Home Based Consultancy to support UNICEF Iraq in designing a strategy and operational plan for community engagement and mainstreaming Accountability to Affected Populations

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Application deadline 1 year ago: Monday 8 Nov 2021 at 20:55 UTC

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The prolonged crisis in Iraq including IDP/returnee and refugee response alongside with COVID-19 pandemic has highly influenced the country office business model with an expansion of community-based interventions and increased focus on most vulnerable populations. The country office is collaborating with institutional and civil society organizations to reach out to communities through various engagement strategies. Therefore, interventions to enhance community voices, community consultation and participation processes and mechanisms need to be sharpened to comply with UNICEF standards, and ensure improved quality of programmes informed by the voices of affected communities and children.

This consultancy will provide support to Iraq CO, contributing to a multi-country initiative aimed at bringing to scale community-designed and led solutions that work to improve access to information and response to complaints and feedback and build community trust to strengthen participation. In response to the identified challenges of under reporting of sexual exploitation and abuse concerns, the initiative will also more rapidly flag sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) risk across UNICEF sector programming and increase access to safe and reliable reporting channels

With this background, the consultancy is intended to provide technical support to Iraq country office for the development of a comprehensive budgeted strategy and operational plan for engaging with affected communities and mainstreaming Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP). The AAP action plan will be fully integrated into the country office monitoring and evaluation strategy, both for regular programming and emergency context. The consultant will build capacities of UNICEF staff and partners in AAP, to facilitate quality assurance for mainstreaming of AAP in country planning and response, as well as regular programming.

Scope of work: The goal of this home based assignment is improved Accountability to Affected Population programming and capacity in UNICEF Iraq country office. Under the direct supervision of the Chief of C4D and in collaboration with Chiefs of UNICEF programmes, the AAP consultant will be responsible for:

    1. Take lead on development of country-wide AAP strategy
    2. Coordinate development and operationalization of Real-time digital tool/solution for AAP and PSEA
    3. Build capacity of the partners on AAP, and PSEA and related tools mainstreaming AAP and PSEA across the programme
    4. Facilitate evaluation of AAP programme through systematic review and researches

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

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences (anthropology, sociology, psychology, social development, development studies etc.) and/or Community development.
  • At least 5 years of solid professional experience in AAP programming.
  • Working experience in Middle East and North Africa Region would be an asset.
  • Strong training and facilitation skills.
  • Fluency in English is required. Arabic is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

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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.

Added 1 year ago - Updated 11 months ago - Source: unicef.org