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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2018-05-28

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Consultancy: Project Manager - Gender in the Workplace, Gender and Rights Section, PD - NYHQ, Requisition #513025

New York City (United States of America)

The Secretariat will be serving the function of convening the Task Force and will be providing planning, administrative and research support to facilitate its work; it will be the primary route through which the Task Force connects and engages with UNICEF management, staff, and stakeholders. The Secretariat is looking for a Task Force Project Manager to manage these functions.

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.

Background & Rationale

UNICEF is convening a Task Force on Workplace Harassment and Discrimination with a focus on gender-related dynamics. The Task Force will be convened and supported by a Secretariat led by the Principal Advisor Gender and Development.

Purpose

The Secretariat will be serving the function of convening the Task Force and will be providing planning, administrative and research support to facilitate its work; it will be the primary route through which the Task Force connects and engages with UNICEF management, staff, and stakeholders. The Secretariat is looking for a Task Force Project Manager to manage these functions.

Expected results and activities

The main responsibility of the Project Manager is to provide strategic oversight, prepare and convene sessions, create documentation and notes, and offer writing support to the Task Force members. This includes:

  1. Lead research and outreach to help select and finalize Task Force membership ensuring that the panel offers diverse expertise and different perspectives as well as a broad range of organizational representation;
  2. Help to identify and arrange additional consultative roles and potential engagement groups that are seen as necessary;
  3. Prepare and manage a workplan and budget and create a system of delegation of roles and tasks for the secretariat and the Task Force;
  4. Manage a P2/P3 level Programme Assistant, who will serve a support function;
  5. Serve as the key liaison between the Task Force, the Secretariat, and UNICEF management and keep; keep the Task Force abreast of any requests, evolving issues, and challenges ahead recommending solutions and actions;
  6. Thoroughly prepare regular Task Force meetings, which includes organizing the agenda, taking and sharing efficient, clear, strategic notes, managing follow up actions and organize/share any documents to be discussed by the panel;
  7. Organize investigative sessions for the Task Force ensuring that reviews and assessments are conducted in a highly efficient manner; create all necessary documentation;
  8. Drafting and coordinate Task Force recommendations.

Duty Station : NYHQ

Timeframe

Start date: June 4, 2018
End date:  October 31, 2018 

Deliverables

Duration

(Estimated # of Days)

Deadline

Research and outreach support to finalize Task Force membership and identification of additional consultative roles for engagement group.

10

July 2, 2018

Creation and management of workplan, budget and system of delegation.

5

June 8, 2018

Continuous support to Task Force and Secretariat and keeping members abreast of requests, challenges and solutions; Management of correspondence and pending action.

50

September 30, 2018

Preparation of and follow-up on Task Force meetings including organizing of agenda, strategic note taking and follow up action; Facilitation of investigative sessions with all necessary reviews, assessments and documentation.

20

September 30, 2018

Coordination and draft of final Task Force recommendations.

15

October 31, 2018

Total

100 days total

 

Key competences, technical background, and experience required

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences, management, gender, public health, business, communications;
  • Minimum 8 years, preferably 10 years, of relevant professional experience with at least 5 years of experience in partnerships and/or project management;
  • Previous recent experience working at mid-senior level at UNICEF is required;
  • Solid knowledge of UNICEF work culture and systems;
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills;
  • Exceptional relationship and project management skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equality and diversity in the workplace;
  • Ability to work in high stress, tight deadline, multitasking environments;
  • Ability to lead a project involving senior management and high level external partners.

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.

Remarks

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.  

At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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.

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