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UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region. This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:
- survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
- development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
- protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
- participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them
How can you make a difference?
The WASH Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide start-up mentoring sessions and human-centered design workshop for young WASH entrepreneurs in support of the UNICEF WASH Young Changemakers Programme in East Asia and Pacific.
Background, please see attachment:
Under the supervision of Regional Adviser – WASH, the consultant will work closely with the Regional Advisor – ADAP and WASH Specialist, and will undertake the following main tasks:
- Mentoring the 10 Young Changemakers in the lead up to the Summit (5 days)
- Scheduling one on one, online mentoring sessions with the 10 selected candidates.
- Developing a succinct structure for the mentoring sessions.
- Conducting two 1.5-hour structured mentoring sessions with each of the 10 Changemakers.
- Tracking the sessions (talking points and challenge areas faced by the Changemaker).
- Developing an Excel sheet that tracks all 10 Changemakers and identifying areas for further support.
- Workshop Design and Delivery at the Young Water Leaders’ Summit (6 days)
- The workshop will be held with the 10 Young Changemakers with the objective of giving them an opportunity to share their idea for feedback and building their capacities to take their idea to the next level (i.e. action planning, fundraising, networking, partnerships, etc.). The detailed agenda of the workshop is to be recommended by the consultant and should incorporate the challenges and needs outlined by the 10 Young Changemakers.
- Agenda Setting: In collaboration with UNICEF and SingPUB, the consultant will ensure a coherent agenda is developed that is highly participatory and utilizes best practice human-centered design or similar approaches and provides the Changemakers with a platform to share their idea, as well as opportunities to refine their skills.
- Workshop design and delivery: Develop all content for the workshop with the aim of providing youth with an understanding of resources available to them and action plans they can work on. The Consultant may consider running a survey among the candidates before the workshop to identify appropriate topics. The workshop should be practical and interactive, and outcomes of the session should be documented by the consultant. The Consultant should work with UNICEF to leverage UNICEF networks and the consultant’s own networks to bring in mentors and other partners to participate in the workshop as relevant.
- Design handouts, banners, and t-shirts related to the workshop: In developing the content for the workshop, the Consultant will develop a consistent, simple brand for the Young Changemakers to be applied to all documents, presentations, banners, t-shirts, certificates, stickers, etc. A creative approach to delivering branded content is encouraged, noting the Changemakers will attend the Young Water Leaders Summit following the UNICEF workshop and may benefit from items that help them stand out from the crowd. Procuring these items will be handled by UNICEF.
- Reporting: The consultant should summarize outcomes from the day, participant feedback, and recommendations from next steps in a brief report, up to 3 pages long.
Estimated Duration of Contract: 11 working days during 1 April – 15 July 2020, including:
- 5 days to schedule, conduct and document mentoring sessions (May & June, 2020)
- 3 days to design workshop agenda and branded content (May & June, 2020)
- 1-day workshop delivery (July 4th, 2020)
- 1-day graphic design (June 2020)
- 1-day reporting (By July 15, 2020)
Official Travel: The consultant will need to deliver the workshop in Singapore on July 4, 2020. Exact timing and location in Singapore to be determined. Pre and post workshop work can be done remotely.
- Advanced university degree in social sciences, business, journalism, editing, public relations, media, communication, or other relevant disciplines.
- Minimum five years of professional work experience in designing and delivering human centered design, design thinking, or other innovation-focused workshops for diverse groups.
- Concrete experience advising and mentoring start-ups and small businesses in East Asia and Pacific region, in particular socially oriented start-ups.
- Consultant brings a repertoire of established brainstorming methodologies and interactive and creative teaching techniques previously employed.
- Previous experience advising youth-led start-ups a plus.
- Previous experience delivering workshops for UNICEF or other UN agencies a plus.
- Work experience and/or proven familiarity with countries in the East Asia and Pacific region is an asset.
- Fluency in English is necessary.
- Knowledge of any other languages spoken in the region would also be an advantage.
- Being based in Thailand is an advantage
Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, availability, proposed daily professional fee and all-inclusive travel cost and other incidentals to complete the trip plan in Singapore in USD by 24 March 2020. Please note that air tickets under UNICEF shall be re-routable, refundable type (economy class and most direct route). The consultant will be responsible for own travel insurance, visa fee and terminal expenses.
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of
gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
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.
Consultants and Individual contractors are responsible for paying any taxes derived from the earnings received from UNICEF.
Opening Date Tue Mar 10 2020 22:00:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) SE Asia Standard Time
Closing Date Tue Mar 24 2020 12:55:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)