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Remote/Home-based: Consultant to support on Knowledge Management and Communications (119 working days) - Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS)

Remote | Geneva

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Remote | Geneva
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2024-07-17

UNICEF Geneva EMOPS is seeking a qualified Consultant to support the Global Cluster Coordination Section (GCCS) in EMOPS Geneva in strengthening knowledge management (KM), learning, analysis and information sharing to inform decision making and advocacy efforts.

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, a voice.

Purpose of Activity/Assignment

To support the Global Cluster Coordination Section (GCCS) in EMOPS Geneva in strengthening knowledge management (KM), learning, analysis and information sharing to inform decision making and advocacy efforts.

Scope of work

UNICEF is committed to support humanitarian coordination and enhancing the collective impact of humanitarian response through the cluster approach. Effective and efficient support for UNICEF-led clusters in data collection, analysis, communication and dissemination is key to enabling EMOPS to orient its action, promote best-practices and learning, advance evidence-based prioritization and advocacy.

This role will support GCCS’s KM and communication efforts to develop and implement standardized tools and processes to ensure that knowledge is documented, shared, understood and utilized to enhance coordination and contributing to overall impact and success.

Work Assignment Overview

Tasks / Milestone Deliverables / Outputs Timeline / Deadline
Data collection and analysis based on GCCS Advocacy Monitoring Framework indicators, including Pulse Check Survey, to identify trends, patterns and insights to inform evidence-based advocacy and decision making 2023 data for all indicators in the advocacy M&E Framework collected, analysed and key findings and recommendations developed (excel and narrative format)

16 working days;

By August 2024

Develop tools and templates to facilitate collection of data in support of GCCS’s efforts to standardize KM tools and processes Template for case studies developed and approved: research existing models, define required issue and desired content and visuals as well as generic dissemination process for case studies

11 working days;

By September 2024

Document best practices, lessons learnt and case studies from UNICEF-led clusters to promote learning and inform advocacy and decision making and KM repository enhanced 4 case studies with following steps validated by GCCS: select case, develop ToR, research, develop the content, validation

16 working days per case study (total 64 working days);

Between November 2024 and March 2025

Support the dissemination of KM content working in close collaboration with the GCCS’ advocacy and communication intern and other relevant colleagues, including dissemination in the GCCS Newsletter and site, CCPM website, social media and other relevant channels. KM products timely disseminated through GCCS internal and external channels 1 working days per month (total 7 working days; can be rolled over to next months)
Participate in the GCCS’s advocacy and communication, and cross cutting thematic working groups and provide them with KM and communication support, including contribution to the development and dissemination of reports and other KM products Minutes and action points available for each working group monthly meetings, and action points implemented 3 working days per month (total 21 working days; can be rolled over to next months)

Estimated Duration of the Contract

119 working days between July 2024 and March 2025.

Consultant’s Work Place and Official Travel

The Consultant will be remote/home-based with no travels foreseen.

Estimated Cost of the Consultancy & Payment Schedule

Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of an invoice and satisfactory completion of the above-mentioned deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

Please submit a professional fee (in USD) based on 119 working days to undertake this assignment.

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

  • Master's degree in social sciencies, law, intenational relations, communication or related field.
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience, including experience in background research and use of data to identify trends and patterns in a systematic way;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills and experience drafting advocacy, communication and KM products, including newsletters, articles, presentations, and social media content.
  • Experience communicating and working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and supporting the work of working groups and task forces.
  • Attention to detail and experience using tools like SharePoint for collaboration and to enhance presentation and visuals.
  • Oral and Written fluency in English.
  • Experience working in humanitarian coordination with UNICEF or another operational UN agency desirable.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS), and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

Please include in your application a full CV, a Cover Letter, and samples of work that demonstrate your ability in this area. Specifically, articles you have written for a newsletter on any topic related to humanitarian action, development, or social policy, showcasing your writing style. Additionally, indicate your availability and professional fee (in USD) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a professional fee will not be considered. 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.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants 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.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.