National Consultancy: Technology Consultant, Beirut, Lebanon, 194 days, Home-based

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Application deadline 1 month ago: Thursday 18 Apr 2024 at 20:55 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.

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, hope

UNICEF started to work in Lebanon in 1948 and established its office in 1950. For more than 70 years we’ve been working closely with the Government of Lebanon, other UN agencies, international and local NGOs, universities, and more than 100 partners to meet the needs of disadvantaged children in Lebanon. Responding to life-saving needs and ensuring equal access to quality public services, the impact of our work is felt in every aspect and every sphere of society. To learn more about our work, please refer to:

How can you make a difference?

The contract for the Technology Consultant will be administered by the Youth Section, with technical management by the Planning and Monitoring Specialist and Information, Communication and Technology Specialist. The Technology Consultant is expected to support UNICEF Lebanon’s Youth and Adolescent Development section by providing expertise, technical knowledge, staff support, and overall guidance and advisory when required within the area of responsibilities which include:

1) Project Management of the BMA platform, integration of the youth component and harmonization with Activity Info (60%); 2. Technical and operational support to the digital skilling platform – Nammi-Skills (20%); and 3) IM support functions (20%).

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Business Management for the execution of the BMA platform for Adolescent and Youth Section, under the management of the Communication and Technology Specialist (60%)
  2. Provide technical and operational support to obtain digital context services on digital skilling and reporting platforms and manage the coordination with partners ensuring the product vision (Nammiskills) (20%)
  3. Support the YAD section with IM functions under the technical management of Planning, Monitoring and Information and Technology for Development Units (20%)

For further information on the JD please click here Tech Consultant - TOR.docx

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

  • Education: An advanced university degree (Master’s) in ICT, technology, business, management or any other related field.
  • Experience: A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in business management and technology.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.

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.

UNICEF does not charge any fee during any stage of the recruitment process.

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