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TOR For Public Education & Environmental Governance Consultant

Posted by | 13/03/2019 | Funding Opportunities in Ghana 2020

TOR For Public Education & Environmental Governance Consultant

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONTRACTING A PUBLIC EDUCATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE CONSULTANT

EUROPEAN UNION PROJECT IN GHANA “ACCOUNTABILITY, RULE OF LAW AND ANTI-CORRUPTION PROGRAMME – ARAP

  • BACKGROUND

FIIAPP F.S.P. is a foundation of the State public sector whose activities, characterised by the absence of profit and the pursuit of the general interest, is framed in the field of international cooperation aimed at the institutional modernisation, for the reform of Public Administrations and the attainment of democratic governance.

That, in order to its foundational purposes, the Foundation FIIAPP F.S.P. has been awarded the Delegation Agreement “Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-corruption Programme – ARAP” funded by the European Union.

The overall objective of the programme is to promote good governance in Ghana by reducing corruption and improving accountability and compliance with the rule of law, particularly when it comes to accountability, anti-corruption and environmental governance.

ARAP has been supporting the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the area of compliance monitoring and complaints management. E-permitting is another proposed line of work.

Specific support in these three areas includes the creation of a standardised systems, shifting away from paper-based systems to digital tools through a set of pilots to test the new systems.

Throughout these workstreams, public education is a critical tool to ensure that citizens develop positive attitudes and behaviours towards the environment, as well as fully understand the systems available to obtain information and permits, and to make complaints.

Informed and educated citizens are critical for ensuring institutions managing the environment, such as the EPA, remain accountable and that rule of law is upheld in decision-making.

  • OBJECT

The purpose of these terms of reference is to support the EPA in the development, planning and management of a set of public education campaigns relating to compliance monitoring, complaints management and e-permitting.

  • BUDGET LINE

The budget line for this contest is 84.000 € (eighty four thousand Euros) as fees, not including VAT.

  • DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICES TO BE DEVELOPED.

The consultant will be required to perform the following tasks:

· In tight collaboration with EPA staff and relevant stakeholders develop and manage a set of public education campaigns relating to compliance monitoring, complaints management and e-permitting;

· Plan and facilitate design and validation workshops for public education campaigns and strategies;

· Identify and map relevant stakeholders and target audiences;

· Identify channels and tools for communication with stakeholders and target audience;

· Identify and formulate relevant content and key messages for public education campaigns;

· Identify and make recommendations to EPA staff with regards to cost-effective and sustainable solutions to deliver public education campaigns.

· Development and production (e.g. designing and drafting) of implementation manuals containing best practices and lessons learnt to be used by EPA staff in subsequent upscaling stage(s).

· Provide input if required for any analysis of feedback from the public regarding campaigns and strategies.

  • CRITERIA FOR THE EVALUATION

The evaluation of the proposals will be made according to the table below:

a. Requirements

· University degree in international development, governance, communication, public education, or similar.

· At least 4 years of working experience developing and managing public education and/or communication for social development programs.

· At least 3 years of working experience working in the area of environmental governance

· Excellent command of English

b. Merits

Merits and actions indicated in the table will be evaluated with the CV’s information and the samples required.

(Merits / Criteria / Maximum Score)

  • Present at least two samples of works developed for previous public education campaigns / Number of Innovative ideas (4 points per idea, max 16 points), demonstrated results achieved (4 points each, max 16 point), activities delivered on budget (2 points each, max 8 points) / 40 points
  • Prior actions in Ghana or West Africa / 1 point per month / 15 points
  • Additional involvement in developing and managing public education and/or social and behaviour change communication / 1 point per month / 20 points
  • Additional involvement in the area of environmental governance / 1 point per month / 20
  • Additional degree or specialization in the area of communication for development / 5 points per degree or specialization / 5 points

Maximum Total: 100 points

For the technical deliberation, the score will be given according to the table’s criteria.

  • DURATION OF THE CONTRACT

The contract will have a time of duration from its signature until the end of the project implementation, due to be in January 2021.

How to apply:
  • SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

Interested parties who meet the requirements defined in these terms of reference can be sent its CV + samples of previous work to the following e-mail address: arap.ghana@fiiapp.org, indicating on the title in the subject: “Public Education and Environmental Governance Consultant”.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 31 March 2019.

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Consultant for Corruption Risk Assessment in Procurement in SDGs in Ghana

Posted by | 13/03/2019 | Funding Opportunities in Ghana 2020

Consultant for Corruption Risk Assessment in Procurement in SDGs in Ghana

Job Description

Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Creating anti-corruption voices in the implementation of the SDGs
Terms of Reference for the Engagement of a Consultant for Corruption Risk Assessment in Procurement in SDGs
1. Background 
The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) in partnership with the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) is implementing a STAR-Ghana funded project titled ‘Creating anti-corruption voices in the implementation of the SDGs’.
The project is being implemented over a period of twenty-four (24) months (i.e. April 2018 to April 2020).
The overall goal of the intervention is to reduce corruption in the implementation of SDGs 3, 4 &16 (i.e. Sustainable Development Goals on Health and Education).
2.0 Objective
As part of the project implementation, GII is seeking to engage the services of a Consultant to conduct a Corruption risk Assessment (CRA) in Procurement in the implementation of SDGs 3, 4 &16.
The output of this assessment is intended for policy engagements and advocacy (i.e. creating anti-corruption voices in the implementation of SDGs 3, 4 &16). 
The specific objectives of the assessment are:
  1. To conduct a CRA of the various corruption risk in the SDGs focussing on SDG 4&5 and 16 particularly targeting procurement;
  2. To estimate and document the risk of corrupt practices in procurement in the implementation of SDGs 3, 4 and16;
  3. To proffer actionable measures to addressing such procurement risks as well as responding to the capacity needs of platforms on SDGs 3, 4 and 16.
3.0 Scope of Work/Terms of Reference 
  1. Undertake a comprehensive review of relevant documents 
  2. Develop a detailed work plan outlining the approach to conduct the CRA
  3. Develop relevant data collection tools to facilitate the execution of the assignment
  4. Collect and process relevant data and write a comprehensive report on the subject matter 
  5. Present draft report to GII, GACC and key stakeholders for inputs at a validation meeting to be organised by project implementation partners (however this is subject to initial validation with project implementation partners)
  6. Incorporate inputs from validation process into the report 
  7. Provide the final CRA report to GII
  8. Facilitate two (2) policy dialogues on findings of the CRA (procurement risk assessment).
4.0 Expected Outputs and deliverables
  1. Develop a detailed work plan for the assignment
  2. Draft assessment reports detailing the corruption risk to target groups.
  3. One validation meeting organised and inputs from stakeholders documented (equally subject to initial validation with project implementation partners)
  4. Final report developed and presented to the project implementing partners 
  5. Two (2) policy dialogues organised by the implementing partners and facilitated by the consultant
6.0 Work plan
The total consulting days for this undertaking is thirty (31) days.
Activity Number of consulting days Deadlines
Meeting to agree on terms March 26, 2019
Development of data collection/assessment tools 2 April 20, 2019
Data collection process 10
Data cleaning, entry and analysis and report writing 10
Submission of draft report April 30, 2019
Validation with project partners & stakeholders 2 May 10, 2019
Final report and Facilitation of Policy dialogues 2 May 17, 2019

Required Skills or Experience

Expected Requirements of Applicants
Successful applicant(s) should be Experienced Consultant with:
Skills and Experience:
  • Proven track record in undertaking similar assessments 
  • Significant understanding of governance/corruption issues 
  • Expertise in public health and educational sectors, procurement as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Deep knowledge and skills in quantifications, valuations as well as qualitative and quantitative methodologies, simulation and experimental assessments 
  • Significant experience in using various assessment tools including ICT for data collection/analysis
  • excellent data processing and IT skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send their:
i. Curriculum vitae and
ii. A technical proposal outlining the assessment approach, detailed work plan and a budget 
To:
The Executive Director
Ghana Integrity Initiative
PMB CT 317
Cantonments, Accra 
Via email : jobs@tighana.org
Or
By hand delivery at H/No 21 Abelenkpe Street, Abelenkpe, Accra. 
  • The deadline for receipt of all applications is Friday, March 22, 2019
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 
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Invitation to Tender – Youth Harvest Foundation

Posted by | 28/02/2019 | Funding Opportunities in Ghana 2020

INVITATION TO TENDER

You are invited to submit a tender to provide a market research analysis for parboiled rice in Ghana to the PROCED-SOCODEVI Project. By participating in this tender, you should respond to the guidelines set out in this invitation.

We have provided the key details of Proced-Socodevi requirements which should be considered in your response. Please respond with your intention to tender confirmation before 3rd March 2019.

The requirements of the tender are stated below
Collaborating with the Youth Harvest Foundation team in Bolgatanga.
Market analysis in Burkina Faso and Ghana
Equipment analysis in Upper East Region

1. Objectives of the visit to Ouagadougou
A. Make an analysis of the whole parboiling process according to these variables:
• Water in the Parboiling process: source and waste
• Fuel used (if it would be feasible to use rice husks as a fuel source and in case of breakage, working with corn crop residues and if necessary with wood)
• Rice drying process in the dry and rainy season (canvas or concrete drying stations)
• The proximity of the mill factory from the steaming units and how long can we wait to mill after parboiling?

B. Evaluate the equipment used for parboiling (vessel and oven) according to these variables:
• Price
• Product quality
• Hardness of work
• Environmental and deforestation impacts

C. Evaluate the equipment used for the post-parboiling activities (drying and milling equipment) according to these variables:
• Price
• Product quality
• Capacity of production

D. Evaluate suppliers (or manufacturers) of equipment according to these variables:
• Price
• Product quality
• Capacity of production

E. Evaluate the price and marketing of Parboiled rice in Burkina Faso according to these variables:
• Price
• Product quality
• Package
• Size
• Variety

2. Objectives of the Farmer Based organization tour and visits to markets/shops in the Upper East region:
A. Make an analysis of the whole parboiling process according to these variables:
• Water in the Parboiling process: source and waste
• Fuel used (if it would be feasible to use rice husks as a fuel source and in case of breakage, working with corn crop residues and if necessary with wood)
• Rice drying process in the dry and rainy season (canvas or concrete drying stations)
• The proximity of the mill factory from the steaming units and how long can we wait to mill after parboiling?
B. Evaluate the current equipment used for parboiling by the women:
• Vessels
• Oven
• Drying
C. Propose improvements to this current equipment
• What kind of system or drainage systems can be used to manage the waste water used in the soaking and steaming process
• Assess the fuel sources currently available
• Can improvements be made to the ovens that are being used and the different types of fuels used by these ovens? Eg. Hybrid?
D. Search for suppliers (or manufacturers) of the equipment

E. Evaluate the price and marketing of rice in the Upper East according to these variables:
• Price
• Product quality
• Package
• Size
• Variety

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3. Objectives of the visit to Tamale, Kumasi and Accra :
A. Evaluate suppliers (or manufacturers) of equipment according to these variables:
• Price
• Product quality
• Capacity of production
B. Evaluate the price and marketing of rice in Ghana according to these variables:
• Price
• Product quality
• Package
• Size
• Variety
B.General information on the production and marketing of rice in Ghana.

Submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
• CV of personnel involved
• Quality of the proposal
• Price
• Duration
• Availability date
Any questions regarding this ITT should be addressed to Beatrice Esses, the PROCED-SOCODEVI Project Coordinator.

Email: b.esses@socodevi.org Telephone: 0382095924.

PROCED-SOCODEVI reserves the right to reject or disqualify proposals from vendors who do not comply with our guidelines.

PROCED-SOCODEVI as part of this tender process makes no obligation in any way to:
i.pay any vendor for any ITT response
ii.award the contract with the lowest or any bidder
iii.accept any ITT information received from vendors
iv.any other commitment to vendors whatsoever
I look forward to receiving your response.
Yours Sincerely

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Oxfam currently seeks a consultant to conduct market research

Posted by | 22/02/2019 | Funding Opportunities in Ghana 2020

Oxfam currently seeks a consultant to conduct market research

Title: Consultancy (to conduct market research analysis for parboiled rice in Ghana to the PROCED-SOCODEVI Project

The Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana (YHFG) was first envisioned by John Kingsley Krugu, whose own youthful upbringing was beset with numerous challenges. Based on his personal difficult experiences, he thought of a youth organization that will work to support marginalized young people to access education and training that will make them contribute meaningfully to society.

Job Description

Invitation to Tender

You are invited to submit a tender to provide a market research analysis for parboiled rice in Ghana to the PROCED-SOCODEVI Project. By participating in this tender, you should respond to the guidelines set out in this invitation.

We have provided the key details of Proced-Socodevi requirements which should be considered in your response. Please respond with your intention to tender confirmation before 3rd March 2019.

The requirements of the tender are stated below

Collaborating with Youth Harvest Foundation team in Bolgatanga. Market analysis in Burkina Faso and Ghana Equipment analysis in Upper East Region

  1. Objectives of the visit to Ouagadougou
    1. Make an analysis of the whole parboiling process according to these variables:
      • Water in the Parboiling process: source and waste
      • Fuel used (if it would be feasible to use rice husks as a fuel source and in case of breakage, working with corn crop residues and if necessary with wood)
      • Rice drying process in dry and rainy season (canvas or concrete drying stations)
      • Proximity of the mill factory from the steaming units and how long can we wait to mill after parboiling
    2. Evaluate the equipment used for parboiling (vessel and oven) according to these variables:
      • Price
      • Product quality
      • Hardness of work
      • Environmental and deforestation impacts
    3. Evaluate the equipment used for the post-parboiling activities (drying and milling equipment) according to these variables:
      • Price
      • Product quality
      • Capacity of production
    4. Evaluate suppliers (or manufacturers) of equipment according to these variables:
      • Price
      • Product quality
      • Capacity of production
    5. Evaluate the price and marketing of Parboiled rice in Burkina Faso according to these variables:
      • Price
      • Product quality
      • Package
      • Size
      • Variety

2. Objectives of the Farmer Based organization tour and visits to markets/shops in the Upper East region:

  1. Make an analysis of the whole parboiling process according to these variables:
    • Water in the Parboiling process: source and waste
    • Fuel used (if it would be feasible to use rice husks as a fuel source and in case of breakage, working with corn crop residues and if necessary with wood)
    • Rice drying process in dry and rainy season (canvas or concrete drying stations)
    • Proximity of the mill factory from the steaming units and how long can we wait to mill after parboiling?
  2. Evaluate the current equipment used for parboiling by the women:
    • Vessels
    • Oven
    • Drying
  3. Propose improvements to these current equipment
    • What kind of system or drainage systems can be used to manage the waste water used in the soaking and steaming process
    • Assess the fuel sources currently available
    • Can improvements be made to the ovens that are being used and the different types of fuels used by these ovens? Eg. Hybrid?
  4. Search for suppliers (or manufacturers) of the equipment
  5. Evaluate the price and marketing of rice in the Upper East according to these variables:
    • Price
    • Product quality
    • Package
    • Size
    • Variety

3. Objectives of the visit to Tamale, Kumasi and Accra :

  1. Evaluate suppliers (or manufacturers) of equipment according to these variables:
    • Price
    • Product quality
    • Capacity of production
  2. Evaluate the price and marketing of rice in Ghana according to these variables:
    • Price
    • Product quality
    • Package
    • Size
    • Variety
  3. General information on production and marketing of rice in Ghana.

Submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • CV of personnel involved
  • Quality of the proposal
  • Price
  • Duration
  • Availability date

How To Apply

Any questions regarding this ITT should be addressed to Beatrice Esses, the PROCED-SOCODEVI Project Coordinator. Email: b.esses@socodevi.org Telephone: 0382095924.

PROCED-SOCODEVI reserves the right to reject or disqualify proposals from vendors who do not comply with our guidelines. PROCED-SOCODEVI as part of this tender process makes no obligation in any way to:

    1. pay any vendor for any ITT response
    2. award the contract with the lowest or any bidder
    3. accept any ITT information received from vendors
    4. iv.any other commitment to vendors whatsoever

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UNICEF Needs a Contractor in Ghana for Business Sector Engagement

Posted by | 22/02/2019 | Funding Opportunities in Ghana 2020

UNICEF Needs a Contractor in Ghana for Business Sector Engagement

Individual Contractor (International) – Share Value Partnerships / Business Sector Engagement, Accra, Ghana

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,

Ghana is a lower middle-income country experiencing a period of sustained political stability and economic growth. The economic outlook for Ghana remains positive, with average GDP growth projected at 5.7 percent for 2018-2022. However, significant disparities in development outcomes continue to disproportionately especially rural populations and poor families with children. Ghana continues to be affected by persistent development challenges, including increased inequality, slowed poverty reduction with increased extreme poverty in some parts of the country. Overall, a significant unfinished development agenda for children remains to be addressed in Ghana, particularly for children and young people. 38 percent of Ghana’s current population is below the age of 15.

UNICEF continues to partner with the Government of Ghana and development partners to strengthen social systems that can advance the realization of children’s rights. Under the framework of the UNICEF-Government of Ghana Country Programme of Cooperation (2018-2022), UNICEF is supporting programmes for children in health and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, quality basic education, the protection of children from violence, abuse and exploitation, and social protection. It does so by leveraging national and international capacity, knowledge, and experience in priority areas for children.

UNICEF’s work is funded entirely by voluntary contributions with public and private donors remaining significant contributors to results for children in Ghana, supporting a large share of activities taking place at national and local levels. An estimated US$ 178 million is needed to advance key results for children in Ghana within the country programme period (2018-2022). However, traditional donors have gradually reduced their presence in Ghana, or shifted financial support away from large scale social reforms, moving from aid to trade, while relationships with emerging donors have not yet reached scale.

At the same time, the business sector in Ghana presents increasing potential as a source of innovative forms of partnership by which to leverage results for children. Increasing numbers of international subsidiaries operating in Ghana point to a widening base for engagement with the business sector and with potential for generating significant investment in UNICEF-supported programmes for children. Recent analysis by UNICEF has identified several prospective pathways for resource leverage with the business sector. The office is also evaluating potential to pursue a Child Rights and Business agenda, to promote children’s rights and sustain critical investment in children’s wellbeing in Ghana. There are opportunities to work in the banking, cocoa, fishing and mining sectors, amongst others.

Meaningful partnership with the private sector is a key component of UNICEF long-term Child Rights promotion strategy in Ghana. UNICEF is therefore seeking to engage a consultant to manage and expand a portfolio of strategic, shared-value partnerships that leverage resources for children and young people in Ghana.  

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of the contract is to contribute to the development, management and implementation of partnerships and engagements with key private stakeholders that leverage political and economic support for results for children. The aim is to further strengthen UNICEF’s position as a partner of choice for children’s rights in Ghana by engaging in innovative, transformative and holistic partnerships.

The contractor will establish a partnership function within the country office and provide an interface for environment scanning, knowledge exchange, resource leverage, and policy influence. The contractor will help ensure greater visibility and support for UNICEF’s mission and expand influence in relevant economic sectors impacting on results for children, including industry and agriculture. The contractor will also serve as a focal point and resource for UNICEF on specific thematic areas of strategic relevance for partnership development.

Under the supervision of the UNICEF Deputy Representative, and in close collaboration with the UNICEF Representative and relevant UNICEF staff, the contractor seeks and promotes new strategic, shared value partnerships and both non-financial and financial resource leverage opportunities in various sectors in the economy, including industry and agriculture. Specifically, the contractor:

  • Establishes a Partnership function (with a respective theory of change) and provides day-to-day coordination and technical support to all work on shared-value partnerships across the country office. Develops and implements a shared value partnership engagement plan for 2019 and a framework that outlines the basic principles of engagement including criteria for partner selection. Conducts iterative analysis to identify sources of new and continued shared value partnership and leverage opportunities, and brokers them accordingly. Receives and screens inquiries from potential collaborators. Drafts and, where appropriate negotiates, formal agreements and engagement modalities and terms, consistent with UNICEF’s mandate, business model and Rules and Regulations. Coordinates the development, implementation and monitoring of shared value partnership deliverables and activities.

 

  • Coordinates shared value partnership outreach, engagement, policy influence and collaboration activities. Maintains and expands UNICEF’s network and relationships with key-influencers from the business sector and other relevant constituencies. Engages critical industries in Ghana to influence business practice and polices towards better respect of children’s rights in global supply chains, such as cocoa, fishing and mining. In particular, acts as focal point for UNICEF’s evolving partnership with the cocoa industry in Ghana, including with the International Coca Initiative and World Cocoa Federation. Works closely with UNICEF’s colleagues to ensure that policy advocacy and outreach to partners is strongly grounded in the experience and insights of the programmes that UNICEF’s supports. Ensures that UNICEF’s interests, perspectives, and knowledge are considered in relevant social policy advocacy generated through shared-value partnerships, and that partners are fully aware of UNICEF’s perspectives, policies, priorities and capabilities. Co-ordinates planning and engagement of regular events with current and prospective partners and UNICEF supporters. Attends relevant meetings of strategic partners, to present and promote country programme priorities, initiatives and resource requirements. Develops and/ or contributes to communications products to enhance UNICEF’s advocacy, visibility and influence with existing and prospective shared value partners, key stakeholders and decision makers, including materials required for partnership meetings, pitches, field visits, workshops, external and internal presentations, etc. Organizes the dissemination of knowledge and communication products to relevant audiences for information and advocacy purposes.

 

  • Scans the external environment for shared value partnership opportunities and risks, and shares information with relevant UNICEF staff in a timely fashion. Monitors trends in development cooperation and assistance (in Ghana and internationally) through all channels; and in partners respective policies, systems and actions. Advises UNICEF management on recommended adjustments to partnership strategy or policy to maintain and increase support for children. Establishes systems to regularly monitor and assess the effectiveness of UNICEF’s shared value partnerships, including their reach and outcomes and monitors and evaluates the contribution of related channels to the objectives and targets of the country programme. Documents and reports on results as well as lessons learned from partnerships and ensures availability of other knowledge and communication products generated for and through the engagement of partners. Collects, documents, stores and shares relevant information and knowledge on partnerships in a systematic way. Develops and maintains UNICEF’s institutional knowledge of current and prospective partners and relevant stakeholders, including a partner database. Develops policy papers and guidelines to enhance shared value advocacy and leverage efforts and initiatives by the country office. Engages with PFP, UNICEF National Committees and the UNICEF Regional Office for Western and Central Africa in relationship-building, coordination, knowledge management, information sharing, documentation, activity planning for common partnerships, and in consolidating country office inputs to common strategic initiatives.

 

  • In line with overall organizational efforts, provides strategic, logistical and programmatic support to UNICEF staff to develop country office capacity to engaging effectively in shared value partnerships in the best interests of children. Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the success of the team, including guiding, training, and coaching key staff, as needed.

NOTE: Please read attached Terms of Reference for details on the tasks. 

Deliverables and time frame for submission

1. Comprehensive, evidence based analysis of shared-value partnership potential in Ghana and propensity to leverage resources in support of results for children. – Initial analysis completed by end of month 1; updated monthly

2. Theory of change for shared-value partnerships – Completed by end month 2; updated monthly.

3. Soft and hard copies of products. Includes criteria for the selection of partners, partner contribution targets and means of measuring results. – Completed by end month 2; updated monthly

4. Short-term outreach strategy and 2019 action plan with agreed targets and timelines. Soft and hard copies including targets and outreach approach to engage potential donors in supporting results for children.  – Completed by end month 2; updated monthly.

5. Targeted strategy and action plan on UNICEF’s engagement with supply- and value-chain partnerships in coca, mining fishing industries. Soft and hard copies including specific targets and outreach approach to engage.  – Completed by end month 3; updated monthly

6. At least 4 actionable, shared-value investment cases developed, distributed and pitched to targeted partners. Soft and hard copy products, in accordance with timeline set out in agreed action plan translating programmatic priorities into business language. – Initial 4 investment cases by end month 4.

7. Capacity building sessions held for UNICEF staff. Training materials and tools collected and/or developed, in cooperation with PFP, RO and HQ; Training sessions held for UNICEF staff in Ghana – Before end of month

8. At least 4 additional partner engagement materials (using compelling visuals, infographics, etc.). The materials should illustrate shared priorities, common goals, division of labour and commitment to principles of human rights, accountability and transparency. Soft and hard copies of products. (All original files, including data analysis, original photographs, vector files to be saved and provided with each final product).

Development timeline should be specified at the start of the assignment and included in the overall action plan. The consultant may choose to develop materials concurrently with investment cases. These arrangements are to be negotiated with the supervisor and will depend on partner requirements and priorities. – Product outline submitted by end month 5.

9. Partner database, filing system. An accurate, comprehensive and fully populated partner database. Electronic and physical filing system established. – Completed by end month 6; updated monthly.

10. At least 3 major shared-value partnerships underway with business sector – Completed by end month 6.

11. Monthly activity reports on the progress of partner engagement activities (as per workplan), achievement of shared-value partnership targets (including investment generated, in pipeline, etc.) clear assessment of effectiveness of actions and any proposed adjustments. Progress reporting will include monthly summary for senior management.

12. A quarterly report and detailed record/ log of partnership work undertaken, including the analysis of various approaches employed. The record will be supported by electronic and hardcopy documents, stored centrally.

13. Further deliverables related to production and dissemination of investment cases, proposals and engagement materials will be elaborated and agreed.

Payment and Payment Schedule

The contractor shall receive a monthly payment upon satisfactory submission of monthly deliverables as agreed with the supervisor. Monthly payment shall be a negotiated lumpsum that comprises fees and cost of staying in Ghana. An initial advance covering travel to Ghana and/or partial subsistence will be made on signature of the contract

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

  • An Advanced university in international development, public affairs, public administration, international relations, political science, social policy, communication, business administration and management or another related field, such as sustainability related projects.
  • At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional experience in private sector engagement, partnership building, external relations and/or leveraging resources, preferably in an international organization is required.
  • Significant ability in market analysis, research, documentation, and report writing.
  • Proven experience effectively engaging companies and/or developing an effective “pitch”/ advocacy messages
  • High-level ability in written English, with a reader-friendly style and demonstrated ability to translate complex information into simple and accessible text for a wide audience. Candidates may be asked to provide writing samples such as publications, articles, policy briefs.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
  • Good networking and inter-personal communication skills. Prior experience in business sector engagement and/or partnerships building required
  • A track record of working with the business sector
  • Demonstrated planning, communication, research, fundraising experience and very strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong leadership skills; capacity to prioritize and manage a diverse range of partners, projects and activities
  • Familiarity with UNICEF’s work, and experience working in a developing country are considered an asset.

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Competencies required for this post:

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, 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.

Application Procedure

  • Interested candidates should apply on-line to the link provided. In addition to the detailed CV/Resume, candidates should attach a two-page note on how he/she intends to effectively accomplish this assignment within time frame. 
  • Two examples of previous work done should be attached (e.g. strategic documents, publications, policy briefs etc.)
  • Candidates should indicate proposed Monthly fees in USD that will comprise professional fees and cost of staying in Ghana.

ToR Shared Value Partnerships Jan2019.pdf

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

Opening Date Thu Feb 21 2019 05:00:00 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) Greenwich Standard Time
Closing Date Fri Mar 15 2019 16:55:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)