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National Individual Contractor- Adolescents, Gender, and Youth (AGY) ( For Ghanaian Nationals Only)

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Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Accra
Level: Consultancy
Location: Ghana
Categories: Adolescent Development, Gender Development

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, empowerment

Over successive programme cycles, UNICEF Ghana has supported multisectoral second decade programmes, advancing the wellbeing and rights of adolescents, especially girls. UNICEF Ghana has also invested significant programme and institutional efforts to advance the implementation of the UNICEF Gender Policy 2021-2030 and Gender Action Plan 2022-2025 (GAP) and engage stakeholders in the rollout of the global Generation Unlimited partnership in the country.

The cross-sectoral work in the areas of adolescents, gender and youth (AGY) is coordinated by a team housed in the Deputy Representative’s Office which supports several functions: 1) programme effectiveness and cross-sectoral coordination in the advancement of AGY results, especially through the cross-sectoral programmes focusing on adolescent girls, and an Adolescent, Gender, and Youth Cluster (AGYC) of focal points, 2) technical support and generating knowledge and evidence on AGY issues, and 3) partnership mobilization, including through the Generation Unlimited (GenU) initiative. 

How can you make a difference? 

The Individual Contractor will be working within the Adolescents Gender and Youth (AGY) team, supporting documentation,

knowledge management, and quality assurance processes.

More specifically, the contractor will work on the following tasks:

  • Provide quality assurance support in the planning and implementation of Ghana County Office (CO) research, analysis and programmes focused on AGY
  • Support the external dissemination of Ghana CO AGY evidence through the preparation of thematic briefs in priority areas and other materials
  • Support the documentation of UNICEF AGY programme results and best practices in the form of case-studies, reports or audio-visual products
  • Maintain a repository of AGY related internal documents (update collaboration site), research, and key stakeholders (government, DPs, private sector, civil society, academia)
  • Support the tracking and documentation of the AGY results in programme partnerships and the UNICEF Ghana Country Programme
  • Provide Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation (MLE) technical support to implementing partners as required
  • Liaise with the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) team for the identification and/or design of innovative tools to track AGY integrated or standalone results
  • Liaise with the External Communications team for the amplification of AGY advocacy messages, donor visibility and dissemination of information related to AGY programmes as required
  • Document the AGY Cluster and AGY Team meetings and support the follow up of agreed actions
  • Monitor the AGY policy implementation in Ghana and provide regular updates on key developments
  • Facilitate internal AGYC communications including the distribution of relevant knowledge and programme information to focal points
  • Provide event management and coordination support to the AGY team
  • Perform other related and administrative activities as they may arise or as agreed in the workplan for the AGY team

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

  • Minimum of university bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public health, or international development.
  • At least 2 years professional experience in working in research and programme activities focused on development issues, along with experience with internal-facing coordination.
  • Solid knowledge of gender equality issues and issues affecting adolescents and young people in Ghana
  • Prior experience working on programmes related to gender, children, adolescents and/or young people
  • Solid programme management skills relating to the development and management of knowledge products and documentation of results
  • Advanced analytical and research skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Prior experience working with UNICEF or UN agency programme will be considered an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 


To view our competency framework, please visit here


UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

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