deadline: 24th october 2017
BACKGROUND AND JUSTIFICATIONUNICEF Libya Country Office (LCO) is looking for a report writer to support the LCO team to compile inputs for its 2017 Annual Reports. The Annual Report is a critical aspect of the UNICEF Country Offices results through the year. The report will detail what LCO has achieved in advancing children’s rights and equity in the areas of child protection, education, water, sanitation and hygiene, health and social inclusion, working with diverse partners at the global, regional and country levels, and examines the impact of these accomplishments on the lives of children and their families worldwide. The Annual Report includes all results achieved by LCO under the specific outcome area. The assignment requires a combination of different skills: report writing for different audiences that are important partners to UNICEF; ability to review various sources and identify key data and information for reporting rapidly but thoroughly; good writing skills; and knowledge of UNICEFs work in Libya. A dedicated consultant is being sought, as the task needs to be completed in a short period of time and LCO does not have the capacity to do so at this stage.
Consequently, UNICEF Libya urgently seeks to hire a consultant to compile the Annual Report. The consultant will compile and complete the UNICEF Libya Annual Report in line with these terms of reference. Where necessary, the consultant will work directly with the team and will be managed by the Deputy Representative.
2.UNICEF IN LIBYAUNICEF Libya has scaled up its programme to respond to the humanitarian needs of conflict- affected children and their families. Despite the temporary evacuation of all UN agencies and most of the international NGOs from Libya in 2014, UNICEF has succeeded in maintaining a presence in the country with national staff and with qualified national consultants to monitor the on-going programmes. Since the beginning of the year UNICEF international staff started travelling to Tripoli with the plan to fully relocate by the end of the year.
3.SCOPE AND RESULTS OF WORKUnder the strategic guidance of the UNICEF Special Representative and under the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the consultant will undertake the following tasks: 1.The consultant will work with the Programme Specialists for the preparation of the draft annual report and will be available by email, telephone and skype to facilitate inputs and production of the report. 2.Compile and coordinate UNICEF staff inputs and other materials and draft, copy-edit and fact-check the overall report. 3.Solicit relevant information from colleagues by, liaising and conducting consultations/inquiries and research (by phone, skype or email, as required) with key LCO programme specialists to gather relevant information, to complete the Report for 2017, with a focus on 2017 results and also capturing overall trends since 2014. 4.Prepare a first draft with the focus on results for children, subsequent drafts and final version of the Annual Report, including fact-checking and proof-reading. 5.The consultant will focus on results based reporting in the writing of the annual report taking into account the feedback LCO received on the annual report 2016. 6.The consultant will do the final revisions after the feedback of the regional office expected to arrive in January 2017.
4.DELIVERABLESDeliverablesDurationTimeline (at the end of)Planning and consultation•Preliminary planning discussion with the Deputy Representative and agree to a plan of action/timelines and synthesis of existing data/ relevant information for key documents.•Liaise and conduct consultations with programme specialists to gather and internalize the relevant information. 5 days28 November 2017 Draft and revisions•Produce a draft report •Incorporate feedback from the Deputy Representative and the Programme Specialists. 5 days5 December 2017Finalization•Finalize the Annual Report, including final proof read, making any additional necessary changes 5 days12 December 2017 (first draft)
Beginning of January (second draft, if feedback will be received from the RO)
Payment for this consultancy will be upon completion of all deliverables as described above.
5.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
•Academic qualificationsAdvanced university degree in social sciences or related discipline.
•Key competencies, technical background and experience requiredoAt least 5 years of professional work experience in a relevant field.oPrevious report writing experience, particularly UNICEF reports, will be considered an asset.oExperience or a working knowledge of UNICEFs work.oKnowledgeable in results based reporting.oPrevious experience in copy-editing and fact-checking.oHigh level proficiency in standard computer software, in particular Microsoft word and Excel.oPersistence in follow up, tact and diplomacy to work with international personnel.oDemonstrated ability to meet deadlines.oExcellent written English skills, of publication standard.oDemonstrated experience in working with UNICEF and understanding the context of Libya would be an asset.
•Language experienceExcellent oral, written and editing skills in English (ability to write reports in clear and readable language)
•Competency Profile: (For details on competencies please refer to the UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles) oCommunicates effectively in writing.oWorks independently and also effectively within a team environment.oConsistently achieves high-level results, managing and delivering tasks on time. oAnalyses and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources and is able to apply analysis to the design of programme and sector responses. oQuickly builds rapport with individuals and groups across all organisation levels and boundaries.oTakes initiatives and works independently to carry out tasks and achieve results.
•Core values: Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity
6.UNICEF RECOURSE IN CASE OF UNSATISFACTORY PERFORMANCEUNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs are incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines. All materials developed will remain the copyright of UNICEF and they will be free to adapt and modify them in future.
7.ADMINISTRATION OF CONTRACT•The consultancy payment is effective upon approval of the deliverables by the Deputy Representative as described in section 4 of this Terms of Reference and upon final approval and signing off of the report by the Special Representative. •The candidate selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions for individual contracts.
8.SELECTION CRITERIAGiven the very specific focus of the Annual Report, LCO will review a list of possible candidates suggested by the UNICEF MENA Regional Office Planning Section and thereafter agree on a best possible candidate.
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 organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=507915