Chief Social & Behavior Change and ADAP P4 FT Cairo- CO MENA, Cairo, Egypt At Unicef


Closing date: Tuesday, 11 July 2023

Chief Social & Behavior Change and ADAP, P4, FT, Cairo- Egypt CO MENA, #98780

Job no: 562526

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Egypt Division/Equivalent: Amman(MENA)

School/Unit: Egypt

Department/Office: Cairo, Egypt

Categories: Adolescent Development, Social and Behavior Change

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, freedom

This position is in UNICEF Egypt country office, you will report to Deputy Representative.

How can you make a difference?

Under the general guidance of the Deputy Representative and in close coordination with Sectoral and Cross-Sectoral Sections, responsible for the design, management, execution, monitoring and evaluation of strategies related to Social and Behavior Change (SBC) and providing technical support to the Egypt CO in delivering SBC initiatives that advance human rights based approaches and community engagement to promote sustainable results for children in Egypt in both development and humanitarian contexts. Support UNICEF office and partners in applying the latest evidence-backed approaches in the social and behavioral sciences to programming by identifying and addressing the social determinants of behavior and empowering communities in change processes.

The SBC, Adolescents and Youth Chief supports country office programming processes by providing expert technical advice and operational support to country office colleagues and internal and external partners and stakeholders to ensure that adolescent development and participation established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/framework, and UN intergovernmental bodies, are integrated in UNICEF’s advocacy, policies, programmes and humanitarian work. S/he contributes to the achievement of sustainable and scalable results on adolescent related programmes/projects according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

S/he also performs the role of Gender Focal Point for the Office. As such, the SBC and Adolescents and Youth Chief provides authoritative technical guidance/operational support throughout all stages of programming to facilitate the management and delivery of results contributing to gender equality in alignment with the UNICEF Gender Action Plan (2022-2025). S/he supports the development, implementation, and monitoring of high-quality gender programming/projects across sectors in alignment with the Gender Action Plan.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  •  Generate & Use Evidence: Generate and utilize research, data, and evidence to inform the design, measurement, and monitoring of SBC, Adolescents & Youth and gender transformative programs and outcomes in both development and emergency contexts and to build the evidence base for SBC.
  •  Design, plan and implement: Design, plan and implement SBC, Adolescents & Youth and gender transformative activities that are backed by evidence and strong engagement and participation mechanisms in both development and humanitarian contexts.
  •  Advocate & Build Partnerships: Support operationalization of SBC, Adolescents & Youth, and gender transformative programs by advocating, mobilizing resources, coordinating across stakeholders, sectors and teams, and partnership building.
  •  Build Capacities Promote continuous learning, strengthening, and scaling up in SBC, Adolescents & Youth, and gender transformative programs for both development and humanitarian contexts through capacity building for UNICEF staff and partners.

To view the full job profile for the post, press Ctrl & double click on the following link: SJD Chief SBC ADAP and Youth P4_post#98780_update.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have the below requirement: Education:

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in a social and behavioral science, including sociology, anthropology, communication studies/communication for development, psychology, international development, gender and/or related field is require

Work Experience:

  •  A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant progressively responsible professional experience at the national and international levels in developing, implementing, evaluating, and managing social and behavioral change strategies, in social and policy program development planning and management, operational support and humanitarian settings in youth and adolescent development related areas including non-formal skills development opportunities preferably in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in program/project development and management in related areas in a UN system agency or organization is highly desirable.
  •  Experience in the application of social and behavior change science, theories, research, and analysis, to all stages of the programmes cycle will be a strong asset.
  •  Experience in social research, including quantitative, qualitative, and participatory methods for formative assessments, identifying behavioral drivers, and tracking, measurement and evaluation of social change is desirable.
  •  Demonstrated ability to stay current with new developments in the SBC, Adolescents and Youth and Gender fields is required. Familiarity with new and emerging approaches such as behavioral insights, human cantered design, social listening, among others is a plus.
  •  Demonstrated experience in the execution of complex priorities, processes and projects in office work-plans.
  •  At least four years country programme experience in with a multilateral development agency or national NGO in a low- or middle-income setting is an asset.
  •  Experience in working with internal and external stakeholders at multiple levels, including providing technical support and capacity building and establishing/managing external partnerships.

Language Proficiency:

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language and/or Arabic language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter Here

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  •  Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)
  •  Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  •  Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  •  Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  •  Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  •  Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  •  Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  •  Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: Here

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. A diverse and inclusive workforce is part of UNICEF’s DNA

| UNICEF Careers, irrespective of their race\ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a Compensation, benefits and wellbeing | UNICEF Careers including parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and UNICEF provides reasonable accommodation for job candidates and personnel with disabilities | UNICEF Careers, UNCIEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

“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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.”.

Remarks:

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable Male candidates are encouraged to apply.

This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at ht tp://www.whed.net/

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

The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates)

“This is a re-advertisement in order to expand the candidate pool. Previous applicants need not reapply as their original application will be duly considered.”

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Advertised: Jul 04 2023 Egypt Daylight Time

Application close: Jul 11 2023 Egypt Daylight Time

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  •  Closes Jul 11 2023Chief Social & Behavior Change and ADAP, P4, FT, Cairo- Egypt CO MENA, #98780 in Egypt

    Under the general guidance of the Deputy Representative and in close coordination with Sectoral and Cross-Sectoral Sections, responsible for the design, management, execution, monitoring and evaluation of strategies related to Social and Behavior Change (SBC) and providing technical support to the Egypt CO in delivering SBC initiatives that advance human rights based approaches and community engagement to promote sustainable results for children in Egypt in both development and humanitarian contexts. Support UNICEF office and partners in applying the latest evidence-backed approaches in the social and behavioral sciences to programming by identifying and addressing the social determinants of behavior and empowering communities in change processes.

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