Consultancy -Youth Engagement and Partnerships Consultant GenU (Generation Unlimited) 9JA, Lagos, Nigeria, (Remote with travel to programme areas), 1 Year

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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, a calling.

In Nigeria, UNICEF works in a complex humanitarian and development setting to fulfill and protect children’s rights in partnership with government, civil society, children, and families.  UNICEF Nigeria is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices globally – click the link to learn more about UNICEF in Nigeria: https://www.unicef.org/nigeria/.

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

The purpose of this consultancy is to support the demand for engaging young people to connect them with skilling and economic opportunities while amplifying their voices on critical issues. This consulting assignment is integral to GenU 9JA’s flagship programming initiatives, including U-Report, Yoma, Unilever FUCAP (Future Unilever Campus Ambassador Programme), and Passport to Earning (P2E), among others. The consultant will work towards promoting civic leadership, volunteering, and youth-led action to empower young people across Nigeria.  The consultancy role will contribute to the achievement of UNICEF’s Nigeria Country Office’s digital ecosystem and digital innovation for UNICEF programming.

Scope of Work:

The Consultant will be directly supervised by the Program Specialist (GenU 9JA) and will work closely with the Chief of GenU 9JA. The key areas of work include:

  • Program coordination and implementation of GenU 9JA initiatives
  • Support to GenU 9JA Secretariat.
  • Knowledge management and monitoring
  • Advocacy, Partnerships, and Communications
  • Youth engagement

Work Assignments Overview:

Program Coordination and Implementation – Quarter 1

  • 75,000 new registrations (new youth IDs created) on YOMA (Youth Opportunities Marketplace Agency)
  • 50,000 young people impacted by the FUCAP skilling program
  • 5 UNICEF-Unilever FUCAP career seminars conducted in Universities across Nigeria

Program Coordination and Implementation – Quarter 2

  • 75,000 new registrations (new youth IDs created) on YOMA (Youth Opportunities Marketplace Agency)
  • 50,000 young people impacted by the FUCAP skilling program
  • 5 UNICEF-Unilever FUCAP career seminars conducted in Universities across Nigeria

Program Coordination and Implementation – Quarter 3

  • 75,000 new registrations (new youth IDs created) on YOMA (Youth Opportunities Marketplace Agency)
  • 50,000 young people impacted by the FUCAP skilling program
  • 5 UNICEF-Unilever FUCAP career seminars conducted in Universities across Nigeria

Program Coordination and Implementation – Quarter 4

  • 75,000 new registrations (new youth IDs created) on YOMA (Youth Opportunities Marketplace Agency)
  • 50,000 young people impacted by the FUCAP skilling program.
  • 5 UNICEF-Unilever FUCAP career seminars conducted in Universities across Nigeria. 

If you would like to know more about this position, please review the complete job description here…  Download File Terms of Reference (TOR)_Youth Engagement and Partnerships Consultant GenU (Generation Unlimited).pdf

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

A master’s degree in education, skills development (both digital and non-digital), adolescent/youth development, and engagement.

4 years of experience at national and/or international levels in programme/project planning and implementation, with a particular emphasis on youth programs

Experience in education, skills development (both digital and non-digital), adolescent/youth development, and engagement preferred.

Proficiency in using spreadsheets and preparing PowerPoint presentations.

Language Requirements

Fluency in written and oral English is required; knowledge of another Nigerian local language is an asset.

 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. 

Remarks:  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 

Applicants must submit their financial and technical proposals along with this application. Applications without these will not be considered. Use this form to provide your financial proposal.Download File All-Inclusive Financial Proposal Form (1).docx

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: 27 May 2024 W. Central Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 03 Jun 2024 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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