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Consultancy for C4D Rapid Response to COVID – 19 (4 months)

Cairo (Egypt)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Cairo (Egypt)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date: 2020-04-01

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The objective of this assignment is to provide technical support to the C4D portfolio within the context of emerging COVID 19 pandemic.

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.


The objective of this assignment is to provide technical support to the C4D portfolio within the context of emerging COVID 19 pandemic. The rapidly evolving situation requires additional support to properly respond to the MoHP Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) plan implementation. Given the need to timely respond to the pandemic the C4D team will also need additional support to deliver the existing commitments on parenting and girls’ empowerment portfolio.

Key Tasks and Deliverables:

1.     Technical support for National Girls Empowerment Initiative (Dawwie) toolkit

1.1  Structure of the toolkit (detailed plan with recommendations)

1 day


1.2 1st Draft of the toolkit

 9 days

1.2  Feedback, amends and edit


5 days

2.     Technical contribution and support to UNICEF positive parenting programme

2.1  Support the compilation of a session dedicated to parenting and behaviors related to COVID 19

2.2  Support the design and writing process of the parenting toolkit

10 days


3.       Technical support to Social and Behavioral Change emergency response to COVID

3.1   Support the design and writing process of the multimedia products in response to COVID-19 for parents and children




15 days







1.          Monthly progress report

2.          Content for COVID 19 response

3.          Delivery of Dawwie toolkit







Education: A university degree in one of the following fields is required: social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public relations or another relevant technical field.

Experience: A minimum of one year of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required:  social development programme planning, communication for development, public advocacy or another related area.

Multimedia production experience is a must. Research experience is desirable.

Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Language requirement: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

Within the given conditions of the widespread of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a must that the candidate is able to work under stress and in emergency.


Please submit a financial offer along with your proposal, which contains the following information:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae including a description of main achievements;
  • Fee for services to be provided – based on the deliverables in the Terms of Reference
  • Wherever possible, indicate the itemized cost of the travel (air tickets etc).

A detailed Financial Proposal quoted in Egyptian Pounds (EGP) which must outline:

  • Overall fees for 40 working days
  • Any costs to be incurred related to the consultancy

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are...View our competency framework at

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.



Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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