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UNICEF recruits National Consultants to provide communication for development (C4D)

UNICEF recruits National Consultants to provide communication for development (C4D)

UNICEF Zimbabwe is inviting applications from qualified national consultants to provide communication for development (C4D) for life saving nutrition interventions
Job Number: 522732 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Zimbabwe
Work Type : Consultancy
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, good nutrition!
How can you make a difference
1. Objectives
 The overall objective of the consultancy is to equip communities with skills to support maternal, Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (MIYCF-e) focusing on parents and caregivers of children below the age of two years in food insecure districts of Hurungwe and Mutare and the urban and surrounding peri-urban areas of Harare and Bulawayo cities; and to provide C4D for development programming.
2. Methodology
Pre- and post-rapid communication for development assessment;
Communication strategy design, communication action plan, and M-E plan;
Mass communication and community engagement strategies implementation.
Monitoring, reporting, evaluation.
3.  Expected Outputs
– Compile an inception report showing in-depth understanding of the assignment;
–  Prepare C4D plan.
– Develop Public Service Announcements and Radio Spots for broadcasting.
– Provide field monitoring visits and provide technical assistance.
4. Major tasks, Deliverables, Timeframes and Payment Schedule

. Major tasks, Deliverables, Timeframes and Payment Schedule

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Major Task
Deliverable
Timeframe (man-days)
Payment schedule (%)
1
Inception report detailing understanding of TORs, methodology to be employed, activity plan and resource needs with a detailed workplan
Inception Report
13 days
10%
2
Conduct pre-implementation rapid assessment
Field assessment report
13 days
10%
3
Prepare C4D strategy, and plan and production of mass communication interventions based on strategy and plan.

Provide technical support to partners on development of IEC material.

  • Costed social mobilisation plan
  • PSAs
  • Radio Spots

 

33 days
25%
4
Conduct post-implementation qualitative key informant interviews and behaviours change and communication assessment in targeted communities Field assessment report 15 days
11%
5
Support to C4D development programming in all tasks on 2019 AWP; and Develop C4D works/documentation, knowledge sharing, for knowledge sharing on El Nino and emergency
C4D Works (a C4D publication)
33 days
25%
6
Provide field monitoring visits and provide technical assistance
Field Reports
25 days
19 %
·         Total
 

132 days

100%

 

 All deliverables will have to meet expected quality and standards as assessed by the supervisor of the assignment. Should the consultant fail to deliver as per expected quality and standards, UNICEF reserves the right to amend the payouts accordingly, or to delay them until satisfactory submission has been received.
6. Consultancy Timeframe
 The consultancy assignment must be completed in 132 working days over a period of  6 months.
 7.  Consultancy Requirements
 The consultant is expected to come up with a costed budget for the deliverables above and should clearly state the daily rate for field visits.
NB: Consultant should be in the field for at least 3 days per month for six months.
 8. Supervision
The consultant will report to the C4D Specialist operationally. The overall and final supervisor will be the Chief of Communication.
9. Consultancy Classification
This is a junior level consultancy. Competitive market rates will apply.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
University degree in the social/behavioral sciences, communication, public health or other relevant field;
Minimum two year of progressively responsible professional work experience in C4D Â and management of development programmes, with practical experience in application of communication planning processes to specific programmes and diverse settings (to be assessed through review of CV and reference check);
Good knowledge of English (to be assessed through the interview);
Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural environment (to be assessed through the interview and reference check);
Ability to work autonomously and as a team member (to be assessed through the interview and the reference check);
Ability to work under pressure (to be assessed through the interview and the reference check);
Experience of working with UNICEF and/or other UN agencies is an asset.
11. Other Consultancy Costs and Payment Modalities
 Competitive market rates will apply and the consultant should submit an all-inclusive fee (lump sum) in his/her proposal.
 The Technical proposal is weighted at 75% and 25% for the Financial proposal
Financial Proposal
Assessment/review will include:
Overall Price.
Completeness of the Financial Proposal (ensure that all costs, including professional fees, costs of travel and subsistence allowances are included in the price offered).
Payment terms/schedule of payment proposed.
Competitive market rates will apply, and the consultant should submit an all-inclusive fee (lump sum) in his/her proposal.
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 http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Remarks:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Wed Jun 12 2019 22:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)

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