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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.

And we never give up.
• *For every child, Survival**

UNICEF has been working in Cameroon since 1975 to enable women and children to fully exercise their right to unrestricted development, as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides financial and technical support to Cameroon in seven areas to fully realize the rights of women and children. These areas include health, HIV/AIDS, water, sanitation and hygiene, nutrition, education, child protection and social inclusion. UNICEF focuses primarily on the most vulnerable and excluded children and families. The task is immense, but not insurmountable; it requires the energy of all players... inside and outside Cameroon: women, men, young people and children, the government, technical and financial partners, donors, civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians and communities. Everyone is invited to take part in the fight to meet the challenges that lie ahead. It is together that we will act for Cameroon, a country that sums up the challenges and hopes of Africa.
• *How can you make a difference?**

The main objective of this consultation is to define and implement the new communication and advocacy strategy on climate actions, via the revitalization of the U-Report platform and engagement according to the new branding, and to coordinate the actions towards a successful youth participation and engagement on climate actions.

This includes, among other things:

1. Solving the technical issues related to the U-Report platform such as relationship with Mobile Network Operations for the SMS platform, the supervision of RapidPro with the support of ICT team, for an inclusive participation of young people deprived of internet access, (20%)

2. Reallocating the call center with a 24h/24 and 7j/7 functioning and 8 stations to the ministry of Youth (10%)

3. Starting the shift to other social media solutions such as WhatsApp or Telegram for communication with young people given the good internet coverage in Cameroon. (10%)

4. Supporting the implementation of YVS’s and other CSOs plans of activities, including sensitization on climate and training on emergency responses to floods and water scarcity, and nurture the collaborations with the YVS from neighboring countries, and improve social cohesion. (20%)

5. Shifting from U-Report to U-Report-Voices of Youth, including on the new branding and through a social media campaign. (40%)

Attached are the complete TOR for youur review : [Consultant TOR U-Report Cameroon.docx](https://secure.dc7.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMtvwRtUmM4CPDbIYjtUwkNbGeFe8riLs9iET21pqyBlfEMkbiUCEfEcGJ1tSP9OM94jiPkje0J79taigi7en48Wa3MO7jWOkIE8rJ2rKZ3C-C-xUW6246gmazpcdSl7KkDDHSnFIX641QTmMC1zUZekg%7e%7e)
• *To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…**

- Minimum education required: Master’s degree, ideally in communications, journalism, advocacy, partnership, Youth engagement or a related field.
- Minimum 5 years of experience working with a UN agency or similar, ideally on a U-Report project with a track record of achieving results in the core objectives.
- A solid experience in restoring building, implementing participation with young people and children, a good knowledge both of climate change issues and UNICEF procedures and values.
- A capacity to mobilize and coordinate a team of experts in the fields related to the assignments and work with others, in the PAC team, with the programmes and with external institutional, private and CSO stakeholder.
- Strong communication and collaboration skills with experience in consensus building and in motivating cross-functional teams to meet ambitious project goals and timelines;
- Able to work independently, remotely and part of a team, has sound judgment and strong organizational skills.
- Has strong attention to detail, excellent documentation capabilities and a track record of producing high quality work for multiple audiences
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships.
- Fluency in English and French.
• *Note:**

To apply, the consultant must submit a technical proposal including the following:

- A cover letter outlining their suitability and experience for the consultancy
- CV or e-Recruitment profile
- A technical and financial proposal ( [Financial Proposal. Template xlsx](https://secure.dc7.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMtLWyTl81oSKB-rHz1a7CvpcJcV8o0gKCggY6s_ui-KjjzzHANiu2RPi1ZnaUZyOwrQi4zr-KVf7cQbUF2fG82JW8nZpSLJIwvKv3kE9CbNhsWEX9JasZCZRHYOSJS2VP9UH9yjsnGXBWX5ZaSewkDtA%7e%7e))
- Indicate capacity, availability and rates (monthly), transport, perdiems.
- A detailed methodological note for the conduct of this assignment, with an indicative timetable of the various stages of the consultation and the expected products or deliverables, as well as the relative costs.
• *For every Child, you demonstrate…**

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit [here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/get-prepared#Values).

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. [The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone](https://www.unicef.org/careers/equity-inclusion-and-diversity-unicef), 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](https://www.unicef.org/careers/unicef-provides-reasonable-accommodation-job-candidates-and-personnel-disabilities) 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.

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.
• *Remarks:**

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.

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
Yaoundé Cameroon


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