Mongolia: Individual Consultancy for Corporate Social Responsibility and Partnerships in Mongolia (National)

By UN Children’s Fund Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Mongolia
Closing date: 22 Oct 2018

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Mongolia offers promising prospects for a socially responsible private sector that, with proper technical assistance, incorporates children’s rights into their everyday business operations and contributes to the country’s human capital in the long term.

The National Release of the Child Rights and Business Principles (CRBP) held by UNICEF in December 2014 marked the first step in the country office’s journey to engage with the Mongolian private sector to incorporate principles that respect and support children’s rights into their everyday business operations in the areas where their businesses interface with children – the marketplace the workplace and the community.

Moving forward, one of the key strategies of the UNICEF Mongolia Country Programme 2017 – 2021 is continued engagement with the country’s growing private sector, now accounting for 75 per cent of the GDP (World Bank, 2014), to influence CSR – especially with the prominent mining industry – to leverage its potential in achieving results for children and replication of successful interventions. Moreover, the programme will support the implementation of the child rights and business principles.

To support the achievement of the CSR Output in the new Country Programme, the services of an individual national consultant was contracted from 01 November 2017 until 16 September 2018.

The main results from this consultancy were:

  • The country assessment “CFB: local business practices and legal environment” has been completed and the report will be launched soon.
  • A comprehensive strategy for UNICEF Mongolia to engage with the Private Sector (PS).
  • The private sector champions to support children continued their commitments they further developed their Child Friendly Business (CFB) practices. Private and public sector partnerships on leveraging PS resources for the programme continued with the focus on online child protection, Water, Hygiene and Sanitation ( WASH), Early Development and Childhood (ECD), education, youth and air pollution etc.
  • The multi-stakeholders’ platform was established engaging both senior and technical level government officials from relevant relevant ministries and agencies, communications regulatory committee as well as the national police department.
  • The PS and relevant public institutions in the provincial programme areas have been sensitized for them to have a basic understanding on CFB and its principles, and they have identified priorities for PS engagement and support within the Child Friendly Community (CFC) in each of their communities.
  • A foundation for the partnership with Oyu Tolgoi (OT) was created, with the signing of the Letter of Intent (LOI).
  • Reviewed UNICEF Mongolia engagement with PS for Youth and put together two cases for PS & Youth engagement done by the country office.
  • Engagement with the private sector need to be continued and sustained. The consultancy is therefore requested from 1 November 2018 until 30 October 2019.

    How can you make a difference?

    The Consultant will build on and continue the achievement of the UNICEF Mongolia CSR output through on-going assistance in the day-to-day management of partnerships with private sector platforms and individual businesses, build potential additional partnership opportunities based on the previously made engagements and discussions with the private sectors as well as for the coordination of programmatic inputs into specific partnerships. The consultant will support the adaptation of training modules for tailoring its delivery and roll-out to specific partners and scaling up through the partnership for instance with major business platform(s). The consultant will also contribute to strengthen the private and public partnerships established for instance in areas of online child protection, ECD, WASH, education, air pollution and youth including any new areas of the programme. The work will also include : (i) support to the private and public sector partnerships for the gradual implementation of the recommendations of the country assessment “CFB: local business practices and legal environment” addressed to the public and private sectors and (ii) support to UNICEF Mongolia and partners to determine the best strategic approach to integrate the CSR into the country programme 2017-2021 and beyond.

  • Planned deliverables are as follows:
  • A realistic action plan to implement the main recommendations of the country assessment “ CFB : local practices and legal environment” is developed and implemented
  • The existing agreements with major partners are implemented reviewed and extended if deemed appropriate by both parties ( UNICEF and partners);
  • Together with the PS and public institutions (MNCCI and AFCYD), the CRBP training based on the improved module will be scaled up and the commitments from the PS champions to support children will be enhanced.
  • With the technical support of the consultant, UNICEF Mongolia and its partners develop the strategies and approaches to reinforce the corporate social responsibilities and partnerships within the current country programme and beyond
  • Activities and timeline:

  • Description

    Timeline

    1. Discuss on the extension of the partnership MoUs with major partners such as MNCCI and Mobicom

    2. Continue engage with other partners such as Wagner Asia, ING & Arig

    November 2018

    1. Finalize and sign the extension of the partnership MoUs with MNCCI and Mobicom

    2. The PS engagement on air pollution

    December. 2018

    1. Discuss and agree with the AFCYD and MNCCI on an action plan for the implementation of the recommendations of the country assessment “CFB: local practices and legal environment”

    2. Discuss and agree with OT on an overall approach for the implementation of the LoI.

    3. Continue the PS engagement on air pollution

    Jan. 2019

    1. Prepare and organize the annual Safer Internet Day with government and industry

    2. Continue engage with the key PS partners and agree on the partnerships for 2019.

    February 2019

    1. Review of the PS engagement on air pollution and adjust the strategy and an action plan for going forward

    2. Discuss and agree with MNCCI or any other major business platforms (as a partner for CRBP training) on scaling up CRBP training for businesses

    3. Fine-tune CRBP training module for short and longer term trainings for businesses jointly with the CRBP training partner

    March 2019

    1. Start and continue to implement the MoUs and the LoI with major partners and platforms such as MNCCI, Mobicom and OT

    2. Support CRBP and PS engagement in the UNICEF programme target areas (3 aimags and Bayanzurkh district)

    1. Continue to engage with selected businesses (additional 1-2 companies) for leveraging resources and CRBP implementation

    2. Continue to coordinate the partnership with the AFCYD and MNCCI on the implementations of the recommendations

    April 2019

    May 2019

    1. Continue to engage with selected businesses (additional 1-2 companies) for leveraging resources and CRBP implementation

    2. Review the implementations of the recommendations and agree on next steps jointly with the AFCYD and Mongolia National Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( MNCCI)

    June 2019

    1. Review all the PS engagements and partnerships including activities carried out

    2. Fine-tune the strategy and action plan including updating tools

    3. Initiate dialogue with various stakeholders to define the best way of integrating CSR in the Country Programme 2017-2021

    July 2019

    1. Review the status and implementation of the scaling up CRBP training by the partner

    2. Continue to support the PS engagements in the programme areas and together with various stakeholders, propose the strategies and approaches to reinforce the corporate social responsibilities and partnerships.

    August 2019

    1. Continue the implementation of the action plan with OT

    2. Improve the CRBP training module based on the review and evaluation done in August

    3. Actively participate in the programme cooperation 2017-20121 mid-term review discussions and provide substantive inputs on the best strategic approaches of integrating CSR in the UNICEF Mongolia country programme

    September 2019

    1. Continue to roll in CRBP training based on the improved module by the partner

    2. Continue the engagements with PS champions including new ones for leveraging resources in the programme areas and CRBP implementation

    3. Review of the consultancy work and plan further actions

    October 2019

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree: Master’s degree
  • Field of academic qualifications: International Development, International Relations, International Law, Statistics, Human Rights, Economics, Social Sciences, or Social Policy

  • Minimum of five years of experience in international development
  • Experience working in the private sector for a minimum of two years, particularly on CSR.
  • Excellent coordination and planning skills and experience
  • Ability to exercise sound technical judgment.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment and a high sense of integrity.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English (speaking, reading and writing) and Mongolian (speaking, reading and writing)
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • UNICEF Penalty Clause

    Payment of fees to the Consultant under this contract, including each instalment or periodic payment (if any), is subject to the Consultant’s full and complete performance of his or her obligations under this contract with regard to such payment to UNICEF’s satisfaction, and UNICEF’s certification to that effect. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold up to 25% of the total fee in the case that the deliverables are not submitted on schedule or do not meet the required standard.

    Definition of supervision arrangements and type of support to be provided by UNICEF Mongolia

    Direct Supervisor: Deputy Representative

    Frequency of performance review: Frequency of performance review: Progress report and informal discussions on performance will be done at every stage of payment. There has to be a formal written performance evaluation for consultant (Form) to be done by supervisor upon reaching the mid-term of the assignment A final performance assessment shall be conducted at the end of the assignment.Discussion on contract work assignments and deliverables will be provided by the contract Supervisor. The contract Supervisor will be available, as/when required, to provide comments to submitted deliverables in a timely manner. The consultant will be provided administrative support to perform the tasks as per the TORs.

    The Consultant will be based in the office for the full contracted period. The Consultant will be provided with a working space and access to internet in the UNICEF Mongolia Country Office. He/she will be required to use his/her own computer.

    Official travel involved

    The Consultant will mostly be office-based, with occasional field visits during specific times of the assignment in the UNICEF Mongolia focus areas.Should official travel be required, UNICEF will cover the costs for travel and travel related costs in line with organizational policies and procedures. UNICEF may provide support to the Consultant in travel arrangements. [AH1][SH2].

    Terms of payment/link of payments to deliverables: Payment to be made monthly based on timely submission of monthly consultant report, detailing:

  • Progress against deliverables
  • Research progress bottlenecks and measures to address them
  • Overall/general recommendation
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    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.

    Remarks:

    Interested applicants MUST submit their monthly professional fee in MNT. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

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