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Individual consultancy: Disability Inclusive Development Facilitator


  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Maputo
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Rights
    • Poverty Reduction
    • Disability Rights
  • Closing Date: 2022-11-27

To support coordination and implementation of the induction phase of UNPRPD Inception Phase 4th Funding Round- induction workshop, situational analysis and development of full project proposal

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 fair chance

How can you make a difference? 

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

To support coordination and implementation of the induction phase of UNPRPD Inception Phase 4th Funding Round- induction workshop, situational analysis and development of full project proposal

Scope of Work:

  1. Identify and engage with UN entities, national institutions, government departments, organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) and broader civil society actors in Mozambique to promote their participation and involvement throughout the induction process, including training, situation analysis and development of the full proposal aligned with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and disability inclusive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 
  2. Coordinate logistics, arrangements for participants and/or personal assistants, including transportation, accommodation, sign language interpretation, among other aspects, to facilitate engagement of stakeholders to support participation, engagement and contributions of stakeholders in training, consultations, data collection and production of a situation analysis on the rights of persons with disabilities in Mozambique.
  3. Organize, coordinate and deliver an inception training to selected stakeholders as per the induction package; and ensure quality check of translation of training materials into Portuguese.
  4. Produce a situational analysis on the situation of the rights of persons with disabilities in Mozambique, including through desk review, stakeholders’ interviews and focus groups and field visits; and produce a user friendly and accessible situational report.
  5. Facilitate the development of a full UN joint programme proposal that aims to advance CRPD implementation at the country level by focusing on the essential preconditions for disability inclusion across sectors, translating these into concrete policies, programmes, and / or services which lead to systemic changes through a cohesive, inter-sectoral approach.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in:
  1. Disability studies
  2. Human rights
  3. Development studies

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

  • Research skills- data collection and analysis
  • Proposal development
  • Training and facilitation skills
  • Project coordination experience
  • Experience of working with persons with disabilities
  • Engagement with government stakeholders
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English
  • Previous experience in working on disability rights

Deliverables and Payments: 

Deliverable 1:

Delivery timeframe (specify weeks, months or working days): January 2023               

Deliverable/product(s): Delivery of Induction Workshop

Payment (indicate amount or %):  

Deliverable 2:

Delivery timeframe (specify weeks, months or working days): February 2023               

Deliverable/product(s): Data collection tools and methodology and data collected

Payment (indicate amount or %):  

Deliverable 3:

Delivery timeframe (specify weeks, months or working days): March 2023               

Deliverable/product(s): Situational Analysis report

Payment (indicate amount or %):

Deliverable 4:

Delivery timeframe (specify weeks, months or working days): March 2023               

Deliverable/product(s): Ongoing consultations with stakeholders including people, adolescents and children with disabilities

Payment (indicate amount or %):

Deliverable 5:

Delivery timeframe (specify weeks, months or working days): April 2023               

Deliverable/product(s):  Draft proposal

Payment (indicate amount or %):

Deliverable 6:

Delivery timeframe (specify weeks, months or working days): April 2023               

Deliverable/product(s):  Draft Proposal validation meeting with stakeholders

Payment (indicate amount or %):

Deliverable 7:

Delivery timeframe (specify weeks, months or working days): May 2023               

Deliverable/product(s):  M&E plan and Logical Framework

Payment (indicate amount or %):

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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. 


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. 

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. 

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