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International Consultant, Campaign Technical Officer – AU End Child Marriage Campaign, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Human Rights
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-21

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The consultant will contribute to strengthened technical support to Member States for country level actions of the Campaign in the AU.

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, Education

It is against this background that UNICEF Office to the AU and UNECA in collaboration with USAID is seeking the services of a Child Marriage Campaign Technical Officer to be seconded to the End Child Marriage Campaign Secretariat of the Department for Social Affairs, African Union Commission. The Campaign Secretariat plays a critical role in the overall implementation of the Campaign strategic plan by leading in the design, development, monitoring, reporting and accountability of Campaign.

How can you make a difference?


The consultant will contribute to strengthened technical support to Member States for country level actions of the Campaign.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Campaign Technical Officer will be expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Provide support to organizing country launches and post country visits of the Campaign.
  • Draft bi-annual reports on progress and challenges of the Campaign including annual report on the progress of the Campaign
  • Support country level dissemination of the AU Campaign to End Child Marriage strategic plan and M & E framework.
  • Enhance the visibility of the campaign at key AU meetings as well as other continental and global events.
  • Put in place a country assistance strategy and technical assistance platform.
  • Provide support towards the coordination of the CSO reference group of the campaign.
  • Provide support to organizing continental advocacy events on Ending child marriage
  • Organize and support the organization of capacity building workshops to end child marriage.
  • Prepare and support implementation of the AU Goodwill Ambassador and Special Rapporteur’s annual work plans in line with the Campaign strategic plan.
  • Prepare activity reports as required

 Expected Deliverables and time Frame

  • Country assistance strategy and plan
  • Continental advocacy events
  • Launch country level technical assistance platform.
  • Annual workplans and budget for the Campaign.
  • Annual reports on progress in the implementation of the Campaign

The consultant will be working on the expected deliverables over the course of 11.5 months as follows:



Develop annual workplans and budget for the Campaign

November 2020

Organize and support capacity building workshops to end child marriage


Support country level dissemination of the AU Campaign to End Child Marriage strategic plan and M & E framework


Prepare and support activities of the AU Goodwill Ambassador and Special Rapporteur’s related to the Campaign


Develop country assistance strategy and plan

December 2020

Organize continental advocacy events


Launch country level technical assistance platform

March 2021

Produce annual reports on progress in the implementation of the Campaign


Monthly report on progress of work

Throughout the consultancy period

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Human Rights and Development, Law, or other related discipline;
    • *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of [Seven] years of relevant professional experience in AU, related government ministry on Gender and child issues, UN or NGO is highly recommended;
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate technical and strategic methodologies and information;
  • Ability to formulate technical reports and other Campaign documents;
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Experience in project management at field level within an agreed timeframe is an added value
  • Excellent writing skills in English and ability to work with more than one AU official language would be an added advantage;
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

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.

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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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