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  • Posted: Nov 5, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 10, 2021
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  • UNICEF is the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, ...
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    Staff Wellbeing Consultant

    Background and Justification

    This is a three-fold consultancy, aimed at improving staff wellbeing, by providing:

    • Webinar series targeted at supporting fatherhood, male healthy relationships, and communication skills. The workshops will be designed to engage fathers and male caregivers of staff and their significant others to increase their understanding of their broad important roles in the lives of their children. The workshops will be tailored to supporting male figures in dealing/raising/managing children of different developmental stages with practical live demonstration and opportunities to practice healthy engagement of participants in learning and interactive activities with their children in these age groups. The overall goal is to increase healthy male roles within families, among their peers and in their workplace. It will address effective communication skills in managing conflict and perspective roles as males.
    • Technical skills to better equip existing Peer Support Volunteers (PSVs) and counselling team members, to provide support to staff. With increased demands for staff psychological support at a time that heightened levels of stress, anxiety and family challenges are witnessed, it is imperative that PSVs continue to be equipped with technical/clinical skills. In addition to these, both PSVs and Staff counselling team will greatly benefit from the duty of care that the technical skills sessions will provide.
    • Technical psychologically informed tailored skills for Young UNICEF in enhancing effective resiliency mechanisms, best practices in engaging in leadership as young professionals while building their communication skills, confidence, and overall strategic approaches from a psychologically informed perspective.
    • Upon completion of interactive live webinar series, all the webinar series will be developed in short 30 minutes educational videos translated in three languages for further dissemination beyond ESAR and published in Agora for larger use across the organization.

    Scope of Work

    • Goal and Objective

    Under the supervision of the Regional Staff Counsellor, the consultant will provide webinar series in three areas:

    • One targeted at supporting fatherhood and male roles in different settings. The overall goal of these webinar series is to increase healthy father roles within families, among their peers and in their workplace. It will address effective communication skills in managing conflict and perspective roles as males.
    • The second one providing technical skills to PSVs and Staff Counselling Team Members to better equip the wellbeing teams in intervention and clinical approaches to give optimal support staff.
    • The third one providing technical psychologically informed tailored skills for Young UNICEF in enhancing effective resiliency mechanisms, best practices in engaging with leadership as young professionals while building their communication skills, confidence, and overall strategic approaches from a psychologically informed perspective.
    • AWP Areas Covered

    This assignment is linked to the Staff Counselling Unit work and contracts plan, enhancing the overall resiliency of staff across the ESAR and creating a healthier balanced work life environment, as well as build capacity of PSVs and counsellors to better serve staff.

    • Activities and Tasks

    The Consultant will run, seven (7) sessions/webinars for the first area, three (3) for PSVs and two (3) for counsellors, two for Young UNICEF and three (3) booster sessions for each activity will follow three months after all sessions completed. (Total 18 sessions). The activities will run concurrently, with a webinar every week. For a total of six (06) sessions, for each activity. The webinars will be presented live and will be further developed into educational short 30 minutes videos for a wider organizational use and later references. The presentations used will be forwarded to the supervisor.

    • Work Relationships

    The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Regional Staff Counsellor. No partners or other stake holders will be involved.

    • Outputs/Deliverables

    Seven (07) 90-minute webinars will be delivered for the Webinar series targeted at supporting fatherhood and male healthy relationships and communication skills.

    Another series of six (06) 90-minute webinars will be delivered for providing technical skills to PSVs and Staff Counselling (three for each) Team

    Two (02) webinars delivered to Young UNICEF

    Three (3) booster sessions for all activities.

    Week 1

    Webinar series 1 for Fathers and male figures Title: Men’s Roles and Masculinity at Work and at Home: negotiating roles/identies in a shifting cultural norm- Part 1of 2

    Webinar series 1 for PSVs and Staff Counsellors: Title: Working with Fathers/men who have experienced trauma or have mental health conditions

    Webinar Series 1 For Young UNICEF: Building Resilience, healthy boundaries, and Confidence as a Young Professional

    Week 2

    Webinar series 2 for Fathers and male figures Title: The Role of Men in Different Family Contexts (e.g. Blended, Interracial, Divorce) and father-child relationship building -Part 2 of 2

    Webinar series 2 for PSVs and Staff Counsellors- Title: Working with Addiction in the Workplace and supporting staff and managers

    Webinar series 2 For Young UNICEF: Title: The importance of self-care and processing grief as a young professional

    Week 3

    Webinar series 3 for Fathers and male figures) Title: Fathers’/men’s Stress, Mental Health and Managing Anger, shame, guilt, rejections, and Addiction in Families

    Week 4

    Webinar series 5 for Fathers and male figures (including dependents or and/partners) Title: Effective Communication for Fathers/men at home with partners and children -part 1 of 4

    Week 5

    Webinar series 3 for Fathers and male figures TitleImportance and impact of fathers/men in the lives of their children-how fathers contribute to development of their children from infancy through teenaged years. Part 2 of 4

    Week 6

    Webinar series 6 for Fathers and male figures (including dependents and/partners)-Title: Building healthy parent-child relationships with children of different ages (infants through teens). Part 3 of 4

    Week 7

    Webinar series for fathers and male figures (including dependents and/partners) Title: Supporting children with special physical and mental needs Part 4 of 4

    Webinar series (session 3) for PSVS and Counsellors: Title: Supporting staff with special needs dependents in the workplace

    A table may be used to summarize the tasks, deliverables, specific timeline, and milestones (Sample below). Please state when and whether timeframes are negotiable – and if so under what circumstances.

    Deliverables

    Duration

    (Estimated # of days or months)

    Timeline/Deadline

    Consultation and feedback sessions between Supervisor and Consultant in developing the webinars and materials

    60 days

    28th February 2022

    Webinars 1 for Fathers and webinar 1 for PSVs, counsellors and Young UNICEF

    3 days

    1-15 March 2022

    Webinars 2 for Fathers and webinar 2 for PSVs, counsellors, and Young UNICEF

    3 days

    1-15 March 2022

    Webinars 3 for Fathers

    1 days

    15-30 March 2022

    Webinars 4 for Fathers

    1 days

    15-30th March 2022

    Webinars 5 for Fathers/partners/dependants

    1 days

    1-15 April. 2022

    Webinars 6 for Fathers /partners/dependants

    1 days

    1-15 April 2021

    Webinar 7 for fathers/partners/dependents

    Webinar 3 for PSV and counsellors

    3 days

    15-30th April

    Three-month follow-up Boost sessions and final training report

    3 days

    15-30 July 2022

    Developing 10 (ten) 30 minutes videos in three languages in consultation with Regional Staff Counselor

    60 days

    30th September 2022

    Final product published and resources (reading materials etc.) consolidated and disseminated

    30 days

    30th October 2022

    The dates may shift due to unforeseen circumstances and as agreed with supervisor without need to amend the contract if the fee remains the same and deliverables are met in 2022.

    Payment will be upon satisfactory completion of each deliverable.

    Payment Schedule

    Deliverables

    Duration

    (Estimated # of days or months)

    Timeline/Deadline

    Schedule of payment ($)

    Consultation and feedback sessions between Supervisor and Consultant in developing the webinars

    60

    28th February-2022

    5,000

    Webinars 1 for Fathers and webinar 1 for PSVs, I counsellor and Young UNICEF

    3

    1-15 March 2022

    7,000

    Webinars 2 for Fathers and webinar 2 for PSVs, Counsellors and Young UNICEF

    3

    1-15 March 2022

    0

    Webinars 3 for Fathers

    1

    15-30 March 2022

    5,000

    Webinars 4 for Fathers

    1

    15-30 March 2022

    Webinars 5 for Fathers/partners/dependents/children

    1

    1-15 April 2021

    0

    Webinars 6 for Fathers/dependents/children

    1

    1-15 April 2021

    5,000

    Webinar 7 for fathers/partners/dependents

    Webinar 3 for PSV and counsellors

    3

    15th-30th April

    5,000

    Three-month follow-up Boost sessions and final training report

    3

    15-30 July 2022

    8,000

    Developing professional 10 (ten) 30 minutes videos in three languages in consultation with Regional Staff Counselor

    60 days

    30th October 2022

    5,000

    Desired Competencies, Technical Background, And Experience

    • Advanced degree in Clinical or Counselling Psychology. PhD in Clinical or Counselling Psychology is desirable.
    • A minimum of 10 years of experience in clinical settings including working with fathers, their partners and coparents, training first line responders and leaders. Extensive publication/research/clinical skills in areas related to fatherhood and male roles, family therapy, impact of violence and trauma on children, trauma in different setting, trauma informed and evidence based treatments for children and families impacted by trauma, therapy with fathers, a minimum of two previous contracts with UNICEF in at least 3 different regions and experience in training organizations like child protection, security/police, counsellors/mental health agencies and humanitarian organizations. Previous international experience providing in-person and virtual trainings in acute/crisis as well as, longer term evidence-based treatments like CBT and/or others. Previous experience developing webinars for an international audience in multiple languages; at least 10 years’ experience providing professional training and consultation to agencies or organizations related to working with families.
    • Must exhibit the UNICEF Core Values of:
      • Care
      • Respect
      • Integrity
      • Trust
      • Accountability

    Competencies:

    • Strong communication abilities and attention to detail are required. Reliability, organization, and adherence to the agreed timeline are also necessary competencies.
    • Builds and maintains partnerships
    • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
    • Drive to achieve results for impact
    • Innovates and embraces change
    • Manages ambiguity and complexity
    • Thinks and acts strategically
    • Works collaboratively with others
    • Fluency in English is required.

    Administrative issues

    The consultant will conduct all sessions remotely. All sessions must be delivered within working hours for offices in ESAR, regardless of the Consultant’s location.

    Conditions

    • Office space/equipment will not be provided.
    • As per UNICEF DFAM policy, payment is made against approved deliverables. No advance payment is allowed unless in exceptional circumstances against bank guarantee, subject to a maximum of 30 per cent of the total contract value in cases where advance purchases, for example for supplies or travel, may be necessary.
    • 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.

    Risks

    The consultancy assignment does not pose any notable risks; however, should any arise, a relevant response and mitigation actions will be immediately defined.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to UNICEF on jobs.unicef.org to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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