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Consultancy: Consultant (Part-time)-Advancing UNICEF’s work on Gender, Diversity and Inclusion - Gender Section, PD, NYHQ - Req # 535320

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Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: United States
Categories: Gender Equality, Consultancy

Consultancy Title: Consultant (Part-time)-Advancing UNICEF’s work on Gender, Diversity and Inclusion

Section/Division/Duty Station: Gender/PD/NYHQ

Duration:                                 5 months (up to 20 working days between 15 November 2020 – 31 March 2021)



If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. 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, foundations and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.



UNICEF engages with business to promote and integrate child rights throughout a company’s operations. For the first time, we are partnering with companies to develop and adopt policies that have a positive impact on promoting diversity and inclusion of the most marginalized and vulnerable groups. The standards that result from such policies and an improved environment (regulatory and otherwise) will foster a more inclusive society and have a positive impact on children’s development and well-being. UNICEF approach towards promoting diversity and inclusion derives from the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) leave no one behind framework that seeks to empower those who are being left behind [or who are at risk of being left behind]; and to enact inclusive, far-sighted and progressive SDG-linked policies.

The ‘champions’ are companies that are ready and willing to take a leadership role in holistically addressing issues that affect children – including through implementation inclusion and diversity policies in product development, marketing and entertainment. Through the development and practice of diversity and inclusion policies, UNICEF’s objective is to create replicable models of guidance that can be applied to and reach companies across a variety of sectors.

In engagement with a champion company, UNICEF uses its expertise to collaboratively develop knowledge and produce ongoing assets, for example, a set of core principles and definitions; workshops to introduce UNICEF’s toolkits; a ‘playbook’ identifying global best practices and case studies; and guidelines that provide direction on the degree of flexibility that should (or should not) be offered in distinct markets and cultures when approaching diversity and inclusion. The final product is a documentation of the journey towards more inclusive and diversity policies, products and marketing that can be shared with a range of stakeholders, including with other United Nations agencies and businesses.



In order to further advance further UNICEF’s work in this area, the PFP Division and the PD/Gender Section in NYHQ is seeking a Consultant who can contribute to the development and production of assets around this engagement, specifically in relation to the area of race, ethnicity and culture.

Under the guidance of the Senior Advisor Gender and in coordination with the Gender Socialization Programme Manager, Gender and Marketing consultant and the Child Rights and Business team, the consultant will work to help apply racial and intersectional lens on this work, and ensure that race and ethnicity are an integral part of the documents produced. 

The consultant will contribute to the development and finalization of the assets, supplying an intersectional lens and expertise on race and ethnicity.

The consultant is tasked with the following deliverables:

•           Set of core principles and definitions around race and ethnicity which will form part of the overall definition note         Required working days:   2 Days       Due on:  20 November 2020

•           Develop the race and ethnicity section of the best practice playbook identifying global industry best practices and case studies, incorporating guidelines and key definitions around Diversity & Inclusion            Required working days:  5 Days       Due on :  31 Jan 2021

•           Facilitate upto three workshop sessions with business champions and internally within UNICEF;

Required working days:  5 Days       Due on:  28 Feb 2021

•           Develop a set of “compliant” that are applicable to marketing, entertainment and product development from a race and ethnicity perspective;

Required working days:   3 Days       Due on:  31 Jan 2021

•           Review and share input for all work produced as part of the champion project and the anti-racism task force from an anti-racism and intersectional lens;

Required working days: 5 Days       Due on:  31 March 2021


TOTAL: 20 working days                 Contract end Date: 31 March 2021


Qualifications and Experience

•           Master's degree in Business, Social Sciences, Gender, Communications, Intercultural/multicultural or Diversity is required, etc.

•           Minimum 5-8 years of progressively responsible professional work experience is required. 

•           Past experience with UNICEF in children’s rights in business, women and girls’ empowerment, gender rights is an advantage.

•           Experience with children’s rights in business, women and girls’ empowerment, gender rights is an advantage.

•           Must demonstrate excellent writing skills.

•           Able to translate theoretic concepts into easy to digest/brief notes and concepts.

•           Be able to work independently as well as with a team in an international, multicultural and interdisciplinary environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.

•           Experience in work environment of an international agency, UN, or international institutions is desirable; prior experience in UNICEF is an asset.

•           Experience in developing country contexts and an understanding of development challenges from the field perspective is desirable;

•           Required computer skills (MS Windows, MS Office applications, Infographics).

•           Fluency and excellent analytical writing skills in English.

•           Knowledge of French and/or Spanish for report reading highly desirable.

•           Ability to communicate sensitively to different audiences.

•           Familiar with Do No Harm principle and ethics

•           Ability to work within tight deadlines.



-           Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials

-           Financial proposal that will include:

-           your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference (can be downloaded here: 

o          travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.

o          Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.

o          Indicate your availability

-           Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.

-           At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.

-           Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

U.S. Visa information:

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4. 

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

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. View our competency framework at: Here

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious and ethnic backgrounds 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.

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