Project Management of Fundoo: Mobile Messaging based 21st Century Skills Platform for Youth, Kingston, JAMAICA - 11.5 months (Home-Based)
Jamaica Country Office is seeking to support the design delivery and scale of Fundoo in Jamaica, that will work closely with the Jamaica Country Office (including project team members) the global Office of Innovations and local partners to scale FunDoo and ensure timely and quality delivery of all components of the project.
Location of Consultancy: Kingston, Jamaica
Duration: 11.5 months
Anticipated Start Date: November 1, 2022
Anticipated End Date: October 15, 2023
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Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
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SCOPE OF WORK
UNICEF Jamaica seeks a consultant to support the local scale up of FunDoo, a chat-based learning platform. Originally developed in partnership with UNICEF India and Yuwaah, FunDoo is a WhatsApp-based interactive platform delivered via our U-Report social messaging service to help youth build 21st century skills and get career-ready. Through bite-sized, vernacular content, helping youngsters do small activities and build life skills. FunDoo India has reached 700,000 adolescent and young people with 21st Century Skills content.
The FunDoo curriculum is based on UNICEF's 21st Century Skills framework. Our pedagogy derives from the principles of Experiential learning which we implement through the concept of ‘tasks.’ FunDoo is organized as a modular library of tasks that learners can choose from and is not sequential. Each task is designed to focus on one primary skill (as outlined in the framework), besides positively impacting a host of secondary skills.
The consultant will report directly to the Communication Officer – Digital Media at UNICEF. All materials produced under the consultancy, both directly for the FunDoo platform and otherwise, must be reviewed by the Communication Officer – Digital Media at UNICEF, the Education Specialist and U-Report Youth Council.
- Plan of work for execution over the 11.5 months of engagement submitted and approved –due 15 working days after beginning of contract.
- Monthly report of the progress on the workplan – due on the 25th day of each month.
- Draft launch plan – due 1 month after beginning of contract.
- Launch of Fundoo – on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day on July 15, 2023
- Addition of new ‘tasks’ to the Fundoo platform post-launch – due on a monthly basis
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:-
- University degree in a relevant field such as IT, communications, education, international relations, social sciences, digital media, communications, or a similar field;
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Patois;
For every Child, you demonstrate.
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
UNICEF competencies: building 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 and nurtures, and, leads and manages people.
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How to Apply? Application should be submitted online and should include: Resume, Cover Letter, University Diploma and Financial proposal.
Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines and completion of all mandatory trainings. Performance indicators against which the satisfactory conclusion of this contract will be assessed include: timeliness/quality of submission and responsiveness to UNICEF and counterpart feedback.
UNICEF shall hold all property rights, such as copyright, patents and registered trademarks, on matter directly related to, or derived from, the work carried out through this contract with UNICEF.
Consultants and Individual contractors, even those working from home, must complete the following online courses prior to signature of contract. All certificates should be presented as part of the contract.
- Ethics and Integrity at UNICEF https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=1289
- Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Authority https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=114
- Sexual Exploitation Abuse (PSEA) https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=7380
Consultants and Individual Contractors must complete the following course before commencement of any travel on behalf of UNICEF.
- BSAFE Security Training https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=17891
Any consultant or individual contractor who is issued a UNICEF email address must complete the following courses no later than 30 days after signature of contract.
- UNICEF Information Security Awareness Course https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=12037
- Fraud Awareness https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=18439
Individuals will be required to complete mandatory trainings after being awarded the consultancy and will be required to complete mandatory trainings, sign and submit key documentation and provide proof of health insurance before signing the contract to commence services.
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
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.
The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.
Insurance: The selected consultant must demonstrate a proof of medical/health insurance prior to the beginning of the consultancy and must be valid for the entire duration of the contract. In duty stations where UNICEF provides medical evacuation, the medical insurance that the contractor holds should include provisions for medical evacuation.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.