Individual Contractor: Support UNICEF Moldova CO in communication and community mobilization activities under HPV+ project
UNICEF Moldova is seeking an individual contractor provide effective and efficient management of advocacy and communication activities implemented at the national level and act as a liaison between relevant CSOs counterparts, mass-media/content creator vendors and UNICEF and UN Moldova teams.
UNICEF’s mission in Moldova is to make sure every child in the country is healthy, educated and safe from harm, therefore having the best start in life and a fair chance to reach her or his full potential and benefit from the country’s prosperity. We believe children have a right to live in a more equitable society, where their voices are heard, and needs met as a matter of priority in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. More information on what we do in Moldova is available at: https://www.unicef.org/moldova/
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1. Purpose of the contract
Under the guidance of the Communication Officer, and in close consultation with the Health Officer, the contractor will provide effective and efficient management of advocacy and communication activities implemented at the national level and act as a liaison between relevant CSOs counterparts, mass-media/content creator vendors and UNICEF and UN Moldova teams. The contractor will be contributing to the design, planning, management, and monitoring of activities, related to communication and community mobilization under the HPV+ project, applying and promoting the principles of results-based management (RBM), as well as a client-oriented approach consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations. The contractor will work under the supervision of the Communication Officer, and in close consultation with the Health Officer, for effective achievement of results, anticipating and contributing to resolving communication-related issues and information delivery. The contractor is expected to exercise full compliance with UNICEF programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies, and strategies, as well as the implementation of the effective internal control systems.
2. Objectives of the contract
Under the guidance of the Communication Officer, and in close consultation with the Health Officer, the contractor will implement communication strategies to promote UNICEF supported delivery of a package cross-sectorial intervention for adolescents under the HPV+ project.
3. Details of how the work should be delivered
The Individual Contractor, under the direct supervision of the Communication Officer, will ensure the provision of development services and products of the highest quality and standards. He/she will:
1. Coordinate and support the development by partners of child friendly tools to engage adolescents and young people in participatory activities related to the prevention of bullying, promotion of online safety, mental health, and healthy lifestyles, including in the context of Covid-19 pandemic;
2. Coordinate and support the development of media products, to raise awareness of the public on bullying, online safety, mental health, and healthy lifestyles, including in the context of Covid-19 pandemic;
3. Coordinate and support the development of U-Report polls on bullying, mental health, safety online, healthy lifestyles in collaboration with UNICEF programmes;
4. Support and coordinate partnerships to engage adolescents in dialogue about bullying, online safety, mental health, healthy and active lifestyle through games, sports and cultural activities;
5. Identify media visibility opportunities, organize (social) media (online) events, interviews, press releases across multiple channels;
6. Develop articles and human-interest stories and pitch them to journalists, editors at newspapers, magazines, radio or television stations;
7. Produce monthly progress reports.
4. Definition of supervisory arrangements
The incumbent will work under the supervision of Communications Officer and close coordination with the Health Officer of UNICEF Moldova. Payments will be rendered upon successful completion of each task, as per the schedule outlined above.
5. Work arrangements
Under this assignment, the contractor will be expected to work 5 full days per week in the UNICEF Moldova office, or remotely, depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 epidemiological situation, with a schedule aligned to the regular UNICEF Moldova working hours. The Individual Contractor will be entitled to Paid Time Off (PTO) credit at the rate of one-half days (1.5 days) for each full month of service, to be credited on the last calendar day of the month.
6. Support provided by UNICEF
UNICEF will regularly communicate with the specialist and provide feedback and guidance and necessary support so to achieve objectives of the work, as well as remain aware of any upcoming issues related to the performance and quality of work. UNICEF will provide an initial package of relevant documents and available research, and an initial list of relevant experts and counterparts to work with. UNICEF will also request relevant data – as agreed upon with the consultant – from relevant government counterparts.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:
• University degree in one of the following: communication, public relations, social science, management, public administration, or a related field is required;
• At least 3 years of professional experience in public relations and communications, preferably with a focus on youth, social issues, human rights or child rights;
• Strong communication skills (written and oral), sensitivity and high ethical standards are a must;
• Experience in development of communication materials and social mobilization tools for young people and adolescents through cultural and sports activities is required;
• Proven familiarity with UNICEF in Moldova or other UN agencies and/or matters related to violence against children is desirable;
• Excellent knowledge of English and knowledge of a local language (Romanian and/or Russian) is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate:
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
For more details on deliverables and minimum requirements, please refer to attached Terms of reference (ToR)
HOW TO APPLY: Your online application should contain two separate attachments: Technical Proposal and Financial Proposal (templates below). Please secure the Financial Proposal *.pdf document with a password on document view; the password will be requested only from technically qualified candidates.
Applications for this assignment must be received no later than: 21 September 2020
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.
Individual Consultants and Contractors are responsible for paying own taxes derived from the earnings received from UNICEF.