Senior International Consultant for supporting Country Office Annual Reporting, 18 Working Days, Kigali

  • Added Date: Monday, 14 October 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 21 October 2019

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Results

How can you make a difference?

Background and Purpose

The UNICEF Country Office Annual Report (COAR) has been revised building on lessons learned from previous years of Country Office annual reporting linked with the current Strategic Plan, and feedback from the field. The basic principles that guided the revision are simplification and harmonization of processes - in some instances that has involved reducing the COAR reporting requirement and in others it has meant moving some reporting requirements into regular RAM monitoring and reporting where they are more appropriately located.

The 2019 End-of-Year Country Office reports consist of the following three components:

Annual Results:

Programme and management Outcome and Output indicator updates for ALL active Outcomes and Outputs, which will provide relevant quantitative data on progress towards Country Programme results and Office Management Plan targets. Assessments of progress for active Outcomes and Outputs which will provide relevant qualitative data and analysis on results, with the possibility of good quality analysis on partnerships, bottlenecks, challenges, emerging opportunities, innovations, change strategies and adaptive programming. Summary Narrative (6-10 pages) which will provide executive analysis of key aspects of annual results and management performance for both external and internal audiences.

Strategic Monitoring Questions (SMQs), which will provide globally-comparable data for tracking progress towards Strategic Plan results, global commitments, and form the bedrock for many important corporate reports. Country Reporting and Validation Exercise (CRAVE), which replaces CRING and will provide globally-comparable data for tracking progress towards Strategic Plan outcomes, SDG and other global indicators.

The reporting process has been streamlined and will be done in one online platform, which is the inSight/Results Assessment Module (RAM), through one process coordinated by the Division of Data, Analytics, Planning and Monitoring, on behalf of all HQ based divisions.


The challenge with the Rwanda Country Office (RCO) which having July - June fiscal year is that the country office annual reporting comprises of two annual workplans implementation i.e. last half year of AWP 2018/2019 and the first half year of AWP 2019/2020.

Given the workload of internal staff to finalize the SMQs, CRAVE and RAM, an external Consultant is required to quality review the RAM and write-up the Summary Narrative part.


The objective of the consultancy is to produce quality and timely annual report as per guideline provided by the HQ and the Regional Office.

Main tasks and responsibilities

Under the supervision of Chief Planning, Monitoring an Evaluation and under the general guidance of the Deputy Representative, the consultant is expected to:

Familiarize her/himself with Rwanda situation and UNICEF RCO programming context; Provide review and feedback to the analytical statements of RAM; Synthesize/develop the Summary Narrative of the COAR based on SMQs and RAM reporting provided and in consultation with sections; Finalize the Summary Narrative as per feedback received from country office and the Regional Office.

Expected deliverables and time frame

It is expected that the consultant to start working on 7th December 2019 (when the draft RAM is ready) until 20th February 2020 calculated as eighteen (18) non-consecutive working days with the following deliverables:

Reviewed/harmonized of RAM analytical statements by 23rd December 2019; First draft of Summary Narrative as per prescribed template by 4th January 2020; Second draft upon feedback from the Deputy Representative by 10th January 2020;

Evaluation Criteria

The Technical proposal is weighted at 75% and 25% for the Financial proposal.

Payment Schedule

Onetime payment will be made upon the completion all of the tasks/deliverables.

General Conditions: Procedures & Logistics

Official travel

If travel to Kigali is required, UNICEF will cover economy class round trip air ticket from his/her home country to Kigali and the consultant will be reimbursed out of pocket expenses for accommodation, meals and incidentals but not exceed applicable daily subsistence allowance (DSA) rates for Kigali, as promulgated by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC).

Consultant's Entitlement/Work Place/Any facilities to be provided by office

The consultant will work onsite (Kigali) as required and by distance. While working by distance, UNICEF will provide professional fees based on agreed number of working days spent to complete the tasks. While in Kigali, UNICEF will provide professional fee based on daily rate as agreed with the HR. Due to limited office working space, the consultant will be expected to use the available open space when his/her presence in the office is required. However, consultants are encouraged to work remotely and consistently engage their supervisors.

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

Desired competencies, technical background and experience

The consultant shall have experiences working with the UN on similar tasks with:

An advanced university degree in Social Sciences, or similar background;

Must have proven experience of producing analytical write ups on the same area with UN organizations; At least 10 years of working experience in analysis of social issues, preferably on children and in an international environment (previous experience with similar child rights studies an advantage); Demonstrate knowledge and experience with the application of the human rights-based approach to programming (HRBAP), an understanding of the CRC, CEDAW and other relevant frameworks, ability to conduct equity-focused research and analysis particularly in the African context; Strong analytical skills and excellent English language writing skills Strong communication and facilitation skills.

How to Apply

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly females are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send their complete Personal History (P11) form, which can be downloaded form ( or a CV/resume, as well as a cover letter explaining what makes them suitable for this consultancy.

Qualified and experienced candidates are requested to submit a letter of interest including a Technical Proposal outlining a road map for review and implementation timeline. In their letter of interest, candidates should highlight their previous work experience relevant to the assignment, the attributes that make them suitable, their proposed approach to the assignment.

The applicant should also submit a Financial Proposal outlining the total costs for this consultancy with payment linked to the 8 main deliverables outlined above. The financial proposal should indicate an all-inclusive lump-sum fee composed of consultancy fees, travel costs and subsistence/living allowances. Please note subsistence/living allowances should not not exceed applicable daily subsistence allowance (DSA) rates for any location, as promulgated by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC).

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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