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Please find the details for the consultancy listed in the attached Terms of Reference. All applications must include an all-inclusive(travel, fee, misc..) financial proposal to carry out the work outlined in the ToR.
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.
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: 17 Mar 2021 E. Africa Standard Time
As UNICEF Kenya Country Office continues with the implementation of the current Country Programme Cycle (2018 – 2022) there is a great need to increase capacity and expertise in the Country Office on gender programming. This was also one of the key recommendations of the Gender Programmatic Review (GPR) that was completed in October 2020. A dedicated function is needed to increase the gender programming capacity in the Country Office and therefore a consultant will be hired to provide technical expertise to the Office. This will be essential in order to implement GPR recommendations and to achieve better results for girls and boys, particularly adolescents, through:
Provision of technical support to Kenya Country Office’s on major programme directions on gender equality and ensuring existing programmes are gender responsive and where possible also gender transformative.
Provision of technical support to UNICEF programme sections/staff to systematically integrate and apply gender analysis, with particular focus on adolescents into assessment, planning, programme design, implementation, monitoring tools and reporting at national and sub-national levels; and
Advancing one or more of the five targeted gender priorities in the GAP.
In 2021, UNICEF Kenya will deliver an integrated programme for the first ‘1000 Days’ and adolescent wellbeing encompassing interventions in health, nutrition, child protection, social protection and HIV. This is an initiative that has been developed in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As part of this programme UNICEF will implement evidence-driven interventions across sectors to address gender inequality, including specific programming to reduce the barriers faced by girls and women in accessing services. This function will directly support the delivery of the gender related outputs under this integrated programme.
Reference to RWP areas/UNDAF output covered:
This assignment will contribute to the implementation of the following UNDAF and UNICEF Country programme outcomes:
SRA Outcome 1: By 2022, the people of Kenya enjoy improved Governance, access to justice, respect for the rule of law, human rights and gender equality
SRA Outcome 3: By 2022 people in Kenya access high quality services at devolved level that are well coordinated, integrated and transparent and equitably resourced and accountable.
UNICEF Country Programme outcomes:
Outcome 3.1 Reduced mortality and stunting Increased proportions of vulnerable children and pregnant and lactating women, including adolescent girls, have equitable access to and use quality WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), nutrition, health and HIV/AIDS services to reduce their risk of mortality, preventable diseases, stunting and other forms of malnutrition, and improve their birth outcomes.
Outcome 3.2. An increased proportion of children aged 0 to 18, especially girls from the most disadvantaged counties, informal settlements and those affected by humanitarian crisis, access quality, gender sensitive ECD and education services, with increased transition to secondary education.
Outcome 3.3. Children and adolescents are increasingly protected from exposure to HIV and AIDS, violence, abuse, exploitation and harmful practices, and benefit from increased access to prevention, care, treatment, support, justice and other services needed to ensure their physical, mental and social wellbeing.
Outcome 3.4. An increased number of children from the poorest and most vulnerable households benefit from shock-responsive and integrated social protection interventions, as well as from child-specific policies
The objectives of the assignment is to provide technical advice to the Country Management Team and coordinate the development, implementation, and monitoring of high-quality gender programming across sectors and in alignment with the GAP, with a specific focus on adolescent girls’ empowerment and well-being.
Activities, Tasks, Outputs and Deliverables
Under the general guidance and supervision of the Deputy Representative, the individual contractor has the following key functions/accountabilities:
Selected Key Milestones/deliverables:
Minimum Qualifications required:
Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas:
Social Sciences, Gender, Women’s Studies, International Development.
The consultancy assignment will be for a duration of 10 months from 01 April 2021 to 31 January 2022. It will be homebased until COVID restrictions allow for inoffice work
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