International Consultant at the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: International Consultant - Content Development and Knowledge Management
Job No: 562388
Contract Type: Consultant
Categories: Research, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
Purpose of Activity / Assignment
- Over the life of the current Country Programme Strategy (CPD) 2023-2027, UNICEF Nigeria seeks to position itself as a knowledge broker that learns, produces and disseminates lessons and emerging best practices in achieving results for children through data, evidence and innovation.
- Quality knowledge products are crucial to the overall innovation/knowledge management obligations required to meet the demand.
Scope of Work
- Under the overall guidance of the Knowledge Management Specialist, the Consultant will support innovation and knowledge management (KM) processes to identify and co-create knowledge products with the Abuja-based and field office result managers to facilitate learning, decision-making and sharing of lessons and good practices for improved outcomes.
- Identify gaps and opportunities for developing action-oriented and quality knowledge products and targeted knowledge sharing aligned with results across sectors in the country programme.
- Through consultation and co-creation with result managers and KM focal points, develop a regularly updated action plan to address innovation/km documentation and knowledge-sharing needs of sections and field offices in a timely manner.
- In consultation, conceptualise, document, design and disseminate knowledge products, including lessons learned and emerging practices from data, evidence and innovation gathered by sections and field offices, assuring the highest quality as per UNICEF guidelines.
- Measure and track the utilisation of knowledge products from monitoring, evaluation and evidence-generation activities to refine sections and field offices’ dissemination strategy.
- Support to develop knowledge management training content to address capacity gaps and design knowledge-sharing sessions to optimise learning and promote knowledge exchange between field offices and programme sections.
- Support identifying, collecting, reviewing, consolidating and disseminating lessons learned, emerging or best practices from midyear and end-year programme reviews to inform management decision-making and future planning.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:
- An Advanced Degree in Communications, Knowledge Management, International Development, or other relevant areas.
- A minimum of [insert years] of relevant professional experience in
Knowledge / Expertise / Skills Required:
- At least eight (8) years of relevant senior-level work experience in writing content for lessons learned, innovations, failures, case studies, emerging and proven practices
- Manage meetings/ calls with Nigeria, other parts of West Africa and the US time zone
- The consultant will work independently and will be home-based. The interaction between UNICEF Nigeria and the consultant will be by email, other virtual meals or phone calls, as appropriate.
- Availability and willingness to take up an assignment on short notice are essential.
- Experience working with the UN system is an added value.
- Demonstrated experience designing creative and engaging content for capacity-building and facilitating knowledge sharing
- Demonstrated experience in creative graphic and audio-visual designs
- Crafting compelling narrative and structure and incorporating content/ inputs from several authors and sources
- Demonstrated strong writing and editing skills and attention to detail
- The ideal candidate will be self-starting, strategic and creative, with the ability to work independently and deliver quality results without supervision
- Excellent organisational skills, including project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
Knowledge / Expertise / Skills Required:
- Drive for results
- Superior English-language skills.
For every Child, you demonstrate:
- UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
- To view our competency framework, please visit here.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
- 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.
- UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable women are encouraged to apply.
- UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
Application Deadline 8th June, 2023 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).