in Tanzania 2021: New Job Opportunities United Nations at UNICEF, 2021
Job no: 540837
Contract type: Consultancy
Categories: Communication for Development (C4D), Consultancy
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to help them fulfill their potential.
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How can you make a difference?
Tanzania is preparing for a potential joining of the COVAX Facility (a
GAVI-administered mechanism to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are affordable
and available to all countries) by the Government of Tanzania, which
would allow Tanzania to access subsidized vaccine pricing at the same
time as wealthier nations. Should this materialize, UNICEF would plan to
procure and deliver doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Tanzania.
is imperative to implement a communication action plan that includes
communication to generate an enabling environment for public acceptance
of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines whilst enhancing trust in and
demand for vaccines and immunization more broadly and continuing to
maintain adherence to other non-pharmaceutical interventions. There is
growing evidence of vaccine delays or refusals due to a lack of trust in
the importance, safety, or effectiveness of vaccines, alongside
persisting access issues. Community trust is key to ensure vaccine
uptake and buy-in. To build trust, it is important to understand how
communities perceive the disease and what are their main questions,
doubts, and fears around vaccines, generally, and towards COVID-19
vaccine, more specifically. Previous experience of pandemics and
communities’ risk perception about the disease can also influence
vaccine uptake. Lack of trust in service providers, past negative
experience of vaccination and poor quality of services including
negative attitude of service providers may also affect the decision to
accept a new vaccine in certain contexts. Similarly, it will be
important to understand the trusted source of vaccine, influencers etc.
Families and communities need to be provided with accurate and up to
date information on COVID-19 vaccine, based on evidence generated from
social listening and behavior and social data, which will
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the direct supervision of the Communications Specialist and in close
coordination with the Communication for Development Specialist and
relevant sections in UNICEF Tanzania Country Office, the Consultant will
support the roll out of the evidence-based communications strategy for
COVID-19 vaccine introduction and its implementation and work to ensure
seamless coordination of ongoing response to vaccine introduction in the
country, and to continue the promotion of behaviours to prevent and
mitigate the spread of COVID-19 both before and after vaccination,
prepare the communication plan, and an national/sub national advocacy
plan to mobilise wide spread support for COVID-19 vaccination. The
Consultant will provide technical assistance in aspects of mass and
social media campaign implementation, and support with information
materials, digital/online content production and dissemination on COVID
vaccination and risk communication as guided by global and regional
guidance. In addition, s/he will consolidate, analyze the existing data
of the social listening, including social media monitoring, rumor
tracking, online listening and make recommendations for the
implementation of social media campaign.
Support the implementation of UNICEF communication action plan on COVID
vaccine introduction, public acceptance and social mobilization,
including risk communication, as well as communication activities to
promote behaviors to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19:
a. Development of communication strategy and communications plan for COVAX introduction and roll-out.
b. Support the implementation of mass and social media campaign
c. Make recommendations for the implementation of social media campaign
d. Development of social media content
e. Work with country-specific key influencer groups for potential engagement to amplify correct information about COVID-19.
f. Adapt and disseminate press releases, and statements from HQ with local media
Support documentation of the lessons learnt and best practices,
including the human-interest stories (HIS) for COVID vaccine rollout
duration of the consultancy is for three months starting from July 2021
(66 work days). Possible extensions will be considered depending on the
programme needs and availability of funds.
Consultant will report directly to the Communications Specialist, but
will work closely with Communication for Development, and other relevant
UNICEF programmes/sections. The consultant is expected to work closely
with MOH’s relevant departments, implementing partners, and a range of
stakeholders including journalists, young people, faith leaders, and
Performance indicators for evaluation:
- Monthly workplan approved by supervisor.
- Monthly report approved by supervisor.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will need to have…
- Master’s degree in communications, social sciences, or in a related field. Language:
- Excellent written and spoken English, knowledge of the local language of the country (Swahili) is considered to be an advantage.
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Communication for Development C4D, risk communication and community engagement.
- Experience in developing and implementing crisis communication plan and Standard Operating Plans for crisis communication.
- Previous experience with social media management, trend monitoring, influencing, and analysis and/or digital listening.
- Experience in communication materials development, including digital materials.
in social and behaviour change communication, risk communication and
community engagement in the areas of public health and immunization is
an asset. Knowledge and skills:
- Knowledge and skills in social media management, digital monitoring.
- Knowledge public health, immunization is an asset
Submission of applications
- Letter of interest and confirmation of availability;
proposal which clearly explains the outline on how to deliver the tasks
and deliverables (preferably less than 2 pages);
- Performance evaluation reports or references of similar consultancy assignments (if available);
- Financial proposal: All-inclusive lump-sum cost including consultancy fee and any other costs
- Resume & P11 form (in the system).
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies.
UNICEF competencies required for this post are; Builds and maintains
partnerships, demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness,
innovates and embraces change, drive to achieve results for impact,
manages ambiguity and complexity, thinks and acts strategically, work
Collaboratively with others.
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.
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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
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Advertised: 31 May 2021 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 06 Jun 2021 E. Africa Standard Time