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Aug 082018
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 07 Aug 2018

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Background

UNICEF VCO’s Management has organized annual staff retreat in tandem with its staff association for its staff based in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City over the past three years. The 2015 retreat showed VCO’s commitment to prioritize and address the most actionable areas of change in the gap areas, with concrete actions to be detailed in an Office Improvement Plan. The 2016 staff retreat provided a great forum to celebrate the good work done; to reflect on & integrate all that happened in the 12 months prior to that and what needed to be considered to create and integrate a successful future for the whole office in the new Country Program 2017-2021. The 2017 staff retreat’s purpose was to reflect, review and assess the achievements of the Office in addressing the Global Staff Survey priority areas and to chart the way forward to build upon and further the significant achievements. These staff retreats have appeared to be of great success, contributing to office’s overall performance.

To improve staff retreat’s performance and efficiency and identify alternatives, a task force was set up with blended representation of both national and international staff, professional and general support staff. This task force developed a survey to check retreat temperature among staff that attracted responses from 75% of all staff members.

Of all the respondents, over 50% expressed their preference for annual retreat and approximately 50% opted for biennial retreat. 80% of these respondents expressed their wish to have a one-day staff teambuilding event in the absence of staff retreat in a given year.

Given the current funding landscape, and responses collected from staff survey, it is decided that there will be no staff retreat in 2018. Instead, a one-day staff team building event will be organized.

Purpose

At the end of the teambuilding, UNICEF VCO will be able to develop an effective team that consists of:

  • Understanding prerogatives of collaboration in team building and the benefits and how to stimulate members of the team to achieve higher levels of productivity,
  • Identifying common elements in different kinds of team, the strengths and opportunities for development and what good teams do different than ineffective teams,
  • Identifying specific needs of teams’ strategies to better accommodate particular concerns and challenges,
  • Understanding and increasing the ability to use team skills necessary to be an effective team member,
  • Understanding stages of team performance, multi-cultural teams, individual working preferences and behavioral profiles, communication and Learning styles and preferences,
  • Effective communication between team members, including effective feedback and managing difficult and crucial conversations,
  • Location

    The consultant will work from own premise during preparatory and follow-up periods. The actual team building will be conducted in a venue around Ha Noi.

    Objectives/ tasks

    1. Through review of documentation and meeting with relevant staff members, gain an understanding of the UNICEF Staff Survey VCO Results, the development and implementation of the OIP, and results and achievements over the past 24 months.

    2. In consultation with Senior Management and UVSA, and using the information gathered in Item 1, form a view of the most suitable and useful exercises related to staff teambuilding. Work in conjunction with the HR Officer and Chair of UVSA to develop the agreed upon exercises for staff teambuilding.

    3. Using the analysis and understanding gained from Items 1 and 2, assist the VCO to develop an agenda for the one-day staff teambuilding. Work in conjunction with the HR Officer and Chair of UVSA to develop and deliver the agenda including the agreed upon exercises related to teambuilding.

    4. Be available for a period of 1 month following the teambuilding to provide advice to UVSA and HR Officer on follow-up actions that arise out of the teambuilding.

    Detailed Tasks and Deliverables as per attached TOR.Vacancy Notice – Facilitator for one day team building.docx

    Management and Reporting

    The Consultant will report to Chair of UVSA and Human Resources Officer.

    Performance indicators for evaluation

    End of assignment report.

    Qualification/Specialised Knowledge and Experience

  • Advanced University Degree in Human Resources, People Management, Performance Management, and Coaching and/or equivalent level of experience or training in human resource development; coaching and training.
  • Advanced skills and demonstrated experience in group facilitation and team building (minimum of 8 years).
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a cross-cultural environment and ideally having worked in the Asia-Pacific Region.
  • Familiarity and prior experience with the UN system, or with the international development/humanitarian/emergency community highly desirable;
  • The ability to deliver the service with an excellent command of English, both written and oral.
  • Flexible nature and ability to adapt to changing directions/thinking that may occur during the Workshop.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Payment Schedule linked to Deliverables
    Full payment against the completion of all the above-mentioned deliverables will be made via bank transfer after the report is submitted and accepted by UNICEF.

    Assessment criteria

    For evaluation and selection method, the Cumulative Analysis Method (weight combined score method) shall be used for this recruitment:

    a) Technical Qualification (max. 100 points) weight 75 %

    Criteria

    Points (100)

    Advanced University Degree in Human Resources, People Management, Performance Management, and Coaching and/or equivalent level of experience or training in human resource development; coaching,

    20

    Advanced skills and demonstrated experience in group facilitation and team building (minimum of 8 years)

    30

    Demonstrated experience in working in a cross-cultural environment and ideally having worked in the Asia-Pacific Region.

    Familiarity and prior experience with the UN system, or with the international development/humanitarian/emergency community highly desirable;

    20

    The ability to deliver the service with an excellent command of English, both written and oral.

    Flexible nature and ability to adapt to changing directions/thinking that may occur during the Workshop.

    Excellent interpersonal skills

    10

    Technical proposal

    20

    b) Financial Proposal (max. 100 points) weight 25 %

    The maximum number of points shall be allotted to the lowest Financial Proposal that is opened /evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum 70 points score in the technical evaluation. Other Financial Proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

    The Contract shall be awarded to candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores, subject to the satisfactory result of the verification interview if needed.

    Submission of applications

    Interested candidates are kindly requested to apply and upload the following documents to the assigned requisition in UNICEF Vacancies: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/

  • Letter of interest and confirmation of availability;
  • Technical proposal which clearly explains the outline on how to deliver the tasks and deliverables (preferably less than 4 pages);
  • Performance evaluation reports or references of similar consultancy assignments (if available)
  • Financial proposal: All-inclusive lump-sum cost including consultancy fee, travel and accommodation cost for this assignment as per work assignment.
  • CV/P11 form (UN Personal History Form)
  • To view our competency framework, please click here.

    Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 7 August 2018 at 23:55 hours Viet Nam Time.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=514914

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