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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Abu Dhabi
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-24

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Consultant on Child Friendly City, Bullying prevention, and Child and Adolescent Empowerment

Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

UNICEF Gulf Area Office (GAO) supports the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and its line ministries and authorities to advance the rights of children under the framework of the Gulf Area Programme Document (2014-2017). This programme of cooperation includes a focus on the timely generation of quality evidence on the situation of children to inform national policy formulation and systems reform. Through this framework, UNICEF GAO and the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood (SCMC) signed an Annual work plan (AWP) to address a number of key areas in collaboration with the appropriate authorities and actors (both public and private). With limited programme staff in the UAE, the annual workplan priorities cannot be completed without additional support. UNICEF GAO is therefore looking for an experienced consultant (preferably with expertise in the area of child health) for outputs outlined in the below advertisement.

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.

Purpose of the Assignment

Provide technical assistance to the programme section, and assist in coordination/ implementation of all projects in the UAE including (but not limited to) the:

  1. Child & Adolescent Empowerment Program (60% of consultant's time)
  2. Bullying Prevention Programme (15% of consultant's time)
  3. Child Friendly City Initiative (25% of consultant's time)

Assignment Tasks

Child and Adolescent Empowerment Program


  • Assist in forming groups of children and adolescents in each Emirate to form a platform to increase young people's participation and support communicating their views on their well-being and development;
  • Assist in conducting a needs assessment to identify priority areas and skills needed;
  • Assist in reviewing guidelines/ training manual developed on identified skills/areas required;
  • Assist in conducting capacity development/training workshops for children of different age groups
  • Assist in conducting capacity development on peer education on a subgroup of adolescents;
  • Assist in the formation of a work plan with each working group;
  • Follow-up regularly with the different groups on the implementation of their work plans in all Emirates

Bullying Prevention (2nd Phase, new schools):

  • Follow up with Ministry of Education (MoE), Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and the participating schools' committees on the implementation of the project;
  • Deliver training workshops to phase 2 schools as part the project's expansion;
  • Review the progress reports submitted by schools;
  • Assist in reviewing assessment results report after completion of phase 2;
  • Assist in coordinating meetings with MoE, ADEC and participating schools' at the end of the programme to discuss the feedback and recommendations;
  • Assist in coordinating the final ceremony.

Child Friendly City Initiative


  • Assist in reviewing the action plan submitted by the expert;
  • Assist in coordinating meetings and discussions with relevant stakeholders to track implementation of action plan;
  • Assist in collecting evidence for accreditation check list;

Other programme-related activities

  • Any other related tasks assigned by the supervisor

Expected Deliverables

Child and Adolescent Empowerment Program


  • Report on needs assessment conducted;
  • Report mapping existing manuals on active participation and empowerment of young people;
  • List of potential peer educators;
  • Presentation on active participation of the children and presented in the trainings;
  • Report of meetings with facilitators
  • Analysis report on the work plans for each Emirate;
  • Regular reports on visits conducted with all working groups in all Emirates

Bullying Prevention Programme:


  • Reports on follow-up processes with the school;
  • Analysis of the progress Reports from schools;
  • Report on the final meetings with schools;
  • Final ceremony conducted.

Child Friendly City Initiative

  • Review the action Plan;
  • Reports on the meetings with relevant stakeholders;
  • Follow-up reports on the implementation of action plan by the different stakeholders;
  • Review the progress report based on Checklist.



Qualifications of Successful Candidate


  • Postgraduate education; preferably in child health-related field

Years of relevant experience

  • 4 years' experience working with the government sector as well as UN agencies (preferably with exposure to the Arab/Gulf region)  
  • Experience in school-based projects and trainings
  • Experience in peer education training and utilization
  • Experience in training children and youth via a participatory approach
  • Experience in training individuals dealing directing with children (e.g.; teachers, social workers…etc.)
  • Previous experience in CFC initiative is an asset
  • Previous experience in Bullying prevention programs is an asset
  • Previous work experience with UNICEF is an asset

Competencies of Successful Candidate

  •  Excellent communication skills and writing skills
  • Assessment and analytical skills; quantitative and qualitative assessment
  • Developing assessment reports and training manuals

To view our competency framework, please click here

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable).  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

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.

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