New Consultancy- COMMUNICATIONS AND PARTNERSHIP SPECIALIST- End Violence Against Children- EVAC, NYHQ

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 26 Jul 2018

CONSULTANT – COMMUNICATIONS AND PARTNERSHIP SPECIALIST

Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

(1 August 2018 to 31 January 2019, 6 months)

Background & Rationale

Every year, over 1 billion children experience violence. Violence in childhood undermines all other investments in children; in their health, education and development, often with negative lifelong consequences and intergenerational impact. Recognizing the devastating impacts of violence against children, in 2015 world leaders committed to end all forms of violence, abuse and neglect by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. In July 2016, the UN Secretary-General launched the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and an associated Fund.

The Partnership includes governments, UN agencies, international organizations, civil society, faith groups, the private sector, philanthropic foundations, research practitioners, academics and children themselves – uniting their voices, actions and resources in a unique public-private collaboration focused solely on ending violence against all children. In its first two years, the Partnership has: enrolled 21 governments as ‘Pathfinder’ countries; grown its membership to over 270 organizations; helped develop and promote the INSPIRE solutions to end violence; awarded $30 million in grants to tackle online child sexual abuse, and violence against children in conflict and crises; and galvanized those working to end violence through an inaugural End Violence Solutions Summit.

Purpose

Building on this initial progress, the Partnership Secretariat is evolving its strategy, operational approach and business model, to better support the collective impact of the Partnership and lay the foundations for systemic change at scale. Heading into the scale-up phase, the Secretariat will: raise awareness and grow demand for change; make a compelling investment case and mobilize new resources for everyone working to end violence against children; and get the solutions, expertise and resources to all those working to end violence.

This transformation requires investment in top quality content and products to promote awareness and mobilize support. The Partnership is seeking a consultant with extensive experience in communications and partnerships to help expand its reach and contribute to the cross-sectoral dissemination of learning, knowledge and stories.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

The consultant is expected to perform the following key tasks:

Produce communication content

  • Conduct interviews with leaders and teams of End Violence members, draft stories, web articles, reports and other information products about programme activities, solutions to violence against children and other priority issues.
  • Support projects and events including the website overhaul, upcoming UN General Assembly High Level Week side events and others.
  • Maintain awareness of current activities of End Violence members as well as political and social developments in relevant countries, conduct analysis to understand their scope and provide timely information to management for decision-making.
  • Support End Violence membership growth strategy

  • Work with Advocacy, Governance, Private Sector and Fund leads to maintain relationships with End Violence members and Fund grantees and facilitate knowledge sharing.
  • In conjunction with the new 2019-2021 Business Plan, contribute ideas for opportunities to develop new and existing synergies with prospective members to grow support for End Violence.
  • Attend meetings and events, take notes, share information, and support joint information programmes to increase End Violence profile and promote its agenda.
  • Liaise with End Violence Civil Society Forum

  • Serve as focal point for the Forum, support its coordination and act as liaison with the Secretariat team for follow-up actions
  • Work with Forum member to develop outreach and feedback plans in support of End Violence movement building agenda
  • Support Resource Mobilization

  • Working closely with the resources mobilization team, support drafting and production of donor proposals, information kits and other relevant fundraising products.
  • Supporting mapping and analysis of funding opportunities with current and new public and private sector donors.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by supervisor

  • Duties to be determined on an as needed basis; travel may be required.
  • MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION OF ASSIGNMENT

    The contract is expected to commence on 1 August 2018 and end on 31 January 2018, for a total duration of 6 months. The consultant will be supervised by the Advocacy & Communications Specialist and will closely work with the End Violence Secretariat team members in New York and Geneva.

    PAYMENT PLAN

    Monthly payment, based on satisfactory delivery of tasks and progress reports, approved upon monthly review with supervisor.

    Consultant is responsible for their own health insurance

    Consultant is eligible for standard DSA for all work-related travel.

    Consultant is responsible for assuming costs for obtaining visas and travel insurance.

    The selected candidate must secure a G-4 prior to commencing the appointment.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in international relations, social sciences, public relations, communication or a related field (a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree).
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or new media.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent technical communication with peers and non-technical stakeholders
  • Preferred qualifications:

    Experience working on issues related to protection of children against violence highly preferred, with a special focus on online violence and sexual exploitation

    Experience working in international development context highly preferred

    Desire to work in a highly-collaborative environment

    Languages

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
  • Knowledge of Spanish, French and/or other UN languages is highly desirable.
  • Applications must include:

    Cover letter

    CV

    Please indicate your ability, availability and monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a monthly rate will not be considered.

    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=514517

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