National consultant for procurement and distribution of education supplies and school rehabilitation

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Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

The purpose of the assignment is to strengthen UNICEF programme capacity to increase its efficiency and apply appropriate process and procedures in procurement and delivery of education supplies as well as implement school rehabilitation interventions. The Consultant will have to complete the following tasks:

  • Support the management of school rehabilitation and supplies procurement & distribution in both formal and non-formal education interventions in timely manner
  • Liaise with national, oblast and hromada level authorities to ensure a coherence approach on school rehabilitation and supplies distribution interventions
  • Conduct periodic monitoring and inspection visits to project implementation sites to ensure that works are done as per the technical standards, specifications and best practices, and in time frame allocated.
  • Liaise with the Supply and Logistics section and UNICEF Construction Engineers on school rehabilitation and supplies procurement and distribution interventions
  • In consultation with relevant stakeholders revise specifications for new Sale Orders
  • Prepare distribution plans and work with other Education Section colleagues on the preparation of release orders
  • Provide inputs to the internal monitoring systems and work closely with the Information Management Officer on mapping of schools and beneficiaries
  • Participate and contribute to the relevant working groups of the education sector. Liaise with the Ukraine Education Cluster and Cluster partners on contextualizing of minimum standards for school rehabilitation and establishing prioritization criteria. Coordinate with other actors to ensure that there is no duplication in response and that critical gaps are addressed.
  • Update, manage and maintain relevant databases and records to ensure the information is accurate, organised, and available for others to access
  • Support the reporting of activities as required by donors and partners in the implementation process and contribute to ensuring the donor visibility in the field and on the social media.

Minimum requirements:

Education [specify disciplines]

Bachelor's degree

University degree in education, engineering, psychology, sociology, or other social science field is required.

Professional experience [number of years, relevant to the assignment, other specifics]

  • At least 2 years’ of working experience in Project Management, Education, Architecture, Engineering or a similar field;
  • Work experience in public building construction processes and projects with knowledge of supervision, management, programming and planning of works is an advantage.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the New Ukrainian School Reform (NUS) in regard to optimization of the school network and education supplies.
  • Knowledge of UNICEF supply procedures; experience in supply management
  • Experience in working with ministries, other national or local authorities.

Language

English

Upper-intermediate [B2]

Ukrainian

Proficient/Native [C2]

Work assignment overview:

Tasks/Deliverables

Deadline

# of w/days

Revise education section supply plan

30-Nov-22

20

Pepare MoUs with municipalities for rehabilitation of schools/shelters as required

Support design of the post distribution monitoring survey

31-Dec-22

21

Conduct monitoring of supply distribution to selected schools

Pepare MoUs with municipalities for rehabilitation of schools/shelters as required

Conduct post distribtuion monitoring survey with schools

31-Jan-23

22

Conduct monitoring of supply distribution to selected schools

Pepare MoUs with municipalities for rehabilitation of schools/shelters as required

Revise sepcifications based on results of the post distribution monitoring

28-Feb-23

19

Conduct monitoring of supply distribution to selected schools

Pepare MoUs with municipalities for rehabilitation of schools/shelters as required

Prepare distribution plans and work with other Education Section colleagues on the preparation of release orders as required

31-Mar-23

22

Conduct monitoring of supply distribution to selected schools

Pepare MoUs with municipalities for rehabilitation of schools/shelters as required

Prepare distribution plans and work with other Education Section colleagues on the preparation of release orders as required

30-Apr-23

21

Conduct monitoring of supply distribution to selected schools

Pepare MoUs with municipalities for rehabilitation of schools/shelters as required

Prepare distribution plans and work with other Education Section colleagues on the preparation of release orders as required

31-May-23

21

Conduct monitoring of supply distribution to selected schools

Pepare MoUs with municipalities for rehabilitation of schools/shelters as required

Prepare distribution plans and work with other Education Section colleagues on the preparation of release orders as required

30-Jun-23

21

Conduct monitoring of supply distribution to selected schools

Pepare MoUs with municipalities for rehabilitation of schools/shelters as required

Prepare distribution plans and work with other Education Section colleagues on the preparation of release orders as required

31-Jul-23

22

Conduct monitoring of supply distribution to selected schools

Pepare MoUs with municipalities for rehabilitation of schools/shelters as required

Prepare distribution plans and work with other Education Section colleagues on the preparation of release orders as required

31-Aug-23

21

Conduct monitoring of supply distribution to selected schools

Pepare MoUs with municipalities for rehabilitation of schools/shelters as required

Prepare distribution plans and work with other Education Section colleagues on the preparation of release orders as required

30-Sep-23

20

Conduct monitoring of supply distribution to selected schools

Pepare MoUs with municipalities for rehabilitation of schools/shelters as required

Prepare distribution plans and work with other Education Section colleagues on the preparation of release orders as required

31-Oct-23

10

Conduct monitoring of supply distribution to selected schools

Pepare MoUs with municipalities for rehabilitation of schools/shelters as required

Sub-total:

240

Please provide an all-inclusive financial proposal to carry out the deliverables listed above.

i Costs indicated are estimated. Final rate shall follow the “best value for money” principle, i.e., achieving the desired outcome at the lowest possible fee. Consultants will be asked to stipulate all-inclusive fees, including lump sum travel and subsistence costs, as applicable.

Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

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.

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.

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.

Added 3 months ago - Updated 2 months ago - Source: unicef.org