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Consultancy: Campaign Manager - #ENDViolence Campaign - DOC, NYHQ - Requisition# 526135

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Logistics
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2019-09-24

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UNICEF is heightening its End Violence campaign with new focus on one of the most formative places in a child’s life and where they spend most of their time: school. To support the organisation’s work to end violence in schools, the END Violence campaign is hiring a global campaign manager.

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.

For every child, an Advocate to ENDViolence

A child dies every five minutes as a result of violence. Countless others live with the scars of psychological, physical and sexual violence, from bullying to beatings. It happens everywhere, in rich countries and poor countries. It happens in everyday places with familiar faces. It happens in schools, where children should be safe and free to learn. Instead, violent discipline, bullying – including online – and attacks in schools are putting children's health and their development in risk.  It’s common enough to feel inevitable. But it’s not. Violence against children is preventable. And because we can prevent it, we must. It's time to fulfill our commitment to children's rights and wellbeing. We must make schools safe. 

UNICEF is heightening its End Violence campaign with new focus on one of the most formative places in a child’s life and where they spend most of their time: school.  To support the organisation’s work to end violence in schools, the END Violence campaign is hiring a global campaign manager. 

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the END Violence Campaign Lead, the consultant will be responsible for the following activities: 

1.Support the Campaign Lead to develop and implement the END Violence campaign strategy  

  • Coordinate with key divisions to collectively craft the campaign’s advocacy strategy, including development of strategic policy advocacy goals, targets, tactics and messages; 

  • Work with Campaign Lead to implement the global campaign strategy and support Country Offices and National Committees in their advocacy strategy development and execution.  

2. Steer the work of the campaign team to ensure smooth operations and delivery against the work plan  

  • Support the implementation of the workplan, including directly managing specific bodies of work within the campaign. 

  • Facilitate the logistics around campaign team meetings (setting up calls, minute-taking, follow-up of action points, etc.). 

3. Ensure proper information flow and coordination within the team and with internal and external stakeholders  

  • Manage all the internal communication tools related to the campaign, such as the campaign teamsite, intranet, internal websites, etc. 

  • Working in collaboration with relevant teams, oversee the campaign related content in the external website (https://www.unicef.org/end-violence). 

  • Prepare key materials to introduce the campaign and its specific initiatives to internal and external stakeholders (i.e. toolkits and guidance for country offices, presentations at key events, proposals to be presented to potential donors and/or allies, etc.). 

4. Liaise with Cause Framework (CF) secretariat 

  • Make sure that all requested materials are submitted to the CF secretariat on a timely basis for meetings (CF Management or Strategic Team) and regular oversight. This includes core campaign materials, calendar updates, budget tracking, M&E mechanisms, etc. 

5. Campaign monitoring and evaluation 

  • Keep track of the activities implemented as part of the campaign at global, regional and national level, including if necessary, the creation of specific mechanisms or tools for that purpose. 

  • Submit the agreed KPI to the CF Secretariat and facilitate them to the Campaign Team for discussion and learning. 

 

6. Track Campaign budget and expenditure 

  • Track and monitor the use of the funds allocated to the campaign, working with the correspondent colleagues within PFP as well as in the CF Secretariat. 

7. Manage specific bodies of work within the campaign 

  • The campaign manager can be tasked by the Lead to manage specific projects or activities within the campaign work plan. This could include development of assets with other internal or external stakeholders and liaising with national committees and country offices on campaign implementation. 

Duty Station: UNICEF Headquarters, New York City, United States of America  

Deliverables

Duration

Deadline

Campaign strategy developed and available to all Campaign Team members and focus countries

3 months

1 Jan, 2020

Internal and external communication tools regularly updated and used by stakeholders

11.5 months

1 Oct, 2020

Documents and information requested by the CF Secretariat is provided timely and with all the requested content and quality

11.5 months

1 Oct, 2020

Campaign M&E system in place and information adequately submitted to CF secretariat

11.5 months

1 Oct, 2020

Campaign budget is available, up to date and regularly monitored to ensure its full execution

11.5 months

1 Oct, 2020

Campaign projects and activities executed as planned

11.5 months

1 Oct, 2020

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education  

  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in in Public Policy, Political Science, International Relations, International Development, Public Administration, or other related field.  

Work experience  

  • At least five years’ experience in advocacy and campaign strategy development and execution, preferably on both a global and national level. 

  • Experience in developing clear strategic plans, with specific, measurable and timebound objectives and performance indicators. 

  • Experience in strategic public engagement activities, based on an understanding of the target audience. 

  • Strong track record in writing engaging campaign narratives and delivering creative campaign tactics.  

  • Demonstrated experience in design and management of projects, including budget management and monitoring of results. 

  • Knowledge of international development and children’s rights or related field. 

  • Experience working for an advocacy or campaigning organization e.g. international or national NGO, UN or other multilateral organization.   

Skills and attributes 

  • Demonstrated strong communication, presentation and writing skills are essential – a clear, concise, compelling writing style, which is adaptable for difference audiences, including mainstream public.  

  • Facilitation skills and engaging oral communication style. 

  • Strategic thinking and critical analysis. 

  • Commitment and drive, with a clear focus on results. 

  • Positive, proactive, ‘can-do’ approach. 

  • Solutions-focused. 

  • Ability to juggle competing priorities, whilst maintaining attention to detail and meeting deadlines. 

  • Creative and innovative. 

Languages  

  • Fluency in English (both written and verbal) is required.  Working level of French and Spanish is considered a strong asset.  

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. 

The competencies required for this post are…. 

1. Core Values 

Commitment 

Diversity and Inclusion 

Integrity 

2. Core Competencies 

Communication [II] 

Drive for Result [II] 

Working with People [II]  

3. Functional Competencies 

Formulating Strategies and Concepts [II] 

Analyzing [II] 

Applying Technical Expertise [II]  

Planning and Organizing [III] 

Relating and Networking [II]  

Persuading and Influencing [II] 

Entrepreneurial Thinking [II] 

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

Remarks:

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.

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 and the consultant must provide proof of health insurance.

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

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