will be stationed in Gedaref.

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