UNICEF’s mission in Moldova is to make sure every child in the country is healthy, educated and safe from harm, therefore having the best start in life and a fair chance to reach her or his full potential and benefit from the country’s prosperity. We believe children have a right to live in a more equitable society, where their voices are heard, and needs met as a matter of priority in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. More information on what we do in Moldova is available at: https://www.unicef.org/moldova/
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1. Purpose of the contract
The Individual Contractor provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for Strengthened Gender Action in Ungheni Programme from development planning to delivery of results. He/she prepares, executes, manages and implements a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Child Protection Officer, the incumbent provides effective and efficient management of activities done at the local level, and acts as liaison between local NGOs, Local Public Authorities, Programme team and UNICEF and UN Women Country Offices.
He/she will be contributing to the design, planning, management, and monitoring of activities, applying and promoting the principles of results-based management (RBM), as well as a client-oriented approach consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations. He/she works for effective achievement of results, anticipating and contributing to resolving Programme’s related issues and information delivery.
The incumbent is expected to exercise full compliance with UNICEF programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems.
2. Details of how the work should be delivered
The Individual Contractor, under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Officer and in close cooperation with the project team, will ensure the provision of development services and products of the highest quality and standards to national counterparts and clients, applying Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA)and Gender Equality approaches. He/she will ensure efficient and effective overall management of the local activities and allocated resources.
3. Duties and Responsibilities
More specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:Liaise and facilitate communication and cooperation among implementing teams, partners, authorities and stakeholders for efficient programme implementation; Prepare work-plans and ensure timely and efficient delivery of outputs leading to the achievement of expected results; Lead, coordinate the organization of and participate in meetings, workshops, conferences, trainings and related activities; Ensure adequate coordination and supervision of the Programme activities. Work collaboratively to collect/analyse/share information on implementation issues that require action; Provide technical and operational support to other parties on the implementation and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices; Monitor implementation, draft minutes and develop periodic narrative progress reports and prepare inputs for programme reporting. Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned; Ensure high quality information and visibility of the Programme activities in the local media and among stakeholders; Perform any other duties connected directly with the activities and resources management as required.
4. Work location and officialtravel involved
The contractor will be stationed inUngheni, Republic of Moldova. To perform the duties, local traveling to adjacent localities may be involved. If not provided by ToR, UNICEF will not reimburse costs not directly related to the assignment outcome. The contract does not allow payment of off-hours, medical insurance, taxes, and sick leave.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:University Degree in Law, Human Rights, Social Assistance or another relevant field; A minimum of one year of professional experience in social development planning and management in child rights related areas is required; Demonstrated extensive knowledge of national and international law, in particular as concerns children’s rights; Experience in working with international organizations (working with UNICEF/other UN Agencies is an asset); Fluency in English and Romanian, oral and written is required. Knowledge of Russian or another official UN language is considered an asset.
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.
For more details on deliverables and minimum requirements, please refer to attached Terms of reference (ToR)
ToR VAC Individual Contractor_Ungheni_va.pdf
HOW TO APPLY: Your online application should contain twoseparate attachments: Technical Proposal and FinancialProposal (templates below). Please secure the Financial Proposal *.pdf document with a password on document view; the password will be requested only from technically qualified candidates.
Technical offer_VAC Individual contractor.docx
Financial offer VAC contractor_Ungheni.xlsx
Applications for thisassignmentmust be received no later than:10 March 2020
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Consultants and Individual contractors are responsible for paying any taxes derived from the earnings received from UNICEF.