National consultancy on Mapping and Capacity Assessment of NGOs/CSOs working for family, women and children
Job Number: 520234 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Europe and Central Asia Region: Azerbaijan
Work Type : Consultancy
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.
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For every child, development
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), including non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs), foundations, civic movements and advocacy groups, trade unions, faith-based organizations and professional voluntary associations, think tanks and academic and research institutions, are considered as key stakeholders in supporting social and economic development globally. The UNICEF-Azerbaijan Country Programme of Cooperation 2016-2020 indicates that “Building new alliances with a wide range of partners, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society, will be key to achieving results in all programme components. In addition to traditional partners, there will be a strong emphasis to promote a stronger commitment among all social partners, including NGOs, the corporate sector and mass media, including social media, to utilize the principles underlying corporate social responsibility and child rights in business, and to raise awareness of child rights, linking up with the nationally owned child rights monitoring system”. In 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between UNICEF and the Council on State Support to Non-Governmental Organizations under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (CSSN) with the key objectives to support NGOs/CSOs capacity building, provide technical advices and seek possibility of co-financing projects relating to family, women and children implemented by NGOs/CSOs in Azerbaijan.
How can you make a difference?
The Mapping and Capacity Assessment of NGOs/CSOs working for family, women and children aims to get an overview of civil society organizations specialized in family, women and children works and youth development. The overview of the NGOs/CSOs should help UNICEF, CSSN and their partners to identify sufficiently competent NGOs/CSOs that could become future partners in implementation of programmes/projects in supporting family, women and children in particular those the most disadvantaged. Specifically, the objectives of this activity include:
- Identify a list of NGOs/CSOs in Azerbaijan that have clear vision and mission to work on supporting family, women and children including youth, with basic information about the organizations;
- Conduct a solid capacity and needs assessment of selected NGOs/CSOs, as well as the CSSN on core issues and functional capacities including governance, leadership, knowledge, accountability as well as human resources, project management (planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting), financial management, communication and public relation, etc..
- Provide recommendations including a proposed action plan for capacity development in a two-year timeframe.
Description of tasks
An experience national consultant is to be recruited to perform the below assignments with deliverables:
1) Review of relevant policies and information on NGOs/CSOs work in Azerbaijan. Discuss with UNICEF and CSSN to develop methodology and tools for the study. It will include but not limited with:
2) Conduct the mapping exercise
3) Conduct in-depth analysis with the selected NGOs/CSOs.
Deliverables and time-frame:
Description of Deliverables
1. Inception Report including all research tools and work plan
10 working days, by 12th April
2. A list/database of NGOs/CSOs with basic profiles
15 working days within one month, by 30th April
3. A final summarized report for Mapping and Capacity Assessment, following the proposed contents.
20 working days within 1.5 months, by 31st May
45 working days
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Social Sciences, Public Administration, Business Administration or other related technical field is required.
- 5-10 years professional experience at the national and international level with previous experience of research and documentation of organizations/companies. Preferably with an NGO background, direct experience with capacity assessments.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong analytical and conceptual thinking.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Familiar with NGO/CSO system in Azerbaijan.
- Familiar with UNICEF’s mission and mandate an asset.
- Fluency in both English and Azerbaijani
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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The consultant will be directly supervised by the UNICEF Operations Manager and work in close collaboration with the UNICEF program staff.
Administrative and travel arrangement:
- The consultant is expected to work independently. All planned expenditures for travel and the daily subsistence allowance as per UN-approved rate will be covered separately.
- The consultant will use his/her own computer and communications equipment (laptop, telephones, etc).
- No work or travel may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant.
- The consultant must be fit to travel, be in a possession of the valid UN DSS Basic and Advanced Security certificates, obligatory inoculation(s) and have a valid own travel/medical insurance with hospitalisation and repatriation coverage.
- The consultant will be required to sign the Health Statement for consultants/Individual contractors prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance.
All consultants regardless of contract duration must complete the applicable mandatory training. The link to these online training will be provided during the selection process for the successful candidates.
Interested candidates should submit a proposal through the e-recruitment portal including the following:
- Cover letter
- Complete online application form with a monthly rate in AZN
Incomplete applications or missing any of the required documents will not be considered.
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Opening Date Wed Feb 27 2019 09:00:00 GMT+0400 (Азербайджан, стандартное время) Azerbaijan Standard Time
Closing Date Tue Mar 12 2019 18:00:00 GMT+0400 (Азербайджан, стандартное время)