UNICEF SBC Officer Jobs 2024

UNICEF is a Christian international relief and development agency working globally to end poverty and injuries and to restore hope in some of the world’s poorest communities. UNICEF have the vision to see 50 million people released from material and spiritual poverty through a worldwide network of 100,000 local churches. We operate in more than fifty countries around the world.

Position 1: SBC Officer

Task Description:

  • Research and/or participate in conducting comprehensive SBC situation analysis of social, cultural, economic, communication and political issues in the region. Collect and synthesize qualitative and quantitative information and data to support the establishment of comprehensive and evidence-based information for developing and planning SBC strategy and interventions in the region.
  • Collect, draft and/or organize materials and related documentations for SBC strategies and plans to ensure optimum impact, scale, and sustainability of achievements/results.
  • Assess the impact of SBC activities on the CO and UNICEF goals to achieve measurable behavioral and social change resulting in the improvement of children’s rights and wellbeing. Submit qualitative report/synthesis of results for development planning and improvement.
  • Support to contextualize the development, pretesting, translation and repackaging of existing as well as new Behavior Change and Communication (BCC) materials in consultation with relevant Regional Bureaus, Programme Officers, the SBC unit, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to provide operational and technical support to the design of SBC strategies, and research, develop, test, produce and use quality SBC materials and/or organize events and activities to ensure maximum outreach and impact on behavioral and social change of target audience.
  • Assess and recommend potential contacts, networks, resources, and tools to support the maximum impact and outreach of SBC initiatives.
  • Follow up on the production of SBC materials to ensure technical quality, consistency and relevancy of communications materials that are developed, produced and disseminated to target audience (e.g. individuals, communities, government officials, partners, media etc).
  • Build and maintain partnerships through networking and proactive collaboration with national and international civil society organizations, community groups, leaders and other critical partners in the community and civil society to reinforce cooperation through engagement, empowerment, and self-determination and to pursue opportunities for greater advocacy to promote UNICEF’s mission and goals for child rights, social equity, and inclusiveness.
  • Collaborate with internal global/regional communication partners to harmonize, link and/or coordinate messaging to enhance SBC outreach and contribution to programmatic outcomes.
  • Provide technical support to UNICEF, regional sector bureaus and partners including contributing to the adapting of or sharing relevant standards, protocols, guidelines and training materials for SBC.
  • Institutionalize/share best practices and knowledge learned/products with national/local partners and stakeholders to build capacity of practitioners/users, and disseminate lessons learned to key audiences including donors and partners.
  • Support the organization, administration, and implementation of capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders/partners across programme sectors in SBC planning, implementation, and evaluation in support of programmes/projects. Develop training materials for training activities and revise them periodically for improvements and updates.
  • Provide technical and coordination support to SBC trainings at regional, Zonal, and Woreda levels for Government counterparts, partner organizations, and their volunteer networks.
  • Undertake regular field monitoring and report based on agreed SBC indicators
  • Contribute to the regular monitoring of SBC actors’ capacity according to the needs raised during rapid assessments / KAP surveys
  • Compile regional SBC reports, emergency and development, from the field and update progress on key results
  • Ensure multi-media materials are distributed to the intended target groups and monitor and address gaps.

Position in Organization:

  • Position Title: SBC Officer
  • Description of assignment title: SBC Officer
  • Assignment country: Ethiopia
  • Expected start date: 15/06/2024
  • Sustainable Development Goal: 6. Clean water and sanitation
  • Volunteer category: National UN Volunteer Specialist
  • Host entity: UNICEF
  • Type: Onsite
  • Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)
  • Number of assignments: 1
  • Duty stations: Gambela

Minimum Requirement:


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in social/behavioral sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Communication, Public Relations and Health Promotion and Education) with emphasis on communication planning for behavior development, social mobilization, participatory communication and research training and impact evaluation of communication interventions.

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience in planning and implementing SBC programmes.
  • Previous experience in working/living in communities is an added advantage.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in spoken and written in Anuak and/or Nuer local languages is mandatory requirment.
  • English, Level: Fluent, Required.

How to Apply UNICEF SBC Officer Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://app.unv.org/opportunities/1756413190295808

The Closing Date: 24th May 2024.

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