Consultancy on Communication and Advocacy, Windhoek, Namibia

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Application deadline 9 months ago: Sunday 21 May 2023 at 21:55 UTC

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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, [insert tagline]

Background UNICEF – the United Nations Children’s Fund- is an international organization working to realize the rights of children all around the world with presence in over 190 countries and territories. UNICEF operates its programmes fully with the generous donations received from governments, the private sector, as well as individuals. UNICEF mobilizes support from the private sector as well as generous individuals which is critical to delivering its programmes for children. The support of individuals is critical for UNICEF to achieve its mandate for children. The organization recognizes the value of growing, engaging, and retaining individual supporters (financial donors and non-financial supporters) and strives to offer them meaningful journeys. UNICEF is therefore contracting a consultant to support, drive the discussion and engagement with the implementing partners to carry out activities as outlined under “Scope of Work”. The consultant should ensure that the activities are in line with the scope, budget and timeline of the overall AWPs of the section.

How can you make a difference?

Scope of Work: The Communication & Advocacy Consultant is required to undertake the following tasks and activities: 1. Planning and execution of the UK Natcom Visit to Namibia a. Develop and produce the information package for the visit b. Attend all internal meetings with Uk Natcom organising committee to agree and finalise the details of the trip c. Convene meetings to organised logistics with relevant staff members d. Assist in visibility coverage for the visit e. When the need arises liaise with appropriate partners within and outside of UNICEF for the successful hosting of the visit. f. Organise, manage, and conduct a dry run for the field visit 2 weeks in advance of the official planned visit. 2. Support and guidance to implement UNICEF Namibia’s vision for regional World Children’s Day Celebrations. a. Based on the Concept note Develop a check list

b. Participate in Task Force Meetings c. Lead the development and production of all branding supplies d. Produce social media pack to boost social media presence and brand positioning during the 2023 Regional WCD 3. Provide quality design and lay-out of information packs for a. donors and partners and other communication products in line with UNICEF branding requirements and within specified deadlines.

Work Assignment Overview





  1. Execution plan and roadmap submitted
  • Develop a Consultancy implementation plan with timelines

21 May


  1. Successfully managed and planned the hosting of the UK Natcom Visit to Namibia
  • Minutes of internal planning meetings available
  • Dry run conducted & gaps minute and check list updated
  • Visibility plan for the visit available and implemented
  • TOR for Videographer developed & engaged

30 June


  1. Inputs and guidance to World Children’s Day Celebrations.
  • Check list developed
  • Minutes of Task Force Meetings available
  • Branding of products and supplies available and supplies timely procured
  • Social media pack produced and available to for usage during the 2023 Regional WCD

30 August 2023


  1. Quality designed Information packs available
  • Information package for Donors/partners/media developed

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s) in communication, marketing, international relations or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in communication, marketing, international relations or related field
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a local language is an asset.

Administrative issues

Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed 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.

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.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to submit an online application before the closing date. Please submit expression of interest together with: • A cover letter, no longer than 1 page, and curriculum vitae showing how the consultant meets the required qualifications, experience and expertise • Technical Proposal demonstrating the consultant’s understanding of the ToRs, the proposed methodology/approach and timelines for the respective deliverables; and • A financial proposal/budget, which must include all expenses related to the assignment (including travel costs). UNIECF will not cover any costs of the consultancy not included in the financial proposal (excludes costs of meetings for attendees).

Incomplete applications e.g. without financial/budget proposal will not be considered.

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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