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Consultant Key Influencer Mapping in Madagascar (2 months)


the Consultant will conduct research of private sector businesses, high net-worth individuals, organizations, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, influential donors/philanthropic foundations in Madagascar


If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments


  1. Background and Justification

The role of the private sector in development is increasing. Private sector contributions are making up an increasingly larger part of country funding and UNICEF is working closely with private sector partners both to leverage resources for children and to raise funds for emergency and development programming. Furthermore, the UNICEF Country Office has seen a growing interest among private sector partners to engage in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030 at a deeper level, looking for innovative ways to combine and align business interests with the SDGs and the children rights business principles. Many private sector companies are already moving from purely philanthropic, or Corporate Social Responsibility, to more strategic engagements. This growing interest to engage in meaningful ways that create impact bring corporate partners and the UNICEF Country Office even closer together to achieve equitable results for children and families.

The research and mapping done through this consultancy will provide UNICEF Madagascar with the necessary information to engage and strengthen alliances with important influencers to support UNICEF Madagascar ‘efforts to advance children’s rights together with private sector partners.

  1. Purpose of Consultancy

Under the supervision of the Chief of Social Policy, the Consultant will map and analyze key influencers both individuals, businesses and organizations from the private sector.

Influences are defined here as  individuals, businesses, company groups and organizations or foundations who are able to convene stakeholders from the business community to work with UNICEF Madagascar in order to establish a private sector partnership for inclusive economic growth in Madagascar.

The selected Consultant will also support the Country Office during the Child Rights Business Principles (CRBP) training program held with the national Ministry of Private Sector Development.

  1. Scope of Work

Under the guidance of the Chief of Social Policy and in collaboration with the Private Sector Partnership specialist, the Consultant will conduct research of private sector businesses, high net-worth individuals, organizations, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, influential donors/philanthropic foundations in Madagascar as well as among global/multinational private sector businesses which may have interest in and/ or ties with Madagascar.
This analysis will include –but is not limited to- the level of influence of particular individuals/ organizations and how this has been determined; history of individuals or organizations working in particular areas, level of investment in human and financial resources, social investments including innovation.

In close consultation with UNICEF Madagascar, the consultant is expected to perform the following:

  1. Desk review and interviews with key focal persons in Madagascar such as the Ministry of Private Sector Development; Economic Development Board of Madagascar focal point, the Worldbank private sector specialist etc.
  2. Analysis and mapping of private sector businesses, high net-worth individuals, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, influential donors/philanthropic foundations in Madagascar as well as  among global/multinational private sector businesses which may have interest in and/ or ties with Madagascar
  3. Develop criteria and prioritize the top influencers/ potential partners in each of the groups as defined in point #1 above (private sector businesses, high net worth individuals etc.)
  4. Conduct a case by case analysis of the identified top influencers/ potential partners (this can include interviews), analyzing opportunities, risks of each partnership and make recommendations on engagement with UNICEF Madagascar
  5. Develop a database with data gathered during the research of this consultancy which contains UNICEF Madagascar’s potential new and existing partnerships.
  6. Develop recommendations and guide on the actual CRBP training program in order to ensure a monitoring system is in place and to build case studies on the way forward from Child Right and Business to Private sector Engagement “CRB to PSE”. 
  1. Deliverables and payment schedule





Due date



Workplan of the consultancy

Contract signature

1st august



Desk review and interviews report/map

15 days

21 august



Report on criteria, analysis and prioritization of top influencers

10 days

4 September



Database of key influencers

10 days

18 September



Recommendation and guide for the CRBP training program

10 days

30 September


  1. Conditions of work
  • Consultant should preferably be based in Madagascar and will be expected to travel to field from time to time.
  • Payment to consultant will only be made for work satisfactorily completed and accepted by UNICEF. No advance payment is allowed unless in exceptional circumstances against bank guarantee, subject to a maximum of 30 per cent of the total contract value in cases where advance purchases, for example for supplies or travel, may be necessary.
  • Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
  • Consultant will work remotely and will be required to meet with UNICEF focal person during course of consultancy. Frequency of meetings will be agreed upon on signing of contract.
  • Consultant will send technical and financial proposition included field travel expenses, including DSA, in accordance with UNICEF’s rules and tariffs.
  1. Desired competencies, technical background and experience
  • Minimum first university degree in business administration and related field from accredited institutions*
  • At least two (2) years of experience working with private sector
  • Experience/knowledge on child right and business principles
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Fluency in French (verbal and written) and good written and spoken skills in English
  • Excellent organization and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and in a multicultural and sensitive environment
  • Familiarity with UNICEF programs and policies, knowledge of international development policies and institutions, international politics is an advantage.




Interested candidates are requested to apply only online via the link and attach a cover letter, detailed CV, a copy of the national identity card or passport, a copy of the highest accredited diploma


Please indicate your availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

Incomplete or late submission after the deadline (27 June 2017) will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will receive an official response to their application. Our job applications are also available on the site

* See the list of accredited institutions on the link:


UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization

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.
  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Antananarivo
  • Grade: International Consultant - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-27

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