Social and Behaviour Change (SBC) National Consultants x 10 consultants (Open to Zambian Nationals Only)

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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, satisfaction……

The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.

To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the UNICEF Social and Behaviour Change Officer, and in day-to-day interactions and coordination with the UNICEF International SBC Lead Consultant, the selected national consultants will support the Health and EPI teams of the MoH at provincial and district levels) in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of ACSM/RCCE strategies, plans and activities. The consultant will provide technical support to the Provincial Health Offices (PHOs) and partners on evidence based and quality designing, planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the Advocacy, Communication, Social Mobilization (ACSM) and Social Behaviour Change (SBC) interventions on Health and Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) demand generation to enhance the uptake of polio, COVID-19, and other immunisation services in Zambia. Overall aim is to strengthen subnational and local level systems and structures to strengthen evidence generation and it’s applications to further improve and adapt ACSM/SBC interventions; strengthen the roles and responsibilities related to leadership, guidance and coordination of the Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Coordination Subgroup to improve effectiveness, focus and synergies among all other RCCE subgroups; and the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) /Incident Management System (IMS) structures ranging from Polio, Measles, COVID-19 and Cholera at provincial and district level.

Please see detailed TOR for more information on the purpose, objectives, tasks and deliverables, here  ToR_SBC National Consultants.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will need to have…

  • University degree in social science, Communication, Health Promotion, International Studies, Development Studies or a related technical field in SBC/ Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE).
  • At least 3-5 years’ relevant experience and product knowledge on social behaviours change, social mobilization, risk communication and community engagement
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of communication for development, knowledge, and experience with collecting data and designing evidence-based SBC strategies, as well as risk communication and communication engagement are essential
  • Proven experience in Public Health Emergencies and SBC interventions planning and coordination is an asset
  • Strong communication skills in English (spoken and written).

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit  here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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 selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.