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  • Posted: Oct 21, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle: pre-natal care for healthy births, clean water and sanitation, health care and education.

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    International Consultancy - Annual Reporting

    Specifically, The Consultant Will Make The Following Editions

    • The components of the report include the (a) “Assessments of progress for all active Outcomes and Outputs” and (b) the “End Year Summary Narrative”.
    • The assignment will involve therefore quality assurance for accuracy of the information presented, editing for English/French and logical flow.
    • The assignment will also involve cross-checking information and data to ensure consistency and coherence.
    • Check for and correct redundancies, spelling, or grammar mistakes, improve the language.
    • Proofread the overall report to ensure that the content is relevant and clearly understandable to external audience and adjust where necessary.
    • Check for coherence amongst programme components throughout the document, including statistical data used.
    • Ensure full compliance with the Guidelines for the 2022 Country Office Annual Reporting.
    • The consultant is required to work remotely during the consultancy assignment period.

    How can you make a difference?

    • Under the supervision of the Deputy Representative, the consultant will be responsible for reviewing, editing, and organizing contributions submitted by Programme Sections and Operations to the 2022 Guinea country office annual report, working with the PME Section’s team.
    • Review contributions on outcome and output assessments of progress towards Country Programme Results, and provide feedback Programme/Operations sections on quality, coherence, and compliance to the 2022 global guidelines.
    • Consolidate, organize and review inputs to the end-of-year Summary Narrative from all contributors, checking completeness, quality consistency and compliance to the 2022 global guidelines.
    • Integrate final comments from Representative /Deputy Representative, Regional Office, final review, and final editing.
    • Full ToR is available here : UNICEF Guinea_ToR Consultant COAR 2022_.pdf

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

    • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in
    • At least 5 years of proven relevant experience in the field of professional English and French writing, editing of national and international development reports.
    • Previous report writing experience, particularly UNICEF reports, will be considered as an asset.
    • Experience or a working knowledge of UNICEF’s work.
    • Sound knowledge and skills on results-based reporting, monitoring and evaluation.
    • Demonstrated experience in working with UNICEF would be an asset.
    • Capacity to work under pressure and deliver quality inputs to meet deadlines.

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    Social & Behavior Change Specialist, P3

    How can you make a difference?

    • The Social & Behavior Change Specialist reports to the Deputy Representative for general guidance and supervision.
    • The Specialist provides technical and operational support for developing a systematic, planned, and evidence-based strategy and process for S&BC as an integral part of programme development, planning and implementation.
    • Through communication and engagement, as well as the empowerment and participation of stakeholders, communities, children, civil society partners, and government counterparts, s/he promotes measurable behavioral and social change/mobilization.
    • This subsequently contributes to the achievement of sustainable and concrete results in improving children’s rights, survival, and wellbeing in the country.

    Key Functions/accountabilities

    • Support to strategy design and development of S&BC activities
    • Conduct and/or participate in comprehensive S&BC situation analysis of social, cultural, economic and political issues in the country/region, including through national/subnational working groups or committees.
    • Assess/synthesize qualitative and quantitative information, data and evidence to support the establishment of comprehensive and evidence-based information for developing and planning the S&BC component of the Country Programme of Cooperation (and UNDAF).
    • Participate in country programme planning and reviews to contribute to discussions on the underlying and contextual issues to be addressed (e.g. policies, gender/children inequality, cultural/social behavior etc) to ensure the successful and sustainable delivery of programme results and provide technical recommendations on approaches, strategies and plans of action for S&BC to promote behavioral and social change.
    • Prepare or provide quality assurance on materials and related documentations for S&BC strategies and plans (as a component of the CO and/or UNDAF Programmes) to ensure optimum impact, scale and sustainability of achievements/results.
    • Collaborate/consult with a wide range of partners and stakeholders to ensure synergy, integration, coherence, and harmonization of S&BC activities with UNICEF MTSP, CO global communications and advocacy activities and UN System development activities and initiatives at the CO level, including in humanitarian response.

    Implementation of S&BC activities

    • Collaborate with, advise and/or consult internal partners and external partners to design S&BC strategies, including formulation, production and testing materials to organize S&BC events and activities to ensure engagement and participation of key audiences, and maximum outreach and impact on behavioral and social change, including in humanitarian response.
    • Confirm/verify the technical quality, consistency and relevancy of communications strategies, including materials that are developed, produced and disseminated to target audiences (e.g. individuals, communities, government officials, partners, media etc).
    • Recommend appropriate multiple media formats (e.g. print, digital/social media, TV/Radio, Web, community networks, etc.). Oversee the production and implementation of multi-media initiatives for compliance with targets and plans that integrate the latest evidence.
    • Carry out S&BC advocacy activities with/for a wide range of constituents, stakeholders, partners, communities, etc. to encourage/promote engagement and dialogue, inclusion, self determination and participation in mobilizing social, political, behavioral and cultural change to achieve sustainable programme results on children and women’s rights, equity and wellbeing.
    • Develop/select materials and other communication tools for S&BC events.
    • Identify, establish and maintain active interaction/relations with media, academia and other strategic partners to communicate/advocate UNICEF’s competencies and achievements to ensure their engagement, interests and support in promoting social/political engagement for political action on children’s rights, and measurable changes in social and behavioral outcomes.
    • Conduct and/or participate in M & E and Evaluation exercises, including country programme previews, meetings and mid-term/annual reviews to assess/report on efficacy/outcome of S&BC on UNICEF and CO Strategic Plans/Goals.
    • Recommend timely action to ensure the achievement of results as planned and allocated. Integrate/disseminate lessons learned in development planning and improvements.

    Technical and operational support

    • Collaborate with internal CO, RO and/or RO colleagues to contribute to the development of strategies, approaches, policies and the planning of S&BC social and resource mobilization initiatives in support of programmes/projects implementation and delivery of results, including humanitarian response.
    • Participate in CO strategic discussions to collaborate on policy and agenda setting for S&BC advocacy and investments and related external relations and resource mobilization initiatives.
    • Participate in budget planning and management of programme funds and prepare financial plan for S&BC initiatives. Monitor/track the use of resources as planned and verify compliance with organizational guidelines, rules and regulations and standards of ethics and transparency.

    Advocacy, networking and partnership building

    • Identify, build and maintain partnerships through networking and proactive collaboration with strategic partners, e.g. academia; social networks; celebrities, journalist, media, all sectors/levels of (socially aware) society and critical audience to reinforce cooperation and/or pursue opportunities for S&BC advocacy to promote UNICEF mission and goals for child rights, social equity and inclusiveness.
    • Collaborate with internal global/regional communication partners to harmonize, link and/or coordinate messaging and use of multiple media and communication platforms to enhance S&BC outreach including in humanitarian contexts.
    • Participate in organizational and/or inter-agency (UNCT; National UN Social & Behavior Change Roundtable) discussions and planning to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues in the UNDAF planning and preparation of S&BC advocacy and resource mobilization initiatives including emergencies.
    • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
    • Implement innovative practices, approaches and latest technology on multiple media and social/digital platforms and networks for S&BC that are appropriate/available for the CO context and audience.
    • Institutionalize/share best practices and knowledge learned/products with global/local partners and stakeholders to build capacity of practitioners, and disseminate these products to key audiences including donors and partners.
    • Organize/implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders/partners (government and non-government) in S&BC planning, implementation and evaluation in support of programmes/projects including in humanitarian settings.

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

    • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public relations or another relevant technical field.
    • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience is required in social development programme planning, Social & Behavior Change, public advocacy or another related area.
    • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
    • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish)

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