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Home-based Consultancy - (2 positions) - Humanitarian leadership training specialist/Humanitarian learning methodology specialist, EMOPS

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:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-22

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The Humanitarian Evidence and Learning Section (HELS), in the UNICEF Office of Emergency (EMOPS) is looking for an Humanitarian leadership training specialist and an Humanitarian learning methodology specialist to support the finalization and roll-out of adequate impactful learning and Training of Trainers courses (ToT) on UNICEF’s revised Core Commitments for Children (CCCs); 2). The finalization and preparation for delivery the Humanitarian Leadership Workshop (HLW) Modules type 1 ‘General” and type 2 ‘Complex High Threat Environment (CHTE) in 2021 (actual delivery and facilitation to be contracted separately).

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, a Champion

CCCs ToT

The Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action (CCCs) are UNICEF’s central policy to uphold the rights of children affected by humanitarian crisis. Initially articulated in 1998, the CCCs promote predictable, effective and timely collective humanitarian action, and clearly outline the areas in which UNICEF can best contribute to results.

The last version of the CCCs (2010) have gone through a thorough process of revision since 2019. The revised CCCs will be launched in the last quarter of this year. Changes are fundamental, covering a wider scope of sectors and introducing accountabilities at management levels.

The best possible dissemination of the revised CCCs by way of an effective uptake of the changes informed by the revised CCCs is crucial for their successful launch. Therefore, impactful learning and training packages have been designed to successfully train the Trainers of Trainers to enable the planned scale-up of CCCs knowledge transfer to colleagues in offices world-wide. 

These learning and training packages now need to be finalized and the ToT sessions need to be facilitated and delivered. The underlying learning methodologies of these training packages are informed to a great extent by the HLW learning methodology (below). In turn, the CCCs have been core to HLW curriculum content from the outset as the HLW too is considered an essential vehicle to disseminate the revised CCCs.

HLW

The HLW curriculum has been designed to provide UNICEF senior field and CO managers with practical solutions to gain, maintain and increase their ability to respond to humanitarian emergencies and deliver programmes in environments with complex security challenges. The HLW will capitalize on participants’ experience and provide a forum to engage on topics that other UNICEF training programmes have not been offering.

This work concerns the finalization of HLW curriculum development in line with the adopted learning methodology and the overall aim and approach, and the fine-tuning and testing of learning products and the preparations for the delivery of the HLW Modules 1 and 2 in 2021. The core content of the HLW is entirely informed and driven by the revised CCCs.

The contribution by the humanitarian learning methodology specialist particularly concerns the selection of appropriate protocols for content, informed by learning strategies, expertise and best practices in learning. The specialist is responsible for the creation of content, structure, sessions, plans and elements relevant and appropriate in the overall design of an innovative and well-crafted, impactful workshop experience for participants.

  • Humanitarian leadership training specialist provides the assessment and introduction of the deep knowledge and expertise required and to be applied for leadership development especially in crisis and conflict. This includes building and reinforcing leadership for successful emergency responses in accordance with UNICEF’s CCCs, procedures and sectors of responsibility. The leadership training specialist will equally validate the content and course structure as well as the creation of remaining sessions for the CCCs ToT project as necessary.

 

  • The contribution by the humanitarian learning methodology specialist particularly concerns the selection of appropriate protocols for content, informed by learning strategies, expertise and best practices in learning. The specialist is responsible for the creation of content, structure, sessions, plans and elements relevant and appropriate in the overall design of an innovative and well-crafted, impactful workshop experience for participants.

 

How can you make a difference?

This contract will support 1.) The finalization and roll-out of adequate impactful learning and Training of Trainers courses (ToT) on UNICEF’s revised Core Commitments for Children (CCCs); 2). The finalization and preparation for delivery the Humanitarian Leadership Workshop (HLW) Modules type 1 ‘General” and type 2 ‘Complex High Threat Environment (CHTE) in 2021 (actual delivery and facilitation to be contracted separately). 

Deliverables:

Position: Humanitarian leadership training specialist: 

  1. Update the HLW1 and finalize the HLW2 for delivery as a project in 2021. (Due before: 24 days)
  2. Design, development and presentation of the train the trainer (ToT) training. (Due before: 4 days)
  3. Facilitate dry run train the trainer (ToT) training session (delivered in two parts). (Due before: 1 days)
  4. Facilitate 12 train the trainer (ToT) training sessions (20 participants per session, delivered in two parts). (Due before: 12 days)
  5. Facilitate a Dry Run for HLW 2. (Due before: 1 days)

 Position: Humanitarian learning methodology specialist:

  1. Design, development and presentation of the train the trainer (ToT) training. (Due before: 4 days)
  2. Facilitate dry run train the trainer (ToT) training session (delivered in two parts).  (Due before: 1 days)
  3. Facilitate 12 train the trainer (ToT) training sessions (20 participants per session, delivered in two parts). (Due before: 12 days)
  4. Facilitate a Dry Run for HLW 2. (Due before: 1 days)

Duty Station:

        Home-based/Remote

Time Frame:

- For Humanitarian leadership training specialist Position: 42 days

- For Humanitarian learning methodology specialist Position: 18 days

starting Oct 2020

Supervision:  

The consultants will be supervised by the Learning and Development Specialist, (HELS), Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS), NYHQ.

Education

Position: Humanitarian leadership training specialist: 

  • Masters’ degree in applied Social Sciences in a relevant field, such as leadership, mediation or conflict resolution.
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in leadership training and coaching, preferably including in UNICEF programme countries.
  • Preferably NY based and available to be regularly present at UNICEF HQ
  • Expertise in pre-testing (HBDI, Belbin), self-awareness and 360 assessments.
  • Experience with humanitarian and field-based settings, scenarios and simulations.
  • Track record of developing and producing professional learning materials for the UN is required; a similar track record with UNICEF is considered an asset.
  • Prior experience working with humanitarian or civil society organization is desirable.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset

 Position: Humanitarian learning methodology specialist:

  • Masters’ degree in Educational Sciences; PhD degree is considered an asset.
  • At least 15 years’ experience in education, teaching and facilitation.
  • Preferably NY based and available to be regularly present at UNICEF HQ
  • Experience with humanitarian and field-based settings, scenarios and simulations; experience in the field of leadership is considered an asset.
  • Capacity and flexibility to formulate and adapt a pedagogical strategy.
  • Track record of developing and producing professional learning materials for the UN is required; a similar track record with UNICEF is an asset.
  • Prior experience working with humanitarian or civil society organization is desirable.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset. 

Call for Proposals:

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Updated CV
  • 3 references with updated contact information
  • Proposed daily rate, inclusive of all charges and expenses. 

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

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 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.

Remarks:

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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