Communication and Social Mobilization Officer

Province 5 4/8/2020 - 4/12/2020
Full Time

Position Details

  • 1
  • Mid Level(Non Manager)
  • Bachelors(Undergraduate)
  • Communications, ICT, Media, Knowledge Mgmt, MIS
  • Province 5

Summary of Position

Terms of Reference (ToR) for Technical Assistance to UNICEF Partners 

Job Title: Communication and Social Mobilization Officer , based in Provinces-5

Duration: 11.5 month

Objective and Tasks: The objective of the technical assistance is to strengthen capacity of provincial and local governments and provide technical assistance on  advocacy, communication and social mobilization for  routine immunization, introduction of new vaccines and supplementary immunization activities.

Description

Specific tasks

  • Technical support to the Provincial Health Directorate and local governments in planning, budgeting implementation and monitoring of advocacy, social mobilization and community engagement activities for routine immunization.
  • Support the Provincial Health Directorate and local governments in development of training modules, content for print materials and mass media for routine immunization introduction of new vaccines and supplementary immunization activities.
  • Strengthen capacity of provincial and local governments including training to health workers, FCHVs, social mobilization focal points, media and relevant stakeholders on social mobilization and community engagement for routine immunization introduction of new vaccines and supplementary immunization activities.
  • Support in establishing linkages between the Provincial Health Directorate and other social development sectors within the MoSD to strengthen and integrate social mobilization and community engagement for routine immunization.
  • Technical support to UNICEF’s local partners on implementation of C4I activities including engagement of child/youth clubs.
  • Support implementation of RapidPro and monitoring of communication, social mobilization activities for routine immunization.
  • Coordination with provincial and local governments for adaptation and implementation of the National Communication Strategy for Routine Immunization.
  • Collecting, collating, and analyzing data from the districts and provide timely feedback for course correction in support to Routine EPI strengthening initiative.  

 

Deliverables 

  • Submission of a situation analysis brief report on the status, of communication and social mobilization as per client deadline
  • Submission of monthly activity report covering specific tasks on advocacy, communication and social mobilization. One case study to be attached in each monthly report (for every month).

 

Qualifications:

Education:  University Graduate in Public Health, Communication or Social Sciences

Work experience: At least five years’ experience of managing communication for development / social impact interventions at District or Provincial levels. Prior experience of working closely with government, media and private sector preferable. Knowledge of socio-cultural practices and language in relevant province will be an asset. 

 

Special skills:

  • Good written and spoken Nepali and English language
  • Good working relations with local authority and Health Offices very crucial.
  • Good interpersonal skills, team-oriented work style, work adaptation in multi-cultural environment, proven ability to facilitate cooperation in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision, seriousness about quality and timeliness of work. 
  • Current knowledge of development and technology in related field. 
  • Knowledge of the health system in Nepal is an asset.

 

Reporting Relationship:  The Communication and Social Mobilization Officer will report to Provincial Health Directorate as direct supervisor and Second Supervisors (. i.e.  Health Officer in a UNICEF Field office as well as Health Specialist) in Kathmandu 

Working Conditions: The technical Assistant will be based in the Technical Support Units (Immunization) of the Provincial Health Directorates with frequent visits to the field.

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