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Vacancy Announcement: Consultant
Consultancy Title: Social and Behaviour Change – SBC Investment Cases and Resource Mobilization Products
Section/Division/Duty Station: Social and Behaviour Change PGLT / Programmes Group, NYHQ
Duration: 1 October 2023 – 29 February 2023
Home/ office Based: REMOTE
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.
Social and Behaviour Change (SBC) is a key component of UNICEF’s work and one of its change strategies. SBC’s focus on community engagement and social behavioral drivers that influence the lives of children are key to UNICEF results. In each sector, UNICEF objectives revolve around the adoption of positive and protective practices for children. SBC pursues the transformation needed to make societies more inclusive, equitable and peaceful. All these changes are SBC results which contribute to achieving Human Rights for Children and their communities.
Social Behavior Change and Community Engagement (SBC, CE) are central to achieving each of the goals of UNICEF’s current Strategic Plan (SP) 2022-2025. Social Behavior Change is a “change strategy” that aims to drive and prioritize more science-based and participatory approaches across its programmes and organizational priorities integral to development and humanitarian work. There have been several organizational milestones to advance the positioning, and institutional strengthening of SBC. One of the recent milestones has been the release of the first UNICEF SBC Program Guidance that was developed through a global consultative effort that included hundreds of contributors within UNICEF, SBC technical experts, as well as partners that engage with governments, and civil society.
One of the critical components of SBC, CE work is partnerships across multiple types of fora that encompass technical, financial as well as non-financial engagement at global, regional and country level that could accelerate the progress towards SBC, CE results that contribute to achieving sustainable development outcomes for children and communities. This includes coherence across the humanitarian and development agendas, within UNICEF and interagency platforms, and specifically guiding global investments of resources in SBC, CE interventions critical to achieving the broader development and human rights outcomes.
This requires the development of investment cases, and resource mobilization products that succinctly articulate the novel approaches as well as resource requirements to achieve SBC, CE commitments.
Purpose of Activity/Assignment:
The SBC Section in the Programme Group Leadership Team of the Programmes Group at UNICEF Headquarters is seeking an individual consultant to complete deliverables as related to:
1. Develop a set of investment cases and value propositions (sector- and thematic-specific) that capture the emerging priorities for investments in SBC, CE.
2. Develop region-specific resources (proposals/concepts narratives or infographics) to be used for resource mobilization with specific donors or funders
Scope of Work:
The work will be in managed by the SBC Partnerships Specialist to support the on-going commitments in collaboration with existing internal initiatives for fundraising with regional and country colleagues. The work will entail the following areas of work that should be developed simultaneously:
1. Develop a set of investment cases and value propositions (sector- and thematic-specific) that capture the emerging priorities for investments in SBC, CE:
2. Develop region-specific resources (proposals/concepts narratives or infographics) to be used for specific donors or funders
Develop region-specific thematic concept notes/proposals targeting specific donors or fund-raising priority, nuancing SBC systems-strengthening contributions that define regionally contextualized conditions and outcomes, e.g. policy processes, institutionalized capacity development, coordination, financing entry points, etc. (up to 7 thematic notes/proposals; 1 per region to be demand-driven/co-developed).
Terms of Reference / Key Deliverables:
The technical proposal for this consultancy should include a proposed timeline with the corresponding items specified in scope of work for the above deliverables
Completed profile in UNICEF’s e-Recruitment system and
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process
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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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants. Consultants are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.