Consultancy – Monitoring & Reporting support for the Emergency Section, LAC RO (Home Based).

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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, RIGHTS

How can you make a difference? 

– Maintain close contact with COs – mainly in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and provide technical assistance in relation to reporting of emergency related activities.

– Prepare the following emergency-related products, as per schedule and ad-hoc requests: SitReps, donor reports, infographics, presentations, briefing notes, and other documents related to emergency activities of COs and LACRO.

– In close coordination with Programme and Planning sections, ensure that results-based information from HPM and other monitoring tools, are reflected and used in emergency reports.

– Provide information and support to Emergency colleagues in maintaining updated the emergency funds tracking.

– In close coordination with COs, Programme, Communications and Partnerships, support the Emergency Unit in resource mobilization efforts by producing quality donor reports and timely inputs for fundraising proposals.

– In coordination with EMOPS Desk, Haiti CO, and Emergency Manager/Advisor, provide support to the Emergency Unit to assist the Regional Director in its role of Global Emergency Coordinator for the management of the Haiti L3 response. This includes support in preparation of meetings, collecting inputs, following up on action points and support requests, compilation of key resources (using the Haiti SitCen), among other tasks as required.

– In coordination with the Emergency Specialist, support key tasks in the emergency preparedness agenda for the Caribbean.

– Any other related tasks as required by the Supervisor.

For additional information, please refer to the full Terms of References. 

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

  • University degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Education, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience including in report/proposal writing in the area of humanitarian work, such as emergency preparedness and response. 
  • Fluency in English and Spanish (written and oral) is required. 

Is considered as an asset: 

  • Expertise in writing technical reports, applying analytical and writing skills. Advocacy and presentational skills an asset.
  • Experience in editing for UNICEF reports an asset.
  • Experience with UNICEF’s work, preferably humanitarian work, an asset.
  • Knowledge of UNICEF programme work in the LAC Region in the areas of emergency programmes and humanitarian action an asset.
  • Knowledge of children’s rights and gender in the context of humanitarian action.

Evaluation Criteria:

To be considered for the post you shall present a Financial Proposal including professional fees per deliverable and travel cost. 

Financial Proposal Template. 

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

 To view our competency framework, please visit here. 

 UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

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. 


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. 

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: 28 May 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Deadline: 09 Jun 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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