UNICEF works in close collaboration with the Government of Nepal and other organizations in the United Nations system, multi- and
bilateral donor partners, civil society organizations and Academic Institution and private sector companies and networks at federal,
provincial, and local level to achieve results that have a wide-ranging impact. Dynamic and effective partnership with the Government
entities and the CSOs are central to ensure the accountability for results and intended use of resources. UNICEF has been committed
to ensure through partnership that country programmes are assess to what extent the past and ongoing partnership and collaborative relationship with government are contributing to achieve results for children and identify areas of improvement and develop/revise strategy and procedures accordingly.
In this context, UNICEF seeks to hire a consultant to review current partnership practice with the government partners at federal,
provincial and local level and develop a comprehensive engagement Strategy that focuses on strengthening accountability for results
and optimizing the intended use of resources in UNICEF Nepal's programmes and initiatives in the ongoing federal context.
Scope of work:
The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:
Development of Government engagement strategy
Conduct a thorough assessment of UNICEF's current engagement with government entities at various levels (local, provincial and federal) to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement.
Engage in stakeholder consultations with key government officials at three federal levels and relevant UNICEF staff to gather insights and understand priorities, challenges, and expectations for partnerships.
Research and present international best practices in engaging government partners.
Analyze existing policies, frameworks, and regulations (both government and UNICEF) and provide cull out the relevant provision to strengthen UNICEF's partnerships with the government at different federal levels.
Develop a comprehensive partnership strategy document that outlines clear approaches, activities, and tools to enhance accountability, fund transfer mod
Key deliverables include:
Inception Report: A comprehensive report detailing the findings of the assessment of UNICEF's current engagement with
government entities at different levels, including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement.
Stakeholder Consultation Summary: A summary report of stakeholder consultations with key government officials and
relevant UNICEF staff, providing insights, priorities, challenges, and expectations for partnerships.
Comprehensive Partnership Strategy Document: A detailed strategy document outlining clear approaches, activities, and
tools to enhance accountability, fund transfer modality, and resource utilization, as well as addressing the recent audit
Training Materials: training materials for UNICEF staff or government partners to ensure effective implementation of the
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