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TERMS OF REFERENCE
UNICEF Niger worked with Agence Nationale pour la SociÃ©tÃ© de lâinformation (ANSI) on strengthening government-led support to locally developed digital public goods (DPGs) in education and health.
Activities included the support for the establishment of an African Drone and Data Academy (ADDA) in Niger and the development of an additional curriculum module specific to the needs within the Sahel region. The activity also included the translation of part of the core ADDA curriculum to French. These courses will help create a trained drone operations workforce in support of public health initiatives alongside climate change adaptation and mitigation in line with Nigerâs national strategies for technical and vocational training and education (TVET) and the national civil aviation objectives.
To meet a growing demand for scaling of the academy, a potential avenue is to adopt a scalable and sustainable âADDA lightâ business model that can operate nationally even in fragile contexts. The foundation for an open source approach has already been laid through close work with the DPG alliance to register the curriculum as a Digital Public Good. ADDAâs intellectual property (IP) belongs to UNICEF, and part of the curriculum has been made available as massive open online courses (MOOCs) which have been nominated as DPGs and are in the process of being registered as DPGs.
The ADDA skill-set also addresses the question of how to monitor progress against SDGs related to climate change: With global warming being one of the most serious issues in the world, Yoma aims at growing its opportunities for climate action through âgreen Yomaâ in 2021. Tokens will be disbursed to youth engaging in tree planting or safeguarding healthy wetlands for carbon storage, enhancing nutrition security through agroforestry, improving water quality, providing habitat, etc. Yoma would thus tackle climate change by enhancing alternative livelihood opportunities while putting an emphasis on green economy in deprived areas. The evaluation of impact made will be done via georeferenced cell-phone pictures, and drone & satellite acquired imagery displaying a specific development along a timeline. The use of automated data oracles will allow scaling impact assessment at very low cost.
Scope of workÂGoal and objective : Under the supervision of the Innovation Manager the consultant will engage in the network of Yoma and existing ADDA partners to develop a scalable business plan for ADDA and a DPG incubator. Provide details/reference to AWP areas covered: Technical expertise will be provided to allow Green Yoma and ADDA scale itâs operation to reach more young people to train relevant 21st century skills . Activities and Tasks: List specific tasks/activities and issues to be addressed under this assignment, included expected boundaries of the assignment. Tasks should be described as the steps taken in carrying out and completing the key activities of the assignment.
a) Work with the specialist consultant and the broader Green Yoma team to facilitate a human- centered process for developing a scalable business model for ADDA based on the learnings from Niger and other campuses, making use of DPGs.Facilitate the development and drafting of a scalable business model for ADDA and a DPG incubator. Develop a process to validate the key findings of the implementation and draft business plan including the UNICEF ADDA / Green Yoma ecosystem of partners Work relationships: The consultant will work in close consultation with the Innovation Manager, the specialist and the Junior Consultant to support ADDA scaling across the region. Outputs/Deliverables:
Timeframes are negotiable pending factors outside the control of the consultant.
All deliverables are to be completed in English, however materials in other languages including French may need to be consulted and reviewed as part of the process.
Inception Report on Review of ADDA
assets and resources
20 March 2024
Market Research Findings
1 May 2024
Report on Target users / customers
20 June 2024
Report on Financial Model
20 July 2024
Report on Value Proposition
20 August 2024
Report on Reputational Risk and
20 August 2024
Progress Report on Strategic Partnerships
20 August 2024
Draft Customer Feedback Pipeline
20 September 2024
ADDA Light Business Model Draft
20 October 2024
Operational Roadmap Draft
15 December 2024
See table above.
Please note that the final remuneration will be negotiated by HR.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will haveâ¦ ÂEducation: Master's degree in Management, Environmental management, International Studies or similar. State the specialized skills and/or training if needed; Experience with start-ups, innovation towards the SDGs and UAS. Experience working in Africa and with diverse stakeholders. A minimum of 8 years of experience in the development sector and/ or innovation and working with international organizations in the UN system. Must exhibit the UNICEF Core Values of: Care Respect Integrity Trust Accountability Sustainability Competencies: list the competencies that the consultant should have for the assignment. Fluency in French and English
For every Child, you demonstrateâ¦ Â
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).Â
To view our competency framework, please visit here.Â
Administrative issuesSome travel may be required on the African continent and for partner meetings elsewhere as needed. All travel (in case of any) will be by most economical fare and reimbursement will be as per UNICEF policy. The consultant is expected to be home (or Nairobi) based with potential travel depending on COVID- 19 travel restrictions for which the UNICEF office would cover subsistence allowances and travel costs. If the consultant is required to quarantine while traveling, UNICEF will pay for the quarantine if not organized by the host country. 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. 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.
Please indicate any related conditions such as the following:As per UNICEF DFAM policy, payment made against approved deliverables. No advance payment is allowed unless in exceptional circumstances against bank guarantee, subject to a maximum of 30 per cent of the total contract value in cases where advances purchases, for example for supplies or travel, may be necessary. Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered âstaff
membersâ under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEFâs policies and procedures and will 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. Consultants 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.
All reasonable risks associated with the consultancy assignment should be identified, and a relevant risk response and possible mitigation action defined.
Likelihood / Severity
Project delays due to political instability in target country
Unlikely / Low
Work with multiple scaling countries to offset potential risk in a single country.
Lack of UNICEF internal know-how to contribute towards.
Unlikely / Significant
Redirect consultant to mobilize external sources for information and expertise
where gaps exist.
Lack of UNICEF availabilities for focus group discussions to
validate consultant work
Unlikely / Major
Redirect consultant to schedule one-on-one sessions and meetings to
replace scheduling intensive group meetings.
Communication challenges due to high number of stakeholders involved
Likely / Major
Practice good knowledge management of the implementation, encourage consultant to communicate frequently with all involved stakeholders regarding
How to apply
Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV or P11 form and their technical proposals to the online recruitment portal (Talent Management System) or email provided.
Interested candidates to indicate their ability, availability, and rate (daily/monthly) expressed in US$ for international or KES for national consultancy contract to undertake the terms of reference. The fees should be inclusive of other costs incurred such as travel or subsistence allowances for international consultants who will be based in Nairobi.
Applications submitted without a fee/ rate will not be considered.
UNICEF is here to serve the worldâs most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The 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.Â
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.Â
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.Â
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered âstaff membersâ under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEFâs 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.Â
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.Â
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