Communication Consultant (Change Management), Supporting HQEI Project and Change Management Team, 4 months, DHR, Remote Assignment

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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, Hope!


The Headquarter Efficiency Initiative (HQEI) is an organizational improvement effort to support Headquarter Divisions/Offices in New York and Geneva to identify and move forward with cost-savings and key efficiencies related to relocating functions to lower-cost locations and explore opportunities to pool resources. The HQEI is aiming for efficiency gains to respond to the emerging priorities for children with agility and flexibility while saving costs and diversifying partnerships. It will also strive to facilitate closer and more effective working relationships with our Country Offices (COs) and NatComs, and more complementarity between HQs and Regional Offices (ROs).

How can you make a difference?


Under the supervision of Senior Communication Specialist and Planning & Reporting Specialist, the Communication Consultant will support the rollout of the Making the Most of Multi-Location, Remote and Hybrid Teams in UNICEF: A Handbook for Teams and Managers and accompanying Checklist and additional working hours guidance across the organization; and support the initial implementation of the “HQEI Viewpoints” to support possible change in operational support efforts of the out-posting of HQ staff. This consultancy assignment is remote based (travel is not required), and can be virtually carried out through email, Teams or Zoom.

Expected Deliverables and timeline:

  • Deliverable# 1 (22 working days): Support development of Handbook rollout work-plan and lead on the implementation with coordinated inputs from Culture/DEI, DHR and Innovation, based on brainstorming conducted to date.
  • Deliverable# 2 (22 working days): With support from the Senior Communication Specialist and P&M Specialist, support the analysis and follow-up changes needed coming from the 84 colleagues contacted to date for the “Viewpoints” series: including use of the HQEI Project & Change Management Team’s existing assets and channels.
  • Engagement with stakeholder on Hybrid Handbook for Managers.
  • Support other related tasks as needed.

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

  • An advanced university degree (master's or higher) in social sciences and/or communication or related field is required.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in change management, behavioral change communication and external relations and/or other related areas are required.
  • Strong written, spoken/presentation and interpersonal communication competencies are required.
  • Demonstrated capacity to multitask, often under tight deadlines, is required.
  • Demonstrated skills in developing and managing digital and social media platforms are an asset.
  • Familiarity with video-editing software is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Other skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English.
  • Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tact and discretion.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and ability to establish harmonious working relations in a multicultural environment.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values.

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.

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to submit their Financial Proposal along with their CV and Cover Letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


Individuals engaged under a consultancy 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 UNICEF Procedure on 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.

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