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Thursday, August 5, 2021

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



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.




% of total cost


Inception report showing the consultant’s plan of accomplishing the tasks



Submission of report on C4D TOT training on nOPV



Submission of report on workshop for development of IEC materials on nOPV



Submission of report on training on rumors and misinformation mapping and management





Payments will be made upon submission and acceptance of the specified deliverables in the table above under section TASKS, DELIVERABLE AND TIME FRAME. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/output is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.


The consultant will directly report to the Communication for Development (C4D) Specialist (Health). The reports and deliverables will be jointly reviewed by UNICEF, IVD program and Health Promotion Section.

The consultant will execute the tasks in his/her own town and in Dar es Salaam or Dodoma when needed.

The consultant will be required to submit the proof of medical/Health Insurance with medical evacuation coverage.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will need to have the following:

  • Behavior Change Communication or Public Health
  • At least 5-year postgraduate experience especially in developing, planning, and implementing social behavior change communication in Tanzanian context
  • Fluency in both English and Kiswahili
  • Experience in training development, facilitation, and health facility level execution or supervision of interpersonal communication
  • Experience in training development, facilitation, and community level execution or supervision of social dialogue and
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies.

The 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.

To view our competency framework, please click the link below.

UNICEF 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.

UNICEF 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 background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The deadline for submitting the application is 11 August 2021.