Youth & Adolescent Engagement Consultancy, Lusaka Zambia, 29 Working Days over 1 month and 2 weeks
Application deadline in 7 days: Tuesday 28 Sep 2021 at 21:55 UTCOpen application form
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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, Engagement ...
The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.
To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit https://www.unicef.org/zambia/.
How can you make a difference?
To help better coordinate and integrate these expanding activities, and to start a process of internal reflection that can feed into the new UNICEF Country Programme, UNICEF Zambia is looking for an experienced consultant to review existing and new programmes with view to the following deliverables:
- Through a desk review and internal & external discussions, including with young people, carry out an analysis of existing and planned youth engagement activities within the United Nations, with a primary focus on UNICEF.
- Understand existing entry points in different sectors, including based on the consultantâ€™s knowledge of work in other country offices.
- Produce a concise youth engagement plan for the office that maps out key areas of youth engagement in the light of UNICEF global strategies and policies and suggests key areas of synthesis and fruitful collaboration, and internal office coordination.
- As an annex to the above internal youth engagement plan, advise on the options available for regular youth engagement around UNICEF programme planning, including suggestions for operationalisation.
Please see Detailed TOR for more information on the tasks and deliverables, here TOR - Youth & Adolescent Engagement Consultancy.pdf
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
The consultant must possess the following:
A Masters Degree in Social sciences / Arts a) At least 7 years of experience in youth and adolescent engagement;
b) Â Strong communication skills in English (spoken and written);
c) Previous experience of working with UNICEF youth platforms will be considered an asset.
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.
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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.
Please remember to express your financial proposals (and/or professional consultancy fees) in Zambian Kwacha for Zambian Nationals and USD for Non Zambian applicants.
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.