International Consultancy: Knowledge Management Specialsit, P4, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Job Number: 522109 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Sierra Leone
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, A Knowledge Management!
In line with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) timeframe, the UNICEF and Government of Sierra Leone programme of cooperation (2015-2018) was extended by one year (December 2019). The extension of the country programme has allowed the Government, UNICEF and other partners adequate time to engage, identify and discuss development strategies and priorities for the new Country Programme (2020-2023).
Sierra Leone is at the most critical development stage as the Government continues to roll out its ‘New Direction Agenda’, and United Nations Country Team (UNCT) develops the new UNDAF. The new UNICEF and Government of Sierra Leone country programme (2020-2023) has been aligned with the country’s development agenda. It has also been aligned with other national, international and global standards and agendas including the UNICEF Strategic Plan (2018-2021) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
How can you make a difference?
Planning and knowledge management are central to the development of a new Country Programme. The Planning and Knowledge Management Consultant will ensure articulation of critical and emerging development approaches and strategies to enhance provision of equity focused programmes for the wellbeing and fulfillment of the rights of children and their communities in Sierra Leone.
Main activities of the post include the following:
Work closely with the sections on the CPD process, follow up on all the deliverables from the consultants, including incorporating the changes as proposed by the sections on the Programme Strategy Notes (PSN) and Country Programme Document until final submission to the Executive Board.
Work and coordinate with the Planning Specialist, Sections and Operations on drafting and quality assurance of end year reporting including annual report and Results Reporting.
Field Office Engagement
Develop, implement and monitor the improved engagement and communications processes that emerged from the Field Office Assessment between Freetown Country Office and the two field offices and make recommendation for strengthened collaboration.
Support sections in evidence-based planning processes in advance of new Country Programme. Support section chief’s planning in 2020.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in the social sciences (sociology, anthropology, development studies), Economics/Statistics or related fields relevant for the assignment
A minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience of research and other relevant professional experience and demonstrated excellent experience in conducting participatory approaches
Knowledge of statistics, macroeconomic development and financing in social sector is an asset
Demonstrated ability to deliver quality reports/analysis and results in line with established deadlines
Excellent facilitation and coordination skills and process, planning and change management skills
Experience in presenting/communicating complex trends and concepts in clear, engaging language
Knowledge of children’s rights, including CRC, CEDAW and other international legal instruments, MDGs and SDGs
Institutional knowledge of the UN and UNICEF is an added advantage and preferable of Sierra Leone
Knowledge of strategic planning and experience of use of Theory of Change is an asset including experience in Results Based Management
Strong analytical skills and proficiency in writing in English
Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a local language is an asset.
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.
Other competencies of proposed team:
A high level of organizational and coordination skills;
An excellent command of the English language – both written and oral;
Ability to produce quality work within stipulated deadlines;
Highly developed communication skills;
Motivated and can work independently as well as in a team environment.
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Fri May 24 2019 00:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)