Friday, July 18, 2014

Individual Consultant to work on Programme and Social Policy

The Government of Mongolia and UNICEF started implementing their new Country Programme 2012-2016 in January 2012 with the overall goal to support Mongolia in addressing inequity in accordance with the National Development Strategy, the UNDAF and the MDGs.
The programme has two key priority areas. The first involves social-budgeting initiatives and support for the creation of pro-poor social and investment policies. It supports the government in introducing essential mechanisms for data management, disparity analysis, social protection, policy review coordination and advocacy on child rights, and equitable social investments. The second priority area defines clear targets to address the multiple deprivations suffered by children and monitors the impact and results of a limited number of equity-focused programmes and policy strategies.
The rapidly changing situation in Mongolia, including its double-digit growth, emerging development challenges and subsequent future implications for the well-being of Mongolian children increasingly necessitates UNICEF to change its programmatic approach with the Government, with particular focus on upstream related work. This changing environment will inform the Country Programme 2014 Mid-Term Review (MTR) Process.
Objective and purpose of the contract:
The short-term consultancy is expected to assist the Mongolia Country Office (CO) in the following areas:
· Study emerging issues and propose UNICEF approach and strategy to address them. These include Public Private Partnership, Corporate Social Responsibility, and the operationalization of a high level observatory for child rights;
· Develop proposal for fundraising for Corporate Social Responsibility
· Quality assurance, including writing, editing of UNICEF publications and other advocacy documents;
· Assistance in the preparation of key events i.e. MTR, International Conference on Children and Mining.
· In addition, the consultant will provide to the CO the needed support finalizing the 2014 annual report, policy briefs and editing donor and survey reports, and other programme documents, as needed.
· Consultancy includes short field missions on UNICEF’s project locations, if required.
Qualifications and Experience
· Master degree in Social Sciences, Political Science, public relations, communication or other relevant disciplines.
  • At least five years of relevant professional work experience
  • Knowledge of current theories and practices in social policy and public finance pursued by UNICEF globally and regionally.
· General ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form; specific skills in writing policy briefs and reports.
· Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas, as well as impart knowledge and teach skills.
· Previous experience of working with UNICEF is an asset.
· Fluency in English and another UN language required.
· Proven ability to work as part of a team
The deadline of applications is 31 Jul 2014 COB hours
How to apply:
Submission of Applications
Interested candidates are kindly requested to submit the following information:
a) Letter of Interest
b) Proposed Budget and Fees
c) CV and completed P-11 form.
Please indicate the title of the assignment or vacancy notice number in the subject line of your email message and address to: or send by mail or courier to:
Human Resources Unit
UNICEF Mongolia Country Office,
UN House-United Nations Street 12,
Sukhbaatar District, 1st Khoroo, Ulaanbaatar, 14201, Mongolia.
Phone: (976-1) 312 183/185, Fax: (976-1) 327 313
There is no fee involved in any aspect of the application process.
The Personal History Form (P11) in MS Word format can be downloaded from Regret letters will only be sent to shortlisted candidates. All applications are treated with strict confidentiality. UNICEF is a smoke-free environment. UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly women, are strongly encouraged to apply.
The deadline of applications is 31 Jul 2014 COB hours

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