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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-14

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Consultancy Title: Social Enterprises Programme Consultant 11.5 months Amman, Jordan

Amman (Jordan)

The United Nations Children's Fund Jordan Country Office in Amman seeks a dedicated, experienced, highly motivated and proactive Consultant. Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief of Youth & Avocent Section supports sections by increasing economic engagement and income-generation opportunities for Syrian and Jordanian youth through social entrepreneurship, and to foster equitable and sustainable local economic development and community wealth-building.

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.

Location:

The consultancy is home based, on part time basis with minimum 40% (16 hours per week), with 7 missions to Jordan, each of at least 10 working days per mission. The visits to Jordan will include travelling and working in and to Amman, and some travel nationwide.

On-site working days in Field in Jordan: at least 70 days

Off-site working days: maximum 194

Field Missions/Travel in Field in Jordan: at least 70 days

BACKGROUND:

Young people in Jordan face many barriers in gaining sustainable livelihoods, and supporting their successful transition into the world of work, whether in employment or entrepreneurship requires a holistic and integrated approach.

The UNICEF Jordan Social Enterprise Acceleration Programme provides strategic support to vulnerable Syrians and Jordanian youth, aged between 18 and 24, who are seeking to grow their micro and small social enterprise, and to existing early-stage social enterprises who are providing employment opportunities for vulnerable Syrians and Jordanian youth, aged between 18 and 24.

The goal of the Programme is to increase economic engagement and income-generation opportunities for Syrian and Jordanian youth through social entrepreneurship, and to foster equitable and sustainable local economic development and community wealth-building.

The Accelerator Programme consists of five clusters of activities:

Cluster 1: Awareness and promotion

Cluster 2: Business skills development and access to finance

Cluster 3: Access to local economic networks

Cluster 4: Opportunity identification

Cluster 5: Policy advocacy

The holistic and integrated approach works on multiple levels and across sectors to strengthen the emerging social enterprise ecosystems in Jordan.

The Programme adopts asset-based community development approaches to social and economic development and seeks to lay the foundation for resilient local social enterprise ecosystems as pathways to sustainable job creation and economic inclusion in Jordan.

Jordan's emerging social enterprise sector has the potential to create sustainable economic opportunities for vulnerable young people and address social, environmental and economic challenges.

The Social Enterprise Accelerator Programme is aligned with UNICEF Jordan's Country Programme 2018 - 2022 to equip young people with the skills to increase their employability and to access meaningful and sustainable employment and self-employment through entrepreneurship development.

Through this programme, UNICEF aims to strengthen shared value partnership with the local private sector, and aims to partner with the private sector to co-create this programme and co-implement it, so to maximize on complementary know how, skills and assets.

OBJECTIVE:

Support UNICEF Jordan in the design and implementation of the Social Enterprise Accelerator Programme, collect evidence on importance and relevance of supporting social entrepreneurship for the most vulnerable and policy development to create an enabling environment to support youth and women led social enterprises.

DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT:

Duties and Responsibilities

UNICEF is collaborating with a private sector partner in the implementation and roll out of the Social Enterprise Accelerator Programme (SEAP) for women and youth in Jordan, with a focus on the most vulnerable.

In the aspirations to implement this programme, it is expected that the consultant shall carry out the following tasks in coordination and collaboration with both the private sector partner and UNICEF JCO:

Support JCO with the design and implementation of the Social Enterprise Accelerator programme:

  1. Revise the Social Enterprise Accelerator Programme (SEAP) and, in collaboration with the private sector partner, develop a phased implementation plan to deliver the programme nationwide
  2. Lead on the implementation of SEAP and provide technical support on social entrepreneurship;
  3. Conduct Social Enterprise mapping in 5 locations;
  4. Develop a calendar of events/festivals to showcase social enterprises and host 7 co-design sessions
  5. Work closely and support the national officer with the programme implementation, ensuring the programme delivers on agreed milestones and targets;
  6. Design, in partnership with the private sector partner, 4 boot-camps
  7. Conduct a pre/post assessment to account for possible positive impacts of implementing this programme
  8. Undertake and document an evaluation of the lessons learnt of the social enterprise process, including key moments in the process, challenges faced and solutions found;
  9. Advise UNICEF JCO on social entrepreneurship;
  10. Generate evidence on effective models;
  11. Support UNICEF JCO on its advocacy efforts by developing policy papers on inclusive policies and strategies focused on youth and with advocacy efforts with national partners.

KEY DELIVERABLES:

The consultant shall be able to support around these five main areas:

Activity 1) Design the social enterprise programme

Activity 2) Provide technical support to implement the Social Enterprise Accelerator Programme

Activity 3) Design the curricula and 4 boot-camps

Activity 4) Document and generate evidence on social entrepreneurship and impact on women and vulnerable groups

Activity 5) Support UNICEF JCO's efforts policies and advocacies efforts on social entrepreneurship for the most vulnerable (with a focus on youth and young people with disability)

Detailed description of deliverables is provided below: 

Activity

Results

Payment/deliverable

  1. Submit inception report and time bound work plans

Submit detailed work plan per deliverable broken down to task level under each deliverable, along with the methodology and approach to complete consultancy activities.

5% on acceptance

  1. Design and develop the Social Enterprise Accelerator Programme (SEAP)

 

  1. Review and design SEAP after consultation with the private sector partner;
  2. Conduct Social Enterprise mapping in 5 locations;
  3. Develop a calendar of events/festivals to showcase social enterprises and host 7 co-design sessions
  4. Design, in partnership with the private sector partner, 4 boot-camps
  5. Develop SAEP curricula

10% on acceptance

 

 

 

  1. Provide technical support to implement the Social Enterprise Accelerator Programme
  1. Develop call for applications and support in the selection process for startups to be part of this programme
  2. Secure accreditation for the training and boot camp
  3. Conduct demo day event for 4 boot camps
  4. Conduct 4 LEAP meetings in 5 locations
  5. Identify and participate in key events aimed at supporting the social enterprises in increasing their access to markets

15% on acceptance

  1. Document and generate evidence on social entrepreneurship and impact on women and vulnerable groups
  1. Conduct a pre/post assessment to account for possible positive impacts of implementing this programme
  2. Document and generate evidence on the impact of the programme by drafting an evidence based position paper (business case) highlighting the positive technical and financial impacts of implementing this programme.
  3. Undertake and document an evaluation of the lessons learnt of the social enterprise process, including key moments in the process, challenges faced and solutions found.
  4. Advise UNICEF JCO on social entrepreneurship and identify key fora to share the learning of this pilot programme

 

 

30% on acceptance

  1. Support UNICEF JCO's policies and advocacies efforts on social entrepreneurship for the most vulnerable (with a focus on youth and young people with disability)

 

  1. Support UNICEF JCO on its advocacy efforts by developing at least one relevant policy paper
  2. Support with advocacy efforts with national partners to create an enabling environment for social enterprise development

 

10% on acceptance

  1. Draft Final Report
  1. Final draft of the consultancy report
  2. 2 presentations of the Programme and results/lesson learned

 

30% on acceptance

 

TRAVEL CONSIDERATIONS: 

For individual contractors and consultants, all travel arrangements to commence the assignment, including insurance and visas, will be managed and paid by the individual. Therefore, expected travel costs must be included as a budget item in the financial proposal. Should mission travel be required, UNICEF will manage and pay for travel via Travel Authorization. However, this will be subject to the following prerequisites: Medical Clearance, Security Clearance through the Travel Request Information Process (TRIP) system, the Basic and Advanced Security in the Field Trainings, Travel Visa, and liability waiver. Trip prerequisites will be met at the expense of the consultant.

Travel cost shall be calculated based on economy class travel, regardless of the length of travel. Costs for accommodation, meals and incidentals shall not exceed applicable daily subsistence allowance (DSA) rates, as promulgated by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC at http://icsc.un.org). The consultant must travel on UNICEF approved airlines.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

1.  Education: Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Economics, Business Administration, Enterprise Development, or other related fields relevant to economic and social development, work experience in social enterprise development considered relevant.

2. Work experience:

10 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the field of social enterprise development, innovation and social-economic development.

3. Technical knowledge:

- Familiar with the current developments, research, best practices, on economic development models with a focus on social enterprise development

-  Good project management skills, and able to communicate effectively across different audiences.

- Solid understanding and experience in working in the development field, with vulnerable groups and youth

- Field work experience and working experience in the region.

4. Language:

- Fluency in English.

- Fluency in Arabic language will be considered as an asset.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

UNICEF will only make milestone payment based on achievement of specific deliverables as listed on the table above. These payments should be stated in terms of percentage. Also, note that UNICEF does not make advance payment except under certain conditions in line with UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations.

EVALUATION PROCESS:

Qualified candidates are requested to submit:

  1. Cover letter/application for this consultancy.
  2. Financial quote as following: lump sum + daily rate (at 40%-time occupation) per day for remote/home based work + daily rate (at 100%-time occupation) per day for field based work/missions, including all Visa fees, travel, accommodation, local transportation, workplace, and other costs/expenses. Any costs/fees to be included in the given daily rates and the total lump sum no additional costs/fees will be considered/paid.
  3. CV (with photo, birth date, gender, nationality, actual country and place of residence, etc.)
  4. Examples of previous, relevant work to demonstrate experience in WSP and CRWSP as well as in water supply network and treatment planning, operation, maintenance and management as well as any other relevant/interesting work experience for the tasks/work of this consultancy.  
  5. Proposed methodology/approach and workplan for the work/project.
  6. At least 2 Referees related to your work experience/former employments.
  7. P 11 form (which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_53129.html ).

Late submissions, incomplete packets, or submissions with an incorrect email subject heading will not be considered

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, 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

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