International Consultancy - Private Sector Mapping in Guinea

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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,

UNICEF engagement with the private sector is evolving and UNICEF is actively seeking to engage with the private sector to accelerate and secure the achievement of the SDGs. This is in line with UNICEF’s strategic direction, more specifically the Business for Results (B4R) initiative. Whilst UNICEF has developed strong expertise to engage with the public and social sectors, support is needed to apprehend the world of the private sector, its stakeholders and dynamics, and identify potential modalities to engage with it.

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the Deputy Representative, the consultant will support the private sector mapping exercise. This entails:

  • Carrying out a mapping of potential private sector partners, including thematic interests, risks, opportunities and trends which align to UNICEF Guinea’s country programme priorities.
  • Conducting a high-level overview of the current state of the economy in Guinea – the most important sectors, leading companies, employment and geographical presence – with an impact on children and on UNICEF’s work.
  • Reviewing the regulatory framework, and policies and reporting obligations, related to CSR.
  • Assessing the level and nature of the impact of the business sector on children ́s rights in Guinea and identifying sectors and companies that have the potential to develop CSR activities benefiting children.

The Terms of Reference details can be find here : Consultancy TOR - Private Sector Mapping - Guinea.pdf

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

    • Academic degree in social, economic sectors, international development, or related field
    • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in partnerships development, CSR, or related field
    • Previous experience from mapping for development programming
    • Experience working in or with the private sector
    • Prior knowledge of UNICEF’s programme areas, and of Guinea, is an asset

Selection Process:

Candidates should provide a cover letter, their CV, and an all-inclusive financial proposal with relevant breakdown (fee, travel, accommodation, etc. as relevant). The applications will be assessed by a panel taking into consideration the a) technical qualifications and suitability of the candidate, and b) the financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the technically qualified applicant with the most competitive financial proposal. References from prior assignments will be sought and reviewed prior to the issuance of any contract.

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.

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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.


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.

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