Advocacy and Communication Consultancy Job in Windhoek Namibia

Advocacy and Communication Consultancy Job in Windhoek Namibia

Advocacy and Communication Consultancy Job in Windhoek Namibia

Job no: 565680
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Windhoek
Level: Consultancy
Location: Namibia
Categories: Communication, Partnerships

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, shelter 

UNICEF – the United Nations Children’s Fund- is an international organization working to realize the rights of children all around the world with presence in over 190 countries and territories. UNICEF operates its programmes fully with the generous donations received from governments, the private sector, as well as individuals. UNICEF mobilizes support from the private sector as well as generous individuals which is critical to delivering its programmes for children.

The support of individuals is critical for UNICEF to achieve its mandate for children. The organization recognizes the value of growing, engaging, and retaining individual supporters (financial donors and non-financial supporters) and strives to offer them meaningful journeys.

How can you make a difference? 

Objectives of the assignment is:
1. Assisting in the implementation of UNICEF Namibia’s vision for the 2023 Regional World Children’s Day (WCD)
2. Producing information packs for donors and partners and other communication products
3. Contributing to the maintenance of the UNISON platform through updates
4. Supporting the organization of the 6th Session of the Children’s Parliament

Scope of Work:

The Communication & Advocacy Consultant is required to undertake the following tasks and activities:
1. Support and guidance to implement UNICEF Namibia’s vision for regional World Children’s Day Celebrations.
a. Participate in the Ministry of Gender Equality Poverty Eradication & Social Welfare Task Force Meetings
b. Participate in the internal and external working groups of the WCD as assigned by the supervisor
c. Lead the development and production of all branding supplies
d. As per guidance from UNICEF Regional Office, produce social media pack to boost social media presence and brand positioning for the 2023 Regional WCD
e. Manage & lead regional youth engagement on the online platform and tabulate all discussion to feed into the WCD Children’s Communique
f. Assist in the writing of the consolidated 2023 WCD report

2. Provide quality design and lay-out of information packs for Advocacy & Visibility
g. Produce donors and partners and other communication products in line with UNICEF branding requirements and within specified deadlines
h. Contribute to organization of the Donor filed visit and other Cross Cutting programme advocacy events
i. Accompany the Communication team to field visits as required
3. Support Namibia Private Sector Engagement Strategy
j. Contribute to the implementation of the work plan for assigned area, to ensure timely and effective delivery of results, in accordance with the UNICEF’s partnership Strategy
k. Develop database of corporate requests for partnership; Maintain up-to-date information on partners
and income trends, analyse development assistance policies and keep resource partner profiles updated
l. Ensure compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations: ensure timely Due Diligence clearance and review partner agreements and amendments for senior staff approval, support the donor reports.
m. Assist in managing corporate partnerships and relations with potential, existing and past corporate partners through organising meetings and maintaining minutes of such meetings
n. Capture information on UNICEF’s and Private Sector partners’ engagement using UNISON Customer relationship management (CRM) database and provide technical support and advice in utilizing UNISON
o. Help maintain effective relationships with the regional office to keep them informed on important, strategic operational UNICEF activations
4. Support to the Organisation & Hosting of the 6th Session of the Children’s Parliament
p. Participate in meetings to organise the 2024 6th Session of the Children’s Parliament and implement the tasks given as member
q. Assist in the design of branded communication & advocacy materials for the 6th Session
r. Contribute to the conceptualisation of the programme/s
s. Assist in the identification of the resource persons to be invited

DeliverablesActivitiesDeadlines% of Payment in NAD
Execution plan and roadmap submittedRoad map and monthly plan developedParticipate in WCD Task Force Meetings & assist in minute taking when necessaryFamiliarize with UNICEF Branding and writing guidelinesFamiliarize with the WCD Concept noteFamiliarize with the online platform concept and Work with ICT Senior Associate to ensure smooth engagement of children     15 October 2023        30%   
Creative concept for WCD materials developedAttend the WCD Taskforce meetingsLiaise with Supply Associate to coordinate with design & layout artist for finalisation of key branding suppliersIn consultation with the Supervisor continue to manage & lead regional youth engagement on the online platform and tabulate all discussion into a reportWith guidance from Supervisor & ICT Intern, Familiarise with UNISON platform
Quality design and lay-out of information packs & Social Media Content for WCD developed Attend the WCD Taskforce meetingsWork with the Africa hum to finalise the social media pack for WCDLiaise with the Communication Associate to develop information pack for VIPs & MediaIn consultation with the Supervisor continue to manage & lead regional youth engagement on the online platform and tabulate all discussion into a reportFinalisation of recording of old and new opportunities into UNISON

World Children’s Day Celebrations
Attend the WCD Taskforce meetingsUsing the Checklist, participate in the dry run and advise on gapsIn consultation with the participating children (using key information from online discussion) contribute to the drafting of the CommuniqueSocial media pack produced and available to for usage during the 2023 Regional WCD          20 December 2023                                28 March 2024          40%                                30% 
 5.  WCD Draft Report finalized & UNISON Draft Corporate Data base availableDraft the WCD report and share internally for inputsContribute to the Comms & Partnership Annual report with focus on WCDMonthly recording into UNISONBased on UNISON information develop a draft database of available corporate partnerships & identify potential partners for the New Country ProgrammeFinal WCD Report Available, Final UNISON Corporate Data base available & contributed to organization of Safer Internet Day Incorporate all comments and & inputs from the participating Country Offices and Regional Office for the finalisation of the WCD reportIncorporate all comments on the Corporate Data BaseAssist in organising the Safer Internet Day in collaboration with Ministry of GenderRecording of emerging opportunities into UNISONSkeleton Programmes for German Natcom visit & 6th Session of the Children’s Parliament availableAssist in the successful organisation of the Safer Internet DayParticipate in the initial preparation for the German Natcom visitIn consultation with the Comms Team participate in the initial meetings for the 6th Session of the Children’s ParliamentRecording & updates of new opportunities in UNISON
Draft German Natcom Information Pack producedIn consultation with the Supervisor, develop & compile the draft programme information pack for the German NatcomParticipate in the internal information sessions on the German Natcom visit Designed concept communication and Advocacy materials 6th Session for the Children’s Parliament availableFinalized German Natcom Information PackParticipate in the German Natcom visitAssist in the identification of the resource persons to be invited for the 6th Session of the Children’s ParliamentDesign concept of branded communication & advocacy materials for the 6th Session

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

Minimum Qualifications required:

At least diploma or first degree from an accredited academic institution in Communication, Marketing, International Relations.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:
A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: communication, public affairs, project management, resource mobilization, external relations, marketing, sales, or other relevant area.
Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a local language is an asset. 

How to Apply

Qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to submit an online application before the closing date.

Please submit expression of interest together with:
• A cover letter, no longer than 1 page, and curriculum vitae showing how the consultant meets the required qualifications, experience and expertise
• Technical Proposal demonstrating the consultant’s understanding of the Terms of Reference (ToR), the proposed methodology/approach and timelines for the respective deliverables; and
• A financial proposal/budget, which must include all expenses related to the assignment (including travel costs of 15 days to Erongo Region (Walvisbay) and 7 days field travel in 2024).

 UNICEF will not cover any costs of the consultancy not included in the financial proposal (excludes costs of meetings for attendees).

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. 

Advertised: 11 Sep 2023 Namibia Standard Time
Deadline: 17 Sep 2023 Namibia Standard Time


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