United States of America: Consultancy: Knowledge and Information Management Consultant – Gender Section, PD – NYHQ, Requisition# 507634

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Oct 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.


UNICEF is currently in the final year of implementing the Gender Action Plan (GAP) 2014-2017 and in the process of rolling out the next phase of the GAP 2018 – 2021. Developed concurrently with the UNICEF Strategic Plan (SP), the GAP elaborates the gender programmatic and institutional results across the SP. The Gender Section in the Programme Division serves as the Secretariat for the communication and implementation of the GAP, and one of its key mandates is to consolidate and share knowledge and information on gender within the organization as well as with wider stakeholders. The Section is also mandated to establish systems and platforms for more effectively sharing gender related procedures, resources, and insights among its expanding gender network within UNICEF.


As part of accelerating the implementation of the knowledge and information components of UNICEF’s organization-wide Gender Action Plan (GAP) 2018-2021, the Gender Section at UNICEF HQ is seeking an Information/Knowledge Management System expert to design a blueprint for a sustainable system to capture, organize and disseminate information and knowledge related to the organization’s work on gender equality. The purpose of the information management system is to improve internal capacity and increase visibility of UNICEF’s gender work primarily within the organization (while also serving as the foundation for external outreach efforts). The KM expert consultant will work closely with the Gender Section Senior Team in defining strategy and priorities and engage with the Regional Gender Advisors, UNICEF IT team and the Division of Communications in shaping the KM plan.


  1. Review existing KM system and products and undertake consultations with the Gender Section team members, Regional Gender Advisors and other relevant teams at HQ and regional offices to determining the areas and types of information and knowledge to prioritize for capture
  2. Propose a plan/blueprint to improve the knowledge compilation, management and sharing for the UNICEF Gender section. The plan should include the following:
  3. Options for the necessary systems and methods for collecting, organizing and archiving information
  4. Efficient and effective decision-making processes concerning what, how and for whom to package and disseminate information.
  5. Options for the necessary technological, human and other resources required for implementation—including roles for existing personnel
  6. Define roles for current team members
  7. Develop a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the teamsite maintenance, content management and ongoing improvement
  8. Develop Terms of References or job description for the necessary technological and human resources


The consultant will be managed by the HQ Gender Section, reporting to the Senior Gender and Evaluation Specialist and working in close collaboration with the whole team.

DUTY STATION: The consultant will be home based with trips to New York to undertake consultations and participate in presentations, as needed.

Travel: The consultant will be reimbursed based on actual expenditures occurred during the mission to New York, which includes airfare/train fare, local transportation, meals and accommodation. Total expenditures cannot exceed a total of $2,000 for all trips. Reimbursement to the consultant will occur after the mission on submission of an invoice with receipts.


START DATE: 30 October 2017

END DATE: 5 January 2018





Review and consultation with GS senior team on KM requirements


15 Nov 2017

KM plan/blueprint for GS


15 Nov 2017

SOP for teamsite and content management


15 Dec 2017

Terms of reference for new recruitment to support KM hub


5 Jan 2018


20 days

Payment will be made in a monthly basis based on the satisfaction of the monthly reports.


  1. Advanced university degree (Master’s) in social sciences, international development, communications, management or other related fields.
  2. A minimum of 15 years of relevant professional work experience in international development, communications, or a related field.
  3. Experience in designing and managing creative and user-friendly communications and knowledge management products and platforms (i.e., intranet, communities of practice, content management, website content, newsletters etc.) for large multilateral organizations
  4. Strong passion for gender equality and innovative ways for knowledge sharing.
  5. Excellent organizational and coordination skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  6. Excellent communications skills, especially written communications, facilitation skills, and ability to interact in a diverse user community.
  7. Strong team player able to work effectively within large and diverse teams.
  8. Fluency in English a must; knowledge of another UN language an asset.

To view our competency framework, please click here.

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.


With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.

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=507634