Consultancy: Disability Inclusion Financing Consultant – Req

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United Nations Children’s Fund looking for “Consultancy: Disability Inclusion Financing Consultant – Req”. Applicants with an Advanced degree may apply on or before 17-Jul-24.

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Company Name: United Nations Children’s Fund

Job Title: Consultancy: Disability Inclusion Financing Consultant – Req

Duty Station: New York, United States

Country: United States

Application Deadline: 17-Jul-24

 

Responsibilities:

 

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Consultancy Title: Disability Inclusion Financing Consultant

Section/Division/Duty Station: Child Poverty and Social Protection Section, Programme Division, NYHQ

Duration: July 22, 20224 to March 31, 2025

Home/ Office Based: Home-based with at least one week mission to Sierra Leone and 1 other mission in a country to be defined.

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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.

BACKGROUND

Purpose of Activity/ Assignment:

The purpose of the assignment is threefold:

a. Supporting the elaboration and drafting of chapter 5 of the upcoming global disability inclusion report for the global disability summit 2025

b. Concluding technical assistance on financing disability-inclusive social protection for Sierra Leone

c. Support delivery of several pieces of training on disability-inclusive social protection with a focus on financing of disability targeted packages linked to disability certification.

Background elements:

In preparation for the Global Disability Summit 2025, a collective of stakeholders including IDA, UNICEF OHCHR, WHO, ILO, UNPRPD, UN Women, GIZ, LSHTM, CIP and IDDC are working together with the financial support of Germany to elaborate a global report to provide policy makers, OPDs and development partners pathways and priority steps on how to accelerate inclusion of the diversity of persons with disabilities in different contexts.

The Global Disability Inclusion Report seeks to support dialogue of all stakeholders involved in the Global Disability Summit 2025, the 2025 review of SDGs and the social summit. It will foster a process that enhances mobilization of a diverse group of stakeholders. A key focus of this report will be on resourcing and financing disability inclusion.

Additionally, UNICEF has been, in recent years, supporting many countries to develop disability assessment and certification mechanisms for inclusive social protection and is working now on developing a tool box/road map with focus on lower income settings. As part of this process, UNICEF is leading the work on developing resource to help countries cost and finance the progressive expansion of the social protection disability support package.

Scope of Work:

1. Support the drafting of the chapter 5 of Global disability inclusion report including:

  1. Co-facilitating consultation with stakeholders
  2. Draft of conceptual framework in relation to economics of inclusion and financing the acceleration of inclusion
  3. Support case studies in 6 country offices (including one country mission) on the financing gap for disability inclusion and draft the synthesis
  4. Carry out a mapping of financing mechanisms for inclusion at global, regional, national, and sub-national levels and provide a synthesis
  5. Draft the chapter 5 section on the case studies, financing mechanisms and implication for domestic and international resources mobilization and financing in different contexts
  6. Organise consultation on the draft chapter
  7. Support finalization of the chapter 5
  8. Prepare and co facilitate an international workshop and produce a 5-pager report of the workshop

2. Financing disability inclusive social protection Sierra Leone:

a. Validation of the costed scenarios for basic package of disability related benefit for Sierra Leone and development of a financing road map

3. Training on financing of disability targeted social protection package

a. Design and deliver a tailored module on costing/financing disability inclusive social protection for the goverment of Estawini

b. Deliver the second costing/financing module for the alumni of the UNICEF-Bonn Rhein Sieg University short course.

c. Support delivery of a 4-day disability inclusive social protection short course face to face with the World Bank for the ECA region tentatively in November 2024

Terms of Reference / Key Deliverables:

1.Support the drafting of the chapter 5 of Global disability inclusion report

1.1 Startup Phase package 1(5th August 2024)

– Draft detailed outline of the chapter 5

– First draft of conceptual framework in relation to economics of inclusion and financing the acceleration of inclusion

– Outline of the study mapping of financing mechanisms for inclusion at global, regional, national, and sub-national levels

1.2 Startup Phase package 2 (31st August 2024)

– Develop ToR with selected country offices of case studies on the financing gap for inclusion across policy intervention that have distinct and/or significant fiscal impact including social protection, education, and health

– Finalise conceptual framework

– Draft study on financing mechanisms for inclusion at global, regional, national, and sub-national levels

– Initial agenda of an international workshop on the subject pre GDS

1.3 Final report on domestic financing mechanisms (14th October 2024)

1.4 Carry out case studies on the financing gap for inclusion in 3 countries within country mission in 1 country (21st October 2024)

1.5 Synthesis of the case studies (28th October 2024)

1.6 Draft the chapter 5 section on the case studies, financing mechanism and implication for domestic and international resources mobilization and financing in different contexts (11th November 2024)

1.7 Organise and co-facilitate online consultation on the draft and support finalization of the chapter 5 after the consultation (2nd December 2024)

1.8 Support organization and facilitation of the international workshop and Produce a 5-pager brief summarizing the main take away of the workshop (31st March 2025)

2. Financing Disability Inclusive Social Protection Sierra Leone

2.1 Including a country mission, Validation of the costed scenarios for basic package of disability related benefit for Sierra Leone developed based on multi-stakeholders workshop in January 2024 and development of a draft financing road map (30th September 2024)

2.2 Final report (30th November)

3. Training disability inclusive social protection with focus on financing of disability targeted package linked to disability certification

3.1 Design and deliver a tailored module on costing/financing disability inclusive social protection for the government of Estawini: tailored online module curriculum, course material on costing/financing DISP, online module delivery and brief report (31st August 2024)

3.2 Deliver the second costing/financing module for the alumni of the UNICEF-Bonn Rhein Sieg University short course. Deliverable: Online module delivery and brief report including participants survey (15th September 2024)

3.3 Delivery of a 4-day disability inclusive social protection short course face to face with the World Bank for the ECA region tentatively November 2024 (30th November 2024)

Travel

International travel for deliverable:

1.4 Case study financing disability inclusion in Africa or Asia TBC.

2.1 Financing Disability inclusive SP in Sierra Leone

To be included in the consultant fee proposal

Qualifications

Education:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree) in Social policy or public policy or social protection

Work experience:

(2) Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

  • 10 years’ experience in inclusive social policy analysis
  • 5 years’ experience in social protection/social policy financing in low- and middle-income countries
  • 5 years’ experience in development and delivery of social protection training program online and face to face
  • Proven experience of work on disability inclusive Social Protection
  • Working experience with UN agencies on social protection at least with UNICEF and ILO, with World Bank desirable

Requirements:

Completed profile in UNICEF’s e-Recruitment system and

  • Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal that will include/ reflect :
    • the costs per each deliverable and the total lump-sum for the whole assignment (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference.
    • travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.
    • Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
    • Indicate your availability
  • Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory 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.

U.S. Visa information:

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process

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UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at: Here

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.

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.

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