International Consultant Event Management Specialist

United Nations Children's Fund

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: Media and Communication

The selected consultant will operate under the guidance and the direct supervision of the Chief of the Resource Mobilization and Partnerships of UNICEF Bangladesh Country Office and will work closely with the Chief of Communications, Chief of Programmes, Chief of Operations/Supply/Administration and Chief of Cox’s Bazar Field Office, in sync with UNICEF global team coordinating the IC.  The responsibilities encompass strategic event planning, comprehensive logistics coordination, effective communication, and facilitation of field visits, ensuring a memorable and productive experience for all participants-

Event Strategy and Planning:

  • The consultant will coordinate the implementation of the event strategy and work plan tailored specifically to the unique context of Dhaka and Cox's Bazar. The consultant will support the definition of the plan, in collaboration with UNICEF teams. The plan will articulate the event vision and agreed activities by the UNICEF IC planning group for the event, encompassing goals for both the symposium and the field visits. Strategies and approaches to implement the event vision will be developed to engage stakeholders meaningfully, ensuring that each segment of the event promotes UNICEF's mission while fostering innovative engagement and networking. The consultant will work closely with UNICEF program sections and external partners to ensure alignment with broader organizational goals.

Logistics Coordination:

  • Comprehensive logistics planning will be at the heart of the consultant's responsibilities, ensuring seamless execution of the symposium and field visits. This includes selecting venues that not only accommodate the symposium's needs but also reflect UNICEF's commitment to inclusivity and accessibility. Transportation and accommodation arrangements will be made to ensure ease of access and comfort for all participants, with particular attention to international delegates' needs. Catering choices will reflect local cuisine while accommodating diverse dietary requirements, providing an authentic Bangladeshi experience.

Engagement Facilitation:

The consultant will design and implement a series of engagement activities aimed at donors, partners, and stakeholders. This includes the organization of side events that facilitate deep discussions on child rights and development issues. These events will be strategically scheduled to maximize participation and will be designed to foster networking, collaboration, and support for UNICEF's mission.

Field Visit Coordination:

  • A significant focus will be on coordinating the field visits to Dhaka and Cox's Bazar, ensuring participants gain firsthand insight into UNICEF's work on the ground. The consultant will collaborate closely with program sections to develop a comprehensive itinerary that showcases UNICEF's impact while facilitating meaningful interactions between council members, partners, and program beneficiaries. Logistics, such as travel arrangements and site visits, will be meticulously planned to ensure a smooth, informative, and engaging experience for all attendees​.

Post-Event Analysis:

  • Following the conclusion of the event, the consultant will conduct a comprehensive post-event evaluation. This analysis will assess the event's overall impact, participant engagement, and the effectiveness of the field visits in fostering a deeper understanding of UNICEF's work. Lessons learned will be meticulously documented, providing valuable insights for future planning. Recommendations will be developed to enhance the planning and execution of subsequent events, ensuring continuous improvement in UNICEF's engagement with its stakeholders.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Development Studies/ Business Studies/Marketing.
  • Possess a degree in relevant subject areas such as Development Studies, Management, Business Studies, or Marketing, with supplementary advanced academic credentials in International Humanitarian Action or Social Policy.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional work experience in planning, selecting, setting up, and executing large-scale events and working across multiple organizations and teams, with precision and attention to detail, is required.
  • Expertise in logistical coordination is essential, including the management of travel arrangements, venue selection, and the creation of complex itineraries to ensure a seamless and efficient event experience.
  • Prior experience working with the United Nations or other international organizations will be considered a significant asset.
  • Must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and a nuanced understanding of the Bangladesh context, particularly in relation to the implementation of the CRC and adherence to UN protocols.
  • Proficiency in English is mandatory, with the ability to communicate and articulate concepts and ideas at a professional level.