Individual contractor - Individual contractor Programmatic support, Ethics Office New York (remote-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, every right.

UNICEF is hiring a consultant for the Ethics Office based in New York headquarters. The consultant will be working with the entire team in the Ethics Office, to provide programmatic support particularly related to outreach, training, and communications to UNICEF staff globally.

This is a remote-based assignment and is expected to be for 11.5 months, starting in mid-September 2022.

How can you make a difference?

Scope of work:

  1. Assist in coordinating and represent the Ethics Office in internal working groups/partnerships related to Ethics and Culture, including with organizational culture, LOV working group, DHR, Staff Association, PSEA and child safeguarding etc.
  2. Continue to support joint collaborative initiatives tools, surveys and diagnostics with other office such as Pulse check, staff survey, spectrum tools etc...
  3. Support development of key messages related to Ethics that are clear, aligned and integrated across a range of platforms, e.g. intranet, SharePoint, Yammer, email, face-to-face, etc.
  4. Support development and deployment of Ethics-relate audience-specific communications products, e.g. PPTs, roadmaps, videos, FAQs, etc.
  5. Increase Ethics Office social media presence internally with website updates, Yammer posts and other engaging activities; monitor and respond to Ethics Office followers in dynamic and interactive ways while cultivating meaningful engagement.
  6. Working with Ethics team to, manage communications and engagement with the Ethics and Culture Champions network, including organizing training and outreach activities, maintaining communications platforms and channels and regularly responding to questions and requests for assistance.
  7. Support all efforts related to Ethics Month 2022, including design campaign materials for month-long activities and monitor interaction of COs, ROs and HQ through communication with ECCs and HR Business Partners (HRBPs).
  8. Manage internal/external websites of the Ethics Office – Ethics Office, ECCs website, Ethics Panel of the United Nations (EPUN) webpage etc. to improve/increase the global presence of the Ethics Office.
  9. Support the Ethics Director and Ethics Specialist on ad hoc assignments and special initiates as required.

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

  • 4 or more years of programmatic support, relevant work experience in communication & (digital) media. An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of number of years of work experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with strong interpersonal and presentation skills are required. Fluency in other UNICEF languages (French, Arabic, Spanish) is an asset.
  • Able to adapt and work in a multicultural setting.
  • Additional consideration will be given for any past work experience with UNICEF or another UN agency.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

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.


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.

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