Consultancy: Global Vacancy Announcement and Talent Group for Education Support, Edu - PD, Requisition # 505858

The Education Section, Programme Division, UNICEF HQ is seeking to enhance diversity in the education talent group, with more programme countries represented among applicants. UNICEF seeks to find senior practitioners who could potentially enhance the talent group with infusion of more candidates from programme countries.

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.

Background & Rationale 

UNICEF seeks a consultant (SSA) to support work in review of applicants for a General Vacancy Announcement (P5, NYHQ) which has recently been reopened. UNICEF has indicated that the aim of this recruitment effort is to enhance diversity in the Education Talent Group. Talent Groups at UNICEF are lists of pre-vetted, highly qualified professionals intended for fast-track recruitment processes as positions become available. After a rigorous selection process, successful candidates are placed in a Talent Group and may be contracted directly by hiring officers for job opportunities. 

Research has been conducted by a recruitment specialist to identify appropriate candidates globally who are from programme countries and could potentially be brought into the talent group. A thorough investigation of senior education practitioners has been conducted and these potential applicants have been encouraged to apply for the global vacancy announcement. Once applications of applicants have been gathered, there will be several stages in the recruitment process with which this consultancy can assist. 

Purpose 

The Education Section, Programme Division, UNICEF HQ is seeking to enhance diversity in the education talent group, with more programme countries represented among applicants. UNICEF seeks to find senior practitioners who could potentially enhance the talent group with infusion of more candidates from programme countries. 

The consultant will review all applications for the P5 GVA; screen applicants against the minimum requirements listed in the Vacancy Announcement; prepare a shortlist of candidates who meet minimum requirements, based on provided guidelines; support the testing, grading of tests, interviews and other measures necessary for the vetting process of applicants. 

Expected results: (measurable results) 

The consultant will review all applicants and create a shortlist of candidates for the education talent group following the on-going Global Vacancy Announcement; and support the testing, grading and interview process. This could span over several vacancy announcements. 

Duty Station 

The consultant will be based remotely. The consultant must be available for meetings at UNICEF NY Headquarters should they be required. 

Timeframe 

Start date: 24 July 2017                     End date: 31 December 2017 

A total of 30 days within a time span of 6 months. Start Date: July 24, 2017. End Date: December 31, 2017. The actual dates for work will be defined jointly as and when service is required.       

Activity

Deliverables

Timeline

Deadline (estimated)

A. 

 

 

 

Review all applications and create shortlist of candidates who meet minimum requirements (based on guidelines)

Shortlist of qualified candidates

10 days

31 December 2017

B.

 

 

 

Support testing, grading of tests and relevant assessments

Input provided for testing and grading of tests and relevant assessments

15 days

31 December 2017

C. 

 

 

 

Support interview process

Input provided for interview process

5 days

31 December 2017

Key competences, technical background, and experience required Deadline 

  • The consultant must be an experienced recruitment specialist with a proven record of success in completing recruitment assignments for global organizations.
  • Knowledge of education market and proficiency with talent assessment.
  • Extensive researching and networking experience.
  • Languages: English fluency required; Bilingualism or multilingualism preferred.
  • Excellent administrative and communication skills.
  • Strong communication, analytical, organizational and writing skills; ability to synthesize concepts and material into clear and concise thoughts.
  • Professional experience in a business and/or international education development setting is a plus.
  • Familiarity with information and communication technologies (ICT) for knowledge management   

 

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Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable).  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

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 organisation.

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.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location:
  • Grade: International Consultant - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2017-07-26

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