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Background and Justification
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. In this connection, the African Drone and Data Academy (ADDA) plays a vital role in building local capacity to drive the green transition. With youth engaging in tree planting or safeguarding healthy wetlands for carbon storage, enhancing nutrition security through agroforestry, improving water quality, providing habitat, etc. Green Yoma aims to 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. This will allow youth in the global south to be compensated by climate change mitigation investments made by private sector in the global north - while growing in action, improving their livelihoods and ecological environment!
Measuring impact made through these different data sources requires a specialized skill-set as provided at ADDA. The 21st century skills taught at ADDA support UNICEFâs âYouth for Childrenâ concept, meaning that young people and their support to mitigate climate change or sustainable agriculture has a direct benefit for children.
Scaling of both ADDA and Green Yoma will need a dedicated consultant who accompanies the ADDA use cases in line with Green Yoma projects from a human centered design perspective to allow ADDA graduates to transition into green employment. The consultant will have an understanding of Yomaâs âlearning to earningâ concept and work experience in talent management, bring theoretical expertise in the psychological development of youth, as well as work experience in behavioral change of young people ( through volunteering), and a design thinking background to support green Yomaâs work in just transition. The consultant will also support the creation of media content.
Scope of WorkGoal and Objective : Under the supervision of the Innovation Manager the consultant will engage in background research and support project management, fundraising, outreach, the drafting of project submissions, and technical documents for ADDA and Green Yoma Provide details/reference to AWP areas covered: Oversee overall coordination and provide TA to CO's on innovative platforms for youth engagement, skills building, and employability in the green sector (ie Green Yoma, Atingi), and just transition as well as the African Data and Drone Academy (ADDA) Activities and Tasks:
a) Support project management of Green Yoma and ADDA Scaling
b) Support drafting of project submissions, and technical documents for Green Yoma and the African Drone and Data Academy
c) Create media content on Green Yoma and ADDA
d) Support the transition of Green Yoma and ADDA graduates into the green economyWork relationships: The consultant will work in close consultation with the Innovation Manager, and the Consultant to support ADDA scaling across the region Outputs/Deliverables:
As an active UNICEF team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly, and high-quality support rendered to Yoma and its ecosystem partners in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:Timely and quality support provided to Country Offices implementing ADDA and green yoma in close relationship with the innovation specialist Quality project proposals and reports produced and submitted Knowledge management and information system is established and functional
Level of Effort (days)
Schedule of payment
Del 1: Assessment of status quo of already existing Green Yoma pilot projects in the region, with an assessment of potential of scalability regionally and globally
Del 2: Gap that ADDA and Green Yoma are addressing in the green economy through a roll-out in 1-3 scaling countries
Del 4: Set of recommendations on how ADDA campuses could support regional green Yoma implementation
Del 5: Media content on both Green Yoma and ADDA (5 human interest stories)
Del 6: Roadmap on how to futher continue scaling of Green Yoma and ADDA based on lessons learned from deliverables above
See table above.
Please note that the final remuneration will be negotiated by HR.
Desired competencies, technical background and experienceEducation: Bachelorâs degree in an academic field related to business administration, human resource management, psychology, etc., ideally graduate of the UNICEF African Drone and Data Academy (ADDA) At least two years professional experience in human resource management, talent acquisition, etc.Â At least two years research experience At least one year experience in content creation or branding Understanding of human centered design application in UNICEF relevant areas, community resilience, quality education, etc. Experience in working with young people in an NGO / volunteering environment Experience working in start-ups with high level of ownership and independence is an asset Strong drafting and conceptual skills Key competencies required:
1. Building and Maintaining Partnerships
2. Drive to achieve Results for Impact
3. Innovates and Embraces Change
4. Manages Ambiguity and Complexity
5. Works collaboratively with others
Fluency in English, ideally basic knowledge in French
Administrative issuesThe consultant will work under the supervision of the ADDA/Yoma Innovation Manager. This is a remote position. As most of the Yoma team is working remotely, most meetings will be online with occasional in person meetings. The consultant will need to be available for calls between 10 am to 4 pm Nairobi time 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 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 for ensuring that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract.
ConditionsAs 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. Risks This is a remote role that does not foresee any direct contact with children. There are not reasonable risks associated with this consultancy, all deliverables will be cleared by the supervisor before they are being shared with external partners. 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$ 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.
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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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