Consultancy: Technical support to the Public Finance and Local Governance Unit, SIP Section, PD – NYHQ, Requisition #514513

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 25 Jul 2018

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.

Background and rationale

UNICEF’s mission is to advocate for the protection of child rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. The 2018-2021 Strategic plan highlights UNICEF’s contribution to five goals:

1. Every child survives and thrives;

2. Every child learns;

3. Every child is protected from violence and exploitation;

4. Every child lives in a safe and clean environment; and

5. Every child has an equitable chance in life.

A core programme strategy to achieve these goals is through UNICEF’s PF4C work. PF4C refers to a collective body of programmatic and other activities at country, regional and global levels, often in partnership with others, to influence the mobilization, allocation and utilization of domestic public financial resources, for greater, more equitable and sustainable results for children. UNICEF recently rolled out a Global Programme Framework[1] (hereinafter referred to as the “PF4C Framework”), to further enhance the effectiveness and impacts of its PF4C work and promote collaborate efforts both within UNICEF and with external partners.

Purpose

Under the close guidance of the PF4C program specialists and the overall supervision of the chief of the Public Finance and Local Governance (PFLG) unit, Social Inclusion and Policy Section within the Programme Division at UNICEF Headquarters in New York, this position will provide the analytical, research and knowledge management support to the timeliness and high quality of the PF4C workplan implementation.

Expected tasks and deliverables

The selected consultant is expected to deliver a combination of tasks designed to support the work of the PFLG team and the timely completion of planned activities. More specifically, the consultant will be expected to complete the following deliverables.

Duty Station: NYHQ

Start Date: 1 August 2018End Date: 13 July 2019

Remuneration: Payments for work completed is processed monthly, based on submitted invoices for completed deliverables, verified and signed by the supervising officer, and approved by the Chief of Section.Total number of working days = 240 full-time days (over a period of 11.5 months)

Key competences, technical background, and experience required

  • A Master’s degree in development economics, public finance, public policy, or a closely related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of working experience in the area of public policy, socio-economic development and child and/or human rights.
  • A strong writer and interpersonal communicator, with proven ability to draft a coherent narrative from multiple sources of information.
  • Strong analytical skills in analysing numerical and text-based information, summarizing them with tables and graphs, and presenting with clear, impactful writing and visualization.
  • Proficiency in the use of Excel, and/or data analysis software. Experience with text analytics software(s) a plus.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard Microsoft applications: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Key competences: Drive for results, self-motivated and driven, team-player who can take initiative, and as adept at problem solving.
  • Professional fluency and excellent writing skills in English are a must. Knowledge of Spanish, French, and/or Arabic a plus
  • 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.

    Remarks

    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.

    At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    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.

    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=514513

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