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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.

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Consultancy Title: Knowledge Reporting and Communications Consultant

Section/Division/Duty Station: HIV/AIDS Section,

Duration: 30 June, 2024 to 31 December, 2024

Home/ Office Based: NYHQ - REMOTE

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If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.

BACKGROUND

Purpose of Activity/ Assignment:

Under the supervision of the HIV Senior Advisor Decade 1*, Health Programme Group, New York, the consultant will facilitate the knowledge management, communications, reporting and partnerships work related to the Diagnostics portfolio, including HIV point-of-care diagnostics AMR and COVID-19 diagnostics.

More specifically, the consultant will support organizational collaboration with internal and external partners, develop and maintain various knowledge management platforms including SharePoint and ShareX, facilitate development of communication assets (e.g., technical briefs, videos), and reporting of activities associated with existing grants. The consultant will also contribute to internal and external partnerships, knowledge management and communications related to cross-cutting work on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) including support to the Health Programme Group to prepare for World Antimicrobial Awareness the HLM on AMR during the UN General Assembly.

Scope of Work:

  • Support the organization of monthly calls with WCARO and country offices in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire to ensure the diagnostic project funded by Siemens Healthineers is proceeding as per timeline and ensure quality control of deliverables.
  • Support the collection, analysis and dissemination of information on ongoing diagnostic projects in MENA, WCA, and ESA in collaboration with respective regional offices.
  • Provide timely inputs to donor reports in line with grant commitments. In particular Siemens grant management and donor reporting and possibly BMGF (currently under finalization).
  • Management and updating of online platforms including the “Let’s Test toolkit”, other diagnostic and AMR platforms, and Siemens SharePoint site which is used to facilitate management of diagnostic projects funded by Siemens Healthineers in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Support capacity building to enable WCARO, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire COs, PFP Geneva, and German NatComm to take on and jointly administer the Siemens SharePoint site directly.
  • Collaborate with internal and external AMR stakeholders for development of a social media campaign during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week that highlights the impact of AMR on children and UNICEF’s comparative advantages on the global fight against AMR.
  • Monitor shared inboxes for diagnostics and direct requests to internal stakeholders, as needed.
  • Coordination support for AMR UNGA high level meeting 26th September in New York.

Terms of Reference / Key Deliverables:

  • Management and updating of online platforms including the “Let’s Test toolkit”, other diagnostic and AMR platforms, and Siemens SharePoint site which is used to facilitate management of diagnostic projects funded by Siemens Healthineers in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire and Monitor shared inboxes for diagnostics and AMR, and direct requests to internal stakeholders, as needed.

- Online platforms are responded to within SOP and checked for this at the end of each month.

- Report written and submitted at the end of each month with online activity summary. Six monthly report to be submitted.

By 31st December 2024

  • Support the collection, analysis and dissemination of information on ongoing diagnostic projects in MENA, WCA, and ESA in collaboration with respective regional offices.
  • Annual Report completed by deadline

By 31st December 2024

  • Support capacity building to enable WCARO, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire COs, PFP Geneva, and German NatComm to take on and jointly administer the Siemens SharePoint site directly.
  • Two Webinars: one on AMR and one on Siemens Sharepoint, completed by deadline

Webinar/series completed by 31st August 2024

  • Provide timely inputs to donor reports in line with grant commitments. In particular Siemens grant management and donor reporting and possibly BMGF (currently under finalization)

- Submission of Quarterly donor reports by deadline (2 quarterly reports)

By 30th September

By 31 December

  • Three quarterly AMR Newsletter developed and disseminated.

- AMR Newsletters completed by deadlines listed (three newsletters)

By 30th June

By 30th September

By 31st December

  • Support to Health to coordinate UNICEF’s participation in the UNGA HLM day on AMR 26th September including social media campaign and development of briefing notes/documentation.

- Two briefs and one social media campaign drafted by stated deadline

By 26th September

  • Collaborate with internal and external AMR stakeholders for development of a social media campaign during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week that highlights the impact of AMR on children and UNICEF’s comparative advantages on the global fight against AMR

- Five Social Media campaigns developed and ran with accompanying messaging with monthly AMR messages, documented and reported on by deadline stated.

By 18 November 2024

Qualifications

Education:

  • An advanced university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: public health, public policy, health communications, social sciences, or a field relevant to international development assistance.

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in English is required; Knowledge of French is an asset.

Work experience:

(2) Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible work experience at the international level in public health, knowledge management and communications, and partnerships.
  • Documented project management, communication, and stakeholder management skills.
  • Knowledge/experience in diagnostics and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is considered an asset.

Requirements:

Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and

  • Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal that will include/ reflect :
    • the costs per each deliverable and the total lump-sum for the whole assignment (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference.
    • travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.
    • Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
    • Indicate your availability
  • Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

U.S. Visa information:

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at: Here

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.

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 General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants. Consultants 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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