International Peacebuilding Consultant – UNICEF


Job Description

International Peacebuilding Consultant (Central and West Darfur), for 11.5 months

Job no:536485
Contract type:Consultancy
Location:Central and West Darfur, Sudan
Categories:Emergency Programme, Consultancy
Advertised:27/11/2020 Africa Standard Time
Deadline:11/12/2020 Africa Standard Time

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, 

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofan’s, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

Working closely with UNICEFs overall PBF Coordinator, the Peacebuilding Consultant will:

  1. Lead in the coordination of the PBF project across the State (CD/WD) 30% of time.
  2. Provide technical peacebuilding support to UNICEF and its partners across the State (CD/WD) 30% of time.
  3. Provide technical peacebuilding support to UNICEF teams across Darfur and the wider UNICEF Sudan Office as required – 40% of time.

Basic objectives of consultancy

Objective 1: Provide support to the effective planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the Peacebuilding Project.

Key Activities/Tasks

  • Lead the development/analyzing of the PBF baseline survey in coordination with other agencies and partners (including field trips)
  • Coordinate the development/finalization of an interagency M&E Framework
  • Lead the development of a quarterly monitoring plan for UNICEF
  • Lead the development/revision of indicators for monitoring peacebuilding/conflict sensitivity approaches and outputs/outcomes
  • Conduct joint and or independent monitoring of UNICEF-supported activities
  • Coordinate and finalize monitoring and progress reports on regular basis
  • Lead the drafting of briefings, workshop reports and of regular donor reports Evaluation Criteria: Availability of quality deliverables in a timely manner

Objective 2: Lead the coordination of the PBF with all relevant stakeholders at Locality and State level as well as with Peacebuilding Secretariat and internally with UNICEF management and all Darfur Field Offices

Key Activities/Tasks

  • Lead the development of an interagency coordination plan (including timeline)
  • Lead the organization of coordination meetings with various stakeholders at state and locality level
  • Lead the documentation and distribution of meeting reports and outcomes
  • lead all other aspects of PBF coordination as required
  • Lead the PBF project communications and outreach activities
  • Lead the overall KM of the PBF in the State
  • Ensure effective coordination with the PBF Secretariat team
  • Evaluation Criteria: Availability in a timely manner of key deliverables and satisfaction of stakeholders

Objective 3: Provide ongoing technical support to the implementation of the Peacebuilding Project across UNICEF, implementing partners and stakeholders to support timeliness and quality of activities 

Key Activities/Tasks

  • Provide peacebuilding and conflict analysis technical support to UNICEF, government and NGO partners
  • Lead the development of a practical framework for conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding for UNICEF in Darfur
  • Provide technical inputs in the development of PB program documents drafted by UNICEF Implementing Partners
  • Coordinate the updating of the UNICEF conflict analysis as required
  • Lead the coordination and implementation of peacebuilding/conflict sensitivity capacity building activities for UNICEF project teams and partners
  • Develop and lead staff training in peacebuilding and conflict sensitive programming

Evaluation Criteria: Timely availability of high-quality key deliverables; feedback from UNICEF and other stakeholders on technical support


  • Baseline established
  • Finalized interagency M&E framework
  • Quarterly monitoring plans
  • Indicator set for monitoring peacebuilding/social cohesion results
  • Regular monitoring reports (uploaded on E-tools as appropriate)
  • UNICEF and interagency reports finalized and submitted
  • Workshop planning and reporting documentation
  • Information shared and consensus built with stakeholders including the government
  • Coordination plan finalized, shared with partners & updated as necessary
  • Meeting agendas developed\Attendance lists, challenges and lessons recorded
  • Meeting minutes finalized and distributed
  • PBF coordination meetings conducted
  • Agency materials collated and shared as appropriate
  • Technical support on peacebuilding and conflict sensitivity provided to NGO, government and UNICEF
  • teams UNICEF framework on conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding available
  • Technical inputs provided PB PDs and finalized
  • Updated conflict analysis
  • Trainings, checklists, simple guidance and other resources on peacebuilding available to UNICEF staff
  • Training on PB and conflict sensitivity programing provided

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Qualification or specialized knowledge/experience/expertise required for the assignment:

  • An advanced University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, peacebuilding, public administration, law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines. Advanced degree in one of the mentioned disciplines is an asset.
  • Minimum 7 years professional experience in peacebuilding, humanitarian and development programming and implementation at the field level
  • Previous experience in peacebuilding, mainstreaming conflict sensitivity and emergency preparedness and response. Experience in Darfur will be an added advantage
  • Solid knowledge of peacebuilding theory and practice; and of the latest developments and principles of humanitarian action and international humanitarian law
  • Fluency in writing, reading and speaking English and Arabic
  • Strong negotiating, communication and advocacy skills
  • Computer skills, including various office applications

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The functional competencies required for this post are…

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    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.


    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.

    No Fees:


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