International Consultant (Education Sector) at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:  International Consultant to develop an Accountability to Affected Population Strategy for the Education Sector

Job no: 540275
Location: Nigeria
Contract Type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Categories: Consultancy

Purpose of this Post
The purpose of this consultancy is to support the Education stakeholders to have a common understanding and approach when it’s come to Accountability to affected population.  The Strategy to be developed will provide mechanisms and standards on Accountability to Affected Population in Education (AAPiE) for all Education in Emergency Working Group (EiEWG) members. This strategy will reinforce also the collaboration and integrated response between Child Protection and Education in emergency. With a special focus on inclusion and child participation, this strategy will be a key tool to guide all Education actors (Donors, Grantees, implementing partners) on child participation and inclusion of all minority groups during the response delivery

Key Assignments / Tasks

Inception Phase:

  • Conduct a desk review of existing national strategies, programs or documents, mechanisms etc., identifying what is and what is not being put into practice. (HNO, HRP, 2018 Education Strategy, the annual school census report, other strategic documents).
  • Write a short inception report with a detailed activity plan, tools and timeframe
  • Develop a SWOT Analysis.
  • Develop a list of key stakeholders, including children, to engage for inputs to identify gaps and discuss existing strategies.

Consultation with the Stakeholders, Including Children:

  • Develop the necessary tools to carry out consultation with the different stakeholders: education authorities, implementing NGOs in the education sector, Child Protection Sector, beneficiaries, including learners/children in formal and non-formal education. These tools should identify existing strategies and contribute to a more complete Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis.
  • Establish a plan and timeline for consultations, comprising all targeted Local Government Area (LGAs) in the EiE multi-year strategy.
  • Implement the consultation plan.

In consultation with all Relevant Partners, Provide a Draft Strategy of Accountability to Affected Population in Education (AAPiE), with Attention to Child Participation & Inclusion as per the Agreed Structure and Modules:

  • This strategy should be aligned to the multi-year sector Strategy and response plan and should include at least the following sections/modules:
    • Background and Introduction.
    • National & International Commitments regarding AAP in Education, with attention on Child Participation and Inclusion.
    • AAPiE SWOT Analysis
    • AAPiE: Goals, Objectives & Targets.
    • AAPiE minimum standards description.
    • AAPiE guidelines for the dissemination of minimum standards and capacity building on the standards.

Validation Workshop:

  • Conduct validation workshops to present and discuss the draft with representatives of stakeholder groups, including children and key partners.
  • Update the strategy based on the feedback and suggestions provided during the validation workshops.

Orientation Session to Partners in all Sectors – BAY:

  • With support of the EiEWG secretariat, to develop and conduct an orientation session to create a plan for dissemination and inclusion of the strategy, to ensure harmonization.

To Qualify as an Advocate for every Child, you will have:

  • An advanced university degree (Masters) in Social Science or a similar field is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience in humanitarian affairs, human rights, child protection, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, reintegration and development, or other related area.
  • Experience on AAP/inclusion, child participation in the field, preferably in Africa.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

For Every Child, You Demonstrate

Core Values Required:

  • Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability

Competencies Required:

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Manges ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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

Deadline: 14th May, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • 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.


  • Please submit your all inclusive financial and technical proposal along with the application. Application without these will not be entertained.
  • 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.
  • Qualified Female Candidates are especially encouraged to apply.


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