Communication for Development (C4D) Analyst

UN Women

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Job Information

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide programme development and management for social norm change related Initiative:

• Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of the programme initiatives on social norm change translating UN Women’s priorities stated in the SN to local interventions.

  • Lead the design and development of C4D approaches across programming interventions for social norm change related initiative, building on lessons/good practices and challenges/limitations of existing/past UN Women’s programmes.
  • Coordinate programme implementation with the executing/partner agencies: support in initiation of a project, entering project functions into UN Women’s e-programme Atlas, finalization of contribution agreement. determination of required revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises and closure of project upon reporting and review.
  • Provide oversight and quality assurance for all knowledge products, research studies, communication and advocacy materials developed under the Storytelling Initiative.
  • Conduct financial and substantive monitoring of the project partners, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions.
  • Follow up on audit recommendations and ensure that all exceptions are reported timely.
  • Provide inputs UN Women quarterly and annual reports.
  • Preparation of donor reports.

Strategy, programming, implementation, and monitoring of Communication for Development interventions:

  • Coordinate development and implementation of C4D strategy and plan of action for social and behavioral change through UN Women’s programmes
  • Coordinate development of culturally relevant quality programme communication materials for behavioral change.
  • Monitor and evaluate programme activities and evaluation reports. Exchange findings, experiences, lessons learned and new methods with partners.
  • Participate in and contribute to the budget planning and ensure the compliance and the optimal appropriation of allocated programme funds.
  • Conduct monitoring of field interventions in close collaboration with other programme colleagues and partner organizations/service providers, particularly focusing on changes in social norms and people’s behaviors.

Partnership building and mobilization:

  • Foster and strengthen partnerships with community groups, leaders, media and other partners in the community and civil society to promote participation in social and behavioral change.
  • Support the design and implementation of capacity development initiatives on C4D with partners and government at various levels.
  • Provide effective coordination and technical support to government counterparts and other partners in the development and strategic use of communication for social development.
  • Contribute to office wide effort on resource mobilization, including to take forward Storytelling Initiative.
  • Support establishment of non-traditional partnership on addressing discriminatory social norms.

Inter-agency coordination:

  • Provide programme support to the UN Women Representative/Deputy Representative and Head of Programmes on inter-agency coordination related activities.
  • Provide inputs for the country level Comprehensive Country Assessment (CCA)/UNSDCF processes and similar exercises related to the RC system by ensuring that gender concerns are clearly reflected.
  • Contribute to CCA/ UNSDCF processes and other documents by collecting substantive inputs form the Programme Unit and analyzing and researching the political, social, and economic situation in the region.
  • Synthesize analytical and regular progress reports on UN Women´s program experiences (stand-alone and joint programme initiatives) in support of UN women inter-agency coordination role.

Advocacy support and facilitation of knowledge building and management:

  • Under the guidance of the supervisor, supports the establishment of GEWE advocacy networks for social norm change at the national and district levels.
  • Support relevant, high-impact advocacy activities and campaigns with key partners.
  • Collect knowledge on current and emerging trends by gathering relevant information on programme, projects, strategies, approaches, and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices.
  • Contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

C4D Capacity Building Support

  • Coordinate the development of capacity building initiatives in participatory and behaviour change communication for key stakeholders including the government, civil society, and development partners, in support of programme sustainability.
  • Lead internal dialogues on social norm change with the NCO team.
  • Ensure the development of communication materials such as human-interest stories, videos and briefs showcasing the impact of Storytelling Initiative for visibility and resource mobilization efforts.
  • Supports in establishing partnerships with training institutes to develop culturally appropriate yet globally recommended C4D materials to be used at national and sub-national level.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Effective management and coordination of social norm change related initiatives.
  • Quality inputs to programme implementation from C4D perspectives in line with SN
  • Timely monitoring of C4D interventions
  • Quality and relevant knowledge products, advocacy materials and content
  • Strong relationship with partners and key stakeholders


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Knowledge and demonstrated working experience of communication for development (C4D) programmes.
  • Knowledge of current developments in the fields of communication theory, motivational psychology, adult learning theory, indigenous media, community organization and participation, strategic communication planning, behavior analysis, formative research, and evaluation of communication interventions.
  • Knowledge of inter-disciplinary approach in programme development and implementation in programme communication, social mobilization, and behavioral change.
  • Knowledge of and skills in programme communication networking, advocacy, and negotiation.
  • Knowledge of training/facilitation and impact evaluation of communication intervention.
  • Knowledge of community capacity building and community mobilization.
  • Knowledge and experience in the methods of communication to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written and oral form and to listen to and acknowledges others’ perspectives and views.
  • Good knowledge of local country media landscape.
  • Good communication, presentation, networking, and advocacy skills.
  • Ability to be strategic and analytical.
  • Knowledge of gender and human rights issues desirable.

Required Qualification & Experience

Education and Certification

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in in the social/behavioral sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology) and relevant fields with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at national or international level in in the development, planning, and management of social development programmes with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.
  • Demonstrated professional experience in managing and coordinating communication for development (C4D) programmes/interventions is a must. Applicants are required to articulate her/his C4D experience in application documents.
  • Demonstrated professional working experience in the fields of gender equality and women’s empowerment is a strong plus.
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies, donors and/or civil society partners and stakeholders is an asset. Experience working in the UN System is an asset.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English and Nepali is required.
  • Working knowledge of the other local languages of Nepal is an asset

How to Apply

All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment.

Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


UN Women is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Qualified Women, Dalits, Janjatis, Madhesis, Persons with Disabilities, gender and sexual minorities and other minorities are specially encouraged to apply.

UN Women does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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