• National Consultant: Personal Attendant, Mombasa at UNICEF Nairobi
  • UNICEF in Nairobi, , Kenya
  • jobs
  • 3 weeks ago

jobs description

UNICEF is the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS

UNICEF is committed to promoting equity and inclusion for all and to complying with the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Article 9 of the CRPD recognizes the importance of accessibility, specifically referring to accessibility of buildings, roads, transportation, and other indoor and outdoor facilities, including schools, housing, medical facilities, and workplaces.
Accessibility helps children and adults with disabilities to enjoy their rights as outlined in Human Rights instruments and development frameworks. UNICEF has made efforts to build an inclusive organization and working environment. Employees with various... disabilities at UNICEF may need a short-term or ongoing personal attendant to support them to work at their full capacity. It is under this provision for Reasonable Accommodation that UNICEF is seeking the support of a consultant to provide support as a personal attendant.

Scope of Work
The Scope Of Work Is The Following

Support the mobility/orientation of the UNICEF staff during external visits and field visits including setting up an enabling environment including giving verbal information to a visually impaired person about the environment when indoors and out traveling.
Assistance with correspondence and any other reading and writing tasks, that may be required to support a visually impaired person at work. e.g., reading information on walls, printouts, including signage, etc.
Converting materials in inaccessible formats to alternative accessible formats.
Assist in the preparation of PowerPoint presentations, editing, and formatting including inserting graphics & pictures.
Support with reading documents and describing graphics and illustrations that are not accessible to screen reader software.
Assist in preparation and conduct of activities, including photocopy and distribution of materials, writing on Flip charts, taking pictures, and note taking during field missions and workshops.
Copy to computer files/info from Flip Charts of Trainings/Workshops.
Provide support to review and fill out forms related to agreements and contracts that may not be accessible to the employee.
Facilitate the employee’s collaboration with other Sections, Divisions, and internal partners on accessibility and assistive technology.
Undertake related activities to be assigned by the Programme Specialist.

Expected results: (measurable results)

Support for mobility and orientation in new environments, external meetings, and field visits.
Documents edited, proof reviewed, and finalized.
Edited text to be delivered to the supervisor in Microsoft Word with tracked changes.
PowerPoint Presentation
Support in organizing workshops and meetings in external environments.

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
To view our competency framework, please visit  here.
Knowledge/Expertise/Skills Required

Certificate/ Diploma in social sciences, or a related technical field
Patient, focused person, who can anticipate the needs of others and identify barriers in a physical or virtual environment.
Ideally has had experience working with persons with disabilities/Visually impaired.
Good editing, writing, and computer skills.
Eloquent in both English and Kiswahili and the local language.
Knowledge of disability and accessibility.
Ideally good understanding of issues relating to children’s rights, especially the rights of children with disabilities.
Knowledge and understanding of Mombasa County and its environments.
Ability to work in a team, in a national environment
Nairobi Kenya


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