United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Consultant (Management of Mobile Messaging-based Projects for Parents)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

UNICEF Jamaica is launching a mobile interactive messaging-based project for Parents. We require a creative, Marketing Communication Consultant who has the requisite skills to manage the implementation of both projects.

Location of Consultancy:  Kingston, Jamaica Duration:   11.5 Months Anticipated Start Date:   April 2021 Anticipated End Date:     March 2021 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.

How can you make a difference?

Download File TOR Management of Mobile Messaging -based Project for Parents in Jamaica.pdf The Consultant will complete the following tasks:- KEY OUTPUTS

  • At least 1,000 parents in each target parish to sign up and engage with the course of messaging.
  • Contribute towards an increase awareness of and demand for better parenting practices; and facilitate parents' access, uptake and continued engagement in the service.
  • Support parents by providing them with evidence-informed, parenting tips, activities and referrals to local services, tailored to their needs and their child's developmental stage.
  • Evidence of improved parenting practices and behavior change – based upon periodic user self-assessments.
  • Create a model for national scale-up of service following the end of the pilot project.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:-


  • First degree in Marketing, Communication or mobile technology-related fields.
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience in Digital Media and/or mobile messaging.
  • Familiarity with RapidPro an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience working with parents and adolescents, or in the health, education and non-profit sectors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of parenting and adolescent Mental Health issues.
  • Familiarity with popular and emerging mobile messaging applications and social networks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Multimedia skills including graphic Design, photography and video production and editing.
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.


UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines and completion of all mandatory trainings. Performance indicators against which the satisfactory conclusion of this contract will be assessed include: timeliness/quality of submission and responsiveness to UNICEF and counterpart feedback.

Property Rights:

UNICEF shall hold all property rights, such as copyright, patents and registered trademarks, on matter directly related to, or derived from, the work carried out through this contract with UNICEF.


Consultants and Individual contractors, even those working from home, must complete the following online courses prior to signature of contract.  All certificates should be presented as part of the contract.

  • Ethics and Integrity at UNICEF https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=1289
  • Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Authority https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=114
  • Sexual Exploitation Abuse (PSEA) https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=7380
Consultants and Individual Contractors must complete the following course before commencement of any travel on behalf of UNICEF.

  • BSAFE Security Training https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=17891
Any consultant or individual contractor who is issued a UNICEF email address must complete the following courses no later than 30 days after signature of contract.

  • UNICEF Information Security Awareness Course https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=12037
  • Fraud Awareness https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=18439

To apply, click on the Apply link found either at the beginning or at the end. The application package should include the following: 1.  A cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae including three (3) relevant references 2.  A financial proposal, including: i. Your daily/monthly rate (in JMD$) to undertake the terms of reference ii. Local travel costs as required as per TOR.

iii. Indicate your availability 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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.

Consultants and individual contractors are required to certify that they are covered by medical/health insurance.

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

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