Consultancy: Generation Unlimited Knowledge Management Consultant – Req. #571410

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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, hope. 

Consultancy Title: Generation Unlimited Knowledge Management Consultant

Section/Division/Duty Station: Generation Unlimited (YPA) Secretariat, Programme Group – NYHQ

Duration: May 27, 2024, to May 23, 2025

Home/ Office Based: REMOTE


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.


Purpose of Activity/ Assignment:

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Director Programmes, and direct supervision of the Senior Adviser, Global Solutions, the GenU Knowledge Management Consultant will execute various knowledge management-related deliverables and support in building technical collaborations with key partners. The assignment will help strengthen overall knowledge management support to countries, technical initiatives and partnerships. The role will incorporate programmatic and knowledge management initiatives to advance GenU’s key priorities. S/he will also enhance the range and quality of our programme implementation, information management and communications efforts especially for Girls’ Education Skills Partnership, as well as support to the broader team for various programme meetings and events. 

Scope of Work:

•     Plan and implement both internal and external webinars to support the dissemination of knowledge and insights related to GenU’s programmes, implementation approach, impact areas and cross-cutting themes.

•     Plan and deliver both internal and external communities of practice to support the collection and dissemination of knowledge and insights related to GenU’s programmes, implementation approach, impact areas and cross-cutting themes. This will include documenting the findings of these COPs in learning briefs for publication.

•     Work with programme and technical leads to produce learning agendas, including specific M&E and knowledge production on the Girls’ Education and Skilling Partnership (GESP).

•     Support in mainstreaming youth engagement within GESP programming (including in the delivery of girl-centered participatory action research trainings, as well as supporting young people in the production of knowledge products emerging from this initiative).

•     Support UN-wide programme partner coordination with a specific focus on the ILO and UNESCO

•     Work with key partners to update the Youth Foresight website and deliver events and resources through this knowledge exchange platform.

•     Update knowledge management platforms such as GenU Knowledge Exchange SharePoint site.

•     Draft presentations, briefing notes, report inputs, talking points and read outs for various programme and technical activities of the team, including for partner meetings.

•     Provide support and inputs for internal and external audiences, including presentations, infographics and communications materials – including GenU annual results reporting and GenU Governance meetings such as GenU Global Board meetings and GenU GLobal Leadership Council meetings.

•     Facilitate a process aiming to create a new GenU Global Programme focused on Apprenticeships.

Terms of Reference / Key Deliverables:

  • Twelve webinars focusing on GenU’s programmes, implementation approach, impact areas pr cross-cutting themes. are planned and executed     

Twelve webinars are administered. 

            30 September 2024

  • Six communities of practice focusing on GenU’s programmes, implementation approach, impact areas or cross-cutting themes. are planned and executed.  

Six communities of practice are planned and convened.

            31 December 2024

  • Six knowledge briefs on GenU’s programmes, implementation approach, impact areas or cross-cutting themes are developed and published based on the findings of the communities of practice.           

Six knowledge briefs are published, of which two are GESP related           

30 April 2025

  • Inputs from various areas of GenU are collated, edited and finalized for inclusion in 2 GenU Global Leadership Council meetings and 2 GenU Board meetings. 

The pre-read and presentations for two GenU GLC and Board pre-reads are finalized.

23 May 2025

  • A process to design a new global programme focusing on apprenticeships is designed, implemented and the outputs documented.      

Design process for a new global programme is developed, implemented and the findings documented.           

30 September 2024

  • A strategy to update the Youth Foresight knowledge platform is finalized with key partners (e.g. ILO).           

The Youth Foresight strategy is finalized with key partners.            

30 July 2024



  • University degree in social science, education, international relations, political science, communications, international development, business administration or other relevant disciplines is required. An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) is considered an asset
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

Work experience:

  • A minimum of four (4) years of progressively professional experience at the national and international levels in programme management, international development, and knowledge management is desired.
  • Experience designing and executing knowledge management strategies to support programme improvements.
  • Experience undertaking reporting to support programme and donor acquittal.
  • Experience working in complex environments with multiple stakeholders
  • Prior experience in the field will be considered a strong asset.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

    • Strong IT skills and fluency with Microsoft Office Suites, SharePoint, and other programmes is highly desired.       


Completed profile in UNICEF’s e-Recruitment system and

  • Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal that will include/ reflect :
    • the costs per each deliverable and the total lump-sum for the whole assignment (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference.
    • travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.
    • Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
    • Indicate your availability
  • Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

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

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. View our competency framework at: Here

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. 

Advertised: 29 Apr 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Deadline: 06 May 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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