• Posted on: 02 Aug 2021

    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, Full potential


    How can you make a difference?

    Please see attached TORs ToR - Stocktaking ESAR Data strategy framework v3.docx

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

    • The consultant/team leader shall minimally meet the following requirements:

      • Advanced degree, preferably in international development, stastical systems, M&E or organisational development related field
      • Ten (10) years of experience in development work with focus on supporting monitoring and national statistical systems of which at least:
        • Two (2) years with or within UN agencies, and
        • Two (2) years with or within non-UN actors in international development
        • Five (5) years of experience in organisational analysis and development, preferably within multi-national organisations
      • Track record of producing concise reports that provide actionable recommendations based on research findings.
      • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other languages used officially in countries of the region an asset (especially French and Portuguese).
      • knowledge of Eastern and Southern Africa region is an asset
      required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

    [insert competencies]


    To view our competency framework, please visit here.

    Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

    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 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.



    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.

    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.