Skills Mapping and Capacity Gap Analysis International Consultancy, Bujumbura, Burundi, 40 days(Office & Home Based)

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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, childhood

UNICEF Burundi CO is in the process of preparing a New Country Programme for the years 2024-2027. The objective of the consultancy is to facilitate the process at the UNICEF Burundi Country Office (BCO) of the functional analysis and identification of the required capacity and skills to strengthen BCO’s technical capacity to enable effective delivery of the new four-year Country Programme. The consultant is expected to interact with staff in UNICEF Burundi (at various levels) as one of the ways to understand better the structure and to enable the Manager to make optimal choices after a participatory process functional analysis process.

How can you make a difference?

The consultant will work closely with all Heads of Sections and their teams and the Senior Management of the UNICEF Burundi Country Office to facilitate functional analysis, skills mapping and capacity gaps identification of potential skills to support Programme support and management efficiency and improvement of skills gaps to enhance efficient delivery of programme implementation and services. Suggested focus areas include:

• Functional analysis of each Section/Unit – profiles, workloads, current capacity, accountabilities and skills (required vs existing) • Skills to enhance coordinated and integrated approach to programme and working across teams • Skills Gap analysis for BCO – Required versus existing • Strategies to address the skills gaps – e.g. retooling or news posts

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Business Administration, Human Resources or related fields.
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, at national and international levels
  • Proven experience in undertaking similar assignments
  • Knowledge of development cooperation strategies and modalities
  • Knowledge of UNICEF is an advantage
  • Good analytical, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a multi-cultural environment is considered an asset
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of French is required

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.

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