Job Number: 520883 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Europe and Central Asia Region: Bulgaria
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.
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Purpose of Assignment:
The consultant is expected to develop a U-Report strategy and scale up the initiative at national level with a concrete plan to reach into communities, gather relevant information, and use it to empower them to address child and adolescent relevant issues as well as use this information to exert influence on local, regional and national stakeholders. He/she is also expected to ensure that information collected feeds into UNICEF and the Government of Bulgaria’s joint strategic goals, outlined in the current Country Programme Document (CPD 2018-2022) and its relevant strategies.
- Develop a Bulgaria U-Report strategy.
- Adapt U-report to local needs, implement, test, and launch by the beginning of Q3 of 2019; including setting up and coordinating a technical steering committee.
- Assist in setting up the U-report website including setting up of sub-thematic technical groups of respondents.
- Create/validate Standard Operating Procedures to be followed by all users of the U-Report platform.
- Create a Roadmap of integrating U-report into common/shared initial set of priorities that are in line with key partner priorities.
- Assist in setting up media launch of U-Report - Working with the UNICEF CO’s U-Report task force and Communications section, design awareness raising and advocacy plan to run both national and subnational communication campaigns across all media outlets (print, radio and TV, as well as strategies for reaching venues of community activism and dialogue).
- Monitoring, analysis and evaluate aspects of the U-Report roll-out process.
- Conduct the training for the trainers (ToTs) of partner’s focal points on the utilization of U-report at partner premises.
- Evaluate partner usage of U-Report and understanding incentives and constraints involved between high-level users and low-level users.
- Set up a system to ensure that the information collected via U-Report is available to the program sections to guide their activities.
- Train and Mentor National U-Report Coordinator.
- Ensure that project deliverables are provided on time.
It is required that the Consultant has:
- University degree in a relevant field such as IT, communications, international relations, social sciences, communications, or a similar field;
- Previous working experience with U-Report (or other youth platforms) is an asset;
- Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas as well as to transfer knowledge and skills;
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Bulgarian required;
- Concrete experience of fostering open dialogue, building trust and engaging key stakeholders;
- Excellence in working with human rights organizations is an asset.
It is highly recommended that the Consultant has:
- Experience with a high-level communications campaign across multiple mediums, with national brand recognition;
- Experience giving user-based feedback to the development of software applications;
- Understanding of community-based channels of influence, community-based communication and development, participatory rural appraisal (PRA) methodologies, and/or ethnographic research;
- Experience working with community based organizations;
- Experience engaging with political structures, civil society pressure groups, and other channels of national influence;
- Experience with monitoring and evaluation of large, complex projects with multi partner engagement.
Qualified candidates are required to submit an on-line application including a CV and a Cover Letter in English with a financial proposal indicating the lump sum amount in Bulgarian leva to complete the assignment.
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.
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.
Opening Date Tue Mar 26 2019 09:00:00 GMT+0200 (FLE Standard Time) FLE Standard Time
Closing Date Wed Apr 21 2019 23:55:00 GMT+0300 (FLE Daylight Time)