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Consultancy: Intergovernmental Advocacy and Communications Surge Support, Public Partnerships Division/NYHQ

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:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • International Relations
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Legal - Broad
    • Political Affairs
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-19

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The PPD Public Partner Advocacy and Visibility Hub is located within the Public Partnerships Division (PPD) at UNICEF NYHQ. The Hub’s overall aim is to ensure that children’s rights and children’s views are adequately reflected in the agendas of Governments, Inter-governmental organizations, UN partners and International Financial Institutions, ultimately leading to increased support -- both financial and non-financial -- for the cause of children and young people from decision-makers and the wider public.

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, hope . . .

The PPD Public Partner Advocacy and Visibility Hub is located within the Public Partnerships Division (PPD) at UNICEF NYHQ.  The Hub’s overall aim is to ensure that children’s rights and children’s views are adequately reflected in the agendas of Governments, Inter-governmental organizations, UN partners and International Financial Institutions, ultimately leading to increased support -- both financial and non-financial -- for the cause of children and young people from decision-makers and the wider public.  

Guided by the overarching frameworks of 2030 Agenda and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Hub leverages various Advocacy Platforms to engage with public partners and provides coordination support to global advocacy priorities that require partners’ engagement at high level. This is done in particularly close collaboration with: 1) Government Relations Teams within PPD; and 2) Other Divisions, especially: Programme Division (PD), Division of Communication (DOC), Private Fundraising and Partnership Division (PFP), and the Division of Data, Research and Policy (DRP). 

 

How can you make a difference?

Purpose and Deliverables

 

The Consultancy:  Intergovernmental Advocacy and Communications Surge Support will support the Unit in the following areas of work:

 

Deliverable/Activity

Date

  1. G7 and G20 Support
    Support PPD Advocacy Hub in coordination of UNICEF engagement in G7 and G20 processes, including organizing meetings with internal or external stakeholders, producing summaries/updates of engagement in G7 and G20 processes for UNICEF senior staff, preparing/coordination of meeting NFRs, briefing notes, talking points, advocacy briefs or other advocacy and communications materials as required.   

July 2021-June 2022

  1. SDG and Global Advocacy Priorities (GAPs) Support
    Support PPD Advocacy Hub in preparations for the 2022 Advocacy Support Package, including: updating of the VNR Advocacy Briefs (in coordination with relevant technical teams); supporting the preparation of child-sensitive/child-inclusive VNR clinics and organizing briefings and other PPD support for UNICEF’s GAPs.

July 2021-June 2022

  1. Support planning of potential UNGASS+20 Special Session on Children
    Support PPD Advocacy Hub in exploration of Member State interest in UNGA Special Session on Children including preparing/coordination of meeting NFRs, briefing notes, talking points, advocacy briefs or other advocacy and communications materials as required.   

July 2021-June 2022

  1. Support other PPD communications and advocacy activities
    Including internal and external communication support to resource mobilization activities, content generation support to annual reporting of results in the Annual Report, Funding Compendium and UNICEF funding and partnership pages of the global website, social media strategy lead and content production for the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director (Partnerships) and PPD senior management accounts. 

July 2021-June 2022

  1. Support to PPD Advocacy Hub internship pilot with marginalized youth
    Attend and participate in weekly internship/mentorship sessions, including taking notes and preparing materials. 

July 2021-June 2022

 

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

  • A first level university degree in communications, international affairs, social sciences or related field (or appropriate equivalent work experience).

  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant professional experience in political advocacy, policy advocacy and/or communications.

  • Technical competence in producing content for various media formats – print, audio, video, web etc.

  • Knowledge of the UN System, Member State Process and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Ability to work with minimal daily supervision and meet strict deadlines.

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

 

Duration:

11 months (1 July 2021 – 31 May 2022)


Location:  NYHQ (No travel required)

Payment Schedule:

Lump sum payment will be made monthly, inclusive of all professional fees, daily allowances, living allowances, and other administrative costs.  Overtime, weekend and official holidays will not be compensated, nor will any holiday/leave time be granted.


Visa Requirements:

All consultants and individual contractors and any family members, who are not United States citizens, regardless of their nationality, must qualify for and obtain a G-4 non-immigrant visa prior to their arrival in New York.


To apply:

Please include a cover letter and CV.  Applications must also include a financial and technical proposal for the consultancy, including the total consultancy fee (broken down into daily or monthly rate in US dollars).  Applications submitted without a financial proposal will be disqualified.

Consultants and individual contractors are fully responsible for arranging, at their own expense, all insurance, such as life, health and other forms of insurance, covering the period of their services as they consider appropriate.  They are required to certify that they are covered by medical/health insurance. 

 


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.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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:

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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