Consultancy: Technical Support to Recruitment Centre of Expertise (RCOE), DHR, Six Months, 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, Results!

How can you make a difference? 

Purpose of the Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to provide technical support to the Recruitment Centre of Expertise (RCOE) to facilitate the transition of talent groups management to Recruitment Administrative Services (RAS). The consultancy supports the RCOE functions in the Talent Engagement and Partnerships team, with maintenance of talent groups, preparation of reports on key elements related to management of talent groups and supporting the management of the RCOE mailbox. The consultancy will be supervised by the HR Officer. 

Scope of Work

Objectives and Expected Results

The expected results for the consultancy are as follows:

  • Maintenance of International Professional (IP) category talent groups.
  • Report prepared on analysis of talent groups profiles vis a vis the categories and or functional area and action taken to correct any anomalies.
  • Report on talent groups maintenance actions.
  • Report prepared and actions implemented to record approved Tour of Duty (ToD) waivers.
  • Maintenance of the RCOE mailbox.

Description of the Assignment Tasks

The specific tasks for this consultancy are as follows: 

1. Conducting review and maintenance of International Professional (IP) category of talent groups (TGs) in alignment with the revised Procedure on Staff Selection:

  • Review reports for placement of candidates in talent groups and ensure timely placement and feedback to hiring offices.
  • Review existing profiles included in the talent groups versus the TG functional area to identify cases of inaccurate mapping and follow up with respective colleagues to ensure correct mapping of candidates in talent groups.
  • In collaboration with function focal points, review the current talent groups to establish needs for establishment of sub-categories or new talent groups that incorporate the different areas of work under the functional area.
  • Prepare a monthly report on the candidates placed in the talent group. 
  • Review IP talent groups membership validity and take action to ensure membership is current i.e., removal of candidates appointed at the level and expired membership.

2. Tagging candidates who receive approval of ToD waivers in the Talent Management System (TMS) in a timely manner and compile reports regarding all approved ToD waiver cases, including actions taken, for the period 24 June 2024 to 23 December 2024.

3. Daily monitoring of the RCOE mailbox, managing requests on talent group placements and flagging other cases to the HR Officer.


Six months, with expected start date of 24 June 2024 and end date of 23 December 2024.

Deliverables, timelines, and payment schedule

Deliverables are scheduled reports detailing the activities implemented over the reporting period, as per the assigned activities and agreed upon timelines.  



Schedule of Payment

Report on analysis of mapping of talent group profiles versus functional areas.

23 July 2024


Report on talent group placements and maintenance actions.

23 July 2024


Report on outcome of consultations with function focal points on TG categories and establishment of new TG sub areas

23 August 2024


Report on talent group placements and maintenance actions

23 August 2024


Report on talent group placements and maintenance actions

23 September 2024


Quarterly report on TOD waivers implemented and status of TOD waiver flag in TMS

23 October 2024


Report on talent group placements and maintenance actions

23 November 2024


Report on talent group placements, maintenance actions and analysis of talent group management by RCOE.

23 December 2024


Report on analysis of queries received in the RCOE mailbox including recommendations.

23 December 2024


The consultant may be requested to attend meetings remotely

Within consultancy duration


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

  • A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Education, International Development, Communication or a related field.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience, which should include experience in recruitment, data analysis and drafting reports.
  • Experience in the use of a Talent Management/HRIS platform.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in UN/UNICEF recruitment process is an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset. 
  • Fluency in English is required, including strong writing skills. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset. 

Financial Proposal

A financial proposal indicating the professional fee as per the below template should be sent separately to this email address:

[email protected]

Please do not forget to specify your name in the file while saving. Attaching the financial proposal to the application portal will result in disqualification. If there is a need for business travel, the travel costs will be covered by UNICEF separately. The office selects the individual based on the best value for money.

Template for Financial Proposal:

Category/Services/Deliverable (when needed)

Proposed Rate in USD

Unit (specify the unit) e.g. /day, /hour














Important Note:

  • Please do not indicate financials anywhere else in the online application form, please mark “n/a or 00” under the fee-related questions in the online application form.
  • Financial proposals must adhere to the provided template to allow for comparison with other applicants’ proposals. Alternative formats will not be accepted.

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 GTB Daylight Time
Deadline: 04 Jun 2024 GTB Daylight Time

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