Project Manager, UNICEF

Organisation :


Location : Sri Lanka

Function : Project management

Organisation type : Multilateral Organization

Industry : Nonprofit Organization Management

Posted on : 16 Jul 2019

Application Deadline : 16 Jul 2019

Job no: 523577
Work type: Consultancy
Location: Sri Lanka
Categories: Communication / External Relations, Consultancy

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, how can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Communication Specialist within the Communication Advocacy and Partnership Unit and working in close collaboration with all sections within the Sri Lanka Country Officethe consultant will be responsible for project managing the successful delivery of UNICEF Sri Lankas 30th Anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC@30) election campaign and associated activities which includes.


  1. Activity and resource planning including defining scope and resources required and KPIs to be met
  2. Identification and management of resources needed, including the recruiting and managing of creative agencies/ suppliers required to deliver the campaign including services, events etc.
  3. Excellent time management and ensure delivery of campaign on time, including through the development and maintenance of project plan, schedule and sequence of activities.
  4. Developing and managing a campaign budget to deliver project in line with cost estimates.
  5. Maintain effective communication with all stakeholders including UNICEF, UN Agencies, NGOs and the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) on an ongoing basis in both formal and informal ways.
  6. Analysis and management of risk, with recommendations implemented to minimise and respond to risk.
  7. Ongoing progress monitoring to ensure the delivery of the campaign.
  8. Full reporting on status and deliver against KPIs, to ascertain success and gather learnings both during and after the competition of the campaign.
  9. Quality control: Ability to ensure high level of quality in all materials produced and provided.
  10. Document and capture learning from the project, for future presentation and to enable learnings in the future


Work relationships

Based within the UNICEF Sri Lanka Commination, Advocacy and Partnership Unit, the consultant will report to the Communication Specialist, and will work closely with the Communications, Advocacy and Partnerships Unit, the CRC@30 Working Group, and all sections including Operations, Child Protection, Education, Child Survival and Development and Social Policy.



Planning: Development of Project Plan with key milestones, responsible individuals etc.

Managing Resources:  Recruitment of creative agencies to deliver against project plan. Ongoing management to ensure delivery

Time Management: Development and maintenance of a clear timeline, with process implemented to ensue delivery of key milestones/ sequence of activity by responsible parties

Budget: Development of budget with ongoing financial reporting.

Stakeholder Engagement: Ongoing engagement with internal and external campaign stakeholders.

Risk Management: Ongoing analysis and management of risk, with recommendations implemented to minimize and respond to risk.

Reporting Back: Ongoing progress monitoring and reporting back to ensure the delivery of the campaign and to address issues as required.

Reporting: Full reporting on status and deliver against KPI™s, to ascertain success and gather learnings both during and after the competition of the campaign.

Quality Control: Ongoing checking and oversight of quality of assets and materials being produced

Event Management: Ability to manage external events 

Documenting the process and learnings of the campaign, for presentation, and to enable UNICEF to implement and utilize in the future.


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

.a) Education: 

A Bachelors Degree in a relevant field. 

b) Years of experience:  

At least 5 years experience of project management with evidence of experience in each of the 10 deliverables outlined in the TOR

Experience of working with relevant organisation (UN, NGOs) is an asset but not a prerequisite.

c) Competencies:  

Excellent organisation skills with the ability project manage complex campaigns with multiple stakeholders – specifically communication and advocacy campaigns

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to positively engage with diverse organisations and individuals.

High level of initiative and ability to undertake complex tasks while proactively seeking relevant input, cooperation, and guidance from key constituents

Knowledge of UNICEF, the UN and Children Rights Issues, including the UNCRC is welcome

Strong coordination, negotiation, and synthesis skills, and ability to navigate challenges in completing tasks and deliverables in a timely manner.

Strong presentation skills.


Duration of the consultancy: 07 months


Qualified candidates are requested to submit a resume, cover letter and other relevant documents through the UNICEF e-Recruitment system at ­


Interested consultants should indicate abilityavailability and all-inclusive fee rate (Daily/ Monthly fee- including lump sum travel and subsistence costs, as applicable) for expected deliverables to undertake the terms of reference.


Applications submitted without a fee/ rate will not be considered.



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.


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.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


Remarks: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


Advertised: 03 Jul 2019 Sri Lanka Standard Time
Applications close: 16 Jul 2019 11:55 PM Sri Lanka Standard Time