International individual consultant to support donor proposal writing and editing for ECD and the gender transformative parenting programmes, Tajikistan, (26 w/ds)

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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, childhood,

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, advocacy, and operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the hhuman rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

UNICEF works with and for disadvantaged children and adolescents across education, health protection, WASH sectors under current Country Programme until 2026. 

UNICEF Tajikistan Health Section requires the services of a donor proposal writer to produce a set of proposal documents relating to the Early Childhood Development programme, including the gender transformative parenting programme, which is in increasing demand.
To meet the need for writing and editing services, UNICEF is looking for a specialist in drafting, proofreading and editing of the entire suite of proposal documents and invites qualified candidates to express their interest to be included in the roster.

How can you make a difference? 

UNICEF in Tajikistan invites qualified candidates to express their interest. The expert will be required to draft, proofread and edit the entire suite of proposal documents relating to the Early Childhood Development programme, including the gender transformative parenting programme, in the English language.
The selected expert will work closely with UNICEF Education team in the Country Office to ensure that the services provided are in line with UNICEF’s branding standards and guidelines, and child safeguarding principles. The selected specialists are required to use their own computer equipment and software.

Description/scope of the assignment:
Key responsibilities of the Specialists include:
• Draft, proofread and edit the entire suite of proposal documents relating to the Early Childhood Development programme, including the gender transformative parenting programme.
• Work closely with UNICEF staff across teams to ensure technical robustness of the content.
• Ensure all content adheres to UNICEF’s branding and style guidelines.

Work Assignment/Tasks/Milestone/Deliverables/Outputs/Anticipated Timeline:

1. Draft the 2-page concept note on ECD programme; 2-page concept note on ECD programme, June (7 days)
2. Draft the 2-page concept note on gender transformative parenting programme; 2-page concept note on gender transformative parenting programme, 7 days, June 2024 (7 days)
3. Draft the full donor proposal for the gender transformative parenting programme; Full donor proposal for gender transformative parenting programme, June (6 days)
4. Consult with UNICEF staff members on the technical robustness of the concept notes and proposals and finalize the drafts; Final drafts of the 2 concept notes and 1 full proposal, end June -July 2024 (6 days)

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

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or related fields

Experience:

  • Seven years of writing and editing experience, preferably in a humanitarian, development, or advocacy context.
  • Specific experience in writing donor proposals, particularly for the UN is highly desirable. Experience with UNICEF is considered an asset.
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating the ability to craft impactful and engaging written content assignments and interviews.  
  • Familiarity with child rights and development issues is an asse.t
  • Experience in digital media and social media content creation.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multicultural environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Language: 

  • Excellent command of English, with outstanding writing, editing, and proofreading skills, assessed through a written assignment and interview.  Proficiency in Russian or another UN language is considered an asset.

Qualified candidates are requested to submit:

1. CV/Cover letter/copy of diploma (s)

2. Completed financial proposal in USD: Annex 3 Financial proposal.docxDownload File Annex 3 Financial proposal.docx

3. Contact (email & tel. #) of three referees (recent direct supervisors)

4.  2 sample proposals written by the candidate

Applications must be received in the system by 30 May 2024 on the UNICEF website.

 
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. 

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 West Asia Standard Time
Deadline: 30 May 2024 West Asia Standard Time

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