Consultant roster for Conflict Sensitivity and Peacebuilding, HATIS Section, PD – NYHQ, Requisition #516891

By UN Children’s Fund Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 12 Nov 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.

PURPOSE OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

The increasing focus on conflict-affected and fragile contexts in UNICEF’s humanitarian and development programmes drives our commitment to conflict sensitivity and the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies. This requires additional capacities that can be deployed flexibly, to meet the support needs of UNICEF Country Offices.

Successful candidates will be placed on a roster and considered for individual assignments as requested by UNICEF Country Offices.

BACKGROUND

A quarter of the world’s children – more than 500 million – grow up experiencing violent conflict and chronic crisis. These children also face the largest challenges in the realization of their rights, which is why UNICEF programmes often operate in conflict-affected and fragile places. Seventy percent of UNICEF programme resources today are invested in these contexts.

UNICEF has made it a priority to ensure conflict sensitivity and to identify programming entry points to address underlying causes of conflict. In 2016, the organization published the UNICEF Guide to Conflict Analysis and the UNICEF Conflict Sensitivity and Peacebuilding Programming Guide. Both guiding documents were developed based on field experience and evidence from UNICEF programmes and contain a specific child focus.

SCOPE OF WORK

UNICEF is seeking qualified individual consultants with technical expertise in the following areas:

Conflict Analysis

  • Desk review of existing conflict analyses with a child rights focus
  • Participatory conflict analysis
  • Youth led conflict analysis
  • Conflict sensitivity / do-no-harm

  • Conflict sensitivity analysis in a development context
  • Conflict sensitivity analysis in a humanitarian context
  • Do-no-harm training and capacity building
  • Peacebuilding

  • Design and planning of peacebuilding programmes
  • Data collection, M&E
  • Adolescent participation and peacebuilding
  • Gender-transformative peacebuilding
  • Peacebuilding in UNICEF programme areas:

  • Education
  • Health and nutrition
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Child protection
  • Early childhood development
  • Communication for development (C4D)
  • PERIOD OF ASSIGNMENT

    As this call for applications is related to developing a roster of individuals, there is no particular assignment that is being advertised at this time. Expressions of interest will be screened for potential inclusion in the roster for a period of two years. Individuals who are placed on the roster may be contacted to submit proposals based on Terms of Reference for specific assignments. The period, type, deliverables and accountabilities of each assignment will be determined by the Terms of Reference.

    DESIRED PROFILE

    Qualified individual consultants who meet the following requirements are invited to submit an EOI.

  • Advanced university (Master’s) degree in social science or a related field
  • 7 years of relevant experience in peacebuilding, international development or humanitarian affairs
  • Expertise in peacebuilding and conflict resolution
  • Experience in experience of conducting conflict/sensitivity/ conflict analysis and/or research on conflict and its causes and approaches to conflict transformation
  • Excellent analytical skills in the areas of risk, resilience, fragility and conflict
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of child rights and human rights-based approach to programming
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to confidentiality, data safety and other ethical concerns related to the sharing on sensitive data
  • Previous experiences of practicing participatory methods for conducting research and planning
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work under deadlines
  • Proven ability to work in a team and intercultural environment, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in French, Spanish or Arabic an advantage
  • We are seeking consultants for all regions where UNICEF operates. Applicants are requested to list those countries in which they have previous work experience.

    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=516891

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