International Consultancy – Content Development and Knowledge Management
Application deadline in 8 days: Thursday 8 Jun 2023 at 22:55 UTCOpen application form
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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
In Nigeria, UNICEF works in a complex humanitarian and development setting to fulfill and protect children's rights in partnership with the government, civil society, children, and families. UNICEF Nigeria is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices globally - click the link to learn more about UNICEF in Nigeria: https://www.unicef.org/nigeria/
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Purpose of Activity/Assignment:
Over the life of the current Country Programme Strategy (CPD) 2023-2027, UNICEF Nigeria seeks to position itself as a knowledge broker that learns, produces and disseminates lessons and emerging best practices in achieving results for children through data, evidence and innovation. Quality knowledge products are crucial to the overall innovation/knowledge management obligations required to meet the demand.
Scope of Work:
Under the overall guidance of the Knowledge Management Specialist, the Consultant will support innovation and knowledge management (KM) processes to identify and co-create knowledge products with the Abuja-based and field office result managers to facilitate learning, decision-making and sharing of lessons and good practices for improved outcomes.
• Identify gaps and opportunities for developing action-oriented and quality knowledge products and targeted knowledge sharing aligned with results across sectors in the country programme. • Through consultation and co-creation with result managers and KM focal points, develop a regularly updated action plan to address innovation/km documentation and knowledge-sharing needs of sections and field offices in a timely manner. • In consultation, conceptualise, document, design and disseminate knowledge products, including lessons learned and emerging practices from data, evidence and innovation gathered by sections and field offices, assuring the highest quality as per UNICEF guidelines. • Measure and track the utilisation of knowledge products from monitoring, evaluation and evidence-generation activities to refine sections and field offices’ dissemination strategy. • Support to develop knowledge management training content to address capacity gaps and design knowledge-sharing sessions to optimise learning and promote knowledge exchange between field offices and programme sections. • Support identifying, collecting, reviewing, consolidating and disseminating lessons learned, emerging or best practices from midyear and end-year programme reviews to inform management decision-making and future planning.
Please refer to the attached detailed job description for more information.. TOR KM_PMR_3.docx
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced degree in communications, knowledge management, international development, or other relevant areas
- A minimum of [insert years] of relevant professional experience in
Core competencies • Communication • Drive for results • Analytical
Language • Superior English-language skills.
- At least eight years of relevant senior-level work experience in writing content for lessons learned, innovations, failures, case studies, emerging and proven practices
- Demonstrated experience designing creative and engaging content for capacity-building and facilitating knowledge sharing
- Demonstrated experience in creative graphic and audio-visual designs
- Crafting compelling narrative and structure and incorporating content/ inputs from several authors and sources
- Demonstrated strong writing and editing skills and attention to detail
- The ideal candidate will be self-starting, strategic and creative, with the ability to work independently and deliver quality results without supervision
- Excellent organisational skills, including project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
- Manage meetings/ calls with Nigeria, other parts of West Africa and the US time zone
- The consultant will work independently and will be home-based. The interaction between UNICEF Nigeria and the consultant will be by email, other virtual meals or phone calls, as appropriate.
- Availability and willingness to take up an assignment on short notice are essential.
- Experience working with the UN system is an added value.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
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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.