Individual Consultancy: Project Associate (AFRICA/Anglophone)

Sanitation and Water for All (SWA)
Home-Based / Remote
Position Type: 
Consultancy
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)

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Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) is a global partnership of over 200 national governments, donors, civil society organizations, the private sector and other development partners working together to increase political will and strengthen resource allocations for water supply and sanitation. Strengthening resource allocations will require improved mobilization and better targeting of resources by both donors and national governments. The goal of SWA is sanitation and water for all.

 

The Secretariat of the SWA global partnership is hosted by UNICEF at its Headquarters in New York. The SWA Secretariat is responsible for supporting the Steering Committee, Global Leaders Council Chair, promoting the country-level engagement of partners, and organizing global High-level Meetings (including the Sector Ministers Meeting (SMM) and for guiding the related country-level preparatory and follow up processes.

How can you make a difference?

The SWA Secretariat is now looking for a Project Associate consultant to support the Country Engagement team for the Africa Region (Anglophone).
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EXPECTED RESULTS: (MEASURABLE RESULTS)

  • Support preparations for the Finance Ministers Meeting including on invitations, tracking confirmations, updating the country engagement database on activities in each country
  • Track activities of partners in different countries during the preparatory process, the WASH Finance Week and the FMM
  • Conduct preliminary research on political opportunities for engagement in selected countries
  • Identify stories and prepare preliminary notes for documenting country stories
  • Support peer-to-peer activities, mostly, online dialogues before and after the FMM preparatory webinars
  • Prepare correspondences for dissemination of the Collaborative Behaviours Country Profiles
  • Maintain a list of activities different countries will do to use the Collaborative Behaviours Country Profiles
  • Support dissemination of regional roadmaps and organize calls to update country partners on how they can use the regional roadmaps
  • Support documentation of regional country engagement experiences, ensure they are widely shared and maintain proper database
  • Gather preliminary data and analysis on the work of SWA partners in different countries
  • Provide logistical support before and after webinars
  • Maintain updated records of focal points contacts
  • Prepare meeting reports of various country dialogues
  • Support FMM preparatory processes 
  • Support SWA political processes including meetings with Ministers, Parliamentarians and/or Heads of States     

   
TIMEFRAME              Start date: 15 October 2020 End date: 15 April 2021

 

Deliverables

 

Deadline   Estimated days (21)       15 NOVEMBER 2020

 

• Prepare correspondences for dissemination of the Collaborative Behaviours Country Profiles

• Track activities of partners in different countries during the preparatory process, the WASH Finance Week and the FMM

• Support planning processes for 2021 and 2020

• Support preparations for webinars for the FMM

• Conduct preliminary research on political opportunities for engagement in selected countries

• Identify stories and prepare preliminary notes for documenting country stories

• Provide logistical support before and after webinars

• Maintain updated records of focal points contacts

• Prepare meeting reports of various country dialogues

• Support dissemination of regional roadmaps and organize calls to update country partners on how they can use the regional roadmaps

• Support documentation of regional country engagement experiences, ensure they are widely shared and maintain proper database

• Gather preliminary data and analysis on the work of SWA partners in different countries

 

DEADLINE     Estimated Days (20)        15 DECEMBER 2020

 

• Track activities of partners in different countries during the preparatory process, the WASH Finance Week and the FMM

• Support planning processes for 2021 and 2020

• Support preparations for webinars for the FMM

• Conduct preliminary research on political opportunities for engagement in selected countries

• Identify stories and prepare preliminary notes for documenting country stories

• Provide logistical support before and after webinars

• Maintain updated records of focal points contacts

• Prepare meeting reports of various country dialogues     

   Support documentation of regional country engagement experiences, ensure they are widely shared and maintain proper database

• Gather preliminary data and analysis on the work of SWA partners in different countries

   

DEADLINE     Estimated Days   (21)    15 January 2021

 

   Track activities of partners in different countries during the preparatory process, the WASH Finance Week and the FMM

• Support planning processes for 2021 and 2020

• Support preparations for webinars for the FMM

• Identify stories and prepare preliminary notes for documenting country stories

• Conduct preliminary research on political opportunities for engagement in selected countries

• Identify stories and prepare preliminary notes for documenting country stories

• Provide logistical support before and after webinars

• Maintain updated records of focal points contacts

• Prepare meeting reports of various country dialogues

• Support documentation of regional country engagement experiences, ensure they are widely shared and maintain proper database

• Gather preliminary data and analysis on the work of SWA partners in different countries

 

DEADLINE    Estimated Days (21)     15 February 2021

 

• Conduct preliminary research on political opportunities for engagement in selected countries

• Identify stories and prepare preliminary notes for documenting country stories

• Provide logistical support before and after webinars

• Maintain updated records of focal points contacts

• Prepare meeting reports of various country dialogues

• Support documentation of regional country engagement experiences, ensure they are widely shared and maintain proper database

• Gather preliminary data and analysis on the work of SWA partners in different countries

• Support FMM preparatory processes

 

DEADLINE    Estimated Days (21)    15 March 2021

 

  Conduct preliminary research on political opportunities for engagement in selected countries

• Identify stories and prepare preliminary notes for documenting country stories

• Provide logistical support before and after webinars

• Maintain updated records of focal points contacts

• Prepare meeting reports of various country dialogues

   Support documentation of regional country engagement experiences, ensure they are widely shared and maintain proper database

• Gather preliminary data and analysis on the work of SWA partners in different countries

• Support FMM preparatory processes

 

DEADLINE   Estimated Days (23)    15 April 2021

 

  Conduct preliminary research on political opportunities for engagement in selected countries

• Identify stories and prepare preliminary notes for documenting country stories

• Provide logistical support before and after webinars

• Maintain updated records of focal points contacts

• Prepare meeting reports of various country dialogues

• Support documentation of regional country engagement experiences, ensure they are widely shared and maintain proper database

• Gather preliminary data and analysis on the work of SWA partners in different countries

• Support FMM preparatory processes

• Support SWA political processes including meetings with Ministers, Parliamentarians and/or Heads of States

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

  • Advanced degree in international development, public health, sustainable development, governance, business, economics, water or sanitation engineering, or another relevant field.
  • At least two (2) years of relevant experience in international development.
  • Experience in organizing multi-stakeholder meetings and consultations.
  • Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills with the ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations.
  • Experience of working with in the WASH field, and/or experience of organizing and participating in country processes such as regional sanitation conferences desirable.
  • Strong client focus with flexible and creative approach to problem solving. 
  • Track record of consulting on complex tasks which require technical knowledge and experience and submitting high quality and timely outputs.
  • Proven ability in delivering on self-managed work.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

The job holder must also demonstrate

  • Analytical Thinking: Sees multiple relationships;
  • Clarity and Accuracy: Checks own work;
  • Conceptual Thinking: Applies learned concepts;
  • Initiative: Is decisive in a time-sensitive situation;
  • Impact and Influence: Takes multiple actions to persuade;
  • Organizational Awareness: Understands organizational climate and culture;
  • Teamwork: Expresses positive attitudes and expectations of team or team members.

Skills

  • Flexible
  • Detail-oriented and driven to achieve results
  • Communicates effectively
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Sets high levels of quality and productivity for self
  • Analyzes and integrates verbal, numerical and other types of data     

For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

  • 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.

Remarks:

How to submit your interest:

  • Prospective applicants should apply through UNICEF jobs website. The application package should include the following: A cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae and financial proposal that will include: your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference.
  • Please indicate your availability

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: PROPOSED PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Select proposed methodology Monthly payment after submission of a bill.

(The selected methodology must then be supported by the suggested payment schedule below)

Example 1 (Payment upon deliverables/milestones):  UNICEF will only make milestone payment based on achievement of specific deliverables as listed on the table above. These payments should be stated in terms of percentage.  Also note that UNICEF does not make advance payment except under certain conditions in line with UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations.

Example 2 (monthly payments):  Lump sum payment will be made monthly, inclusive of all professional fees, daily allowances, living allowances, and other administrative costs.  Overtime, weekend and official holidays will not be compensated, nor will any holiday/leave time be granted.

Example 3 (lump sum upon completion):  UNICEF will only make payment in full upon successful completion of the contract.

For individual contractors and consultants, all travel arrangements to commence the assignment, including insurance and visas, will be managed and paid by the individual.  Therefore, expected travel costs must be included as a budget item in the financial proposal.  Should “mission travel” be required, UNICEF will manage and pay for travel via Travel Authorization.  However, this will be subject to the following prerequisites:  Medical Clearance, Security Clearance through the Travel Request Information Process (TRIP) system, the Basic and Advanced Security in the Field Trainings, Travel Visa, and liability waiver. Trip prerequisites will be met at the expense of the consultant.

Travel cost shall be calculated based on economy class travel, regardless of the length of travel.  Costs for accommodation, meals and incidentals shall not exceed applicable daily subsistence allowance (DSA) rates, as promulgated by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC at http://icsc.un.org).  The consultant must travel on UNICEF approved airlines.

UNICEF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

  • 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.

Advertised: 25 Sep 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Deadline: 05 Oct 2020 Eastern Daylight Time