Consultancy for training advisor and outreach expert (Home-based), NYHQ, Ethics Office

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    CONTRACTOR
  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Education, Ethics and Compliance
  • Deadline:
    04/02/2024

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 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, commitment.

Purpose of Activity:

To bring unique external expertise and varied multilateral background in delivering and supporting new and recent initiatives by the Ethics Office, and through specialized skills and knowledge, produce particular outputs and defined deliverables, including reviewing outreach training materials, conducting ToT for Ethics staff, coordinating the growing number of ethics volunteer corps (numbering around 500), developing content and delivering training on specialized topics such as management capacity training program and sexual harassment prevention.

Scope of Work:

  1. Provide unique external expertise and specialized knowledge to the Office’s strategy, policies and directions on training, outreach and lead in coordinating the Ethics and Culture Champions (ECC)* Programme.
  2. Review, improve and strengthen training modules and contents based on the Ethics Office’s general training and outreach plan.
  3. Contribute in leading the development and delivery of the Global Managers Support Programme and related “Ethical Leadership” module/s, participate in and support relevant working group/s (ex. UN Executive Group to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Harassment), and assist in the design of staff support and helpdesk mechanisms.
  4. Develop, as a subject matter expert, related module/s on the prevention of Sexual Harassment, participate in relevant working groups/s and assist in delivery of necessary capacity building session.
  5.  As requested, and on a case by case basis as determined by supervisor/s, support, co-deliver or assist in specific training or outreach (virtually and in-person as needed) for offices, locations, teams, divisions, employee groups etc. needing specialized content or with particular training needs, or for specific campaigns (e.g. Ethics Month) or events, and perform ad hoc assignments as determined by supervisor/s. 
  6. Develop communication materials, assets, tools, and guidance, including guidance notes, FAQs, and other communication assets, and reports in relation to training and outreach.

*Ethics and Culture Champions (ECCs) are volunteers, now numbering more than 480 across 130 UNICEF offices worldwide based on nomination by the head of each headquarters division or regional/country offices.  The ECCs help to raise understanding and awareness of ethics and integrity issues in relation to staff conduct by holding regular meetings for all personnel in their respective regional or country office and facilitating conversations around ethics-related topics, using case studies and presentations.

 

Work Assignment Overview

Tasks/Milestone: Deliverables[1]/Outputs:
Q1 – Delivery deadline: 31 March 2024/ 1st payment
Content Review, Improvement and Strengthening for training and outreach

  • Review existing Ethics training content/ materials
  • Prepare Ethics team with skills facilitation and conduct needed ToT

Training

  • Discussion with Ethics office to understand/ agree on prioritization
  • Engagement with approximately specific offices, division or teams
  • Co-deliver approximately 2 specialized training or outreach sessions

Build the Capacity of ECCs

  • Assess the needs of ECCs
  • Prepare training, outreach, and communication materials for ECCs
  • Conduct at least 1 coaching or training sessions for ECCs
  • Organize knowledge sharing

Management Training

  • Identify relevant off-the-shelf management training programs that can be adapted to UNICEF.
  • Consult relevant stakeholders on the identified Management program
  • Review and assess the identified management training program and make recommendations for adaptation to UNICEF’s use.
  • Commence development of a standalone training Module on Ethics leadership for managers in UNICEF
  • Participate in working group/s and planning session/s

Capacity building and training for ethics team

  • Develop and deliver training on effective advice and guidance and facilitating conversation
  • Conduct ToT and capacity building
  • Support Ethics team retreat

Develop a module on the prevention of Sexual Harassment (SH)

  • Coordinate with DHR and other stakeholders
  • Discuss and commence development of module/s on the Prevention of SH and other campaigns and activities
6 deliverables:

  1. Reviewed and improved training decks and completed ToT and capacity building activities
  1. Co-deliver approximately 2 specialized training or outreach sessions
  1. Deliver at least 1 coaching or training sessions for ECCs; Facilitate knowledge sharing among ECCs
  1. Relevant Off-the-shelf management training materials identified; Forward recommendations to adapt the Management training program for UNICEF; Attend working group meetings; Commence draft of relevant Module
  1. Deliver Training to ethics team and assist in team retreat
  1. Participate coordination meetings with stakeholders; Draft plan of action and commence development of module/s
Q2 – Delivery deadline: 30 June 2024/ 2nd payment
Content Development for specific offices, teams, divisions, employee groups

  • Prepare additional case studies/ update content for specific needs
  • Prepare training, outreach, and communication materials

Training

  • Engagement with –– approximately 3 specific offices, teams, divisions, employee groups
  • Co-deliver 3 training or outreach sessions, including group training for non-staff personnel categories

Build the Capacity of ECCs

  • Assess the needs of ECCs
  • Prepare training, outreach, and communication materials for ECCs
  • Conduct 3 coaching or training sessions for ECCs

Develop a module on the prevention of Sexual Harassment (SH)

  • Develop a module on the Prevention of SH
  • Assist in delivering the capacity building sessions

Module on Ethical Leadership

  • Finalized stand-alone module
  • Conduct 3 pilot training sessions for managers on Ethical leadership
5 deliverables:

1) Learning and teaching materials tailored for specific offices, teams, divisions, employee groups

2) Co-deliver approximately 3 specialized training sessions

3) Deliver approximately 3 coaching or training sessions for ECC groups; Convene groups for knowledge sharing

4) A training module on the prevention of sexual harassment and other materials for outreach, awareness training and prevention activities; Assist in delivering the capacity building sessions; A finalized stand-alone module

5) Deliver 3 pilot training sessions for managers on Ethical Leadership

Q2 – Delivery deadline: 30 September 2024/ 3rd payment
Content Development for specific offices, teams,  divisions, employee groups

Training

  • Engagement with –– approximately 3 specific offices, teams, divisions, employee groups
  • Co-deliver 3 training or outreach sessions, including group training for non-staff personnel categories
  • In consultation with the Ethics team organize an all-staff Ethics Month Webinar and assist in planning and conducting other Ethics Month activities

Build the Capacity of ECCs

  • Assess the needs of ECCs
  • Prepare training, outreach, and communication materials for ECCs
  • Conduct at least r coaching or training sessions for ECCs

Deliver the module on the prevention of Sexual Harassment (SH)

  • Assist in delivering the capacity building sessions

Module on Ethical Leadership

  • Conduct 3 training sessions for managers on Ethical leadership
4 deliverables:

1) Co-deliver approximately 3 specialized training sessions; Support organizing an all-staff Ethics Month Webinar and other activities; Support developing training and outreach and other relevant communication materials, assets, tools in preparation for the Ethics Month

2) Deliver 6 coaching or training sessions for ECCs, with focus on preparation of the Ethics Month

3) Adjust and improve the module as necessary; Assist in delivery of the capacity building sessions on prevention of sexual harassment

4) Deliver 3 training sessions for managers on Ethical Leadership (or as required as part of the Global Managers Support Program)

Q4 – Delivery deadline: 15 December 2024/ 4th payment
Content Development for specific offices, teams,  divisions, employee groups

Training

  • Engagement with –– approximately 4 specific offices, teams, divisions, employee groups
  • Co-deliver 4 training or outreach sessions, including group training for non-staff personnel categories
  • In consultation with the Ethics team organize an all-staff Ethics Month Webinar and assist in planning and conducting other Ethics Month activities

Build the Capacity of ECCs

  • Assess the needs of ECCs
  • Prepare training, outreach, and communication materials for ECCs
  • Conduct approximately 4-6 coaching or training sessions for ECCs

Deliver the module on the prevention of Sexual Harassment (SH)

  • Assist in delivering the capacity building sessions

Module on Ethical Leadership

  • Conduct 3 training sessions for managers on Ethical leadership
4 deliverables:

1) Co-deliver approximately 4 specialized training sessions, with focus around the Ethics Month; (Participate in 1 additional in-person mission during the year. Details TBD); Support organizing and conducting an all-staff Ethics Month Webinar and other activities; Support developing training and outreach and other relevant communication materials, assets, tools to be used for the Ethics Month

2) Deliver 4 coaching or training sessions for ECCs, with focus on supporting the Ethics Month activities

3) Adjust and improve the module as necessary; Assist in delivery of the capacity building sessions on prevention of sexual harassment

4) Deliver 3 training sessions for managers on Ethical Leadership (or as required as part of the Global Managers Support Program)

*Based on the discussion with the consultant, there may be minor adjustment to the frequency of some deliverables based on the organizational priorities.

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

  • Second degree in education (learning), social sciences, ethics, compliance, administration or related field.*A first-level university degree in a relevant field combined with ten years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • At least 8 years of professional and relevant experience in raising awareness in ethics and integrity, or education and training, preferably in developing learning materials and conducting virtual and in-person training, is required.
  • Good command of digital technology and IT skills needed to develop learning materials and deliver virtual training are required.
  • Understanding and experience working with the UN, UNICEF, international organizations, or with an international audience in different time zones, in the area of raising awareness and capacity building on ethics and integrity or related field, is preferred.
  • Substantive understanding and work experience in ethics, integrity, compliance, or related topics is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with strong interpersonal and presentation skills, are required.  Fluency in other UNICEF languages (French, Arabic, Spanish) is an asset.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with developing multi-media materials is an asset.

Application procedure

Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications through the UNICEF jobs portal. Please attach:

  1. Updated CV
  2. Cover letter
  3. Estimated Consultancy fee (Financial Proposal)

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.

Remarks:

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 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.

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.

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.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants 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.

 


[1] 7.       The parties agree to mutual flexibility in considering adjustments in the deliverables and timeline, consistent with overall targets and goals, due to unforeseen changes in circumstances, needs, and obstacles encountered during implementation.

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