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Individual Consultancy Rosters: Multisectoral

Maputo (Mozambique)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-12

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To identify technical experts in areas of early identification and intervention of developmental delays and disabilities, inclusive health and rehabilitation, inclusive education (early childhood, primary, non-formal and vocational), inclusive child protection (Case management and Psychosocial support), inclusive social protection, inclusive WASH, inclusion in humanitarian emergencies, communication for development to improve social norms around disabilities, inclusive communication (multimedia accessibility), universal design (accessibility of infrastructure), disability law and policy. The shortlisted experts will be put on a roster and be contracted based on the programme needs.

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.

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How can you make a difference?

Purpose and Objective: To identify technical experts in areas of early identification and intervention of developmental delays and disabilities, inclusive health and rehabilitation, inclusive education (early childhood, primary, non-formal and vocational), inclusive child protection (Case management and Psychosocial support), inclusive social protection, inclusive WASH, inclusion in humanitarian emergencies, communication for development to improve social norms around disabilities, inclusive communication (multimedia accessibility), universal design (accessibility of infrastructure), disability law and policy.

Methodology and Technical Approach:

UNICEF Mozambique strives to progressively increase the level of inclusivity of all its programmes, ensuring that children with disabilities are included in UNICEF programming following a twin track approach of mainstreamed and targeted interventions.  

Activities and Tasks: The tasks below are examples of tasks that a consultant may need to perform, based on their areas of expertise and experience. Consultants may indicate interest and availability in ANY of the areas below.

Early identification and intervention (EII) of developmental delays and disabilities

  • Develop instruments, tools, processes for EII
  • Develop and deliver trainings on EII
  • Develop specialized training and curricula for therapists (e.g. speech therapy, occupation therapy)
  • Develop parental engagement materials
  • Technical support for community-based rehabilitation strategy (to NGO and/or Government)

Inclusive education (early childhood, primary, non-formal and vocational)

  • Develop practical guidance and strategies for inclusion
  • Develop trainings for teachers, directors, education personnel on inclusive Education
  • Provide on-the-job mentoring and methodological support

Inclusive social protection

  • Policy analysis and policy recommendations
  • Develop Tools, processes, and operationalization strategies

Inclusive child protection (Case management and Psychosocial support)

  • Develop practical guidance and strategies for inclusion of children with disabilities in case management and PSS
  • Develop trainings for social workers and activists
  • Provide on-the-job mentoring and methodological support

Inclusive WASH

  • Develop and provide trainings on inclusive WASH services (a tool package is already developed). Focus should be done on facilitating physical access to water and sanitation infrastructures for all type of disability (not only for wheelchair), as well as improving community awareness on and solidarity with specific WASH needs of the person with disability
  • Provide on-the-job mentoring and methodological support
  • Strengthening access to person with disability to feedback and complaint mechanism

Communication for development (C4D) to improve social norms around disabilities

  • Develop C4D strategy to improve attitudes towards children with disability
  • Provide trainings to current C4D partners on disability inclusion

Infrastructure, Technology, assistive devices

  • Advise on innovations and easy to use technologies and devices
  • Advise on procurement and supply processes and service delivery mechanisms
  • Advice on reasonable adaptation and accommodations in programme sites or offices

Disability law and policy

  • Conduct legal and policy analysis
  • Technical write up /revisions of laws, strategies and policy briefs

Data systems monitoring

Design or adapt disability data collection methodologies

Design or adapt disability data systems

Mainstream disability indicators in mainstream data collection and monitoring systems

Deliverables and Payments:  The deliverable will be mentioned in each assignment, within the activities outlined above.

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

  • Academic qualifications:

At least a /Masters’ degree in a relevant area

Work experience:

At least 5 years of relevant work experience in the area for which the candidate is applying.

  • Specific knowledge, competencies, and skills required:

Technical expertise in the areas mentioned (area you are applying)

Experience in developing and delivering trainings

Experience in writing guidance notes, strategies, policy briefs

Experience in working with government agencies in developing country contexts

Experience in participatory development of modules, materials and other documents

Strong skills in working with people

  • Language skills: Portuguese (advanced) and English (intermediate)

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.

Download File Annex 3 - TOR Roster for Disability Multisectoral.docx

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. 

Remarks:

The shortlisted experts will be put on a roster and be contracted based on the programme needs.

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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