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Consultancy - Support the Development of a DAPM Resource Mobilisation Strategy, Directors Office, Data, Analytics, Planning & Monitoring (DAPM), NYHQ (home based)

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:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Statistics
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-25

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The Division of Data, Analytics, Planning & Monitoring was established in August 2019 and aims at strengthening decision making and organizational learning now and for the future, improving effectiveness and driving results of UNICEF and its partners to realize the rights and improve the lives of every child.

Consultancy Title: Support the Development of a DAPM (Data, Analytics, Planning & Monitoring) Resource Mobilisation Strategy

Section/Division/Duty Station: Directors Office/DAPM/UNICEF NYHQ (home based)

Duration: 60 days between 01 October 2020 – 31 January 2021

About UNICEF

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.

BACKGROUND

The Division of Data, Analytics, Planning & Monitoring was established in August 2019 and aims at strengthening decision making and organizational learning now and for the future, improving effectiveness and driving results of UNICEF and its partners to realize the rights and improve the lives of every child. More specifically, it contributes to the following work of UNICEF:

Data and Analytics Section section (D&A) ensures that high-quality data on the situation of children and women are available and easily accessible to drive data use for SDG monitoring, global advocacy, monitoring the strategic plan as well as programme planning. This goes hand in hand with strengthening countries’ data capacities so that decisions can be better informed, more equitable and more likely to protect children’s rights. In more detail the section contributes to the following lines of work:

  • Data collection: Support countries to generate updated data on children and women for SDGs and situation monitoring, including in humanitarian contexts.
  • Data analysis & evidence: Fill evidence gaps on the situation of children in the context of the SDGs and UNICEF’s Strategic Plan, including in humanitarian situations.
  • Data use: Lead efforts to make UNICEF a more data-driven and data capable organization and drive use of UNICEF’s data and evidence as public goods.

Strategic Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting Section (SPIMR) aims at driving, shaping and guiding UNICEF’s strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting, enabling the organization to accelerate results for children at scale in a more coherent manner at headquarters, regional offices and country offices. In more detail the section contributes to the following lines of work:

  • Strategic planning & corporate analysis: Ensure efficient, coordinated, timely and coherent corporate strategic planning and analysis
  • Country programme guidance: Empower Country Offices to design and deliver quality country programmes in differentiated contexts including humanitarian situations.
  • Programme implementation approaches: Facilitate agile and adaptive programme implementation approaches in all contexts, including assurance standards through partnerships.
  • Programme and performance monitoring & reporting: Provide leadership, coordination, guidance and develop capacity on programme monitoring and organizational performance measurement standards, systems, processes and quality assurance.

Learning and Knowledge Exchange section (LKE) provides innovative approaches for capacity building, knowledge transfer and exchange of expertise among staff and partners. Our work includes fostering South-South learning from experience and practice that can be applied around the world and leading UNICEF’s network of digital communities. In more detail the section contributes to the following lines of work:

  • Learning: Provide high-quality learning opportunities to build capacity of staff and partners.
  • Knowledge management: Foster improved knowledge exchange, peer-to-peer learning and application of knowledge.
  • South-South Cooperation: Promote improved and scaled-up application of South-South cooperation.

To cover the scope and depth of all the functions described above, a substantive budget is required. These could be mobilised from sources within the organisation, from other development partners (including UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes), from public sector donors, from private sector donors and foundations, among others. For this purpose, the consultant will develop DAPM resource mobilisation strategy, in close collaboration with colleagues in the division and with selected other key divisions.

The consultant will be working with the teams, most likely through virtual engagement, in developing a compelling narrative for the value proposition of the division and its sections and, based on that narrative, develop a donor mapping (public and private sector donors) that could potentially be interested. And, finally, the consultant will also assess the options and opportunities for obtaining funding for specific results from within the organisation (e.g. assessing possibility of cost charging models).

This consultancy will be home-based with virtual interaction with the teams and the contract supervisor. The possibility of office-based interactions will be assessed depending on the evolving situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Terms of Reference / Deliverables

The purpose of this assignment is to support the Division of Data, Analytics, Planning, and Monitoring (DAPM) by developing a comprehensive resource mobilisation strategy for the division.

Specifically, and using a participatory approach, the consultant will:

  1. Identify the resource requirements for the division and the estimated income from donors till end 2021
  2. Contribute to developing a compelling narrative about the results that will be achieved with the required resources, initially to cover the resource requirements till the end of 2021 and with a 5-year horizon
  3. Identify potential donors (public sector, private sector, foundations, UNICEF National Committees, among others) and contributors (e.g. other UNICEF divisions, UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes, International Financial Institutions) – donor mapping and options for obtaining resources from within the organisation
  4. Contribute to coordination with selected other divisions in identifying (innovative) approaches towards joint fundraising
  5. Write a resource mobilisation strategy for the division, including a matrix with clearly defined accountabilities for action and follow-up and other tools, as appropriate
  6. Liaise with other divisions in above mentioned efforts and in further orientation and capacity building of DAPM staff in resource mobilisation.

Work Assignment Overview

 

 

Tasks/Milestone

Deliverables/Outputs:

Timeline

Deliverable 1 – Develop a summary of resource requirements for the division (5 days)

Synthesis report on DAPM resource requirements

15 October 2020

Deliverable 2 – Develop, using a participatory approach with all DAPM sections, a compelling narrative about the results that will be achieved with the required resources.  Coordinate with other divisions in identifying (innovative) approaches towards joint fundraising

 (13 days)

Synthesis report on narrative for results to be achieved by DAPM and, where relevant, in cooperation with other divisions

15 October 2020

Deliverable 3 – Prepare initial scoping report, based on deliverables 1 and 2 (2 days)

Scoping report

15 October 2020

Deliverable 4 – Prepare a donor mapping: Identify potential donors (public sector, private sector, foundations, UNICEF National Committees, among others) and contributors (e.g. other UNICEF divisions, UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes, International Financial Institutions) – donor mapping  and options for obtaining resources from within the organisation (23 days)

Draft donor mapping

15 November 2020

Deliverable 5 – Write a draft resource mobilisation strategy for the division, including a matrix with clearly defined accountabilities for action and follow-up, and other tools as appropriate (e.g. templates for proposals and for communication materials)

 (7 days)

Draft Resource Mobilisation Strategy for DAPM

1 December 2020

Deliverable 6 – Liaise with other divisions in above mentioned efforts and in further orientation and capacity building of DAPM staff in resource mobilisation (10 days)

Training for selected DAPM staff implemented

Throughout the process and until 31 January 2021

 Qualifications

(1) Education

  • Master’s degree, Advanced University Degree in Social Science, Public Policy, Economics, Political Science, Planning or related field.

2) Work experience

  • At least 8 years of experience in resource mobilization and/or partnerships building.
  • Experience with developing resource mobilization plans within UNICEF and/or other UN-organisations and development agencies an asset

3) Competencies

  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Languages:  Ability to write and speak English fluently is required.

Requirements:

  • Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal that will include:
  • your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference (can be downloaded here: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_consultancy_assignments.html 
    • Any estimated costs: health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
    • Indicate your availability
  • Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

U.S. Visa information:

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.  

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.

 

Remarks:

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

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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