- Organization: UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
- Location: Kabul
- Grade: Consultancy – International Consultant – Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
- Occupational Groups:
- External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
- Closing Date: 2023-03-11
Parent Sector : Field Office
Duty Station: Kabul
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Job Family: Education
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 11-MAR-2023
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
UNESCO has over the years been implementing education, communication and information and culture projects across Afghanistan.
In alignment with UNESCO’s approved C/4 and C/5 and related country framework such as the UN Transitional Engagement Framework for Afghanistan for international partner support for Afghanistan, UNESCO Kabul Office seeks to maximize resource mobilization through support to concrete development of concept notes and proposals in Education, Culture, Communication & Information, and the Humanitarian-Development-Peace (HDP) Nexus in Afghanistan.Long Description Main duties and responsibilities
Under the overall authority of the Director of the UNESCO Office in Kabul and Representative of UNESCO to Afghanistan the Individual Consultant shall support the resource mobilization efforts particularly the consultations and development of concept notes and proposals, which are to be shared with potential donors and stakeholders. Particularly, the Individual Consultant shall perform the functions indicated in the Terms of References below:
- Develop a brief roadmap and approach for the development of sectoral and intersectoral concept notes and proposals under the HDP Nexus for UNESCO Kabul Office, in consultation with the Director and Section Leads;
- For an understanding of the operating environment in Afghanistan, undertake his/her own extensive desk review. This would include of all global guidance on assistance to Afghanistan, UN Security Council resolutions, strategic frameworks/policy documents including but not limited to the UN Transitional Engagement Framework for Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Humanitarian Needs Overview, the draft Humanitarian Response Plan 2023, the draft Afghanistan Coordination Group Framework, the draft UN Strategic Framework for Afghanistan, UNESCO Kabul Office Resource Mobilization Plan 2022-2025, and sector specific strategic documents on programming such as the Afghanistan Education Sector Transitional Framework and other sector specific policy and strategy documents in Culture, Communication and Information. This extensive desk review provides an insight about how foci of any resource mobilization efforts should be based;
- Conduct an extensive desk review of all ongoing projects and programmes implemented by UNESCO Kabul Office;
4. Conduct a mapping of potential donors for Education, Culture, and Communication and Information sections who are interested in supporting UNESCO initiatives and any key conditionalities;
5. Consult virtually with the Director, Section Leads and relevant programme staff to define the strategic focus of each section and the intersectoral focus drawing upon HDP Nexus approach;
6. Facilitate virtual consultations, in coordination with UNESCO Kabul Office personnel, with key partners/stakeholders to collect feedback and to identify synergies;
7. Review the UNESCO resource mobilization plan and provide input for necessary updates, based on the findings from the extensive desk reviews and consultations;
8. Draft sectoral and intersectoral concept notes and proposals based on the identified strategic focus of each section and the intersectoral focus drawing upon HDP Nexus approach. The concept notes and proposals must follow the templates of UNESCO with relevant visuals accompanying the narratives and be tailor made for addressing the relevant potential donors and stakeholders; and
9. Based on the concept notes and proposals developed, prepare corresponding briefs and presentation files, as and when necessary, to support the Director and Section Leads in their dialogue with potential donors and stakeholders.Long Description Deliverables
Submit both editable (MS-Word, MS-Excel and MS-Powerpoint) and PDF files of the following:
- Brief roadmap and approach for the development of sectoral and intersectoral concept notes and proposals under the HDP Nexus for UNESCO Kabul Office; (Deadline for submission:13 April 2023)
- Brief mapping of potential donors and any key conditionalities ;(Deadline for submission:13 April 2023)
- Draft sectoral concept notes and proposals; (Deadline for submission: 28 May 2023)
- Draft intersectoral concept note and proposal; (Deadline for submission: 28 May 2023)
- Revised sectoral concept notes and proposals; (Deadline for submission: 25 June 2023)
- Revised intersectoral concept note and proposal; (Deadline for submission: 25 June 2023)
- Briefs and presentation files of the sectoral and intersectoral concepts. (Deadline for submission: 25 June 2023)
All the assignments are expected to be completed no later than 30 June 2023. The Individual Consultant works remotely using his/her own necessary devices for the assignments. No travel is anticipated. The normal working days are from Sunday to Thursday. The Individual Consultant is expected to remain flexible when working with counterparts in Afghanistan in terms of scheduling of consultations and meetings.COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) Professionalism (C) – For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in the mandates of UNESCO, business administration, or a related field.
- At least ten years of relevant work experience, in the field of the mandates of UNESCO and business administration and resource mobilization and coordination;
- A sound understanding of the New Ways of Working following the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 to strengthen the humanitarian and development nexus; and
- Work experience with the UN is an added advantage.
Skills and competencies
- Excellent understanding of both development and humanitarian partners’ expectations and trends in the Education, Culture, Communication and Information sectors;
- Excellent writing and drafting skills;
- Strong sensitivity and adaptability in post conflict countries and diversity (culture, gender, religion, race and nationality);
- Integrity, reliability and sense of commitment in the execution of duties;
- Good analytical and problem solving skills;
- Ability to build and maintain partnerships;
- Ability to work under pressure, to manage heavy workloads and to meet tight deadlines, paying close attention to detail and quality of work; and
- Strong IT skills including good knowledge of standard office software and online collaboration tools.
Fluency in English is required.BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS
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