Local Consultants (1 for Region 4A, 1 for Region 3): National C4D Consultant for Polio Outbreak - 6 Months
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Location: Philippines
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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, a fair chance

UNICEF has been an active partner of the Government of the Philippines and civil society in realizing the rights of every Filipino child, in line with priorities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. UNICEF efforts have been focused on the most vulnerable regions identified by the Government of the Philippines Development Plan, particularly in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao. To ensure that interventions are sustainable and scaled up, UNICEF will support primarily local government units (LGUs) as the main instruments of delivering services and building systems. The level of engagement with government institutions will take into account capacities, economies of scale and sector issues.

It has a field office in Cotabato City, the second largest city in Mindanao, southern Philippines, with some 300,000 population. The city is the regional administrative centre of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and over 80 percent of the population is Muslim. Mindanao is both conflict-affected and prone to frequent earthquakes and typhoon storms. 

Visit this link for more information on Philippine Country Office: https://www.unicef.org/philippines/

How can you make a difference?

Work Assignments

  • Support the Planning and Implementation of Communication and Social Mobilization Activities at the Sub-National Levels, Focusing on Reaching High-Risk and Hard-to-Reach Areas and Population Groups. Specifically, Coordinate with Relevant Local Governments, Health Authorities, Implementing Partners at Sub-National Levels; Support the Use of Social Data for Planning; Participate in Weekly Meetings/Calls with WHO and DOH Counterparts; Support the Reactivation/Establishment of Communication Coordination Body at the Regional and Provincial Levels and Actively Participate in Meetings.
  • Facilitate and Accelerate the Implementation of Communication and Social Mobilization Activities in High-Risk Areas as planned at the Sub-National Levels. Provide Technical Support to UNICEF Implementing Partners and Government Counterparts in Refining Communication and Social Mobilization Activities, Key Messages, and Communication Materials as needed, based on the Results of Rapid Coverage Assessment, Independent Monitoring, and other Campaign Monitoring Reports.
  • Conduct Regular Analysis and Review of RCA Results, with Specific Focus on Reasons for Missed Children and Refusals and Provide Practical Solutions and Ideas to Address Vaccine Refusals and Issues of Misinformation.
  • Support the Engagement of Political, Religious, and Community Leaders and other Stakeholders and the Development of Key Messages and Communication Materials for these Stakeholders.
  • Support the Development and Roll-Out of Monitoring and Evaluation Tools for Communication and Social Mobilization; Documentation; and Coordination with Focal Points.
  • Undertake Monitoring Visits to Project Sites to Assure the Quality of Planned Communication and Social Mobilization Activities in Areas of Responsibility.
  • Support Finalization of the Social and Behavior Change Communication for Routine Immunization including Key Messages and IEC Materials in the New COVID-19 New Normal.
  • Support the Preparation and Facilitation of the OBRA Mission/Desc Review.
  • Other Tasks and Assignments as required for Successful Outbreak Response to the Outbreak.


  • Inception Report.
  • Progress Report Highlighting the Issue and Constrains the Need to be Addressed to Increase Immunization Coverage especially in Hard-to-Reach and High-Risk Areas.
  • Progress Report with Analysis of RCA Results, and Recommendations to Address Vaccine Refusals and Misinformation.
  • Progress Report including Result of Monitoring Visits and Quality of Planned Communication and Social Mobilization Activities in Areas of Responsibility and Proposal on How to Sustain Some of the Communication Activities to Support the Routine Immunization.
  • Progress Report and Inputs to SBCC Strategy and Key Messages and Materials for Routine Immunization.
  • Progress Report including Support to OBRA Preparations.
  • Progress Report including Support to Documentation of Good Practices and Result of Social Mobilization Activities.

Qualifications and Competencies of Successful Consultant

  • Advanced University Degree in the Social/Behavioral/Communication Sciences.
  • Demonstrated Understanding of Current Developments in the Field of Communication for Development Theory and Research, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Participatory Planning and Processes, Media, Strategic Communication Planning, Behavior Analysis, Formative Research and Evaluation of Communication Interventions.
  • Technical Knowledge of Quantitative, Qualitative and Participatory Research Methodologies and Analysis desirable.
  • Knowledge about Communication Interventions for Outbreaks, and Routine & Supplemental Immunization. Experience in Polio Outbreak would be an asset.
  • 5 Years of Experience in Programme Communication Planning, Implementation and Evaluation across Different Cultural Contexts, with 3 Years in Developing Countries.
  • Proven Successful Experience in Strategic Communication Processes for Behavior Change and Development and Working in Emergency Settings.
  • Proven Successful Experience in Developing Large-Scale Interventions for Behavior Change/Development.
  • Experience in Inter-Disciplinary Approaches in Strategic Communication with Knowledge of UN and/or UNICEF’s Work in Health and Polio Eradication.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of an Additional UN Language is an asset.


Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/ by 07 August 2020.  Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal under Job Number: 533422 will be considered.

All candidates are requested to submit a COVER LETTER, and the duly filled P 11 form which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc indicating three (3) previous supervisors. Please indicate your Area, Ability, Availability and Daily/Monthly Rate to undertake the terms of reference above.  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

Only shortlisted consultants will be contacted.

By applying through our Talent Management System (TMS) you agree to our privacy statement which is in line with the Philippines Data Privacy Act. You are strongly advised to read carefully through the privacy statement before submitting your application.

"UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles."


For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is also the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries. As a global authority UNICEF is able to influence decision makers at the global level and turn the most innovative ideas into reality.