Job Vacancies United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), February 2011

Job Vacancies United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Position: Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) Programme
Closing Date: Sunday, 20 February 2011
Location: United States of America (The)

Purpose:
The STOP Program is part of the Global Immunization Division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia. CDC, along with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, sends volunteers through the STOP program to support countries towards the eradication of polio, reducing measles mortality and morbidity, and supporting routine immunization programs.

CDC and its global partners are recruiting volunteers to assist with this project as field based communication support consultants. Assignments are twelve weeks in length, beginning with ten days of training in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in May 2011, prior to deployment to field positions. The purpose of training is to provide team members with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to work as field-based communication support personnel for polio eradication and routine immunization programs.

Communication STOP team members work at the national, provincial or district levels, may be paired with one or more national counterparts, and will receive travel and living allowances. Team members will work to support the development, implementation and evaluation of communication and social mobilization activities, with an emphasis on linking social-cultural understanding to health data on immunization and polio incidence. For more information, see the attached Tems of Reference.

Project Requirements for Field-Based Consultants:
STOP teams require highly qualified communication professionals selected from a global pool of applicants. Candidates for STOP assignments should have relevant professional experience, preferably in the field of communication. Relevant experience is defined as having worked (school work/internships not included) in one or more of the following areas: public health campaigns or immunization programs, social marketing, mass media campaigns, program communication activities, development or social welfare projects. Command of English is required. Fluency in French or Portuguese, or prior international experience, are considered additional strengths.

How to Apply:
STOP is an exciting program and an opportunity to participate in a global eradication program. Interested applicants can learn more about the program via the STOP website at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/stop/default.htm

Applications, including CV and cover letter, should be submitted to UNICEF at the following email to jbates@unicef.org, with Communication STOP in the subject heading. Application deadline is 20 February 2011.




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