United States of America: Consultant, Public Partnerships Division, Africa Team

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 26 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.

Duration: 06 November – 29 December 2017

Background and purpose of the consultancy:

The Public Partnerships Division works to strengthen UNICEF’s position as a trusted partner for realizing children’s rights among governments and other public sector partners. The Division engages in evidence based policy advocacy and resource mobilization to support implementing UNICEF’s strategic plan 21014-2017 and the Agenda 2030.

The consultant will support the work of the Africa team in knowledge management as well as UNICEF’s work in relation to the Third Committee (social, humanitarian and cultural) of the United Nations General Assembly.

Major tasks to be completed by the consultant:

  • Review and finalize the draft 47 country profiles that have been prepared by the country offices. This includes cross checking of data, editing of the documents and compilation of information on financial contributions related to the countries. The consultant will use UNICEF’s systems and tools to retrieve the financial data.

  • Assist in the monitoring of the work of the Third Committee of the General Assembly, in particular the formal, informal consultations and negotiations of resolutions by member states as relevant. Prepare summaries of the debates and the dialogues.

  • Compile information on the work of the Third Committee related to children for the period 2010 -2016 including the resolutions related to the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children.
  • Key deliverables:

  • Finalized country profiles
  • Summaries of consultations and negotiations related to the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children.
  • Compilation of information on the work of the third committee related to the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children.
  • Qualifications and Competencies required:

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences or related technical field.
  • A minimum of two to three years of professional work experience in international relations, social policy, resource mobilisation, or planning.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral). Fluency in English is essential.
  • Very good research and analytical skills. Ability to synthesize information and to write high quality reports.
  • Knowledge of office computer systems and applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to operate in an international and multicultural environment, using tact and judgement.
  • How to apply:

    Interested candidates should send their application to lido@unicef.org and cc msdiouf@unicef.org no later than 25 October 2017 quoting “Consultancy – Public Partnership Africa team” with the following documents:

    • Resume

    • UN P11

    • A cover letter

    • Financial proposal (proposed daily fees)

    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.

    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=507848

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