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National Inclusion Consultant

Dili (Timor-Leste)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Dili (Timor-Leste)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Poverty Reduction
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-22

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UNICEF Timor-Leste is seeking for a national consultant to support the development, implementation, monitoring and documentation of projects focused on adolescents and young people’s participation and civic engagement, and disability-inclusive programming and operations, in the humanitarian response.

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

Find out how UNICEF programmes drives change for children in Timor-Leste by visiting https://www.unicef.org/timorleste. 

How can you make a difference?

Under supervision of the  the Socio-Economic Recovery Specialist and in collaboration with all UNICEF Timor-Leste programme sections,  support the development, implementation, monitoring and documentation of projects focused on adolescents and young people’s participation and civic engagement, and disability-inclusive programming and operations, in the humanitarian response.

Work Assignment:

  • Contribute to the development of programmes that enhance adolescents and young people’s participation and civic engagement, and improve disability-inclusive programming and operations in the context of emergency.
  • Support or lead in, as relevant, implementation and monitoring of programmes that support adolescents & young people’s participation and civic engagement, and disability inclusive programming and operations.
  • Build and sustain effective working partnerships with young leaders, youth-led organizations, and organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) to inform and deliver on UNICEF programme results.
  • Assist in organizing and conducting training for capacity building for adolescents and young people and persons with disabilities as necessary in emergency preparedness and response.
  • Collect and analyze lessons learnt from UNICEF's emergency operations experience through discussion/consultation with adolescents & young people and persons with disabilities and contribute towards adoption of the best practices and standards for longer-term emergency interventions. Assist in identifying longer-term requirements of the emergency intervention/operations.
  • Provide assistance in risk analysis to identify emergency-prone conditions/situations that adolescents & young people, and persons with disabilities face and contribute to early warning and timely emergency preparedness.

Deliverables:

Monthly report to report progress achieved, with an emphasis on the following:

  • A project on engaging adolescents and youth in the COVID-19 response is developed, implemented, monitored and documented
  • A project on adolescent civic engagement in the context of COVID-19 is developed, implemented, monitored and documented
  • A flood/COVID response project with an organization of persons with disabilities is developed, implemented, monitored and documented
  • A project on increasing youth centres’ disability-friendliness is implemented, monitored and documented

Duration of Assignment: 6 months, to be started as soon as possible.

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

  • A University Degree in a relevant field such as social sciences
  • Prior experience in social development planning and management focused on adolescents and youth, and/or on persons with disabilities, is required
  • Understanding of human rights including child rights
  • Ability to innovate, to work independently and to solve problems
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset
  • Fluency in English is required

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:

  • Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, updated CV and the financial proposal through http://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/541104 by 22 June 2021.
  • 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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