Consultancy – Gender and Climate Change Specialist Consultant, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), Bangkok, Thailand

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    CONTRACTOR
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Climate and Disaster Resilience, Environment and Natural Resources, Gender and Diversity, Social and Inclusive Development
  • Deadline:
    10/01/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

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 fulfilling 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, a better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

How can you make a difference?

The Gender and Adolescent Development Section, UNICEF’s East Asia and Pacific Regional Office is seeking an individual consultant to provide technical input on the gender-climate change intersectionality and to develop knowledge products on the gender-climate change intersectionality.

Work assignment, Expected deliverable and Delivery schedule: 

This work assignment is remote and home based.

Assignment 1: Review and provide input on climate change country and regional proposals, programme documents and reports to strengthen gender integration in analysis, M&E and reporting in alignment with UNICEF Gender Action Plan, Climate Action Plan and Green Climate Fund Gender Policy

a. Review and examine country and regional GCF proposals, concept notes, and programme documents related to climate change, to ensure the strategies, interventions, and expected outcomes are gender-transformative, with a focus on specific considerations for how climate change affects women and girls

b. Enhance the gender analysis within programme documents to ensure that the impact of climate change on women, men, girls and boys, including an intersectional lens, is clearly understood and articulated

c. Examine the existing M&E frameworks to ensure the logical framework, Theory of Change, and monitoring indicators capture gender-specific data and gendered-impact

d. Evaluate gender component of Environmental and Social Safeguards that are developed by Country Offices

Expected deliverable 1: 35 working days

Delivery schedule for deliverable 1: 30 October 2024

Assignment 2: Mapping of gender-transformative climate change intiatives from East Asia and Pacific, in line with the goal areas of the UNICEF Gender Action Plan 2022-2025, Climate Action Plan and Green Climate Fund Gender Policy

a. Develop a compendium on cases of gender-transformative climate change initiatives in East Asia and Pacific; the mapping should be aligned to the UNICEF Strategic Plan goal areas: Health & nutrition (Goal Area 1); Education (Goal Area 2); Child protection (Goal Area 3); WASH (Goal Area 4); Social Protection (Goal Area 5); and Gender-based violence (cross-cutting priority)

b. Develop a draft and revise the draft based on two rounds of feedback

c. Lead and coordinate internal UNICEF consultation process with sectors and other country offices to conduct the mapping

d. Develop a Powerpoint presentation summarizing the report

e. Work with a designer to finalize a designed version of the report

Expected deliverable 2: 19 working days

Delivery schedule for deliverable 2: 31 July 2024

Duration of Contract:  1 February 2024 – 30 October 2024
 

Duty Travel:  None
 

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

Essential:

– A minimum of seven years’ experience of working in gender and climate change programmes and/or research

– Demonstrable experience of providing technical input on climate-change related programme documents to integrate gender

– Demonstrable experience of conducting high-quality analysis on the gender-climate change intersectionality

– Excellent written and oral skills in English

Desirable:

– Experience of working with UNICEF on gender and/or climate change

– Experiences of working on the Gender Action Plan Priorities (health and nutrition; education; child protection; WASH; social protection and gender-based violence)

– Experience of working in East Asia and Pacific

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 10 January 2024.

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.


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.

Remarks: 

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.

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