UN Children's Fund Consultancy Jobs in Uganda

UN Children's Fund Consultancy Jobs in Uganda

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children.

To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a fair chance

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

How can you make a difference?

  • Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Communication and working closely with the Communication Specialist, the Consultant will;
  • Develop scripts for three
  • films related to education; skills and work; and empowerment, especially for girls.
  • Interview and oversee the shoot for the three films at a location to be identified by UNICEF Uganda.
  • Oversee the editing and final cut of the three films.


    In September 2018, world leaders meeting at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly launched a new partnership to get every young person into quality education, training or employment by 2030.

    Generation Unlimited will tackle the global education and training crisis currently holding back millions of young people and threatening progress and stability.

    With urgent investment in education and skills training, the rapidly growing global population of adolescents and young people-which will reach 2 billion by 2030-will continue to be unprepared and unskilled for the future workforce.

    And with more than 200 million young people of lower-and upper-secondary school age currently missing out on school, instead of contributing to equitable progress, young people-especially the most disadvantaged-could face futures of compounding deprivation and discrimination.

    Generation Unlimited-which forms part of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Youth 2030 Strategy-will complement and build on existing programmes that support adolescents and young people.

    The partnership platform will focus on three key areas: secondary-age education; skills for learning, employability and decent work; and empowerment.

    The partnership brings together the private sector, governments, international and local organisations-and young people-to identify and scale up the best solutions for three major challenges: access to secondary age education, acquisition of employability skills and empowerment, especially for girls.

    In Uganda, the government and stakeholders are keen to realise the ambitious Agenda 2030 and the SDGs and respond to new evidence on the critical importance to focus on adolescents and the need to invest more in young people.

    It is hoped that the Generation Unlimited agenda will trickle down to Uganda through partnerships between government, private sector, civil society, multilateral organisations and young people that will work together to bring to scale effective solutions that address critical issues for unreached adolescents and young people in Uganda.

    With education, skills and empowerment, these young people will help transform economies and nations globally.

    In October 2018, UNICEF produced three short videos depicting the lives of Ugandan adolescents who are experiencing multi-dimensional poverty.

    The adolescents are either living in households that are below Uganda’s poverty line of spending around $0.43 per day, are severely deprived of eight or more of the 31 possessions or activities deemed by Uganda’s population to be a ‘necessity of life’ or are deprived of four or more of the 31 possessions or activities deemed a ‘necessity of life’.

    The videos produced portrayed the current challenges adolescent girls are experiencing including dropping out of primary and secondary schools, fewer adolescents working, limited skills for employability and

    empowerment which the Generation Unlimited partnership aims to address.

    To demonstrate a new and dynamic model of the partnership and to empower more Ugandan adolescent girls that they can make it-as tomorrow’s leaders, citizens and care takers of the country, UNICEF requires powerful videos focusing on young people as co-creators of solutions to the existing local crises facing young people.

    The videos focusing on the challenges adolescents are experiencing and those highlighting hope for the future will attract investments required to support the young people’s agenda.

    Key Tasks:

  • To produce high quality short films/videos that highlight the three key focus areas of Generation Unlimited through the lenses of Ugandan adolescents.

    The videos will focus on Ugandan case studies and depict the lives of adolescent boys and girls in the areas of:

  • Secondary age education; how boys and girls are supported to complete primary and secondary education with meaningful learning outcomes; ability of young people to master basic reading and mathematics skills
  • Skills for learning, employability and decent work; young people having access to opportunities to develop skills for learning, personal empowerment and active citizenship; young people that have had opportunities for apprenticeships and internships
  • Empowerment, especially girls; young people that have had opportunities to voice their opinions and views in areas that affect them and their communities; girls that have overcome barriers like child marriage, violence and exploitation.

    To qualify asan advocate for every child you will have…

  • University degree in Journalism, Mass Communication.
  • At least 10 years of professional work experience in production of film and television.
  • Proven experience to produce and deliver high quality, impactful films for social change.
  • Proven experience that produced film and TV is aired as film and on TV (ie, proven dissemination).
  • Proven advocacy experience and good knowledge of development issues, especially children’ issues and UNICEF’s work.
  • Experience with UNICEF and in Eastern and Southern Africa is highly desirable.
  • High quality portfolio in production of film, video and advocacy.
  • High level of professional capacity to handle a heavy workload under constraints, with sensitivity to local traditions and customs.
  • Knowledge of UN common practices, UNICEF corporate identity.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    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. Apply by 6th November, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Children's Fund Consultancy Jobs in Uganda

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