UNICEF is Recruiting Technical Supporters [2024]

National Consultant is Required

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. 

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.

UNICEF 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. 

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The consultant will be seconded to the Department of Social Development’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children Directorate with dual reporting to UNICEF and DSD for the duration of the assignment.

Goals and Objectives:

– Support in ensuring programme quality and reach
– Strengthen workforce capacity for the implementation of the Risiha programme using the relevant tools
– Strengthen organisational development to enable compliance to national norms and standards


The consultant will deliver results as follows:

1. CBPEI Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

This may include, but not limited to the following:
In collaboration with government and other stakeholders, participate in monitoring and evaluation activities, programme and annual reviews to assess progress and to determine required corrective action where required to achieve results.
Undertake field visits at the provincial, districts and where possible service point levels to conduct periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners.

Actively monitor programmes/projects through field visits (in-person and remote), surveys and exchange of information with partners to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems.
Preparation of regular and mandated programme reports for management, donors and other stakeholders in projects related to compliance with norms and standards.
Development of reports on programme implementation using results-based reporting.

2. Organisational development of Drop In Centres:

In collaboration with the National Department of Social Development and UNICEF, finalise the improvement plans for d DICs in Limpopo, Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces to ensure compliance with a) Financial management, including resource mobilisation b) Monitoring and evaluation c) Human Resources Management (HRM), and d) Donor reporting.

3. Capacity building on the implementation of the Risiha Programme Core Package of Training

The consultant will be expected to conduct capacity building with all implementers of the Risiha Programme ensuring that all districts in KwaZulu Natal and Mpumalanga provinces are covered. The approach of the capacity building should equip implementers to align theory into practice. The training should be practical focusing on the following:

– Introduction to Risiha Programme
– Domains of Core Package of Services
– Orientation to Core Package of Services Tools (Ungubani, Girl/Boy Index) and Enablers.
– Risiha Assessment and Care plan Development process.
– Orientation of Prioritisation Framework process
– Case Management process, linkages and Network
– Clear Definition of roles and responsibilities on the workforce implementing RISIHA Programme



Other Enter disciplines:

Social Work, Public Health, Social Policy, Development Studies, Social Sciences

Relevant work experience required (in years):
– Minimum 10 years of experience working within the children’s rights, public policy and development environment.
– Proven competencies in development of training material, training and evaluation.
– Demonstrated experience in grant management.
– Demonstrated experience in project management and partnership development.
– Demonstrated experiences in working with government stakeholders at district, provincial and national level.

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