Maldives: Individual Contract (International) – Support to Communication and Partnership Building Efforts of UNICEF Maldives

By UN Children’s Fund Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Maldives
Closing date: 25 Oct 2018

Terms of Reference for Individual Contract (International)

Support to Communication and Partnership Building Efforts of UNICEF Maldives

Reference Number: TOR/2018/36


1. Background

In line with the Country Programme Document (2016 – 2020) and UNICEF Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021, UNICEF Maldives will continue to build partnerships with the general public, key social sectors and partners at all levels through advocacy, communication and campaigning to achieve results for children, especially the most vulnerable. The country programme design adopts an evidence-based, policy advocacy and institutional strengthening approach in addressing the barriers that affect the most disadvantaged.

To translate this commitment to child rights and equity into resources and action for children, UNICEF Maldives will build a more coordinated, consistent communication and public advocacy strategy through key strategy partnerships with private sector/state-owned enterprises and develop advocacy products that aim to create awareness on new challenges that hinder the achievement of results for children.

In this regard, UNICEF Maldives Country Office intends to recruit an international consultant to provide technical support to the communication and partnership building efforts of the country office.

  • What is the basic project objective to which the consultancy is related
  • The overall goal of this consultancy is to support private sector partnership efforts and raising the visibility of the country office and support development of programmatic outreach materials. Details in Section 4.

  • Duty station
  • Based in UNICEF Maldives Country Office.

  • Major tasks to be accomplished
  • Major Activities


    No. of working days


  • Redesign programmatic content of the new UNICEF Maldives website.
  • – Develop private sector partnership proposals.
  • – Raising the visibility of the country office
  • Using existing description of the country programme and its components, annual reports, testimonies and interviews with stakeholders and UNICEF programme managers to obtain relevant information.
  • Identify, negotiate and sign agreements with private sector institutions.
  • In consultation with UNICEF programme specialists and national partners, select existing UNICEF-prepared messages and animations for screening.
  • In consultation with UNICEF programme specialists and national partners, identify a new set of messages that could be designed and produced locally.
  • Identify key ways to improve the visibility of the country office on available platforms
  • Develop messages for social media and other identified mass media platforms.
  • 40 days
  • Report on proposed website content for each programme focusing on:
  • Challenges
  • Solutions
  • Proposal for each identified private sector partner focusing on:
  • Potential area/s to collaborate, synergies
  • Proposed activities to jointly conduct
  • How to screen UNICEF-prepared messages and animations intended to educate the public on vital health, nutrition, child protection and disaster risk reduction/climate change issues on public facing TV screens, social media and other avenues that facilitate advocacy messages.
  • Report on existing and new communication platforms and how the country can leverage it to improve its visibility.
  • Identified programmatic messages and communication platforms to be used.
  • Estimated duration of contract and deadline for submission of end-product
  • Duration: 40 working days

  • Official travel involved
  • N/A

  • Qualifications or specialized knowledge and/or experience required
  • Qualifications:

  • An advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in in a relevant social sciences field.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience, in development communication, private sector engagement, cyber safety, preferably child online protection, and/or child protection.
  • Specialized trainings on key work areas of UNICEF identified above would be an asset.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure, open to input/scrutiny, respect for national developmental/cultural contexts and deliver on tight deadlines
  • Experience working with UN agencies and International Organizations would be desirable.
  • Demonstrated fluency in English.
  • Deadline for application is 25th October 2018, 06:00 pm (West Asia standard time)

    Application link:…

    All applications must be submitted through the online link provided above.

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

    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

    Read more here:: RELIEFWEB CAREERS INT