Team of consultants: National (Belarus) and International Consultancy to support UNICEF Belarus Country Office in the development of the Climate Landscape Analysis for Children, 6 months – Req#571819

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BACKGROUND

Background information:

UNICEF in Belarus is planning to conduct a Climate Landscape Analysis for Children, examining the baseline situation of climate, energy and environment-related issues affecting children and how they relate to UNICEF’s priorities. The report will look at stakeholders, government policies and relevant programmes in Belarus. It will also provide recommendations on how UNICEF in Belarus could further incorporate and strengthen work on climate, energy and environment-related issues in its current country programme, as well, as serve as part of the Situational Analysis in preparation for the new Country Program Document for 2026-2030.

Overall Purpose of the Assignment:

The overall objective is to develop the Climate Landscape Analysis for Children (CLAC) for Belarus through the collecting, compiling and reviewing key resources which provide data on the baseline situation of climate, energy and environment-related issues affecting children in Belarus and their relation to UNICEF’s priorities in the country.

Scope of Work:

The ToR assignment will be completed by the Team of Consultants composing of the International consultant (Team Leader) and National Consultant (Consultant) and in close collaboration and partnership with the main Republican Center of Ecology and Landscape History to strengthen the capacity to address this task. Each of the Consultants has their individual scope of work and deliverables that are listed in the table below.

The work will start with the team meeting and discussion of the overall coordination, the means of communication, the division of labour and the development of the consultancy workplan with timeline and deliverables. The Consultants will participate in regular online consultations with UNICEF supervisor and national experts, study participants. The international consultant will work remotely. However, 1-2 visits to Belarus may be required to attend and facilitate internal and external meetings, collect relevant data, engage in consultations with the CO’s team, national stakeholders, draft reports and relevant strategic documents as per the timeline below.

Terms of Reference / Key Deliverables / Delivery Deadline:

National consultant

Work Assignment Overview

Deliverables/Outputs[1]

Delivery deadline

1 phase (June-July 2024)

Discuss and draft workplan of the CLAC development with the timeline and deliverables  under the leadership of the international consultant and in coordination with UNICEF FP

Draft workplan of the CLAC development with the timeline and deliverables is agreed on with the international consultant and UNICEF FP

7 June

Compile and systematize key data, policies and research related to climate, energy, environment and disaster risk reduction and submit to international consultant

Folder with the relevant docs on the google drive created

14 June

Review, discuss with the international consultant and draft report with the main desk review findings

Draft report with the main desk review findings discussed with the international consultant and UNICEF FP

25 June

Conduct Stakeholder mapping and analysis

Report of the stakeholder mapping analysis submitted

 

30 June

Preparation of the inception report with the Climate risk and child vulnerability analysis and mapping

Inputs to the inception report provided

8 July

Preparation and facilitation of the inception report meeting discussion with the national stakeholders

Draft agenda and facilitate the inception report discussion meeting with the national stakeholders

20 July

2 phase (August -November 2024)

Participation at the focus group discussion with adolescents

Review of the focus group discussion report drafted by the Republican Center of Ecology and Landscape History with comments and inputs

10 August

Organization of the national stakeholders interviews and consultations (at least 10 state and non-state participants are engaged)

Development and agreement with the international consultant and UNICEF FP of the list of stakeholders, invitation letters, facilitation of the interviews and development of the interviews report

20 August

Provide summary of the interviews report and focus group discussion with adolescents

Summary report of interviews with stakeholders and focus group discussions with adolescents submitted to the international expert

30 August

Review of the CLAC report

Comments and inputs to CLAC report review provided to the international expert and UNICEF FP

20 September

Preparation of the Validation workshop/RT with the main stakeholders

In consultation with the international consultant and UNICEF FP draft the timeline, the agenda, the list of participants, the invitation letters.

30 September

Support in facilitation of the Validation workshop/RT and drafting summary report

The workshop/RT is conducted and the draft summary report submitted to the international consultant/UNICEF FP

30 October

Consultancy management and coordination

The consultant work is conducted under the leadership of the Team Leader and in coordination with UNICEF FP

Timely and substantive feedback to the e-mail requests received from the international consultant and UNICEF FP

The number of e-mails sent and responded

30 November

Participate in the weekly online and offline meetings (as agreed) with the international consultant and UNICEF FP

The number of the online and offline meetings convened and participated, summary of meetings discussions with action points

30 November

International consultant (Team Leader)

Work Assignment Overview

Deliverables/Outputs[2]

Delivery deadline

1 phase (inception report development) June – July

Review of the TOR, relevant UNICEF guidance materials, incl. CLAC examples done by other countries, discuss with the national consultant and finalize the workplan of the CLAC development with the timeline and deliverables  

The CLAC development Workplan with the timeline and deliverables submitted to UNICEF FP and reviewed based on UNICEF comments if needed

7 June

Review of the compiled and systematized key data, policies and research related to climate, energy, environment and disaster risk reduction submitted by the national consultant

 

The reviewed draft summary analysis

25 June

Climate risk and child vulnerability analysis and mapping

The analysis of the Climate risk and child vulnerability analysis and mapping

8 July

Draft the inception report

The draft inception report

14 July

 

Coordinate the preparation and facilitation of the inception report meeting discussion with the national stakeholders

Online PPP at the meeting with the presentation of initial findings (the travel to Belarus for the participation at the meeting and PPP tbc)

20 July

The travel to Belarus (the travel to Belarus for the participation at the meeting and PPP if confirmed)

PPP at the meeting with the presentation of initial findings

20 July

The finalization of the inception report

The final inception report with the incorporation of the key stakeholders recommendations

30 July

2 phase (the final CLAC report development) August – November

Draft of CLAC report for Belarus 

Draft CLAC report submitted

15 September

Coordination of the Validation workshop with key national  stakeholders and adolescents

Online PPP at the Validation workshop

30 October

The travel to Belarus (the travel to Belarus for the participation at the Validation workshop with key national  stakeholders and adolescents if confirmed)

PPP at the Validation workshop

30 October

Finalization of the CLAC report

Final report submitted with the incorporation of UNICEF and key stakeholders recommendations

10 November

Preparation of the 4-page policy brief and a PPP presenting the main findings from the report with infographics and engaging language submitted

The 4-page policy brief and a PPP presenting the main findings from the report with infographics and engaging language submitted

20 November

Preparation of the external-facing shorter CLAC

The external-facing shorter CLAC submitted

25 November

Consultancy management and coordination

The International Consultant leads the Team of the National and the International consultant and will be responsible for the timely coordination, submission and quality of the deliverables under the  TOR in close coordination with UNICEF FP

Timely and substantive feedback to the requests received from the national consultant and UNICEF FP

The number of e-mails sent and responded

30 November

Participate in the biweekly online meetings with the national consultant and UNICEF FP

The number of the online and offline meetings convened and participated, summary of meeting discussions with actions points 

30 November

NOTE:  The above timeline is still tentative, with some flexibility preserved for negotiations with the consultant.

Travel (if required as per TOR):

Occasional travel may be required based on the TOR. Applicants are to provide estimated budgets for travels during the contract period.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree (advanced university degree is an assert) in geography, environmental science, natural resource management, meteorology, social and economic development or related areas.

Work experience/Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

International Consultant

  • At least 8 years of extensive expertise in conducting similar research (having conducted research for UNICEF is an asset)
  • Demonstrated experience in child rights programming or any of UNICEF’s main areas of work (health, WASH, nutrition, child protection, social policy, education, gender), following a human rights-based approach and gender equality.
  • Excellent research and report writing skills
  • Excellent English writing/communication skills.
  • Ability to read and communicate in Russian (The consultant/contractor should take into consideration the necessity of communicating with Russian-speaking experts)

 Competencies

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages (2)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2) 
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2) 
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2) 
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2) 
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2) 
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2) 
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2) 

National Consultant

  • At least 8 full years of extensive expertise in conducting similar research (having conducted research for UNICEF is an asset)
  • Experience in environmental science, social policy and public finance, governance, private sector engagement, cost analysis in social areas;
  • Excellent research and report writing skills
  • Knowledge of English is an asset

Competencies

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages (1)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1) 
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2) 
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2) 
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2) 
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2) 
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2) 
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2) 

Requirements:

Completed profile in UNICEF’s e-Recruitment system and:

  1. Cover letter and CV
  2. Technical proposal with proposed methodology
  3. 3 references
  4. An example of similar work (links to the posted materials)
  5. Financial proposal

Download File Financial Offer template CLAC International consultant.docx

Download File Financial Offer template CLAC National consultant.docx

  • Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal should be submitted using the financial offer template and must:
    • Reflect the costs per each deliverable and the total lump-sum for the whole assignment period (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference.
    • Include travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR. Consultants are responsible for arranging their own transportation arrangements. UNICEF can provide office vehicle for some duty travel missions with prior agreement as per monthly travel plan approved by the supervisor.
    • Include any other costs: health insurance, payment of an incidental expenditure (such as bank charges, insurances, etc.) 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.

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

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:  

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. 


[1] All deliverables will be submitted to the Team Leader and UNICEF Focal Point and reviewed based on Teams Leader/UNICEF comments and recommendations if and when needed

[2] All deliverables will be submitted to UNICEF FP and reviewed based of UNICEF comments if and when needed

Advertised: 08 May 2024 Russian Standard Time
Deadline: 02 Jun 2024 Russian Standard Time

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