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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Managerial positions
    • Logistics
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-27

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Consultancy: Knowledge Project Manager - with focus on preventing HIV in adolescent girls and young women, HIV/ADIS Section, PD - NYHQ, Requisition #519886

New York City (United States of America)

Under the supervision of the Senior Adviser, Knowledge, Advocacy and Partnerships, HIV and AIDS; and working closely with the Associate Director and Chief, HIV and AIDS, and the Senior Specialist on Adolescent Girls and Young Women, HIV and AIDS, the consultant will support the work of Learning Collaborative activities with partners working to prevent HIV among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and promote their health and well-being.

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

The HIV and AIDS epidemic continues to have a disproportionate impact on children. AIDS remains a leading cause of death among adolescents, with strong gender dimensions. Globally, far more adolescent girls than boys are living with HIV and are newly infected every year. Of the 1.2 million adolescents (aged 15 to 19 years old) were living with HIV in 2017, 3 out of 5 of them are adolescent girls. Two thirds of new HIV infections among adolescents occur among girls; and every three minutes a teenage girl is infected by HIV. The situation is particularly relevant in sub-Saharan Africa, the global epicentre of HIV and AIDS and the region in which most new infections among adolescents occur.

PURPOSE

Under the supervision of the Senior Adviser, Knowledge, Advocacy and Partnerships, HIV and AIDS; and working closely with the Associate Director and Chief, HIV and AIDS, and the Senior Specialist on Adolescent Girls and Young Women, HIV and AIDS, the consultant will support the work of Learning Collaborative activities with partners working to prevent HIV among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and promote their health and well-being. The work supports the consolidation and dissemination of learning and knowledge generated with partners in three work streams: (1) a review of programmes to prevent HIV infection among AGYW implemented in sub-Saharan Africa, including the documentation and dissemination of best practices and guidance, supported by Global Fund catalytic investment; (2) the ‘Stay Free’ framework aimed at reducing the number of new HIV infections among adolescents and young women (aged 10 to 24 years old) to less than 100,000 by 2020, and the ‘Stay Free’ working group co-convened by UNICEF and PEPFAR; and (3) All In to End Adolescent AIDS, an initiative by UNICEF and  UNAIDS to reach adolescents in 25 priority countries that are home to the world’s highest number of adolescents living with HIV.

 

EXPECTED RESULTS (MEASURABLE RESULTS)

  • Contribute to the Learning Collaborative objectives of knowledge generation and exchange to inform and improve programmes and to drive evidence-based advocacy on HIV prevention among AGYW. Support the knowledge team in research, analysis, validation and synthesis of knowledge on best practices, lessons learned, promising practices, use of innovative methods, etc.; and in the dissemination of knowledge within UNICEF at all levels and with partners.
  • Coordination of a webinar series on what works in AGYW programming. Includes the planning and scheduling of webinars in the series; liaison with speakers and moderators; technical support and troubleshooting on the webinar platform; capture of presentations and highlights; dissemination of webinar reports, recordings, summaries, etc. 
  • Internal coordination of working meetings and documentation, within UNICEF at global and regional levels and with partners. The objective is to enhance the learning partnerships, increase the quality and efficiency of meetings, and provide continuity among the various work streams. The consultant will draft meeting reports, share reports and outputs with participants, and follow-up on actions in a timely way.
  • Coordination of events with partners, including coordination of logistics (venue, catering, technical support, etc.), liaison with participants, coordination of reports and outputs, follow-up, etc.


DUTY STATION :  
NYHQ. The consultant will be based in office during core working hours, with occasional remote work.

TIMEFRAME

Start date:  1 March 2019                   
End date: 30 Aug. 2019


DELIVERABLES

Payment will be made monthly against invoice submitted by the consultant, indicating the deliverables and the number of days worked. Payment will be subject to delivery of outputs on time and of good quality, as certified by the supervisor.

 

DELIVERABLES

Duration

(Estimated # of Days)

March 2019: Internal coordination of working meetings and documentation; Coordination of a webinar series; Coordination of meetings and events with partners; Contribute to the Learning Collaborative objectives of knowledge generation and exchange

21

April 2019: Internal coordination of working meetings and documentation; Coordination of a webinar series; Coordination of meetings and events with partners; Contribute to the Learning Collaborative objectives of knowledge generation and exchange

21

May 2019: Internal coordination of working meetings and documentation; Coordination of a webinar series; Coordination of meetings and events with partners; Contribute to the Learning Collaborative objectives of knowledge generation and exchange

22

June 2019: Internal coordination of working meetings and documentation; Coordination of a webinar series; Coordination of meetings and events with partners; Contribute to the Learning Collaborative objectives of knowledge generation and exchange

19

July 2019: Internal coordination of working meetings and documentation; Coordination of a webinar series; Coordination of meetings and events with partners; Contribute to the Learning Collaborative objectives of knowledge generation and exchange

22

August 2019: Internal coordination of working meetings and documentation; Coordination of a webinar series; Coordination of meetings and events with partners; Contribute to the Learning Collaborative objectives of knowledge generation and exchange

21

Total

126 days

KEY COMPETENCIES, TECHNICAL BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Advanced university degree in public health, HIV and AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, epidemiology, the social sciences, information/knowledge management or similar, having studied issues relevant to the subject of the consultancy (i.e., HIV prevention among adolescent girls and young women).
  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional work experience at the mid-level (P3/P4) in areas of HIV and AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, gender programmes (global) or similar, with demonstrated experience of knowledge management and/or capacity building in these areas. Work experience at the country level is an advantage.
  • Relevant experience of programme/project development in a U.N. system agency or organization is a distinct advantage.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written). Working knowledge of French is an advantage.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent ability to effectively gather, synthesize and present information of a programmatic nature such that it becomes accessible to a diverse audience including experts, programmes, policy specialists, etc.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 

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

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at : Here

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.

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