National Consultant: Partnerships with Faith-based organization & Religious Leaders - for Indonesians only
UNICEF seeks to recruit a national consultant who will be responsible for providing guidance and develop a roadmap for the creation and expansion of strategic partnerships with Faith-based organizations (FBOs) and Religious Leaders in Indonesia. UNICEF partners with religious leaders and communities and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) worldwide to realize the rights of children and enhance their wellbeing.
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, a voice
UNICEF seeks to recruit a national consultant who will be responsible for providing guidance and develop a roadmap for the creation and expansion of strategic partnerships with Faith-based organizations (FBOs) and Religious Leaders in Indonesia. UNICEF partners with religious leaders and communities and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) worldwide to realize the rights of children and enhance their wellbeing. The consultancy is expected to start in September 2021 until February 2022 (for maximum 90 working days), based in Jakarta (combined between home-based and office-based).
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of Communication for Development (C4D) Manager, the consultant will do the following tasks:
- Review through a desk review and interviews with key informants the work and engagement of FBOs and religious leaders on child rights in Indonesia.
- Facilitate regular meetings with the Ministry of Religious Affairs, FBOs, religious leaders and other relevant actors to brainstorm on the role of religions in promoting child rights; Work closely with the Ministry of Religious Affairs to understand the structure of the religious networks in the country and identify key entry points to strengthen the partnership.
- Identify the current gaps for capacity building on child rights promotion, advocacy, lobbying, social and behaviour change and best ways of building these capacities within the Ministry of Religious Affairs and key FBOs.
- Identify key person(s) and/ or team(s) within the Ministry of Religious Affairs and FBOs to be trained and promoted as child rights champions in their organization.
- Engage with internal and external partners, including government officials, civil society partners, youth-led organizations and other UN agencies t
- Draft TORs for the development of training and capacity-building material on promotion of child rights for religious leaders and FBOs.
- Facilitate round table discussions, interviews, and meetings with key prominent religious leaders and CSO activists to discuss the main contents of the training materials and the way forward.
- Contribute to and support the UNICEF Country Office's approach and strategies on systematic engagement with FBOs and religious leaders; Develop a work plan that outlines the overall activities that will guide strategic partnership with the Ministry of Religious affairs, FBOs and Religious leaders.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A minimum masters' degree in social sciences, or any relevant field. Degree in law and Islamic studies will be of an asset.
- Minimum five (5) years of professional work experience working with government agencies and CSO/FBOs/UN.
- Background/familiarity with development and child rights issues is considered as an asset
- Fluency in spoken and written English and Bahasa Indonesia is essential.
(*First level relevant university degree in combination with 7 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.)
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies :
Builds and Maintains Partnerships
Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
Drive to achieve results for impact
Innovates and embraces change
Manages ambiguity and complexity
Thinks and acts strategically
Works collaboratively with others
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.
This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.
Disclaimer: The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. This vacancy is open for Indonesians only.
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.