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Consultant (Community of Practice Coordination), End Violence Against Children (EVAC), Hosted Fund, Remote, 8 months, REQ#570861

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Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: New York
Level: Consultancy
Location: United States
Categories: Communication, Information Communication Technology

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, Care. 

Safe Online, in close partnership with our partners and grantees, is the only global fund dedicated to making the internet safe for children through investing in strengthening systems, generating data and evidence on online trends and threats, and supporting innovative tech solutions that can be scaled. Safe Online brings online child sexual exploitation and abuse to the forefront of policy discussion; convenes and connects organizations across sectors to strengthen collaborative efforts; and works with governments, industry, public and key actors to prioritize online child safety in their policies, budgets and business practices. Learn more about Safe Online here:

How can you make a difference? 

ASSIGNMENTThe main objective for this consultancy is to support the development of key Safe Online communities of practice including through maintaining existing and creating new mechanisms for communications and knowledge sharing among key stakeholders.

The consultant will be responsible for supporting ongoing communication, including progress updates, virtual and in person meetings and convenings, as well as generation and sharing of knowledge and resources. The consultant will help design and implement mechanisms to develop creative, accessible resources, share best practices and identify learning opportunities to enhance the strategic objectives of the Research & Data pillar of work – namely the Data for Change Initiative and the Tech Coalition Safe Online Research Fund – and to increasingly find alignments and synergies across the efforts of different communities of practice.

Deliverable Description Estimated number of days Deadline/timeline
Deliverable 1: Develop and share strategic workplan

a) Review of background material provided by Safe Online – such as Data for Change reports, event concept notes, Research Fund grantee materials, etc.

b) Include a detailed timeline of key moments for both communities, highlighting any moments of strategic overlap

c) Include a detailed approach including: main forms of communication, tracking templates, targets for regular outputs, and potential impact measures for the development of communities of practice

5 June 2024 (3 weeks after signing)
Deliverable 2:
Produce capacity building resources for cross sectoral engagement

a) Deliver timely responses to grantee and partner requests

b) Provide format and content inputs on collateral products & comms assets based on Safe Online comms guidance

c) Develop and share templates and draft materials for communications and convenings facilitation - i.e. communication standards / templates / tools, meetings/ webinars/trainings/ read-outs

20 July 2024 (8-10 weeks after signing)
Deliverable 3:
Produce high quality multimedia collateral products and communications assets

a) Coordinate inputs from grantees and partners on insights, initiatives and milestones through forms, emails and meetings to collate and synthesize knowledge gathered into concise resources

b) Support grantees and partners in the translation of research and data insights and outputs to creative, accessible tailored resources i.e. tailored, digestible outputs such as standardized executive summaries, 1-2 page thematic documents, infographics for diverse stakeholder use through drafting and revisions of content and design

20 Oct 2024
Deliverable 4:
Execute coordination of partnership and knowledge exchange opportunities

a) Proactive monitoring and tracking of grantee and partner regular updates through forms / emails

b) Deliver timely, thorough responses to grantee and partner requests and coordinate inputs on resources and communications assets

c) Logistical coordination and preparation of relevant materials for virtual convenings; agendas, talking points, background, minutes & follow up from meetings/events

30 Dec 2024

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

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Organizational Psychology, Information Technology, Communications, Design, International Studies, Child Protection, Education, Data Science, Engineering, Technology Policy, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience in a role with some combination of administrative, organizational, leadership, or communications responsibilities.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Ability to work on demand, multi-task and deliver ahead of tight deadlines
  • Experience with coordinating multistakeholder groups, particularly previous experience working with tech industry audiences a strong asset.
  • Research experience a strong asset.
  • Experience working with the UN system and familiarity working on women and children’s issues, particularly child protection and ending violence against children an asset.
  • Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid IT and social media skills, including the ability to set up and run virtual meetings and groups.
  • Strong organizational ability, and a knack for managing competing priorities and multiple processes.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills. Ability to communicate with design teams to generate visual assets.
  • Excellent track record of producing high quality products suitable for international audiences.

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. 

Applications submitted without a financial proposal will not be accepted.

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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