Consultant: Youth Engagement Services for Fundoo: Mobile Messaging based 21st Century Skills Platform for Youth, Kingston, Jamaica/ 6 Months (Home-Based)

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Application deadline 1 month ago: Monday 10 Oct 2022 at 04:55 UTC

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Location of Consultancy: Kingston, Jamaica

Duration: 6 months

Anticipated Start Date: February 1, 2023

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.

How can you make a difference?

ToR Fundoo-Youth Engagement -200922.pdf


Working in coordination with the Project Manager Consultant, the Youth Engagement Consultant will operate under the guidance of the Communication Officer – Digital Media/Youth Focal Point and in close collaboration with the Education Specialist, the consultant is required to produce the following:

  • Organize and host face-to-face sessions at (i) development and (ii) pre-launch stages of the project that engage at least 200 youth.
  • Using various modalities, including edutainment, solicit feedback from youth at the sessions that will be used to develop and optimize tasks.
  • Hosting of two (2) online live sessions with members of the U-Report Youth Council, combined with U-Report polling to create further insights to ensure project success and preview launch (engaging a total of 1,000 youth, including 800 from U-Report polling).
  • Logistics provisions for the sessions including venue, food, travel, identification of attendees and arrangement of consent where necessary.
  • Enlist youth as ambassadors for the service to (i) co-create content with them and their peers for use within the service and publicly; and (ii) enlist them for purposes of peer-to-peer referrals

Key Deliverables and Payment schedule:

  1. Plan of work for execution over the 6 months of engagement submitted and approved – due 15 working days after beginning of contract (10%)
  2. Successful execution of two (2) youth engagement sessions at development stage (25%)
  3. Successful execution of two (2) youth engagement sessions at pre-launch stage (25%)
  4. Hosting of two (2) online live sessions with corresponding U-Report polling (10%)
  5. Draft event launch plan – due three months after beginning of contract (10%)
  6. Launch of Fundoo on World Youth Skills Day – July 15, 2023 (20%)

    Consultant is to be paid upon completion of each of the key deliverables listed above.


  • A University degree in social science, social work or another relevant field would be an advantage.
  • Relevant experience in lieu of university qualification will also be considered.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

  • Consultant / Organization must have proven experience with conducting events or activities designed to engage children and adolescents, particularly on matters of national/civic importance.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, high level of professionalism, flexibility to respond to changes as part of the review and feedback process and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Previous experience with UNICEF, other UN agencies and non-profit organizations is an asset.

Please see the enclosed Terms of Reference for more details and information regarding deliverables

For every Child, you demonstrate.

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

UNICEF competencies: building and maintains partnerships, demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness, drive to achieve results for impact, innovates and embraces change, manages ambiguity and complexity, thinks and acts strategically, works collaboratively with others and nurtures, and, leads and manages people.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

How to Apply?

Candidates will need to submit:

1) A cover letter,

2) Short technical proposal of 3 pages

3) Financial proposal

4) CV that includes 3 relevant references.

In case of doubts please send your comments to Charlene Buckley at least 3 working days before the deadline.

Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines and completion of all mandatory trainings. Performance indicators against which the satisfactory conclusion of this contract will be assessed include: timeliness/quality of submission and responsiveness to UNICEF and counterpart feedback.


UNICEF shall hold all property rights, such as copyright, patents and registered trademarks, on matter directly related to, or derived from, the work carried out through this contract with UNICEF.


Consultants and Individual contractors, even those working from home, must complete the following online courses prior to signature of contract. All certificates should be presented as part of the contract.

Consultants and Individual Contractors must complete the following course before commencement of any travel on behalf of UNICEF.

Any consultant or individual contractor who is issued a UNICEF email address must complete the following courses no later than 30 days after signature of contract.

Individuals will be required to complete mandatory trainings after being awarded the consultancy and will be required to complete mandatory trainings, sign and submit key documentation and provide proof of health insurance before signing the contract to commence services.

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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.

Insurance: The selected consultant must demonstrate a proof of medical/health insurance prior to the beginning of the consultancy and must be valid for the entire duration of the contract. In duty stations where UNICEF provides medical evacuation, the medical insurance that the contractor holds should include provisions for medical evacuation.

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

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