Consultancy in Knowledge Management Strategy and Plan, LAC Regional Office
Panama City (Panama)
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.
- Development of a methodology for the Strategy development. This includes review of current UNICEF LACRO KM products and tools both in child protection and in other sections, consultations with KM target audience, current tools available, platforms the KM target audience access within and outside of UNICEF for different information, and platforms UNICEF has available.
- Produce a draft strategy for KM for the section for the next 4 years. This strategy, based on the KM assessment, should consider:
- Requirements of the user/target audience
- The time and resources available dedicate to KM
- The actual use of each of the products in the Child Protection area
- Alignment with the HQ KM framework and the KM work happening in other LACRO programme sections
- Proposed implementation plan and roll out approach
- Final strategy which considers the feedback of the reference group.
- Based on the final report, a webinar and PowerPoint presentation to share the findings.
- Methodology for the strategy development
- Findings of the KM assessment and draft KM Strategy
- Final Strategy, ppt and webinar
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Master or advanced university degree in Knowledge/Information Management, or Child Protection related disciplines with an information management background, or other related fields.
- Five years of progressively responsible relevant work experience at the national and international level in knowledge management or information management. Similar assignment in the LAC Region and/or other parts of the world; experience working in the UN and other international development organizations an advantage; work experience in the Child Protection sector an advantage; strong written and spoken communication skills; proven capacity to work in an international environment.
- Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese will be considered an asset.
- Technical knowledge: Professional technical knowledge and expertise in Microsoft, web-based platforms and other products, tools and databases that can be used for knowledge management an advantage.
Supervision: This assignment will be supervised by the LAC Regional Child Protection Adviser, in collaboration with the Programme Officer.
Workplace: The consultant will work remotely, home-based. The consultant will use his/her own equipment and resources [laptop, software, etc.]. The consultant must have internet and the tools to communicate [via Skype, Zoom, Teams, telephone, etc.]. No travel is expected within the context of this assignment.
Duration: This consultancy is expected to last approximately 35 working days, within 4 months. The estimated start date is 3 May 2021.
How to apply: Application should be submitted online and should include: Resume, Cover Letter and Financial proposal. Qualified candidates are requested to submit daily and monthly fees in their financial proposal.
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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.
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.
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.