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Coordinate Digital Campaign on International Day of the Girl Child in Bangladesh


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Job Description

  • Country: Bangladesh
  • Organization: UN Volunteers
  • Deadline: 8 October 2023
  • No of Vacancies: 2


Description of assignment title

Coordinate Digital Campaign on International Day of the Girl Child in Bangladesh

Assignment country


Expected start date

Invalid Date

Sustainable Development Goal

5. Gender equality

For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?

1 – 5 hours per week

Host entity

UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office




2 weeks

Number of assignments



Mission and objectives

The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives.


Among women aged 20-24, 51 percent in Bangladesh, 33 percent in Nepal, 28 percent in Afghanistan, 27 percent in India and 18 percent in Pakistan were married before 18. Rates of child marriage have declined in the region particularly for girls under the age of 15. India, for instance, has seen a steady decline in the prevalence of child marriage, from 47.4 per cent in 2005 to 23.3 per cent in 2021, which has led to a 50% decline in child marriage in South Asia . However, the number of girls married as children in South Asia remains very high. While there have been significant efforts to date to address child marriage in the region and globally, the decline in child marriage over time is likely to be largely a result of economic growth and changing social norms, rather than policy or programmatic interventions. South Asia is home to initiatives to combat child marriage, ranging from interventions aimed at empowering and educating girls, to providing cash transfers to encourage parents to delay marriage. The Kathmandu Call for Action to End Child Marriage was adopted in 2014 by the members of the South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children in a meeting of SAARC member states and partner organizations, signaling significant support from government representatives and multilateral organizations on the issue. In 2014, SAIEVAC adopted the first Regional Action Plan to End Child Marriage in South Asia (2015-2018), which was subsequently extended for a period of five years covering the period 2019-2023. Since 2016, UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office has been managing the regional programme in South Asia, jointly with UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia, covering Bangladesh, Nepal and India which are responsible for the programme at country level. The programme has achieved significant success as the second phase of the programme concludes by the end of the year. The proposed campaign on the International Day of the Girl Child will focus on showcasing the achievements of the program and raising awareness to address harmful gender and social norms contributing to child marriage, utilizing gender-transformative approaches.

Task type

Communication and social media

Task description

We are seeking the support of Online Volunteers to coordinate and monitor the social media campaign on “International Day of the Girl Child” that aims to raise awareness and seek feedback on individual actions on ending child marriage in Bangladesh through various social media platforms, i.e: Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, etc. We are expecting to select two Bengali native speakers to coordinate the digital campaign in their respective home countries. For this purpose, the selected Online Volunteers, under the supervision and guidance of the UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office (APRO) in Bangkok, will: – Support the UNFPA APRO Focal Point in coordinating and monitoring a team of up to 100 Online Volunteers tasked with implementing International Day of the Girl Child campaign. Successful applicant for this coordination role will be assigned to coordinate and monitor a team of 50 Online Volunteers that will accelerate the awareness raising effort. – Provide weekly updates to the UNFPA APRO Focal Point through the analytics database and coordinate regular data analytics from the team of up to 100 Online Volunteers for each post. – Lead and ensure timely delivery of the postings of the social media cards by the Online Volunteers team by regularly communicating the daily tasks. – Support the UNFPA APRO Focal Point in leading and monitoring the online challenge created among online volunteers. Selected Online Volunteers will have to attend the online induction along with the OV team arranged by UNFPA APRO Focal Point and will be provided with information and material relevant and necessary to perform the task. The campaign will be launched on 11 October 2023, please indicate your availability to start the assignment at least on 9 October 2023. SPECIAL NOTICE: This is an unpaid assignment. Upon successful completion of the assignment, a certificate would be provided at the end of the assignment. The task will be fully virtual.


Required experience

Candidates should: – Have experience in social media campaign. – Have experience in coordinating and monitoring a team of volunteers. – Well versed on most used social media account in Bangladesh i.e: Facebook, X, Instagram, TikTok, etc. – Should own social media account. – Should be willing to post the campaign content to “public” as their audience. Only eligible candidates will be considered.


English, Level: Fluent, Required Bengali, Level: Mother tongue, Required

Other information

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.


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