International Consultant-Climate, Environment, Energy and Disaster Risk Reduction (CEED) issues and child rights, Accra-Ghana. 3 months On-site

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United Nations Children’s Fund International Consultant-Climate, Environment, Energy and Disaster Risk Reduction (CEED) issues and child rights, Accra-Ghana. 3 months On-site Ghana UNICEF Jobs 2024

United Nations Children’s Fund looking for “International Consultant-Climate, Environment, Energy and Disaster Risk Reduction (CEED) issues and child rights, Accra-Ghana. 3 months On-site”. Applicants with an Advanced degree may apply on or before 19-Jul-24.

The United Nations Children’s Fund has published a job vacancy announcement on 05-Jul-24 for qualified applicants to fill in the vacant post of International Consultant-Climate, Environment, Energy and Disaster Risk Reduction (CEED) issues and child rights, Accra-Ghana. 3 months On-site to be based in Accra, Ghana. For more jobs, please visit https://unjoblink.org

Company Name: United Nations Children’s Fund

Job Title: International Consultant-Climate, Environment, Energy and Disaster Risk Reduction (CEED) issues and child rights, Accra-Ghana. 3 months On-site

Duty Station: Accra, Ghana

Country: Ghana

Application Deadline: 19-Jul-24

 

Responsibilities:

 

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, a livable planet

In Ghana, UNICEF cooperates with the Government and other partners to defend the rights of children and help them fulfill their potential. With offices in Accra and Tamale, the UNICEF team seeks to achieve results in strategic programme areas. The overall goal is for every child to survive and thrive, to live in a safe and clean environment, to learn, to be protected from violence and exploitation, and to have an equitable chance in life. The current Country Programme of cooperation is aligned with the Government priorities, the UN Sustainable Development Partnership (UNSDP) and Key Results for Children (KRCs) in the West and Central African Region (immunization, nutrition, learning outcomes, ending child marriage and ending open defecation). UNICEF main strategies include evidence-based advocacy, system strengthening, integrated programming across sectors, emergency preparedness and response, and innovation.

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How can you make a difference?

UNICEF in Ghana is planning to conduct a Climate Landscape Analysis for Children (CLAC), as a Foundational Element of the Sustainability and Climate Change Action (SCAP), to examine the baseline situation of CEED issues affecting children in the country, and how they relate to UNICEF’s priorities. The report will explore government policies and strategies, trends, key interventions, financing options and stakeholders. It will also provide detailed, sector-specific recommendations on how UNICEF in Ghana could further incorporate and strengthen its work on CEED issues in its country programme, laying the foundations for a country-level SCAP Action Plan. Also, findings presented in this report will be used for advocacy and support youth engagement, to strengthen investment in relevant sectors to increase children’s access to quality, inclusive, and climate-resilient infrastructure, and to services that ensure they learn in safe and healthy environments; and are protected from WASH-related diseases, as well as from CEED-related forms of exploitation, neglect, and abuse.

The consultant will lead the production of the Climate Landscape Analysis for Children (CLAC) report, including direction and support to UNICEF in Ghana to programme the recommendations formulated in the CLAC, laying the foundations for a country-level SCAP Action Plan.

Specifical Task:

  1. Collect, compile, and review key resources, including web-based and in-country information, and undertake a stakeholder analysis.
  2. Conduct consultation meetings with key stakeholders at national and local level, including government Ministries, local authorities, children, and young people, among others.
  3. Analyse the data collected through the desk review, the consultation meetings and field visits, and write the CLAC on the model of CLACs from other countries.
  4. Work closely with UNICEF in Ghana’s management and technical staff in relevant sections to identify and develop programming options and recommendations for successfully integrating CEED issues in UNICEF’s country programme cycle in Ghana, for the period 2023-2027.
  5. Identify potential innovative financing options (climate or green finance, green procurement, green bonds, etc) for CEED interventions in Ghana.

Please provide your all inclusive fee by clicking on the link Consultants- proposed all-inclusive fee.xlsx

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

  • University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas in geography, environmental science, natural resource management, meteorology, social and economic development, child rights or related areas.
  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional work experience within the Climate, Energy and Environment sector, with a solid background in studies and assessments and development of strategic frameworks.
  • Demonstrated expertise in child rights or any of UNICEF’s main areas of work (Health, WASH, Nutrition, Child Protection, Social Policy, Education, Gender) is considered an asset.
  • Solid professional experience in West Africa, ideally Ghana, is also considered an asset.
  • Demonstrable experience in the formulation of technical reports at the strategic level is highly desirable.
  • Good skills in data analysis and presentation
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Strong writing and communication skills, with proven ability to develop concise, informative, and accessible pieces of literature.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word and Publisher, other publishing and photo editing software experience is an asset.
  • Initiative and resourcefulness. Proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other team members and partners.
  • Gender equity and diversity awareness

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

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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.

Accra, Ghana