The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.
In response to the combination these threats involve the Programme supports national efforts to improve service delivery in the key areas of: child health and nutrition and HIV and AIDS, quality basic education, water, sanitation and hygiene education, child protection and social policy, advocacy and communication.
To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visithttps://www.unicef.org/zambia/.
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Assist the Partnerships Specialist to plan and execute key donor visits, events and visibility actions.
UNICEF Zambia continues to establish and maintain partnerships with the public and private sectors. The CO has active funding partnerships with numerous public-sector donors and a growing portfolio of private sector donors. Efforts to expand public- and private-sector partnerships are ongoing, and UNICEF Zambia strives to provide ‘best in class’ recognition and relationship management for our partners.
The Communication, Partnerships, Advocacy and Engagement (CAPE) team at UNICEF Zambia manage the development of new partnerships and ongoing activities related to relationship management, including but not limited to visibility actions and partner field visits. Due to the high volume of visibility actions and events in Q1 and Q2 2020, the CAPE team requires short-term support for the coordination and planning of high-level donor visit, partner events, and specific and focused activities that support the country programme goals and improve partner recognition and donor visibility.
Under the overall guidance of the Partnerships Specialist, the short-term assignment will support the development and implementation of donor visibility actions and events and donor visits, including but not limited to:
- UNICEF UK National Committee Filming Trip
- LEGO Foundation Country Visit
- Global Regular Resources Donor Visit
- Private Fundraising and Partnerships Major Gift Academy Field Learning
- James Percy Foundation Pre-Award Programme Visit
- Hempel Foundation Pre-Award Programme Visit
He/she will also develop individual plans for major donor partnerships, harmonizing these into an overall master plan to guide the CAPE section, and facilitate donor recognition work on key partnerships for the duration of the consultancy.
The short-term assignment is expected to perform the following tasks:
Special events and visits: Coordinate planning and execution of special events, visits and activities that advance the Country Programme goals and UNICEF’s brand position, including joint advocacy activities and donor field visits, such as those listed above.
Communication campaigns: Support the development and implementation of UNICEF Zambia campaigns on key partnerships, including SUN Phase II and UNICEF’s partnership with KfW, including by developing a CAPE workplan for partner recognition and donor visibility actions.
Resource mobilization support: Contribute to the development of advocacy materials to support ZCO fundraising efforts and influence decision makers with valid and reliable information on the situation of children and UNICEF’s work, specifically by supporting the development of concept notes/investment cases for underfunded country programme outputs.
Advocacy, partnership and visibility materials: Ensure timely production and targeted distribution of high-quality content packages that support strategic partnerships, particularly in support of the key events listed above.
The following deliverables are to be submitted in accordance to approved quality assurance and clearance processes, through the UNICEF Partnerships Specialist:
Deliverables (final deliverables agreed based on the length of the assignment)
Ideal timeframe for delivery
Partner recognition supported by the development of donor communications and visibility plans for 2020/2021
Partner recognition master plan
Donor events and visits as listed above coordinated and planned, and supported in their execution
Feb – June 2020
Country level partnership activities supported by effective advocacy and communication materials and inputs
Production and distribution of content packages to support strategic partnerships
March – June 2020
Performance indicators for evaluation:
- High quality outputs, as aligned with the timeframe for deliverables
- Results driven
- Meets deadlines
- Collaborative and team player
Qualification/Specialized knowledge and Experience:
University degree in the social/behavioural sciences (communication, marketing, social psychology), international relations or in a related technical field
Experience in partnership/donor management and in planning and coordinating events
Experience developing and implementing communication and visibility strategies and plans
Excellent editorial, writing, reviewing and editing skills in English
Strong organizational skills; capacity to prioritize and manage a diverse range of projects and activities
Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment
5-7 years of relevant professional work experience in donor/partner engagement, communication, public advocacy, print, broadcast, and/or digital media would be an advantage. International experience would be an advantage.
General Conditions of Service and Ethical Considerations:
The following general conditions shall apply.
- Workplace: UNICEF Lusaka;
- Applicable DSA for field trips;
- Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days and fees are prorated accordingly. Will not be paid for weekends or public holidays;
- Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement;
- Consultants are not entitled to any payments during days off and sick leave;
- No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or Contractor.
- For international consultants outside the duty station, signed contracts must be sent by fax or email.
- No work may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant.
- No consultant may travel without a signed contract and authorisation to travel prior to the commencement of the journey to the duty station.
- Unless authorised, UNICEF will buy the tickets of the consultant. In some cases, the consultant may be authorised to buy their travel tickets and shall be reimbursed at the “most economical and direct route” but this must be agreed beforehand.
- Consultant will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.
- Consultant will be required to sign the Health statement for consultants/Individual contractor prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance, including Medical Evacuation.
- The Form ‘Designation, change or revocation of beneficiary’ must be completed by the consultant.
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