Consultancy: Peer Learning Facilitation & Evidence Synthesis, Programme Effectiveness Team, DAPM (Home-Based)

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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, a future

UNICEF's new Strategic Plan, 2022-2025 seeks to make transformational changes around priority areas to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs for children by 2030 and the realization of child rights. In some areas of UNICEF’s work, there are key questions and knowledge gaps around the actions needed to accelerate change and how UNICEF can best deliver and/or leverage programmes to achieve our ambition. Questions and gaps may relate to areas that are untested, where there is limited understanding of the best programmatic approaches to address a problem, where there is limited experience within UNICEF on how to support and operationalize these, or weak assumptions in our theories of change. The development of a focused and deliberate ‘learning agenda’ would help specify key questions and knowledge gaps and develop corresponding plans to identify programmatic and/or operational strategies to address them.

Working with UNICEF’s Division of Data, Analytics, Planning and Monitoring (DAPM) will assume the role of learning facilitator of the SP Learning Agenda and related processes around the identified priority areas. The purpose of the consultancy is to support DAPM with the development and roll-out of the learning agenda.

How can you make a difference?

Peer learning groups among staff and relevant stakeholders called ‘learning circles’ will be established to advance the learning on the critical areas to be addressed by the SP learning agenda. A learning circle will be established for each area, with a lead/co-lead and contributing members drawn from all levels of the organization. Each learning circle will scope out what exactly is the problem and the key questions to be addressed together with relevant stakeholders and, with guidance from DAPM, each learning circle will choose the frequency and methodologies of engagement to advance the learning.

Under the supervision of the Chief, Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management (OLKM), the consultant will assume the role of learning facilitator working together with the OLKM and Strategic Planning teams, and the designated topic/circle leads on the following areas:

  • Communication of the learning agenda topics within the organization and launch of ‘learning circles’ around each topic, with an overall communication campaign on the learning agenda;
  • Establishment of ‘learning circles’ with identified co-leads and contributors from all levels of the organization, with clear methodology for how learning is to be identified/generated, harnessed, and shared for wider organizational uptake;
  • Support to the convening and functioning of each learning circle;
  • Support learning circles with evidence synthesis and creation of easy-to-use ‘learning nuggets’ which can inform UNICEF strategies and programmes;
  • Ensuring linkages to other streams of UNICEF evidence work.

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

1) Education

  • A Master’s Degree in knowledge management, business administration, communication, international development, international relations, and related fields.
  • The individual should be highly proficient in a range of PC/web applications, including but not limited to: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, MS Teams, and Zoom

2) Work experience

  • A minimum of eight years of experience working in knowledge management, learning design, and/or organizational learning.
  • It is preferable that the individual has experience with, or in, multilateral institutions. Knowledge of UNICEF context essential.

3) Competencies

  • Expertise in designing and facilitating engaging peer learning, knowledge sharing, and group reflection sessions.
  • Excellent written communication in English, especially for evidence and knowledge synthesis.
  • Basic ability with visual design to create easy to access and read knowledge products.
  • Experience with launching and implementing a communication strategy, plan, and/or activities.
  • Video editing is a plus.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and analytical skills.
  • Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tact, and discretion.
  • Must be able to juggle multiple simultaneous projects with flexibility to shift priorities in a consensus environment.
  • Takes ownership and initiative and can work both independently and effectively in a team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills in interacting with colleagues at all levels.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and ability to establish harmonious working relations in a multicultural environment.

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 committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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.

Requirements

  • Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal that will include:
  • your daily/monthly rate (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, 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.

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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.

Remarks:

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.

Added 2 months ago - Updated 2 months ago - Source: unicef.org