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Consultancy Title: Knowledge, Communications and Partnerships Manager
Section/Division/Duty Station: HIV/AIDS/PD – New York
Duration: 7 June 2021 to 27 May 2022
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 70 years, 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. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.
Under the supervision of the Diagnostics Advisor/Project Manager in New York, and in collaboration with the HIV/AIDS Specialist (Diagnostics and Treatment), the incumbent will coordinate and facilitate the knowledge management, communications, and partnerships work related to the Diagnostics portfolio, including HIV point-of-care diagnostics and COVID-19 diagnostics. More specifically, the contractor will support organizational collaboration with internal and external partners, develop and maintain various knowledge management platforms using SharePoint, coordinate development of communication assets (e.g., technical briefs, videos), and facilitate reporting of activities associated with existing grants. The contractor will also contribute to internal and external partnerships, knowledge management and communications related to cross-cutting work on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).
Scope of Work
3. Support to HIV/AIDS Section, Regional and Country Office and other partners
4. Strengthen strategic partnerships and resource mobilization for Diagnostics and AMR
Terms of Reference/Deliverables
Work Assignment Overview:
1. Develop an annual plan for the multiple types of calls/sessions and production of materials on Diagnostics (HIV and COVID-19).
2. Support ACT-A Diagnostics Country Preparedness Working Group.
3. Provide knowledge management, communications, and partnerships support to showcase progress and lessons learned through implementation of Diagnostics and AMR projects.
4. Provide support for data collection (e.g, surveys) and dissemination of advocacy, communication, and technical materials and capacity building of regional and country offices (e.g., webinars).
5. Provide support on proposal development to raise funds for both Diagnostics and AMR-related activities.
6. Explore opportunities to integrate AMR messages into existing annual UNICEF campaigns (e.g., immunization, WASH) in collaboration with external partners and relevant UNICEF stakeholders to raise awareness of AMR and promote the rational use of antimicrobials.
7. Provide additional support to Diagnostics Advisor/Project Manager, as needed.
8. Coordinate consultations with ROs and development of a concept note to expand ViiV Healthcare support for POC diagnostics
9. Collaborate with CPWG partners to develop a communication asset (e.g., technical brief, video) to highlight key results from COVID-19 diagnostics pilots.
10. Collaborate with regional advisors to gather information from COs that highlight the impact of UNICEF pilots on scale up of COVID-19 Diagnostics.
11. Coordinate inputs for updated narrative report to ViiV Healthcare in collaboration with COs and WCARO.
12. Coordinate development of social media campaigns in collaboration with external partners and relevant UNICEF stakeholders to raise awareness of AMR and promote the rational use of antimicrobials.
13. Coordinate development of knowledge/advocacy products summarizing key information to accelerate access to COVID-19 Diagnostics.
14. Coordinate inputs for final narrative report to ViiV Healthcare in collaboration with COs and WCARO.
15. Contribute to annual Unitaid grant report in collaboration with CHAI, WCARO, and country offices.
16. (a) Explore ways to create and use U-Report to expand engagement and information gathering from countries on COVID-19 Diagnostics and AMR.
16. (b) Coordinate development of social media messages for WIW in collaboration with external partners and relevant UNICEF stakeholders to raise awareness of the impact of immunization on preventing AMR.
17. Coordinate development and dissemination of knowledge products summarizing key learnings from COVID-19 Diagnostic pilots and operational research done in collaboration with CPWG partners.
18. Contribute to end of ViiV Healthcare grant closure activities in collaboration with regional and country offices.
2) Work experience
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
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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 is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious and ethnic backgrounds 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.