Communications Consultant at UNICEF, Kigali, Rwanda - CLOSE : 31/12/2016

Job no : 501982
Work type : Consultancy
Location : Rwanda
Categories : Communication for Development (C4D)

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.

Purpose of the Assignment
UNICEF Rwanda has experienced a growing demand for communication that includes internal planning and monitoring requirements, especially linked to the upcoming UNDAP as well as materials for external use to inform donors and visitors, advocate for children’s issues, and raise resources.

To respond to this increased demand the office has identified an imminent need for dedicated support for the compilation and quality control of both internal and external communications for the Representative, Dy. Representative and CAP section. A good writer and editor is sought, who has strong experience in developing communication material that can clearly convey the programme work of UNICEF Rwanda and facilitate a broad range of partnerships. In addition, the consultant will ensure coordination and consistency of donor related messaging and documentation of UNICEF’s programmes among other assignments.

UNICEF Rwanda has still an increasing number of related publications and documents for which the consultancy is required for extension. Many of the major tasks and responsibilities are the same as in the previous contract i.e. a) Support the Representative’s Office and CAP as directed in producing, reviewing and editing concept notes and donor reports, b) review and support the development of major documents, publications, Situation Analysis, c) create, review and edit, in close collaboration with programme sections, communication products that describe priority areas, project proposals, Power Point presentations, planning documents, briefing notes, and correspondence d) prepare programme-related overview briefs, including preparation of written, tabular and visual materials and e) support development of human interest stories and other external communication products as needed.

Objectives

The objectives of the consultancy are as follows :
1. Develop a variety of documentation for UNICEF Rwanda’s programmes and processes.
2. Develop and revise communication and advocacy materials including human interest stories, articles for UNICEF Rwanda.
3. Editorial oversight of all official documents and materials in line with UNICEF’s guidelines and policies.

Assignment Tasks
 Support the Representative’s Office and CAP section as directed in producing, reviewing and editing concept notes and donor reports.
 Support the materials and initial preparations for the new UNDAP and New UNICEF Country Programme.
 Review and support the development of major documents, publications, Situation Analysis
 Create, review and edit, in close collaboration with programme sections, communication products that describe priority areas, project proposals, Power Point presentations, planning documents, briefing notes, and correspondence
 Prepare programme-related overview briefs, including preparation of written, tabular and visual materials
 Support development of human interest stories and other external communication products as needed.
 Coordination of the official UNICEF Rwanda website, social media channels, and support UNICEF’s role in the UN Communications Group.

Expected Deliverables
Deliverable and Expected Delivery date
Annual Report (public version) 15th February 2017
Situation Analysis 15th March 2017
10 Human interest stories/News Notes on programme priorities 15th April 2017
Project proposals/fundraising concept notes 15th May 2017
Monitoring/Performance Report of UNICEF Rwanda online channels and UNCG Report 18th June 2017
Monthly Report (brief) Last week of Feb, March, April, May and June 2017
Final report 18th June 2017

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education :
University degree in Communication or Social Sciences.

Years of relevant experience
Familiarity with development issues and the situation in Rwanda. At least two years of proven experience of in producing content for communication materials, proposals and report writing in the development context is required. Communication experience working with UN agencies and in Rwanda is desired.
Excellent command of written and spoken English is required. Kinyarwanda is a valuable asset.

Supervision

Day to day work will be under the guidance of the Chief of Communications, Advocacy and Partnerships, in close coordination with the Representative’s office.
Payment schedule

Monthly payment will be made upon submission of monthly reports/a deliverable.
General conditions : procedures and logistics :

The consultant will be provided office computer and access to LAN for photo and video database will be provided as and when required. Desk and workplace will be provided by UNICEF. In case of travel, UNICEF will be responsible for all travel arrangement, all applicable DSA and vehicles upon prior agreement of the field schedule.

For approved in-country field trips, the consultant’s field travel will be authorized by supervisor and reimbursed based on incurred out of pocket expenses associated with the travel and not exceeding DSA prevailing UN rate. The claim will be based on submitted voucher (with receipts as supporting documents) approved by supervisor. As a non-staff, the contractor will not be issued a Travel Authorization.

Policy both parties should be aware of :

 Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly. Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays.
 Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
 No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant.
 No consultant may travel without a signed travel authorisation prior to the commencement of the journey to the duty station.
 Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.
 Consultants will be required to sign the Health statement for consultants/Individual contractor prior to taking up the assignment.

How to Apply

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Advertised : 16 Dec 2016 South Africa Standard Time

Applications close : 31 Dec 2016 South Africa Standard Time

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