Home-Based Consultancy to develop training curriculum and competency framework for Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) in UNICEF (97 working days between Oct 2022 to Apr 2023) - EMO

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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


UNICEF’s commitment to accountability to affected populations (AAP) is aptly enshrined in its Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action (CCCs) to ensure all vulnerable, at-risk and crisis-affected girls, boys, women and men supported through UNICEF’s actions can hold UNICEF as an organization to account for promoting and protecting their rights and generating effective results for them, considering their needs, concerns and preferences, and working in ways that enhance their dignity, capacities and resilience.

Since 2018 UNICEF is implementing a roadmap to scale-up Accountability to Affected Populations across the entire organization. One of the key elements of the road map is the development and implementation of a capacity building strategic plan to make sure that UNICEF staff and partners not only have solid understanding of AAP concepts but also the practical skills and guidance to fully integrate and implement AAP principles and approaches in UNICEF programmes, systems and procedures.

A number of capacity building initiatives have been rolled out including; Agora on-line training designed as first level learning on AAP for all staff, Regional and Country level trainings and orientations (on-site and on-line) tailored to specific context, needs and participant groups and integration of AAP sessions in other learning and advocacy events. Additionally, a comprehensive AAP course is currently under development in partnership with the Geneva Center for Humanitarian Studies.

A recent learning and development needs assessment conducted by the Humanitarian Evidence and Learning Section revealed learning and development gaps on AAP and further reinforced the need to develop a systematic and competency-based approach to implement interactive, blended and practice-based learning programmes for UNICEF staff and partners.

Purpose of the Assignment

The purpose of the consultancy is to:

  • Finalize AAP competency framework for various functional levels;
  • Develop generic job profiles (GJP) for AAP at different functional levels;
  • Review and propose suitable AAP competencies and tasks for inclusion in relevant GJPs;
  • Develop an AAP professional talent pool of experts.

Scope of work

Managed by the Emergency (AAP) Specialist in close coordination with the Senior Advisor, Community Engagement and Accountability, in consultation with the AAP, EMOPS Geneva team, the Humanitarian Evidence and Learning section and the Business Partner, Human Resources - Emergency Cone, the consultant will work on the following deliverables:

1) Develop an AAP competency framework

  • Review draft AAP competencies and make appropriate adjustments for various functional levels (individual, team manager, manager of multiple teams etc.)
  • Translate the competency framework into learning modules and learning objectives for AAP

2) Develop generic job profiles for AAP functions and task outputs

  • Based on the competency framework, draft generic job profiles for AAP at different functional levels, specifically at specialist, manager and advisor levels, in consultation with relevant human resource business managers and technical experts

3) Identify and recommend suitable AAP competencies and tasks for other GJP

  • Review relevant technical and managerial generic job profiles (managers and specialists in emergency, social and behaviour change, planning and monitoring, gender, PSEA, etc.) and propose suitable generic AAP competency that could be included

4) Develop a talent pool of suitably qualified AAP experts at various functional levels

  • Develop an eligibility criterion including, but not limited to, knowledge, skills and experience for inclusion into the AAP talent pool
  • Conduct a desk review of existing and potential candidates profiles available from AAP section and relevant talent pools including DHR, HELS, SBC and develop a Long List of eligible candidate to the AAP Talent Pool providing short justification of each profile and possible function and level. From the Long-List, screen and create a Short-List of ready-to-deploy AAP candidates for various AAP functions

Work Assignment Overview

Tasks / Milestone******Deliverables / Outputs******Timeline / Deadline1.a) Competency framework finalizedCompetency framework developed20 working days;

Due by 18 November 2022

1.b) Competency framework translated into 8 learning modules each with learning objectives and session plans developed8 modules developed30 working days;

Due by 30 December 22

2) Generic AAP job profiles developed for AAP Specialist, Manager/Coordinator and advisor at the P3-4 and P5 levels3 Generic AAP job profiles developed at the P3-4 & 512 working days;

Due by 31 January 2023

3) Generic AAP competencies/tasks recommended for inclusion in job profiles for programme section chiefs, advisors and managers of Emergency, SBC, PME and PSEA/Gender programmesone generic AAP competency /task proposed for inclusion in each of the 5 GJPs5 working days;

Due by 15 February 2023

4) Create AAP talent pool of potential candidatesLong and Short List of AAP talent pool created30 working days; Due by 31 March 2023Estimated Duration of the Contract

97 working days (between October 2022 and April 2023)

Consultant’s Work Place and Official Travel

The Consultant will be home-based.

Estimated Cost of the Consultancy & Payment Schedule

Payment will be made on submission of an invoice and satisfactory completion of the above-mentioned deliverables. Please indicate a daily fee based on 97 working days to undertake this assignment.

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

  • Advanced Degree in the field of human resource development, organizational change management, institutional systems strengthening, Humanitarian Affairs, Development Studies, or a closely related field.
  • Master’s degree in relevant field, with at least 6 years of professional experience in the area of human resource development.
  • Familiarity with the principles of accountability to affected populations, social accountability, community engagement and humanitarian response and/or international development.
  • Professional expertise in capacity building, human resource development and organizational change management is an asset.
  • Experience with designing and conducting learning and development training workshops, advocacy briefs and events with multi-level participants in diverse contexts is desirable.
  • Extensive experience in interpreting and summarizing relevant qualitative and quantitative data, technical briefs, and presentation of findings for advocacy is an advantage.
  • Experiences with UNICEF or other UN agency, in a similar role is an advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills with strong drive for results and capacity to work independently.
  • Samples of previous work will be required.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Knowledge of French or Spanish is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.


Please include a full CV and/or Personal history form (downloadable from https://www.unicef.org/careers/documents/p11-form) and a cover letter describing a proposed approach/methodology (2 pages max). Please include samples of previous work (links or attachments). Please also include a Financial Proposal in your application by indicating your availability and daily rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered. 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.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants 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.

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