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UNICEF seeks to recruit a consultancy – Multi-stakeholder public-private partnership (PPP) adolescent investment proposition development – 11 Months (Open to Ugandan Nationals Only)

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UNICEF seeks to recruit a consultancy – Multi-stakeholder public-private partnership (PPP) adolescent investment proposition development – 11 Months (Open to Ugandan Nationals Only)

Job no: 517970
Work type: Consultancy
Location: Uganda
Categories: Communication / External Relations

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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, a fair chance

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.


How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Communication, and working closely with the Private Sector Engagement Specialist, the Consultant will provide technical support to draft UNICEF Uganda’s Adolescent Investment Proposition with a focus on providing skills and employment opportunities to young people across Uganda through a social entrepreneurship business model



The Young People’s Agenda – rebranded as “Generation Unlimited” – was formally launched by the UN Secretary General at a High-Level Youth2030 Event during the UN General Assembly week in New York.  Generation Unlimited is a new global public and private partnership which aims to ensure that every young person is in education, learning, training or employment by 2030.  Generation Unlimited, for which UNICEF is a founding member and driving force, involves a broad alliance of actors and forms part of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Youth 2030 Strategy.  The Generation Unlimited partnership brings together the Private Sector, governments, international and local organizations – and young people – to rally resources and co-ordinate efforts to identify and scale up the best solutions for three major challenges facing young people globally, namely :

  1. access to secondary age education ;
  2. acquisition of employability skills ; and
  3. empowerment, especially of girls.

With education, skills and empowerment, young people can make the most of their talents and potential, and contribute meaningfully to the peace and prosperity of their communities.


Investing in Uganda’s Young People

In Uganda, UNICEF is investing in adolescents through interventions to promote secondary level education, with a focus on ensuring that children in primary school complete the primary cycle and transit to secondary school.  These include interventions to :

  1. Pprevent violence against children in school ;
  2. Provide adequate water, sanitation and hygiene facilities ;
  3. Develop digital learning packages for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) ; and
  4. Mobilize resources from other partners (e.g. World Bank) for education through policy level interventions.

The above are in addition to ensuring that young people are equipped with basic literacy and numeracy skills for employability.  UNICEF continues its support at the secondary school level by creating a conducive environment for children to stay in secondary school.

With strategic partners in Government and Uganda’s Private Sector – i.e. Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF) 3 and Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), UNICEF is also working to establish an innovative financing mechanism – a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Blended Finance Facility – that will support adolescents and young people gain skills for employment as well as help break Uganda’s inter-generational cycle of multi-dimensional poverty.  The Blended Finance Facility is intended to mobilize both domestic and international finances, especially by tapping into domestic and international capital markets, to provide start-up capital to adolescents and young people to establish Early Childhood Centres and other social entrepreneurship initiatives.  The intention is to pilot this social entrepreneurship model and then, once proof of concept is achieved, attract the finances required to scale it up across Uganda.

This proposed social entrepreneurship business model has the potential to transform Uganda’s human capital development by simultaneously giving skills and employment opportunities to young people across Uganda, as well as providing the best foundation and start in life to Uganda’s 3-5-year-old population.  It could, therefore, immediately address the two major demographics required for Uganda to achieve a demographic dividend in the coming decades: adolescents and young people by skilling and employing them, and young children (3-5 years) by providing the ideal environment they require to optimally develop and have the greatest chance at success in the future.


Operationalizing The “Impact Content Model”

In addition, the proposed social entrepreneurship business model provides UNICEF Uganda with a unique opportunity to operationalize PFP’s new “Impact Content Model” that was introduced to WCAR and ESAR’s Strategic Partnerships and Communication Staff at this year’s Africa Partnerships Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya in October 2018.  The workshop focused on the theme “Developing Impact Content for Adolescent Programming” and introduced the Impact Content Model via which UNICEF’s Private Sector audiences (i.e. Business; high net worth individuals – HNWIs; Foundations; Individuals; and Governments in NatCom countries) would be presented with appropriately-packaged programme content using a “Building Block” approach


Key Tasks :

  1. Obtain inputs for the UNICEF Uganda Multi-stakeholder Adolescent Investment Proposition from the relevant Programme Section(s) – primarily Basic Education and Adolescent Development (BEAD) ;
  2. Obtain, in co-ordination with Communication Section (PSE sub-unit), inputs from key stakeholders identified in this process, for incorporation into the UNICEF Uganda Adolescent Investment Proposition ;
  3. Participate in key meetings convened, and conduct follow up consultations as required, with key stakeholders involved in developing the UNICEF Uganda Adolescent Investment Proposition ;
  4. Collate and draft all inputs into the UNICEF Uganda Multi-stakeholder Adolescent Investment Proposition in close co-ordination with the Communication Section (PSE sub-unit) ;
  5. Develop a multi-stakeholder engagement action plan to concretely implement the Adolescent Investment Proposition ;
  6.  Implement the multi-stakeholder Adolescent Investment Proposition engagement action plan.


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

Education :  

Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Communication, Development Studies, Social Sciences or related fields. (Bachelor’s Degree in related field with 10 or more years of experience as described below can be considered in lieu of Advanced University Degree).

Work experience :

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience with the Private Sector, including managing budgets and corporate engagement ;
  • Proven experience in policy advocacy, project management and strategy development ;
  • In-depth knowledge of the Private Sector landscape ;
  • Experience of engaging with the Public and Civil Society sectors is highly desirable ;
  • Knowledge of Children’s Right issues is an added advantage.

Other Skills required :

  • Ability to work well with UNICEF staff and other partners ;
  • Strong planning/organising, negotiating, entrepreneurial and networking/relating skills ;
  • Strong communication skills, with strong preference for knowledge and experience writing for, and presenting to, Corporate/Business entities/Private Sector audiences ;
  • Discretion in dealing with community and external stakeholders ;
  • Drive for results.



  1. Core Values (Required) :  •       Commitment       • Diversity and Inclusion      • Integrity
  2. Core Competencies (Required): • Communication    • Working with People  • Drive for Results
  3. Functional Competencies (Required):  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts       • Persuading and Influencing; • Relating and Networking    • Applying Technical Expertise


For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.


For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at

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.


Remarks :

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


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