Consultancy for Assessment of the status of Social Service Workforce in Lesotho and eSwatini
- Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
- Location: Maseru
- Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
- Human Resources
- Closing Date: Closed
The main purpose of this consultancy to conduct a mapping of social service workforce for child protection in the two countries. The goal of workforce mapping is to facilitate deep reflection and understanding of the status of the social service workforce in the two countries, to ensure that the workforce is well planned, developed and supported to provide the highest quality services to children and families by the workforce. Once completed, the information gathered from the mapping will inform advocacy, policy development, strategy design and program implementation to strengthen the workforce in the respective countries.
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, Education and Opportunities.
How can you make a difference?
- description of the size, scope, and structure of the social service workforce
- analysis of the social service workforce capacity including their level of education, skills, and competencies
- social services workforce policies, legislation, strategies, and systems
- key child protection elements of the country social service workforce
- in-service support for the SSW, including professionalization efforts, supervision and monitoring of social service workforce
- highlight the unique aspects of each country’s social service workforce
- identification of trends or challenges
- generation of recommendations to be incorporated into country-level workforce strengthening efforts
|Tasks/Milestone||Deliverables/Outputs||Timeline||Estimate Budget (in BWP)|
|Inception report with clear workplan and methodology||Approved inception report||10 days after start of contract||30%|
|Mapping of Social Service Workforce in Lesotho and eSwatini||Mapping exercise report including recommendations||
(30 working days)
|Consultative meetings with Stakeholders||Stakeholder report||
(5 working days)
|Submission of draft Mapping report||Draft Mapping Report||
08th September August
(5 working days)
|Development of costed capacity building plan||Draft capacity building Plan||
(15 working days)
|Validation of mapping and capacity building reports||Validation report with recommendation||
(5 working days)
|Submission of final project report||Approved project report||
(5 working days)
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (at least Master’s degree) in Social Science particularly Strategic Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, or any related field.
- At least ten (10) years professional experience in Strategic Planning, Development and Change Management.
- Evidence of at least ten (10) years’ experiences in guiding strategic planning processes and similar assignments carried out as required.
- Good understating of planning and funding cycles of the public sector and of development partners.
- Good understanding of Child Protection sector, Sustainable Development Goals, especially those focused on socioeconomic upliftment of vulnerable groups.
- Excellent writing skills in English.
- Strong understanding of the international, regional and Lesotho’s legislation and policies pertaining to child protection and children’s rights.
- Experience in effectively facilitating the collaborative work of a wide range of stakeholders, including government and development partners.
- Familiarity with UNICEF’s mandate and goals is an advantage.
- Have no criminal record in abuse of children.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit an online application through the Talent Management System (TMS) that consists as a minimum of the following:
-TMS Profile/ Curriculum Vitae
-Financial proposal must be ‘all inclusive’ of all expenses related to the assignment
-Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
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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