Consultancy: Knowledge Management Consultant – HIV and AIDS/HIV/AIDS Section, PD – NYHQ, Requisition #527919 214 views


Consultancy: Knowledge Management Consultant – HIV and AIDS/HIV/AIDS Section, PD – NYHQ, Requisition #527919

  • Added Date: Friday, 15 November 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 06 December 2019
  • Organization: UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund
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    BACKGROUND

    As a knowledge leader, UNICEF gathers, curates, synthesizes and disseminates evidence as it relates to children and adolescents in the context of the global HIV response; such knowledge exchange is imperative to improve programming and influence policies. UNICEF’s HIV and AIDS programme has a vital role as a hub of information flow within UNICEF (headquarters, regional and country offices) and with implementers, policy makers, advocates, partners and donors in the HIV response, who look to UNICEF for latest evidence and science, good practices in programming and up-to-date guidance for operationalizing policies. The flagship effort of the HIV and AIDS Section’s knowledge management (KM) work is the Children and AIDS Learning Collaborative, a platform for hosting and disseminating knowledge products engaging a community of practice on children, HIV and AIDS including more than 4,500 contacts worldwide. The Learning Collaborative is hosted on www.childrenandaids.org.

    Terms of Reference / Deliverables

    Under the supervision of the Programme Specialist, Partnerships and Learning Collaborative Focal Point, and the Senior Adviser, Knowledge, Advocacy and Partnerships, HIV and AIDS, the consultant will support Learning Collaborative activities with partners working to consolidate and disseminate the latest evidence on children, HIV and AIDS to inform the global agenda, shape policies and catalyse action at the country level. This is a part-time consultancy that will support general KM work of the HIV Section 3 days per week.

    The consultant is expected to deliver the following:

    Contribute to the Learning Collaborative objectives of knowledge generation and exchange to inform and improve programmes and to drive evidence-based advocacy. Support the knowledge team in research, analysis, validation and synthesis of knowledge on best practices, lessons learned, promising practices, use of innovative methods, etc.; and in the dissemination of knowledge within UNICEF at all levels and with partners. Conduct literature reviews and write research briefs on specific topics as assigned.
    Manage content of childrenandaids.org and conduct one website audit that includes cleaning of the document library and subsite text updates.
    Disseminate key resources to the community of practice (weekly announcements) and maintain the mailing list.
    Support the development and dissemination of a quarterly external newsletter with summaries of latest research on children, HIV and AIDS curated from academic journals published during the quarter. Research topics may include: HIV testing strategies, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), paediatric and adolescent treatment, and HIV prevention among adolescents.
    Support the development and dissemination of a quarterly internal round-up of HIV updates, including coverage of recent and upcoming events, staffing updates and partner publications.
    Support organization of up to 3 webinars specifically focusing on in-country action to achieve the Super-Fast-Track targets. Includes the planning and scheduling of webinars in the series; liaison with speakers and moderators; technical support and troubleshooting on the webinar platform; capture of presentations and highlights; dissemination of webinar reports, recordings, summaries, etc.
    Monitor Google Analytics for childrenandaids.org and report monthly on website activity. Monitor Zoom webinar analytics and report on live attendance and recording views following each webinar supported.
    Develop roadmap for UNICEF and Three Frees partner events at the AIDS2020 conference in San Francisco.

    Qualifications

    Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, International Affairs, Journalism or similar required.
    Three to five years professional experience in researching, covering and profiling public health issues. Experience covering HIV and AIDS issues is a distinct advantage.
    Proven ability to interpret new technical knowledge on HIV and AIDS in light of the current knowledge on children and AIDS and trends in the field.
    Prior work experience with a multilateral or international health and development agency required.
    Proven ability to communicate technical knowledge on HIV and AIDS in terms that are accessible to programme professionals, including non-specialists.
    Ability to work independently and in consultation with UNICEF staff.
    Ability to use good judgement incorporating feedback from various team members and partners.
    Rapid turnaround of work and ability to multi-task.
    A native command of the English language is preferred. French is a distinct advantage.
    Excellent organizational and project management skills.
    Excellent ability to effectively gather, synthesize and present information of a programmatic nature such that it becomes accessible to a diverse audience including experts, programmes, policy specialists, etc.
    Excellent writing skills.
    Excellent analytical skills.
    Excellent interpersonal skills.

    Requirements:

    Completedprofile inUNICEF’s e-Recruitment system and providePersonal History Form (P11)Upload copy of academic credentials
    Financial proposal that will include:
    your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms ofreference(can be downloaded here: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_consultancy_assignments.html
    travelcostsand daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.
    Any otherestimatedcosts:visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
    Indicate your availability
    Any emergent /unforeseenduty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.
    At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
    Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreedsatisfactorydeliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

    U.S.Visa information:

    With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.  

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process

    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. View our competency framework at: Here

    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.



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