Consultant Social & Behavioural Change



Our ambition is that all children in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom
grow up in a safe and nurturing environment and that they are
empowered to shape and share their views.

We are looking for a




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Consultant Communication for Social & Behavioural Change
Aruba, Curaçao, Caribbean Netherlands 

24/32 hours per week
November 2023 - December 2024

Our ambition is that all children in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom grow up in a safe and nurturing environment and that they are empowered to shape and share their views. UNICEF the Netherlands works closely with the governments in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom to contribute to this ambition.

On Aruba and Curaçao, we are currently carrying out a project funded by the European Commission and the NPL (duration until the end of 2024). As part of a wider approach to create a safe and nurturing environment for children, to empower parents/caregivers to adopt positive parenting practices. The governments of Aruba and Curaçao have developed Parenting Support Workplans, supported by UNICEF the Netherlands. One key element of the workplan, is the development and roll-out of a social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) plan on positive parenting aimed at empowering parents/caregivers to adopt positive parenting practices.

Therefore, UNICEF the Netherlands is recruiting a Social and Behavioural Change Communication (SBC) consultant, who will manage the development and roll out of a SBCC plan, in close collaboration with the governments of Aruba and Curaçao. The consultant will also be asked to support on other communication requirements in the project, as well as on SBCC communication requirements in the projects on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba.

Your mission
In close collaboration with the governments, you will:

  • Manage the development and roll out of a SBCC plan on Aruba and Curaçao
  • Coordinate the deployment of SBCC activities and initiatives included in the plan (supported by the junior project specialist)
  • Coordinate the development and adaptation of parenting communication materials, messages and content
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders (such as government, civil society organizations, youth groups, experts) to foster partnerships, support and collaboration for the SBCC plan.
  • Develop, implement and monitor a communication plan for the overall Aruba / Curaçao project and develop relevant materials.
  • Prepare briefing notes, website text, infographics, PPT’s and other inputs for donor deliverables, reports, project proposals, UNICEF the Netherlands website or social media to effectively communicate the progress and impact of SBCC initiatives as well as other child protection activities
  • Support the organization of multi-stakeholder capacity-building activities, to transfer knowledge and/or build in-house staff capacity of relevant stakeholders necessary for the long-term success of the project.

Our requirements
The ideal candidate is creative, culturally sensitive, and optimistic, with a track record in effective campaigns for social and behavioural change. You are able to find the right balance between getting things done and making sure all stakeholders are aligned and on board. Furthermore, you have:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields: communications, psychology or behavioural sciences, sociology, social work or another relevant technical field, or a first university degree in a relevant field combined with extensive professional experience
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience in the area of social and behaviour change communication, preferably in the context of positive parenting, child protection and/or child and adolescent development.
  • Demonstrated experience of writing for and working with print and broadcast media, digital tools, social media platforms, and  online and offline communication methods, and designing material such as infographics.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing M&E frameworks to track programme progress and impact.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including excellent editing, and proofreading skills, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Fluency in Dutch and English is required. Proficiency in Papiamentu/o is considered an asset.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks, deadlines, and priorities.
  • Cultural sensitive and proficient in both working independently and collaborating with diverse audiences, including young people, and stakeholders and maintaining positive working relationships.
  •  Experience of working in the (Dutch) Caribbean is considered an asset.
  • Experience working with multistakeholder stakeholders, governmental organizations and international organizations. Experience working with UNICEF is considered an asset.
  • A portfolio of work available for review.

What we offer
You will be part of the project team Aruba and Curaçao and you will report to the Project Manager Aruba and Curaçao at the Dutch National Committee for UNICEF, based in the Hague.

The consultancy starts as soon as possible and ends 31 December 2024.
It is estimated that 24-32 hours per week will be required on average.

The consultancy can be done remotely and preference is that you are based in the region. The consultancy will require frequent presence on the islands.
UNICEF the Netherlands will cover the cost of travel.
Regarding your daily fee, please indicate this in your application.

How to apply
Please submit your CV, motivation letter and information on your daily fee, via the online button on the UNICEF the Netherlands website), at the latest on Monday 13 November 2023.

More information
For requesting the full Terms of Reference for this consultancy, or any questions, you may email to Anna Kroon, Project Manager Aruba and Curaçao via

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