International Consultancy for the development of a Resource Mobilisation and Partnerships Strategy for the 2022 – 2026 Country Programme of Cooperation (Guinea-Bissau)

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UNICEF Guinea-Bissau will embark on a new country programme for 2022-2026 in support of the Government of Guinea-Bissau (GoGNB) which aims to contribute to ensure that girls and boys, including adolescents, have increased access to quality social services and to supportive environments that enable them survive, thrive and develop to their full potential for their own well-being and in order towards positive social change. The new Country Programme will focus on four inter-related regional Key Results for Children (KRCs), namely: Immunization, Access to education, Birth Registration and Ending open defecation that are to be achieved through four programme areas notably; a) Child Survival and Development, b) Access to learning, c) Child Protection and d) Social Inclusion.

The Country Programme will contribute to the Government of Guinea-Bissau National Development Plan, the Sustainable development Goals, and the African Union Agenda 2063. It is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2022-2026, UNICEF Global Strategic Plan (2022-2025) and the new UNICEF Gender Policy and Action Plan.

The new country programme will be implemented in a multi-hazard environment that includes the on-going impacts of COVID-19, the chronic economic crisis and other contextual challenges. This will require a robust resource mobilization and partnership strategy to raise resources and leverage partnerships necessary to implement various innovative strategies to achieve results for children, especially the most disadvantaged.

This assignment requires an experienced resource mobilization and partnerships expert who has a track record in assisting UNICEF / UN country offices to develop resource mobilization and partnership strategies for low-income countries like Guinea-Bissau. This entails an analysis of trends in the public and private fundraising and financing landscape to propose innovative approaches that will help garner widespread engagement and investments for children through the new country programme.

How can you make a difference?

The objective is to support UNICEF Guinea-Bissau by developing a Resource Mobilisation and Partnership Strategy for the CP 2022 – 2026. The scope of the consultancy will explore to the extent possible opportunities to mobilize funding and financing from the public and private sector and will assess opportunities for leveraging government, bilateral and multilateral funding for results for children, including IFIs. In addition, the consultancy will further analyse UNICEF Guinea-Bissau’s opportunities for innovative financing (outside of traditional donor support) including South-South Co-operation, increased interaction with UNICEF National Committees and engaging some of the emerging donors (for example, the Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa countries with representation in Guinea-Bissau). Lastly the consultancy will analyse strategic engagement with the private sector as part of the B4R.

The outcome will be a resource mobilization and partnership strategy document for UNICEF Guinea-Bissau for the period 2022 – 2026 that would enable the country programme to address funding gaps in its programmes, strategically engage with the private sector as well as to develop an implementation plan / action plan for the strategy.

The strategy needs to be a forward-looking action-oriented document taking cognizance of the ever-evolving donor landscape, as well as drawing from past lessons. The strategy must also explore new aid modalities and actors and outline a strategic approach to leveraging existing and new partnerships as well as recommend ways to diversify the UNICEF Guinea-Bissau’s resource base.

To whom will the consultant report (supervisory and any other reporting/communication lines):

Under the supervision of the Deputy Representative and in close consultation with the Communication Officer, the consultant will develop a Resource Mobilisation and Partnership Strategy to guide fund-raising and strategic partnership for the country programme 2022 – 2026. This is in view of declining Official Development Assistance and in line with UNICEF’s commitment to making a difference for the most vulnerable and left behind. In addition, the Consultant should ensure that the Resource Mobilisation and Partnership Strategy Action Plan / Implementation Plan builds on best practices and follows organizational guidelines and timelines. The consultant will work closely and receive support from the Resources Mobilization and Partnerships Committee led by the Representative.

Type of reporting expected from the consultant:

The main documents required from the consultant are the complete Resource Mobilisation and Partnership Strategy (inclusive of supporting analytical annexes and graphical presentation of trends) and the Action Plan / Implementation Plan. The consultant will report every week to the Deputy Representative and give updates on work that has been completed as per the work plan. Drafts of documents will be sent through email to the Dep Representative Programmes and Communication Officer and face to face meetings or zoom calls will be organized to discuss issues faced, inputs and feedbacks given.

How will consultant consult and deliver work and when will reporting be done:

The consultant will consult with all relevant stakeholders in the Country Office, Sections Chiefs, Representative, Deputy Representative and Resources Mobilization and Partnerships Committee to enable him or her to have relevant information for the completion of the task. Consultation will also be conducted with key stakeholders (donors, foundations, UN partners, UNICEF National Committees, IFIs, key private sector partners (MTN, ECOBANK etc..).

Duration and working place:

Home Based: 50 days

Scope of work/Objectives

The specific tasks of the consultancy will include:

1. Desk review of relevant documentation (Country Programme Document; donor contributions, funding trends, nature of expenditures)

  • Conduct a comprehensive analysis of the donor environment in Guinea Bissau for potential global, regional and local donors, including private sector to map the feasibility of securing multi-year and thematic funding and recommend ways to develop and maintain strategic partnerships and engagement with key donors, (past, present and future).
  • Develop a compelling narrative about the results that will be achieved with required resources, initially to cover the resource requirements till the end of 2026;

  • The analysis will review key bilateral and multilateral donor strategic priorities for Guinea-Bissau and reflect on how these fit with UNICEF Guinea-Bissau strategic funding goals recommending relevant approaches for donor engagement.

  • Review and assess multilateral and International Financing Institutions (IFIs) funding trends and opportunities (including the World Bank, IMF, Islamic Development, African Development Bank etc..)
  • Provide a donor mapping of areas of donor engagement present and future
  • Propose how the interaction with UNICEF National Committees can be fostered
  • Explore opportunities for partnerships from emerging donors – the Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa countries and private sector and foundations, as well as regional bodies.

2. Recommend ways to develop and maintain strategic partnerships and engagement with key donors, (past, present and future).

  • Develop a Resource Mobilisation Strategy for the Country Programme 2022 – 2026 including a detailed implementation Plan / Action Plan of the strategy.
  • Based on the B4R in-country reflection, design priority actions to engage further with the private sector (leveraging its influence, shaping the market etc…).

The work will also support the affordability analysis of the country office in view of existing and projected funding patterns.

Work Assignment Overview




Estimate Budget

Work plan for the Resource Mobilisation and Partnership Strategy developed and approved by the deputy representative

Inception report and Work plan developed

5 days

10 %

Organize Consultation meetings with key stake holders on fundraising practices and affordability of the country office

Consultation meetings organized / conducted

10 days


Conduct detailed analysis of the donor

Environment and elaborate a donor mapping both public and private sector resource partners

Donor trend document and donor map finalized

10 days


Resource Mobilisation and Partnership Strategy Country

Programme 2022 – 2026 first draft

First draft of Resource Mobilisation and Partnership strategy


15 days


Develop detailed Implementation Plan/

Action Plan of the strategy for the CO

First draft of Implementation plan available

5 days


Presentation to Resources Mobilization and Partnerships Committee for review of the Resource Mobilisation Strategy

Review by the Resources Mobilization and Partnerships Committee

2 days

10 %

Integration of comments and submission of

final Resource Mobilisation and Partnership strategy related annexes and implementation plan

Final draft of Resource strategy and implementation plan available

3 days


50 days

100 %

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

  • Masters or PhD in the social sciences (Sociology, International Relations, Anthropology, Development studies, Economics/Statistics) or related fields relevant for the assignment.
  • Experience in planning and facilitating consultations with large and small groups.
  • Familiarity with UNICEF’s planning processes will be a solid advantage.
  • Employment experience – a minimum of ten years of senior level professional work experience at national and international levels.
  • Language skills: spoken and written fluency in English.

Application requirements:

  • The consultant will provide a financial proposal (expressed in US dollars):
  • The financial proposal should include: a daily rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above.

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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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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