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Consultancy Title: International Consultancy For Delivery of Capacity Development Training for UNICEF Belarus staff and partners on Social and Behaviour Change and Community Engagement
Section/Division/Duty Station: Communication and Partnerships section, UNICEF Belarus CO
Duration: January 8, 2024 to February 28, 2024
Home/ office Based: Remote with one week visit to Minsk, Belarus
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. Over 76 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. 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 abuse. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations, and governments.
Purpose of Activity/ Assignment:
The purpose of the consultancy is to conduct capacity development assessment, design a Russian-language capacity building CE-SBC orientation module based on this, and facilitate the orientation training for UNICEF programme and communication teams, national partners, and UN (United Nations) Communication Group.
The consultant will also develop overall recommendations to sustain community engagement, social and behavior change in Belarus, which might include but not limited to:
The following critical outcomes will be achieved:
Scope of Work:
Under the supervision of the Social and Behaviour Change Officer the consultant will support UNICEF in:
Terms of Reference / Key Deliverables / Delivery Deadline:
Development of a comprehensive and tailored capacity building module based on the assessment results that encompasses all relevant aspects of CE-SBC.
By 20 January 2024
Development of training materials, presentations, handouts, including practical tools required to apply in practice or design of SBC strategies, sample of strategy and approaches in practice, and any necessary visual resources required for the week-long training session.
By 26 January 2024
Delivery of training session that covers CE-SBC principles, approaches, case studies, practical exercises, and interactive discussions, engage participants actively and provide them with hands-on experience.
On 1-6 February 2024
Outline recommendations for sustaining CE-SBC efforts in Belarus, encompass strategies for capacity maintenance, monitoring and evaluation, integration into ongoing programs, and addressing emerging priorities.
By 13 February 2024
Development of set of tools for implementing CE-SBC strategies within the programs.
By 20 February 2024
Summary of the achieved results withing the entire consultancy
By 25 February 2024
Travel (if required as per TOR):
Travel is expected within this TOR, approx. February 1-6, 2024
Work experience/Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:
Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process
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UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.
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.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy 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. Consultants 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.
The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.