International Consultant – Knowledge management and Content Writer for Social and behaviour change programme (Remote/Home-Based Assignment) (Open to Non-Myanmar Nationals Only)

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Application deadline 3 months ago: Monday 20 Jun 2022 at 17:25 UTC

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Purpose of the activity / assignment

The Social and behaviour change (SBC) Unit seek to hire an international professional to provide overall technical support and assistance for designing, planning, implementation and monitoring of the SBC Unit’s Knowledge Management, innovation and research activities to support evidence base programme development and developing creative contents to document SBC programme’s key initiatives and programmes. Under the supervision of the SBC Manager, she/he will advise on setting up knowledge management system for the SBC Unit to promote proper documentation of achievements, challenges, lesson learnt of SBC interventions and create interesting and attractive contents on brief key messages, photo essays, articles, stories and other communication materials for documenting and publishing by referencing some of the UNICEF’s globally available materials and working in close coordination with programme sections to develop key messages.

This consultant will work independently for content creation; however, will also work collaboratively with SBC Unit and programme sections to discuss and plan the knowledge management contents.

Scope of Work

1. Knowledge management

Under the supervision of the SBC Manager,

  • Effective knowledge management, innovation and information exchange for strengthening of SBC programme planning and implementation of activities.
  • Best practices, lessons learned and innovations of SBC’s key initiatives systematically documented for wider dissemination.
  • Systematization of the SBC’s knowledge materials on SharePoint.
  • Create a directory for all verified proposals/reports/studies/assessments/implementation reports;
  • Maintain the SBC SharePoint and SBC part of MCO’s website.
  • Enhance SBC Unit’s capacity in the elaboration and dissemination of knowledge products for dissemination at local and regional level strengthened. Contribute to the finalization of KM products (review and basic lay-out of final documents, powerpoint presentations to support webinars, etc.)
  • SBC team, programme sections and partners supported in the development and production of high-quality evidence-based SBC knowledge management products and communication materials

2. Content writing for documenting of key initiatives of SBC programme

  • Write, edit, do technical verifications and finalize concise communication messages, stories, reports, articles, op-eds and text for photo essays, and other communication materials for social platforms,website, and other applications as required.
  • Develop contents in English, ensuring language and factual accuracy, clarity, readability, logic, appropriateness and engaging writing in all products. The final product must not require further editing/copy-editing. Proof-read, including spelling checks, technical terms, names of country’s townships/states/regions as well as acronyms and other abbreviations, style consistency, references, etc.
  • Flexibility for several rounds of editing, if needed and be available for feedback and inputs as per the requirements of the office.
  • Effective partnership and collaboration maintained to ensure effective coordination, information sharing and networking for content creation.

Geographic Area - Home-based, remote Assignment

Duration-11.5 months, 230 working days, consultant manages his/her own time, deliverables based

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Description of Assignment

1.Knowledge Management

Tasks 1

Systematization of the SBC’s knowledge materials on UNICEF SharePoint and create a directory for all verified proposals/reports/studies/assessments/implementation reports.

Deliverables 1

SBC’s knowledge materials and verified and documented. systematically recorded on UNICEF SharePoint along with a directory.

  • 20 September 2022

Tasks 2

Systematically document best practices, lessons learned and innovations of SBC’s key initiatives for wider dissemination.

Enhance SBC Unit’s capacity in the elaboration and dissemination of knowledge products for dissemination at local and regional level strengthened. Contribute to the finalization of KM products (review and basic lay-out of final documents, powerpoint presentations to support webinars, etc).

Deliverables 2

Five best practice reports, 6 innovation knowledge briefs, 2 project briefs of SBC’s key initiatives systematically documented for wider dissemination

  • 20 February 2023

Tasks 3

SBC team, programme sections and partners supported in the development and production of high-quality evidence-based SBC knowledge management products and communication materials.

Deliverables 3

At least three knowledge products on SBC interventions around COVID and Routine immunization elaborated and disseminated at local and regional levels

  • 30 April 2023

2.Content writing for documenting of key initiatives of SBC programme

Tasks 4

  • Write, edit, do technical verifications and finalize concise communication messages, stories, reports, articles, op-eds and text for photo essays, and other communication materials for social platforms, website, and other applications as required.
  • Develop contents in English, ensuring language and factual accuracy, clarity, readability, logic, appropriateness and engaging writing in all products. The final product must not require further editing/copy-editing. Proof-read, including spelling checks, technical terms, names of country’s townships/states/regions as well as acronyms and other abbreviations, style consistency, references, etc.
  • Work in close coordination (where required) with programme sections to develop comprehensive and attractive contents.
  • Communication messages, stories, reports, articles, op-eds and text for photo essays, and other communication materials for social platforms, website, and other applications developed for one-year timeline

Deliverables 4

Communication messages, stories, reports, articles, op-eds and text for photo essays, and other communication materials for social platforms, website, and other applications developed for one-year timeline

  • 15 June 2023

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

  • Bachelors degree in social science, marketing, communication, journalism or other related areas.
  • Professional writer with at least 5years of work experience in developing contents for UN and INGOs
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality, creative communication materials that meet the highest international standards. This includes ability to write outstanding materials and turn ‘technical’ language into engaging content for a wider audience.
  • Possess excellent research, logical, analytical and writing skills.
  • Strong command of writing skills in English.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Myanmar and its development context.
  • Well organized and structured, good attention for detail.
  • Professional work ethic, integrity, and initiative.
  • Understanding of sensitivities pertaining to child-related/rights issues and working in a politically sensitive environment.
  • Experience writing for UN (including UNICEF) or other International Organizations highly desirable.

Please complete the following "Expression of Interest" form and attach in your applications: 31052022 Expression of Interest_KM and content writer consultant_national_V2_HRclean.doc

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

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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.

Remarks:

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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