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Preparation of the Youth and Child Friendly Local Governance concept and work plan for 2017-2020


Increasing resilience of youth for peaceful and inclusive communities in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Preparation of the Youth and Child Friendly Local Governance concept and work plan for 2017-2020. VNC/KIRA/17/17

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. VNC/KIRA/17/17

Purpose of the Assignment

Revise and advice on Desk review of existing legal provisions, strategies/plans/budgets at local level in selected locations. Use stakeholders mapping to prepare the Youth and Child Friendly Local Governance concept and work planning for 2017-2020, in consultation with stakeholders, and contribute to the development of innovative methods to be used by school parliaments to implement the SDG localization within the YCFLG framework.

Assignment Tasks

In close consultation and collaboration with UNICEF and national stakeholders, the service provider will:

  1. Revise and comment on the desk review including recent initiatives and developments, project activities, mapping of stakeholders related to Local Self-Governance, with focus on Youth and Child Friendly dimensions.
  2. Revise and comment the draft methodology that will be used for the capacity assessment of school parliaments to be part of the Youth and Child Friendly Local Governance initiative and comment the conducted draft capacity assessment
  3. Advise on the outline of the content for the tool kit for school parliaments to increase young people's participation skills as well as non-cognitive skills
  4. Revise and comment on available relevant information for the selected municipalities (Ail-Okmotus) for the project, advising on challenges and strategies to overcome them.
  5. Define the Concept of the Youth and Child Friendly Local Governance in consultation with UNICEF and third parties: consultants and the State Agency for Local Self-Governance and Interethnic Relations (SALSG&IR), central and regional public administration structures, sectors and line ministries that are considered relevant to initiate and participate in the project, and all other relevant organizations working on strengthening LSG in the line of furthering transparency and participation. Consultation will expand to relevant entities, CSO and community leaders at the local level.
  6. Elaborate the YCFLG work plan 2017-2020, including yearly objectives and milestones, linked to measurable indicators, building on the Child Friendly Cities Initiative (documentation will be provided).
  7. Advise on any adjustments required to the project logical framework.

Expected Deliverables:




1. Commenting on the available information from desk review, selected AO, stakeholders' assessment, and Results Framework, advice on challenges and strategies to overcome them and succeed in YCFLG

Report with recommendations

26 April 2017

2. Commenting on the methodology for school parliaments' assessment

Report with recommendations

27 April 2017

3. Developing an outline of the content for the tool kit

Table of content

30 April 2017

4. Developing the YCFLG Concept covering the four dimensions in mentioned in section 3 above


1 May 2017

Final Report

5 May 2017

5. Develop Work plan of YCFLG 2017-2020, in consultation with key partners indicated by UNICEF

Budgeted Work Plan

6 May 2017

Final WP

8 May 2017

6. Commenting on the draft capacity assessment of school parliaments

Report with recommendations

22 May 2017

Qualifications of Successful Candidate:

Education Master's degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Economics, Management

Years of relevant experience:

  • At least 5-year experience in working with state and municipal bodies and international organizations in the areas of strategic and local planning and participatory processes (at least one reference).
  • At least 5-year experience in developing and implementing strategic planning related to Child Friendly Cities or Child Friendly Municipalities or Adolescent/Youth Participatory Local Self-Governance, or similar.
  • Experience in review, monitoring and evaluation of development strategies, programs and plans, and linkages with budget.
  • Experience in Public Financial Management (PFM) OR Local Governance: state/republican and local, in Central Asia or in post-soviet countries
  • Experience working with different government layers to improve effectiveness of policy- and decision-making, decision-making and budgeting at local levels.
  • Russian and English language skills a requirement.

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.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Bishkek
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • International Relations
    • Social Affairs
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Youth
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • International Relations
    • Social Affairs
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Youth
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-19

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