International Consultancy - Support the Country Annual Reporting Process

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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 supervision of the Deputy Representative, the consultant will be responsible for reviewing and editing contributions submitted by Programme Sections and Operations to the 2021 Guinea country office annual report, working closely with the PME Section’s team. These components of the report include the “Assessments of progress for all active Outcomes and Outputs” and the “End Year Summary Narrative”. The assignment will involve 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. Specifically, the consultant will make the following editions:

The consultant will report to the UNICEF Deputy Representative. However, the day to day work will be organised in collaboration with the Chief of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.

  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 2021 Country Office Annual Reporting.

You will find more details in the ToR : Terms of Reference – Country Annual Report

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

The Consultant should have the following skills:

  • Advanced university degree in Communication, Social Sciences, development studies, or other relevant fields.
  • 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 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.


CO Validated components of the 2021 annual report (i) Assessments of progress for all active outcomes and outputs; and (ii) End Year Summary Narrative, submitted electronically within the agreed UNICEF deadline.

Timing and Duration

Following the annual reporting timeframe, the consultancy, on a SSA type contract, will be conducted over a total of 20 working days starting on December 15th, 2021 remotely.

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.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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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