National Individual Consultant: Communication for Development (C4D) Specialist at UNICEF

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Job Description

Job no: 541909
Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Tanzania,Uni.Re
Categories: Health

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, Health

Communication for Development (C4D) plays a crucial role in improving child immunization, by fostering understanding of childhood diseases, creating demand for services and acceptance of the vaccines. In recognition of this important role, UNICEF Tanzania assists the Ministry of Health to have effective C4D to support national Immunization and Vaccine Development Program (IVD) and disease outbreak campaigns. The recent Polio outbreak in Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia raises particular concerns, because it was caused by circulating Vaccine-Derived Polio Virus (cVDPV), putting neighboring countries including Tanzania at risk of re-emergence or importation of the polioviruses due to the existence of pockets of unimmunized/under-immunized children. In addition, the introduction of a novel vaccine, nOPV2, requires technical capacity that is currently not available in country as this is a new vaccine. As a key partner of the GPEI, UNICEF has the mandate of providing assistance to ensure an evidence-based, fast track and effective C4D response whenever a polio outbreak is confirmed, as well as the support to strengthen routine immunization.

How can you make a difference?

The consultancy is to ensure adequate preparedness and response in case of Polio outbreak occurrence. Also, will bring about adequate capacity in preparation and response to a Polio outbreak.


Main objectives

The consultant is expected to accomplish the following tasks:

  1. Conduct C4D TOT training on nOPV
  2. Conduct workshop for development of IEC materials on nOPV
  3. Conduct training on rumors and misinformation mapping and management.
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Closing Date : 10th August, 2021.

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