Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Consultant for Corporate Social Responsibility - UNICEF (Apply by: 27 Mar 2014)



POSITION: CONSULTANT FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, KOLKATA

Location: Kolkata

Travel: Travel to districts for conducting rapid surveys and project monitoring –

Duration: 10 months

Closing Date: 27th March 2014

I.          BACKGROUND:

UNICEF West Bengal set up the CSR Hub in December 2011 in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry. The overall goal of the CSR Hub is to jointly strengthen private sector involvement in social development, with particular focus on children and women, through a rights-based approach. With increasing focus on corporate engagement at the global and national levels, UNICEF is committed to working closely with multi-national corporations, national companies and small- to medium-sized businesses to identify, design and implement alliances that leverage the strengths of the corporate sector on behalf of the world's children. By working together, companies help to support UNICEF’s programmes and emergency relief efforts as well as advance awareness campaigns on issues vital to children.


UNICEF West Bengal would like to engage a senior consultant who will implement, monitor and advocate with the private sector on Child Rights. The objectives include:

•           To raise consciousness among the corporate sector of critical socio-economic issues regarding children and youth in West Bengal, particularly malnutrition, open defecation and adolescents
•           Provide technical support to the CSR Hub in Kolkata to develop proposals, implement PPP models and organise knowledge seminars in collaboration with corporates
•           To provide support to achieve CSR objectives of companies in West Bengal based on shared agenda, mutual respect and a leveraging of each organization’s respective strengths.

II.         OBJECTIVES:

Key decision makers and influencers are able to use information and knowledge to inform programmes, policies, planning and budgets with a child rights focus

Strengthen CII-UNICEF partnership to promote PPP models on for addressing neonatal mortality and stunting, and education at the state and district levels

III.        MAJOR TASKS

Undertake Rapid Facility Surveys with documentary evidence of situation in Purulia moderate and severe malnutrition and develop a project proposal based on the same. Finalize the survey instrument, undertake the RFS and based on results develop a project proposal:

1.             Undertake Fundraising for ICDS project, Adolescent and Life skills projects and for WASH project.
2.             Undertake monitoring and evaluation of all model centers
3.             Undertake training of consultants in reporting (nutrition & education) at ICDS centers 
4.             ICDS Centers in Durgapur/Burnpur: Undertake Rapid Facility Surveys of 40 centers
5.             SABLA: Undertake feasibility area survey of potential adolescents in Sabla Programs willing to participate in lifeskills/employability IT program
6.             Undertake monitoring and progress of life skills and employability program. Ensure linkages with employers.
7.             Organize two knowledge seminars with eminent speaker/s in the field of social development
8.             CSR : Undertake reporting of CSR Hub Activities
9.             Undertake Rapid Facility Surveys with documentary evidence of situation in Purulia moderate and severe malnutrition and develop a project proposal based on the same. Finalize the survey instrument, undertake the RFS and based on results develop a project proposal 

V.         DELIVERABLES:

1.             Develop individual fundraising packages for donors and for the CSR Committee of CII and make presentation to donors and three project proposals
2.             Quarterly M&E reports of ICDS Centers
3.             Consultants trained to document and analyse nutrition and education data. Quaterly reports to be presented to the donors on progress at Centers
4.             Finalize the survey instrument, undertake the RFS and based on results recommend centers to be adopted
5.             Develop feasibility survey. Undertake survey with results in targeted area.
6.             Quarterly reports on Life skills and employment center
7.             One knowledge seminar
8.             Quarterly reports on SCR Hub Activities
9.             Project Proposal, Survey Report

VI.        QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

1.     A high level professional who has proven track record of developing partnerships and fundraising or corporate engagement strategies on development issues on a turnkey basis.
2.     Advanced University degree in Social Sciences preferably a PhD
3.     Knowledge of Bengali, Hindi and English
4.     At least 7-10 years of experience of working on UNICEF issues at state/national or international contexts will be an added advantage.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

(1)        Qualified female/male candidates are requested to please indicate their ability and availability to undertake the terms of reference above.

(2)        We request you to please inform us where you have seen this advertisement.

(3)        Your application should be sent to indconsultants@unicef.org by COB   27th March 2014with subject line "Consultant for Corporate Social Responsibility, Kolkata" in separate files consisting of:

a)         An application letter, CV and P11 form (which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.UNICEF.org/india/overview_1440.htm)

b)         A financial proposal in PDF format indicating deliverable based fee as per template attached. Please mention your name in the file name while saving.

 (4)       The selection will be on the basis of technical evaluation & financial proposal in the ratio of 70:30. The technical criteria for evaluation is as follows:

OVERALL RESPONSE - 10 points

·         Understanding of scope, objectives and completeness of response;
·         Overall concord between UNICEF requirements and the proposal.
           
METHODOLOGY - 40 points

·         Quality of the proposed approach and methodology for tasks outlined in TOR;
·         Quality of proposed implementation plan, i.e how the bidder will undertake each task, and time-schedules;
·         Risk assessment - recognition of the risks/peripheral problems and methods to prevent and manage risks/peripheral problems.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND CAPACITY - 20 points

·         Relevant experience, qualifications,
·         Demonstrated skills & competencies in CSR; Professional expertise, knowledge and experience with similar projects, contracts, clients and consulting assignments in national and international levels

 (5)       Only short-listed candidates will be called for written test/interview (if applicable). 

(6)        The financial proposals of only those candidates, who are found technically responsive, will be opened.

(7)        Any attempt to unduly influence UNICEF’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.

(8)        Joint applications of two or more individuals are not accepted.


(9)        Please note, UNICEF does not charge any fee during any stage of the process.

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