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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: 2018-06-25

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Consultancy: Task Force Project Coordinator - Gender in the Workplace, Gender and Rights Section, PD - NYHQ, Requisition #513542

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. Upon completion of its work, the Task Force will submit a report to the Executive Director with specific recommendations along with priorities and timeframes for UNICEF to become a gender equitable workplace, free of sexual and other harassment, gendered disadvantage and discrimination. In this context, the Gender Section is recruiting a consultant to support the work of the Task Force for 3-6 months.

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 an Independent Task Force on Workplace Harassment and Discrimination to provide recommendations on measures to address these issues with a focus on gender-related dynamics. The Task Force will be convened and supported by a Secretariat under the leadership of the Principal Advisor Gender and Development, reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, Management and Administration.

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.

Upon completion of its work, the Task Force will submit a report to the Executive Director with specific recommendations along with priorities and timeframes for UNICEF to become a gender equitable workplace, free of sexual and other harassment, gendered disadvantage and discrimination.

In this context, the Gender Section is recruiting a consultant to support the work of the Task Force for 3-6 months.

Expected results and activities

The main tasks of the Task Force Project Coordinator involve:

  1. Providing research support on development of the Task Force;
  2. Supporting the Principal Advisor and the Project Manager in developing and managing a project plan;
  3. Coordinating activities in relation to an internal reference group, and provide support to the Task Force members;
  4. Carrying out necessary research and compilation of data, documents and analysis requested by the Task Force;
  5. Supporting the Project Lead in compiling notes, recommendations etc. that the Task Force produces;
  6. Interacting and liaising with high level internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis and supporting effective communication platforms.

Duty Station : NYHQ

Timeframe

Start date: June 25, 2018    
End date:  October 31, 2018

Deliverables

Duration

(Estimated # of Days)

Deadline

  1. Conducting research to finalize Task Force membership and identification of additional consultative roles for engagement group;

10

July 13, 2018

  1. Support the creation of a workplan and budget;

10

July 13, 2018

  1. Supported the establishment of an internal reference group;

10

September 30, 2018

  1. Conducting research and compile data, documents and analysis;

35

September 30, 2018

  1. Supporting the Project Lead in compiling notes, recommendations

20

October 31, 2018

  1. Supporting communications with internal and external stakeholders

15

October 31, 2018

Total

100 days

 

 Key competences, technical background, and experience required

  • Advanced university degree (Master's) in social sciences, management, gender, public health, business, communications;
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience;
  • Knowledge of UNICEF work culture and systems;
  • Very strong writing and communication skills;
  • Exceptional relationship and project management skills; highly organized
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced multitasking environment;
  • Ability to work on web and other communications platforms
  • Strong interest in gender equality in the workplace.

Application Material

All Applicants must attach the below documents with this application:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae including a description of main achievements;
  • Minimum of three references that include the name of the contact person, title and contact information

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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