Individual Consultant for Comprehensive Technical Support for an Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) & Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Joint Initiative, Remote
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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, commitment.
Consultancy title: Individual Consultant for Comprehensive Technical Support for an Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) & Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Joint Initiative
Duration: 11.5 months
Duty Station: Home based/Remote support
How can you make a difference?
The purpose of this consultancy is to review country office interventions under the ‘Voices of Change’ initiative and document key milestones and progress under the initiative.
This consultant will focus in gathering and generating evidence on the integration of online and online platforms as a way of promoting community participation whilst ensuring affected communities are protected from all forms of exploitation and abuse. Additionally, the consultant will contribute to the review of tools, platforms, documentation and learning products generated under the ‘ Voices of Change’, with the technical team.
This initiative will be implemented in six countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Jordan, State of Palestine, Sudan, and Yemen. The MENA Regional Office and EMOPS will provide technical guidance and support.
Scope of Work
1. Desk review of existing AAP/SEA mechanisms: The process will identify baseline and opportunities/challenges that usage of digital tools could address. Review will be conducted for all the 6 COs days for report compilation and development of PowerPoint presentation and brief newsletter article.
2. Mid Term evaluation Report and Development of Case study: The process will incorporate progress against planned deliverables and lessons learnt for the six implementing countries.
3. Review and Analysis of CO Work Plans- The process will analyze the integration of community engagement and consultation, particularly plans for the engagement of women and girls, i.e. platforms and strategies to be utilized to maximize reach. Challenges will be articulated, and recommendations outlined
4. Review of SEA Risk Assessment questionnaire: The process will entail the provision of support to COs in capacity building for the rollout and operationalization of the SEA risk assessments in 2 country offices, reviews, and analysis of information to support decision-making
Documentation of pilot. Final report on outcomes and key lessons learned from piloting
5. End of project evaluation: The process will comprise of compilation of individual CO case studies, presentation, and brief newsletter article. This part of the consultancy will also include Key Informant Interviews with relevant CO colleagues and IP where relevant. Lessons learnt will be generated
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education: An advanced degree in Public health, Development Studies, Social sciences, or another relevant field related to PSEA and AAP.
*A first-level university degree with relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree with an additional 2 years of experience.
Experience: Minimum 5-7 years of progressive humanitarian experience; at least 2 of which should be field-based or in emergency contexts.
- Strong knowledge of PSEA and AAP.
- Experience working with community-based programming.
- Experience working with conflict-affected communities, including with children and communities.
- Ability to collect, collate and analyse data in an efficient and effective manner.
- Analytical, methodical, and precise style of writing.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
- Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
- Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
- Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
- Demonstrates leadership or supervisory skills; coordinates group activities; experience in a leadership or supervisory role an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships.
- Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
- Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
- Previous experience with online content development preferred.
- Previous experience with UNICEF preferred.
Applicants are also required to indicate availability and financial quotation in USD to undertake the terms of reference above.
This is a remote/home based consultancy, no travel is required.
UNICEF will pay based on submitted progress reports. Workplan will be discussed and agreed upon with supervisor at the beginning of each month.
Qualified candidates are requested to submit:
- Cover letter
- CV or P-11
- Financial quote as a lump sum, inclusive of professional fees, travel/administrative/subsistence costs, if applicable
- Names of three referees
Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children.
UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.