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 70years, 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.
The overall objective of the consultancy is to provide technical support to Addis Ababa Bureau of Women and Children Affairs (AA BoWCA) to develop regional/city action plan for children and child mainstreaming guideline
The specific objectives include:
* Review thematic focuses, strategies and activities forwarded by sector bureaus as an input for the City Plan of Action for Children
* Assess the documents against UNCRC Concluding Observation and Recommendation priorities and propose issues to incorporate as well as focus areas and structure/organization of the Action Plan
* Review the Federal Child Mainstreaming Guideline developed by MoWCA and propose content and structuring of city/regional child mainstreaming guideline
* Gather input and build consensus on the proposed focus areas and structure/organization of the Action Plan and the Child Mainstreaming Guideline
* Compile draft City Action Plan for Children and Child Mainstreaming Guideline with AA BoWCA
The specific tasks to be performed include but are not limited to the following:
> Develop a work plan and detailed outline and agree on the plan with AA BoWCA and UNICEF. (5 days)
> Conduct documents review which will include sectors contributions to the City Action Plan for Children, UNCRC and ACRWC-COR, Federal Child Mainstreaming Guideline (10 days)
> Submit summary on proposed focus areas and organization of City Action Plan for Children and Child Mainstreaming Guideline (5 days)
> Engage with AA BoWCA and sector bureaus to build consensus on focus areas and organization of the documents as well as to gather information/input (15 days)
> Produce draft City Action Plan for Children and Child Mainstreaming Guideline (20 days)
> Produce PowerPoint presentations on the Action Plan and Child Mainstreaming Guideline and present in stakeholders workshop (7 days)
> Provide brief status updates on activities every two weeks to AA BoWCA, Child Rights and Mainstreaming Directorate and Child Rights Officer, UNICEF SPESI.
Desk/document review and consultations with relevant sector bureaus to:
* Assess situation of children in Addis Ababa and inform prioritization and formulation of the City Action Plan for Children
* Identify key actors and institutions pertinent in child rights and welfare promotion in Addis Ababa City Administration, analyse their mandates and inform formulation of the City Child Mainstreaming Guideline
Expected Deliverables and Payment Schedule
Expected Deliverable Payment
1. Develop a work plan and detailed outline and
agree on the plan with AA BoWCA and
UNICEF 20 percent of the payment after deliverable number 1.
2. Present summary on proposed focus areas
and organization of the two documents 20 percent of the payment after deliverable number 2.
3. Present draft City Action Plan for Children
and Child Mainstreaming Guideline 25 percent of the payment after deliverable number 3.
4. PowerPoint Presentation in stakeholders
5. Deliver finalized City Action Plan for Children
and Child Mainstreaming Guideline with
comments from stakeholders’ workshop
incorporated 35 percent of the payment after deliverable number 5.
Reporting and payment
The consultant shall provide bi-monthly status update to the AA BoWCA, Child Rights and Mainstreaming Directorate and Child Rights Officer, SPESI. Payment will be effected after submission of deliverables as outlined above.
Expected background and Experience
The national consultant should have:
* Academic qualifications – advanced degree in human rights, social work, sociology, law or in any related social science.
* Employment experience – A minimum of five years professional relevant work experience in the area of child rights and programme development related to child rights and welfare.
* Knowledge of International child rights frameworks and national policies and strategies pertinent to child rights and welfare, as well as government structures
* Strong analytical and writing skills.
* High proficiency in English and Amharic as some of the documents to be reviewed are in Amharic, but deliverables will be presented in English.
* Ability to complete the task in a tight schedule and with limited supervision.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Working with People
- Drive for Results
- Leading and Supervising
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts
- Relating and Networking
- Persuading and Influencing
- Planning and Organizing
Specific Technical Knowledge Required
- Knowledge of donor country’s economic and political situation.
- Expertise to leverage UNICEF’s competitive advantage.
- Expertise to deploy networking and mass media for fundraising and special events.
Common Technical Knowledge Required
- Understanding of UNICEF programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies (MDGs, UNDAF, HIV/AIDS, WFFC, MTSP, etc.)
- Understanding of Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming.
- Understanding of UN mission and system; and International Code of Conduct.
- Gender equality and diversity awareness.
Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced
- Knowledge of UNICEF’s financial regulations and rules, fundraising manual and fundraising strategy.
- Understanding of government policies, guidelines, legislation, and strategies related to fundraising.
- Understanding of UNICEF programme policies, goals, strategies, guidelines and approaches related to programme funding activities.
- UNICEF policies, strategies promoting and supporting gender equality and diversity.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=504799