Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 06 Dec 2019
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.
For every child, hope
UNICEF protects and promotes the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does. UNICEF is committed to child safeguarding in delivering on its mission, meaning taking proactive measures to limit direct and indirect collateral risks of harm to children, arising from UNICEF's work, UNICEF personnel or UNICEF associates.
Implementation of UNICEF's global child safeguarding regime is overseen by the Child Safeguarding Unit in New York Headquarters. As a division of UNICEF, the Private Fundraising & Partnerships Division (PFP), based in Geneva, Switzerland, has accountabilities under the child safeguarding regime. PFP is continuously strengthening its divisional child safeguarding policies and procedures, in line with the global regime. PFP also provides child safeguarding guidance and support to National Committees for UNICEF. National Committees are independent nongovernmental organizations that engage in fundraising from the private sector and child rights advocacy for UNICEF in their countries. Going forward, further work is envisioned to develop and embed standards; update and provide technical guidance, support and training for National Committees, PFP staff and partners; and to further embed child safeguarding in all aspects of PFP's work.
PFP is therefore recruiting a full-time child safeguarding expert consultant to support and implement its child safeguarding work in PFP and with the National Committees. Under the supervision of the Chief Governance, Country Relations, the Consultant will support implementation of child safeguarding activities set out in the 2020 workplan for PFP and the National Committees and identify key priorities for PFP's 2021 workplan.
How can you make a difference?
The purpose of this consultancy is to continue supporting the implementation and strengthening of the UNICEF's global child safeguarding regime within PFP, and of child safeguarding policies and procedures within National Committees for UNICEF.
Scope of work*
*Activities include – but are not necessarily limited to – the following tasks:
A. PFP: Support PFP Division in line with the UNICEF Global Child Safeguarding Regime (40%)
1. Standards, policies and procedures: Support the development of relevant child safeguarding standards and work across PFP to support embedding of the UNICEF's global child safeguarding regime through divisional policies and procedures
2. Training: Provide initial and in-service training to PFP personnel, including development and piloting of (online) training materials
3. Expert advice: Provide expertise, advice and support to staff on child safeguarding matters and specific initiatives and events.
B National Committees: Support UNICEF National Committees in line with the UNICEF Global Child Safeguarding Regime (40%)
1. Quality assurance: Review and update the progress of National Committees towards achieving agreed child safeguarding actions.
2. Guidance: Support the development, review and updates of centralized guidance on child safeguarding policies, procedures and standards, and be the main point of contact for National Committee focal points to provide ad hoc advice and guidance.
3. Training and briefings:
C. Cross-cutting: (20%)
1. General communications, planning, monitoring, participation in meetings etc. including weekly or bi-weekly check-ins with supervisor, contribution to/participation in relevant PFP meetings, and those with other offices and stakeholders, including the UNICEF Child Safeguarding Unit in New York. Conduct research and provide updates on international safeguarding good practices and incorporate new developments into relevant policies, procedures, standards and guidance.
2. Centralized online guidance:
Populate and manage the divisional information channels for child safeguarding
A1. Standards, policies and procedures: standards, policies and procedures developed in line with the agreed workplan.
By end of contract
A2. Training: Training modules developed and delivered for PFP personnel in line with the agreed workplan.
A3. Expert advice: Expertise, advice and guidance provided
B. National Committees
B1. Quality assurance:
B3. Trainings and briefings:
C1. General communications, planning, monitoring, participation in meetings etc.
C2. Centralized online guidance: Divisional child safeguarding information channels kept updated with comprehensive guidance.
ESTIMATED DURATION OF THE CONTRACT AND PROPOSAL:
The consultant is expected to work full time during PFP's regular business days and hours, estimated 151 days during the 7.5 months contract, tentatively starting in December 2019.
The detailed workplan and exact schedule of activities will be agreed between the consultant and UNICEF.
The consultant will report to the Chief of Governance, Country Relations, PFP, Geneva.
The consultant should ideally be based in Geneva given that the consultancy requires significant presence in the office during PFP core working hours. In addition, the incumbent may be asked to occasionally travel on official mission for UNICEF, with UNICEF bearing the cost of such travel.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) 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
Remarks: Please indicate your ability, availability and gross daily and monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily and monthly rate will not be considered. Also, please mention the earliest date you can start. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Taxation: UNICEF and the United Nations accept no liability for any taxes, duty or other contribution payable by the consultant and individual contractor on payments made under this contract. Neither UNICEF nor the United Nations will issue a statement of earnings to the consultant and individual contractor.
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.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
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=528084
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