Recrutement de 01 Consultant; Early Childhood Development Financing

Localité : Etats-Unies / New York
Domaine : Santé
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Entreprise recruteur : World Food Programme

Recrutement de 01 Consultant; Early Childhood Development Financing

Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: New York
Level: Consultancy
Location: United States
Categories: Nutrition
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Vacancy Announcement: Consultant

Consultancy Title: Early Childhood Development Financing Consultant

Section/Division/Duty Station: Early Childhood Development - Programme Group /NYHQ

Duration: 1 August 2023 - 31 July 2024 – Remote/Home based.


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. Over 75 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. 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.


Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

Approximately 250 million children under 5 in low- and middle-income countries are not reaching their full potential. Children’s early years lay the foundation for the rest of their lives. Early experiences have profound impacts on their physical, cognitive, emotional and social development that extend into adulthood. Inadequate financing is one of the main challenges for early childhood development despite the undisputed evidence of its importance to human capital development and economic transformation.

UNICEF Child Development Unit and Social Policy Sections, in collaboration with country offices are working to double down on evidence-based advocacy efforts to protect ECD investments, and improve the planning, costing and prioritization of critical services for young children and their families. With support from its partners, UNICEF is working with national and subnational governments, civil society, and development partners to support sustainable public financing for ECD activities in Kenya and India. In addition to this country-level work, UNICEF is also working on global advocacy and capacity building strategies to support efforts to protect and enhance ECD financing for young children in other countries like Tanzania and Mozambique. This includes disseminating learnings generated by this program and increasing awareness on the importance of prioritizing ECD investments among key stakeholders as part of inclusive and sustainable recovery plans.

UNICEF is seeking an ECD Financing Consultant to support Early Childhood Development Financing including Caring for the Caregivers global roll-out. The role will require close collaboration with multiple teams in UNICEF HQ (programmes, communication and advocacy, and partnerships), UNICEF country and regional offices, other UN agencies, academic institutions, and donors to ensure successful programme strategy implementation

Scope of Work:

The consultant will:

Develop ECD financing resources and online learning channel
Organize UNICEF regional and global knowledge-exchange and learning events/webinars.
Develop child development proposal and concept notes.
Organize global stakeholders’ meetings on child development spending especially in the health and nutrition sector.
Support finalization, revision, launch and global roll out of Caring for the Caregiver (CFC) package and other child development instruments.
Coordinate execution of child development financing programmes at global level and four project countries.
Terms of Reference / Deliverables/Deadlines

1. Develop ECD financing resources and online learning channel - By December 2023

Develop learning and knowledge products (10 – 15 video scripts, blog posts, case studies etc.)
Support production of videos (5- 8) for the learning channel, including drafting of scripts, coordination with topic experts, and coordination with technical consultants and AGORA platform staff for video editing and upload
Coordinate development, launch and dissemination of ECD financing learning channel in collaboration with UNICEF HQ, regional and country offices, AGORA team, donors and other partners.
2. Develop child development proposal and concept notes. - By Mid October 2023 (Proposal, Concept Note), February 2024, two by Dec 2023.

Develop 3-5 child development proposals.
3. Organize UNICEF regional and global knowledge-exchange and learning events/webinars. - By February 2024

a) Organize 2 – 3 global and regional knowledge-exchange and learning events/webinars on child development

4. Support finalization, revision, launch and global roll out of Caring for the Caregiver (CFC) package and other child development instruments. - By June 2024

a) Coordinate with WITS University and other development partners to finalize and launch CFC package.

Support adaptation and implementation of CFC in 3 – 5 countries
Organize CFC coordination and planning meeting (10 – 15) including documenting minutes
Support revision of Care for Child Development
5. Organize global stakeholders’ meetings on child development spending especially in the health and nutrition sector. - By July 2024

Support development of Terms of Reference (one) for global consultation on child development spending.
b) Organize planning and global meetings (8 – 10) with donors, governments and other stakeholders including taking notes.

6. Coordinate execution of child development financing programmes at global level and four project countries. - By July 2024

Organize meetings (8 – 10) with donors, UNICEF NATCOMs, donors and other. stakeholders including presentations development and reports
Develop 2 – 3 donor reports in collaboration with UNICEF global, regional and country teams.

(1) Education

Master's Degree in International Education, Education, Global/Public Health or International Development, Economics, Public Policy

(2) Work experience

Minimum 5 years of relevant working experience in the areas of ECD, education, health, public policy, or public finance.
Experience in the areas of early childhood development required; prior experience in ECD financing preferred.
Work experience in the development of communication materials such as reports, case studies, and blogs. Experience in developing learning materials/resources for adults preferred.
UN (preferably UNICEF) and working with donors experience
(3) Competencies

Excellent research, writing and communication skills
Excellent proposal and concept notes writing skills.
Fluency in English required.

Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system
Upload copy of academic credentials
Financial proposal that will include:
Costs for each deliverable and total all-inclusive (lump sum) fees for the whole assignment.
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

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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 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.

Advertised: 20 Jul 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Deadline: 28 Jul 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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