This is a national consultancy for a national Programme Development Consultant for the Regional Programme “Mainstreaming Climate-Smart Social Services in the East Asia Pacific Region (EAPRO)” (Programme hereafter). Reporting to the Chief of Planning of UNICEF Indonesia, s/he will facilitate the efficient conduct and consultation of the Programme preparation phase by Indonesia Country Office and elaborate the Indonesia country-level part of the Programme. The ideal candidate will possess extensive experience and knowledge in programme development, multi-stakeholder coordination on climate-related initiatives, and ability to ensure the achievement of project preparation objectives within the stipulated timeframe. The assignment is for 5 months (100 working days), home based. Under the supervision of Chief Planning, the Consultant will support the following tasks around programme development and coordination:
Act as the primary UNICEF Indonesia point of contact between the UNICEF climate lead and programmes, NDA, the government partner agencies, key sector stakeholders at national and subnational levels, and the international consulting firm working and EAPRO. This requires attending in-person meetings with the above stakeholders.
Coordinate meetings, discussions, and workshops among all parties, ensuring that programme preparation objectives are met, and agreement is reached.
Maintain continuous communication with all stakeholders – including youth and children at critical steps, representatives from communities, women’s groups and organizations of persons with disabilities – to support coherence and avoid discrepancies or duplications. Address queries, concerns, and feedback from stakeholders promptly and effectively.
Organize and facilitate in-country workshops and virtual meetings, as well as working missions of the international consulting firm and UNICEF EAPRO or UNICEF Australia.
Autonomously monitor the progress of the Programme preparation against the planned milestones and deliverables.
Prepare monthly reports on the Programme’s preparation progress, challenges, and proposed solutions to the UNICEF Indonesia country office and the UNICEF EAPRO
Prepare a back-to-office report (2 pages) after field missions (if any)
Ensure the timely submission of all deliverables by the international consulting firm to the UNICEF country office and to the NDA, as relates to Indonesia
Manage the collection, analysis, and sharing of relevant data, information, and documents among stakeholders
Ensure the confidentiality and security of all project-related information
Develop and maintain a database on a spreadsheet of project documents, reports, and correspondences, costing/budget calculations, and information related to the results framework indicators and data.
Support, as requested, development of concept notes and proposals relative to the Indonesia
In addition, the consultant will be responsible for capacity building and quality assurance to:
Assist the NDA in enhancing its capacity to manage and implement Climate-Smart Social Services initiatives.
Facilitate knowledge transfer and skill development among the partners’ staff involved in the Programme.
Ensure that all outputs and deliverables meet the quality standards and requirements set by UNICEF EAPRO and the country office.
Facilitate the resolution of any issues related to the quality and relevance of the Programme outputs.
Review and verify the international consulting firm’s submissions for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with the terms of reference and the requirements of the NDA and the UNICEF country office, as agreed and relating to Indonesia.
Any other tasks as instructed by the UNICEF Country Office.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Master’s degree in Climate Studies, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Project Management, or related fields
A minimum of 7 years of experience in project development, coordination, and/or management, preferably in climate-related projects with international financing institutions
Proven experience in liaising with government bodies, financiers, and consulting firms
Proven experience working in (one or more) social sectors (WASH, Education, Nutrition, Health, etc.)
Strong knowledge of project management tools
Excellent communication, facilitation, negotiation, and stakeholder management skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and project management software
Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia is essential.