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Posting Title:National Consultant for Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) for COVID-19 response
Job Location: Myanmar
Skill Required: Media And Communication,
Preferred Experience: 5 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 24th Nov, 2020

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Job Description

About the Organization:

UNICEF works Across 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive, and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

Objectives of the Consultancy

Participate and provide technical support to the national RCCE committee:

  • Participate in the RCCE working group meetings, co-chaired by UNICEF, WHO, and MOHS.
  • Provide updates on UNICEF’s activities under the national RCCE implementation plan.
  • Set up a monitoring plan with RCCE working group partners in accordance with the national RCCE strategy, review the implementation plan, and make recommendations for amendments if required, in accordance with monitoring results.
  • Provide inputs to, and support the development of RCCE strategies, costed plans of action, and other relevant documents such as proposals and monitoring reports.

Implement UNICEF’s C4D/RCCE activities:

  • Support the design and implementation of Community Engagement interventions.
  • Liaise with sections and field offices to identify and address specific RCCE needs.
  • Contribute to and support the design, development, pre-testing, production, printing, and dissemination of culturally relevant COVID-19 RCCE materials as required, meeting on-ground requirements and quality standards.
  • Support rapid surveys around knowledge and perceptions and generation of critical data to inform RCCE actions, including monitoring and analyzing trends to inform RCCE response.
  • Collaborate with the Advocacy, Partnership and Communications Section to provide media with accurate, non-stigmatizing information that is appropriate, mutually reinforcing, and easily understood.
  • Support the documentation of lessons learned and best practices.
  • Support the design and implementation of social mobilization activities for the introduction of vaccines.
  • Any other task as assigned by the C4D Manager and the Emergency Lead.

Qualification and specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment:


  • University degree or equivalent experience in arts and social sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education).

Work Experience

  • At least 5 years of professional work experience in the areas of social and behavioral change and health promotion at the national level.
  • Demonstrated experience of working in the area of communication for development, community engagement, and/or entertainment education.
  • Experience and knowledge of the Myanmar humanitarian and development sectors are an advantage.
  • Experience in emergency contexts is desired.
  • Familiarity with the UN system and working with the Ministry of Health and Sports is desired.
  • Willingness and availability to take up the assignment immediately.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

  • Communicates effectively with varied audiences.
  • Results-driven; able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment and with minimum supervision.
  • Strong sense of team spirit, diplomacy, able to work effectively across departments and teams.
  • Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; builds and maintains an effective network across organizational departments and with other partners.
  • Ability to work under a tight schedule, respond to multiple demands including within a changing environment. The innovative and resourceful mindset to make solutions work in adverse conditions.
  • Excellent writing skills in English and Burmese

Language Proficiency

  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) and Burmese

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