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Consultancy: Assessment of Disability-Inclusive Social Protection in the Eastern and Southern Africa region (ESAR), Nairobi, Kenya
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Grade: Unspecified
Job Expired 21 Jun 2021
Added 1 month ago
Job Description

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, "Inclusion"

How can you make a difference?

Please see attached TOR. annex 1. TOR Disability sensitive social protection assessment_individual_ESARO_v2 for HR review_.docx

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

    • Advanced university degree (Masters) from an accredited academic institution, in a discipline related to social protection, disability inclusion/policy, social work, development studies, public policy, public health or other relevant field.

      Desired competencies, technical background and experience

      Experience and competencies:

    • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in either social protection systems and/or disability inclusion.
    • Substantive experience in low- and middle-income countries required, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). 
    • Demonstrated experience conducting reviews, mapping, and/or assessments of disability policies, disability assessment, and/or disability inclusive social protection.
    • Excellent analytical skills and strong track record of producing high-quality publications.
    • Excellent writing and oral skills in English (fluency required); knowledge of other regional languages – French or Portuguese is an asset.
    • Demonstrated ability to: (i) handle multiple tasks under pressure with short deadlines; (ii) work independently, seeking guidance on complex issues; and (iii) excellent interpersonal skills.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

[insert competencies]

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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 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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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.

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