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Since the beginning of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, UNICEF has been working to implement key commitments to meet the humanitarian needs of children, in particular access to education and psychological assistance, and the creation of comfortable conditions for the life of every child. In this regard, UNICEF is actively cooperating with the central executive authorities of Ukraine, including the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.
Since February 24, 2022, when the Russian Federation launched a full-scale war in Ukraine, the majority of the population of Ukraine has been displaced within the country or beyond its borders. Thus, most families with children have lost the opportunity to receive offline social services. The need of Ukrainian families to receive social services online has significantly increased.
To ensure all the rights and needs of children during the war in Ukraine, UNICEF began working to support the development of digital trends in the social sphere, including through support from the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.
Purpose of assignment:
UNICEF is looking for a consultant to support Social Policy section and Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine in the development of the digital direction for social sphere.
1. Support for the development of the digital direction of the social sphere, taking into account the specifics of UNICEF’s work in Ukraine
2. Analysis of IT companies that operate in Ukraine and formulation of opportunities for using digital teams for digital projects in the social sphere, taking into account the specifics of UNICEF’s work in Ukraine
3. Coordination and monitoring of the work of the digital team of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine
4. Coordination and monitoring of the implementation of digital projects for the social sector, which are funded with the support of UNICEF
5. Analysis of the possibility of transferring ownership of IT products developed with the support of UNICEF to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine
The program manager for coordination of digital directions for social policy will work under the supervision of a supervisor from the UNICEF Social Policy Section in close coordination with other UNICEF sections/units and the team of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine. The Consultant is expected to work in the UNICEF Kiev office.
All reports and other documents prepared by the consultant must be approved by the supervisor from the Social Policy Section of UNICEF Ukraine.
Work assignment overview:
|Deliverable||Deadline||# of w/days|
|Deliverable 1. Develop a concept for supporting the development of digital direction for the social sphere (Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine) with the support of UNICEF, including main projects, as well as the human resources necessary for the development of these projects.||December 6, 2023||22|
|Deliverable 2. Conduct an analysis of IT companies that operate in Ukraine, based on the results of the analysis, prepare a report with a list of positions that can be hired to implement IT projects, including developing a work breakdown structure.||February 2, 2024||27|
|Deliverable 3. Prepare work plans for the digital team at the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine for November 2023 – March 2024. Work plans must be sent to the digital team no later than the 6th of each month.||March 8, 2024||10|
|Deliverable 4. Prepare (5 in total) information/analytical reports or/and presentational materials on the results of the development and implementation of digital projects for the social sphere (Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine), including, but not limited to, the website and chat bot for the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, modules and systems of the UISSS. If necessary, the consultant should be ready to prepare presentation material on the results achieved in these projects.
First 4 report must contain information on progress made over a 2-month period, 5th report must contain information on progress made over a 3-month period.
To collect the necessary information, the consultant is obliged to organize meetings on an ongoing basis with the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, as well as with the relevant sections of UNICEF. The consultant must also provide recommendations regarding improving the efficiency of project development and implementation.
|Deliverable 5. Based on the materials provided, prepare presentation materials regarding the possibility of transferring ownership of IT products to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.||May 17, 2024||10|
|Deliverable 6. Prepare report with the results of the work done regarding the development of the electronic database for Children, supported by presentation materials.
To complete this assignment, the consultant must:
– organize work with the Better Care office regarding the development of an electronic database for Children
– analyze materials provided by the Better Care office, as well as materials developed by UNICEF
– regularly monitor the release of the project regarding the development of an electronic database for Children
– analyze non-functional requirements for the Children database..
|August 23, 2024||30|
|Deliverable 7. Prepare report on the results of the work done regarding the development of the digital direction in the social sphere with the support of UNICEF (the report should also contain recommendations and a description of the next steps for the development of the digital direction).||October 15, 2024||15|
* Deliverables 4 reporting deadlines:(1st report – December 29, 2023, 2nd report – February 23, 2024, 3rd report – April 26, 2024, 4th report – June 28 2024, 5th report – 27 September, 2023). The number of working days for preparing reports No.1-No.4 is 15 days, No. 5 – 22 days.
Please provide an all-inclusive financial proposal including travels to carry out the deliverables listed above.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education: Master’s degree in C Project management, public management and administration, and any other related fields. .
Skills and competencies:
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract 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 and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors 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.