Knowledge Management Consultant, Gender & Social Protection
Gender has been a long-standing part of UNICEF’s approach to social protection, but work has accelerated rapidly in recent years. In the past 18 months alone, the number of UNICEF country offices supporting social protection programmes or systems with gender-related objectives has more than tripled – including in fragile and humanitarian contexts. We have committed to significantly raise our ambition in the next Strategic Plan, building from this progress. The Social Policy Section in Programme Division in UNICEF HQ is supporting this organizational change in practice in collaboration with our global network, with specific commitments and workstreams around:
– Evidence, data and strategy
– Technical assistance and guidance
– Capacity-building; knowledge exchange and learning
– Communication and advocacy
We are seeking a consultant who can contribute to this important agenda across the four workstreams, with a particular focus on workstream 3 – capacity-building, knowledge exchange and learning. The role will include support with the development, refinement, maintenance, dissemination and uptake of products and platforms for sharing knowledge and information about gender and social protection policy and practice, including across UNICEF’s global network (regional and country offices, as well as UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti) and our partners. It will also include the opportunity to help to shape the strategy and priorities as the work progresses, learning from our practice and partnerships and seeking innovation to get knowledge and ideas into the hands of practitioners. Our knowledge exchange and learning work includes a partnership with the World Bank and FCDO on the theme of gender and social protection, which the consultant will also support.