International Consultancy - Annual Reporting, Conakry Guinea, 25 Working days, Remotely

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Application deadline 3 months ago: Friday 28 Oct 2022 at 23:55 UTC

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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, a champion

The UNICEF Guinea country office is seeking the services of a qualified and experienced professional reporting consultant to support the 2022 annual reporting process. The overall objective of the assignment is to produce a high-quality annual report in conformity with 2022 UNICEF guidelines.

The components of the report include the (a) “Assessments of progress for all active Outcomes and Outputs” and (b) the “End Year Summary Narrative”. The assignment will involve therefore quality assurance for accuracy of the information presented, editing for English/French and logical flow. The assignment will also involve cross-checking information and data to ensure consistency and coherence. Specifically, the consultant will make the following editions:

  1. Check for and correct redundancies, spelling, or grammar mistakes, improve the language.
  2. Proofread the overall report to ensure that the content is relevant and clearly understandable to external audience and adjust where necessary.
  3. Check for coherence amongst programme components throughout the document, including statistical data used.
  4. Ensure full compliance with the Guidelines for the 2022 Country Office Annual Reporting.

The consultant is required to work remotely during the consultancy assignment period.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Deputy Representative, the consultant will be responsible for reviewing, editing, and organizing contributions submitted by Programme Sections and Operations to the 2022 Guinea country office annual report, working with the PME Section’s team.

1) Review contributions on outcome and output assessments of progress towards Country Programme Results, and provide feedback Programme/Operations sections on quality, coherence, and compliance to the 2022 global guidelines.

2) Consolidate, organize and review inputs to the end-of-year Summary Narrative from all contributors, checking completeness, quality consistency and compliance to the 2022 global guidelines.

3) Integrate final comments from Representative /Deputy Representative, Regional Office, final review, and final editing.

Full ToR is available here : UNICEF Guinea_ToR Consultant COAR 2022_.pdf

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in
  • At least 5 years of proven relevant experience in the field of professional English and French writing, editing of national and international development reports.
  • Previous report writing experience, particularly UNICEF reports, will be considered as an asset.
  • Experience or a working knowledge of UNICEF’s work.
  • Sound knowledge and skills on results-based reporting, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with UNICEF would be an asset.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and deliver quality inputs to meet deadlines.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

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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