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Consultant – Communication and Public Advocacy under the EU-UNICEF Public Finance Facility (PFF) for South and South East Asia, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Bangkok
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Political Affairs
    • Banking and Finance
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Maritime
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2022-07-04

The Social Policy and Economic Analysis Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking an individual advocacy consultant to strengthen the country teams and regional capacity for advocacy planning and implementation for the EU UNICEF Public finance facility within the 7 countries across South and South East Asia. The products developed will serve to learn from the current process as well as increase the visibility of the facility.

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 fulfilling 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 better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

How can you make a difference?

The Social Policy and Economic Analysis Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking an individual advocacy consultant to strengthen the country teams and regional capacity for advocacy planning and implementation for the EU UNICEF Public finance facility within the 7 countries across South and South East Asia. The products developed will serve to learn from the current process as well as increase the visibility of the facility.

The scope of the consultancy is to build capacity of joint EU UNICEF teams in the 7 countries on building public advocacy strategies for influencing Social sector budgets in their respective countries.

Objective:  Support country teams to prepare draft Advocacy strategies for influencing Social sector budgets. The strategies are to be accompanied by an action plan for the PFM facility in each of the seven countries and at regional level.

Work Assignment:

Task 1: Capacity building of EU UNICEF Country teams for Public advocacy for Influencing social sector budgets. The task will include: 

  • Development of a training methodology on high level policy advocacy 
  • Conducting training for 7 joint country teams on the above

Task 2: Co-creation of Regional and Country advocacy briefs/plans for public advocacy on social sector budgets for the 7 country teams under the Public Finance Facility.

  • Collect and review of country outputs and advocacy products
  • Identify key advocacy objectives, advocacy audience & alliances, barriers & enablers, define the influencing approaches, and action plan + assets (including a narrative and key messages).
  • Coaching and guidance of draft Strategies at country level
  • Facilitation of webinar for sharing the drafts and experience prior to adoption

Task 3: preparation of communication and visibility plan for the Public Finance Facility at REGIONAL LEVEL.

  • Review the draft regional strategy on Public Finance for Children for EAP and any existing elements for South Asia 
  • Identify key advocacy objectives advocacy audience & alliances, barriers & enablers, define the influencing approaches, and action plan + assets (including a narrative and key messages).
     

Work Schedule and Deliverables:
 

Task

Final products

Working days required (to be converted into actual dates after contract signature)

  1. Inception report

Report with key methodology and timelines for delivery

3 days (estimated timeline: 22 July 2022)

  1. Task 2: Capacity building of EU UNICEF Country teams for Public advocacy for Influencing social sector budgets.

Product 1: Training methodology for the implementation of the strategy

Product 2: 1 training delivered

5 days (estimated timeline: 19 August 2022)

  1. Task 1: Co-creation of advocacy plan/briefs for all 7 country offices on Public finance for the social sectors

Product 1: co-creation workshop with teams from 7 country offices

Product 2: one round of guided consultation with the country offices

Product 3: draft country advocacy plans on influencing financing for the social sectors

Product 4: Virtual workshop for sharing the final products

25 days (estimated timeline 14 October 2022)

Task 3: preparation of a regional communication and visibility plan for the Public Finance Facility for EAP

Product 1: Regional communication and visibility plan

3 days (estimated timeline 4 November 2022)

Total days

 

36 days


Duration of Contract:  
36 working days from end-July to November 2022.


Official Travel and Work Location:
No travel involved. This contract is home-based. 

The consultant will liaise directly with UNICEF country offices to organize the collection of any necessary additional data and information. UNICEF Regional Office will facilitate contact and engagement between the consultant and the different country offices.


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

  • Education: Advanced university degree or equivalent in Communication, Journalism, the Humanities, Marketing, Business Administrations, Social Sciences or equivalent.
  • Experience: Minimum of eight - ten years of professional work experience in creating advocacy strategies and communication plans.
  • Proven a good track record of successful in managing campaigns or creative projects.
  • Advanced skills in strategic planning, developing workflows and processes, and monitoring for results.
  • Advanced skills in building and managing relationships at all levels of an organization.
  • Skills and experience in managing or leading research to inform campaign/content creative plans.
  • Demonstrated high-level competencies in interpersonal communication, teamwork, and drive for results.
  • Hands-on technical expertise in a multi-channel campaign/content environment.
  • Proven ability and Advanced skills in providing advocacy skills training and coaching.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • UN and UNICEF experience will be considered an asset.


Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 4 July 2022.

Download File FORM P11.doc

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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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 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.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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