Bangladesh: National Consultant for System Strengthening C4D Programme(NOC-126 working days), Dhaka, Bangaldesh

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Bangladesh
Closing date: 21 Aug 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment

Key purpose of the assignment is to provide technical support in developing, implementing and monitoring a system strengthening package focusing on advocacy, community engagement and capacity building activities both at sub-national and national level planning, implementation, budgeting and monitoring of processes and systems. The specific tasks of this consultancy are:

  • Extend support in finalizing C4D System Strengthening Implementation Plan by collecting and addressing feedback on the proposed approaches/activities to strengthening local system for community participation and SBCC
  • Finalize Job Descriptions (JDs) of the Union, Upazila and District Coordinators addressing experiences from sub-national level System Strengthening initiatives
  • Provide orientation on the Implementation Plan and the Job Descriptions
  • Provide technical input in review existing curriculum/module on community engagement and IPC for the government frontline workers and LGIs. Adapting or developing where necessary, new curriculum/module including training package along with other intervention packages
  • Establish M&E system for tracking and evaluating for community participation and SBCC for the Coordinators at district, upazila and union level
  • Submit report on lessons learned and recommendations for the future scale up.
  • Major Tasks and responsibilities:

    End production/ deliverable

    Time Frame

    Facilitate and conduct at least eight meetings with the MOLGRD, DCs, DD-LGs, and UNOs and some select UP/UZ Chairperson in national and sub-national level to get feedback on the proposed approaches/activities to strengthening local system for community participation and SBCC.

    A report with recommendations on approaches/modalities to strengthening local system for community participation and SBCC

    21 days

    Finalize the plans for strengthening local systems for community participation and SBCC (C4D System Strengthening Plan) based on the feedback on the proposed approaches/activities.

    Final Implementation Plan for strengthening local systems for community participation and SBCC (C4D System Strengthening Plan)

    21 days

    Provide input finalizing JDs for the Union, Upazila and District Coordinators based on the feedback from the MOLGRD in national level and from the C4D officers at sub-national level

    A set of final JDs for the Coordinators

    14 days

    Review and adapt or develop curriculum/module on IPC for the frontline workers addressing the feedback on the proposed approaches/activities

    IPC curriculum with training aids and support materials

    21 days

    Review and adapt or develop curriculum /module on community engagement in local planning, budging and monitoring addressing the feedback on the proposed approaches/activities

    Module on community engagement including all supporting tools

    21 days

    Develop M&E framework, tools and reporting templates for Coordinators at district, upazila and union level.

    Final M&E plan

    14 days

    Submit report on lessons learned and recommendations for the future scale up.

    Final Report

    14 days

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate:

    Qualifications (Education, Work Experience, Special skills and/or knowledge, Competencies required for the assignment):

    Consultant must have following criteria to do the assignment

    Educational qualifications: Post graduate in Public Administration or any other discipline of Social Science or Communications

    Minimum 10 years of experience in working with national government institutions and LGIs, working within governmental system preferably in the area of community engagement; health education, IEC/ BCC will be considered as added advantages

    Experience in curriculum development

    Track record in networking and negotiation with the Ministries

    Track record of working with UN, Government organizations will be an added advantage

    Good skills in both oral and written in English and Bangla.

    Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=506416

    Read more here:: RELIEFWEB CAREERS INT