Consultant Documentation and Knowledge Management

Organisation:  UNICEF

Apply By:  21 Jul . 2017

Location:  New Delhi(Delhi)

Consultant Documentation and Knowledge Management
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Title of Consultancy: Consultant Documentation and Knowledge Management (Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR))

Duty Station: New Delhi (Home-based with weekly visits to DRR Section at UNICEF India Country Office, 73 Lodhi Estate, New Delhi)

Duration Of Consultancy: 5 months from 1 August - 31 December 2017

Closing Date: 21 July 2017


India is among the top five countries in the world in terms of exposure to natural and man-made hazards. 58.6 per cent of landmass is prone to earthquakes of moderate to very high intensity; close to 5,700 km coastline is prone to cyclones and tsunamis; 68 per cent of the cultivable area is vulnerable to drought and hilly areas are at risk from landslides and avalanches. According to the Maplecroft Climate Risk Index 2017, India is at “high risk” to climate change. Meanwhile almost one third of districts have also been affected by some form of civil strife in recent years.

At the same time, India’s economy and populations, in particular the most vulnerable including children and women, has been impacted by related disaster impact. In five major natural disasters from 2000-2016, 17,671 children lost their lives, an equal number of children was injured and 19,466 schools were destroyed. The 2015/2016 drought in ten Indian States affected an estimated 330 million people, including 37 million children under five. During floods that year almost 5 million children were affected and/or displaced in Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. It affected UNICEF programme results in WASH, education, nutrition, health and child protection. Moreover, several Indian States are confronted with civil strife situations, which disrupt social service delivery.

Purpose of The Assignment:

DRR Section seeks the services of a Senior consultant to update and improve its internal and external knowledge management system and related advocacy and awareness-raising products for risk informed programming.

Official Travel Involved:

The consultancy may require occasional travel to 13 UNICEF programme states offices. Related expenses will be reimbursed according to UNICEF India Country Office procedures.

Payment Terms

  • Payment is linked to receipt and satisfactory acceptance of deliverables.
  • Travel expenses will be reimbursed at actuals based on receipt of invoices/reports.
  • Per Diem will be reimbursed at UNICEF consultant rates.

Qualification, Specialized Knowledge and Experience Required


  • Advanced degree in any of the following fields: Mass Communication, Journalism, Social Sciences, or other relevant field
  • Strong understanding of issues related to disaster risks and disaster risk reduction and climate change, including good understanding of related ISDR-terminology ( and overall development terms
  • Knowledge of global and national development and humanitarian issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current UNICEF position and approaches. Knowledge of the principle of gender parity and equality. This includes basic knowledge and understanding of Sustainable Development Goals, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Paris Agreement on Climate Change and its transcription in the Indian context (Government development plans and policies)
  • Knowledge of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climatic Change programme interventions is an asset.
  • At least basic understanding of UNICEF’s work in WASH, Education, Nutrition, Health and/or Child Protection.
  • Experience working in communication on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climatic Change initiatives is an asset
  • At least seven years of professional experience in media, communication and advocacy
  • Experience in working with UN and government structures (as counterparts) is highly desirable.
  • Work in a multi-cultural environment and proven capacity to establish effective working relationships both within and outside the organization maintaining harmonious working relationships based on excellent inter-personal skills.
  • Excellent analytical, communication and advocacy skills
  • Experience and track record in developing and editing advocacy products (fact sheets) and editing technical documents and in developing overall media-friendly content to promote, position and advocate initiatives 
  • Experience in management of media initiatives, and ensuring maximization of coverage
  • Experience working as a trainer in communication to improve presentation and advocacy skills of staff
  • Good computer skills, MS-Office application software (MS Word, Excel, Power Point), internet and social media
  • Excellent communication (writing) skills in English; ability to speak, read and write fluently
  • Communication skills in Hindi and other Indian language is an asset
  • Basic skills and/or good understanding of graphic design an asset
  • Skills in other data visualisation (in particular GIS) is an asset
  • Drive for results and delivery quality products on time
  • Full-time availability during the envisaged contract period




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How to apply

How to Apply: Please submit your online application along with the below mentioned documents through the online portal latest by 21 July 2017. The link to the online portal is:

How to Apply: Your online application should contain three separate attachments:

  1. A Cover letter explaining the motivation for applying and also explaining how the qualifications and skill-set of the candidate are suitable for this position (to be uploaded online under cover letter)
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) (to be uploaded online under CV/resume)
  3. A financial proposal indicating deliverable-based professional fee as per template attached below.  Please do not forget to specify your name in the file while saving. (to be uploaded under financial proposal template).

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