Consultant Roster for risk-informed Programming, HATIS Section, PD – NYHQ, Requisition #516890

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)

UNICEF is integrating risk-informed programming into all country programmes. We are seeking to build up additional capacities for risk analysis and its application to programme design and implementation, which can be deployed flexibly to meet the needs of UNICEF Country Offices and its partners.

BACKGROUND

Many of the most vulnerable children face increasingly high levels of risk. Shocks and stresses, such as violent conflict, natural hazards including the effects of climate change, epidemics, economic downturns and food price hikes, are compounding vulnerability and reducing resilience of children and their communities.

UNICEF is committed to a risk-informed programming approach, which is based on a comprehensive analysis of shocks and stresses, vulnerabilities and capacities to manage negative impacts. The findings of the child-sensitive risk analysis are integrated into the design and implementation of UNICEF programmes. This enhances results that lead to more resilience for children, communities and social service delivery systems.

SCOPE OF WORK

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

  • Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment
  • Specific methodologies for child-sensitive risk analysis:
  • Geospatial multi-hazard risk analysis and mapping
  • Disaster risk analysis
  • Conflict analysis
  • Climate risk analysis
  • Field-based analysis of local-level vulnerabilities and capacities such as Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment
  • Workshop facilitation including stakeholder verification of risk analysis
  • Design, planning and monitoring of risk-informed programmes with child focus
  • Results based management and risk informed programming
  • 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.

    SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

    Interested individuals should complete the online application form and provide the additional requested documents specified in the application form to nfernandez@unicef.org no later than close of business on 31 October 2018. Please quote “EOI for Individual consultant to support risk-informed programmingas the subject in your correspondence.

    This EOI does not constitute a solicitation. We do not require bids or proposals at this stage; we merely seek your expression of interest in being on a roster of individuals and institutions related to resource mobilization. A response to this Call for Expression of Interest does not automatically ensure that you will be selected to participate in a tender.

    UNICEF reserves the right to change or cancel requirements at any time during the EOI and/or solicitation process. UNICEF also reserves the right to require compliance with additional conditions as and when issuing a final tender document. Responses received without a duly completed form or an incomplete form will not be considered. If you have any questions about this EOI, please email Nancy Fernandez (nfernandez@unicef.org), Humanitarian Action and Transition Section, Programme Division.

    DESIRED PROFILE

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

  • Advanced university (Master’s) degree or equivalent professional experience in social sciences, economics, development studies or related field.
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in international development or humanitarian affairs with a focus on high-risk contexts
  • Excellent analytical skills in the areas of risk, resilience, fragility or conflict
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of child rights and human rights-based approach to programming
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational and facilitation skills ability to meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to work in a team and intercultural environment, with minimal supervision
  • Familiarity with UNICEF programming generally and specifically with UNICEF Guidance on Risk-Informed Programming and Results-Based Management will be 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.
  • Ability to work in French, Spanish or Arabic will be an advantage
  • 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=516890

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