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For every child, a Champion
UNICEF supports the efforts of the Government of Senegal to improve the situation of women and children. The country programme focuses on the following intervention axes: Health, Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH), Nutrition, Education, Child Protection, Social Policy, and Adolescents and Social norms.
In the last few years UNICEF Senegal has had a record-breaking year for both public and private sector fundraising allowing for perseverance and deliverance of strong programmatic results for children. This implies that the country office has a high load of reports due to donors and it is crucial that UNICEF Senegal is able to submit high quality reports that reflect what was achieved. These reports detail what UNICEF Senegal achieved with the generous contribution of donors, working with diverse partners at the country level, and examine the impact of these accomplishments on the lives of children and families.
In addition, UNICEF Senegal is currently developing its new country programme. This next country program, which will run from 2024 to 2028, aims to support the Government of Senegal in improving the achievements and meeting the challenges for the implementation of the Rights of the Child in Senegal and the improvement of their situation. This will imply that the Country Office will need to update its Resource Mobilization strategy and action as well as proactively develop concept notes and proposals to Public and Private donors.
How can you make a difference?
The purpose of this consultancy is to support the UNICEF Senegal Country Office on Resource mobilization including support on quality assurance of donor reporting and proposals development in line with the donors’ guideline as well as support with writing/editing fundraising briefs. The consultant will also support on the implementation of the Resource mobilization strategy/action plan.
Under the supervision of the Partnerships Specialist and with close collaboration with the Deputy Representative, the consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks:
Proposals and Reporting
Works with programme staff and the Partnerships Specialist to ensure quality and results-based donor reports including background situation, overall UNICEF experience in relevant sector, objectives of specific donor contribution, target groups, results, constraints, appropriate financial statements, including relevant human-interest stories, and photography to illustrate UNICEF supported activities by the specific donor.
Compile UNICEF staff inputs and other materials and draft, copy-edit, and fact-check the overall reports; ensure that donor reports are in line with donor conditions and original proposals;
Ensure timely submission of high-quality donor reports and follow up in case of donors’ feedbacks on the reports sent;
Participates in other report writing functions such as Review Reports and Project reports in the Office;
Update and maintain guidance and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of donor reporting, based on global guidance and country needs.
Contributes to the quality of different management documents;
Organizes trainings to improve staff capacity on donor reporting.
Contribute to the quality assurance of proposals for donors including background on the situation in the country and in the relevant sectors, action to date by UNICEF in this area, proposed activities, objectives, target groups, expected results, indicators, timeline for implementation and budget.
Support editing, writing and lay-out of fundraising materials (e.g., advocacy briefs, 2-pagers, Sitreps, presentations etc..)
Provide support on the Resource Mobilization strategy and action plan
Act as a member of the Senegal CO Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Reference group
Support with other partnerships and Resource Mobilization tasks;
Reports and project proposals will have to meet quality standards and will be submitted on time. The target delivery date will be specific to each document, as the start date will depend on the availability of internal inputs and as the volume of work needed will vary with each document. The work will be carried out over 93 working days between March and September 2023. The number of working days will be revised if needed, depending on different factors including the quality of drafts to be passed on to the consultant or additional workload.
Work Assignments Overview
Planning and timeline
Project Chronogram (orientation, desk review, planning)
Donor Reports meet quality standards and are submitted on time
March – September
High standards proposals meet donors requirements and are submitted on time
March – September
April – September
The Resource mobilisation action plan is updated
May – September
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
At least 3 years of professional work experience in a relevant field.
Previous results report and proposals writing experience.
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or another related field
Knowledgeable in results-based management and results oriented approach to project implementation.
Previous experience in copy-editing and fact-checking.
High level proficiency in standard computer software, in particular,
Excellent written skills in both English and French.
Persistence in follow up, tact and diplomacy to work with personnel.
Good time management and ability to work under tight deadlines
Familiarity with/experience in international development and
humanitarian affairs an asset
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to quickly
establish trusted relationships
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
Familiarity with the UN and UNICEF programmes;
Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa will be considered as an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
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Qualified candidates are requested to submit through the UNICEF electronic application system, the following:
Financial proposal in US Dollars
Highest Education Degree (scanned copy)
Examples of previous, relevant work
At least 3 References from previous direct Supervisors (email and phone contact if applicable)
Two references of similar work and published/accessible writing samples that can be shared
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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.