Consultant for Online Safety Parenting Guide, Beijing, China

Beijing

We are seeking a national consultant to develop and produce a Chinese contextually-relevant parenting guide to help parents communicate with their children on how to navigate risks and have safe, positive experiences online, based on a desk review of major existing parenting guides available in other countries.

United Nations Children's Fund is seeking a

Consultant for Online Safety Parenting Guide

1 September – 30 November 2017 (with a maximum of 30 working days)

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

How can you make a difference?

We are seeking a national consultant to develop and produce a Chinese contextually-relevant parenting guide to help parents communicate with their children on how to navigate risks and have safe, positive experiences online, based on a desk review of major existing parenting guides available in other countries.

Key deliverables will include:

  1. Conduct a desk review of major existing parenting guides available through various platforms; and identification of lessons learned and good practices from these
     
  2. Conduct a desk review of existing, Chinese contextually-relevant research on parenting practices; patterns of children's internet usage, and evidence on real or perceived risks and harm
     
  3. Based on the desk reviews, develop a communications framework, key risks and behaviours to be addressed and main messages
     
  4. Develop a description of characteristics of target audience(s) to be reached by the guide, and accordingly a dissemination plan
     
  5. Develop a methodology for monitoring and evaluation, including the testing of materials
     
  6. Handover the briefs to the creative / marketing / communications Agency and provide technical support to the development of the guide by the Agency
     
  7. Provide a brief consultancy report on process and deliverables as well as recommendations for future improvements and use of the parenting guide
     

To qualify, you will have…

  • Minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in the child protection or media/internet literacy sector internationally and/or in China.
  • Expertise in best international practices in the area of child online protection.
  • Advanced university degree in the social sciences, law, child development, communication for development or other relevant discipline.
  • Expertise in best practices in the area of communication for development.
  • Current knowledge, understanding and interest in child protection issues and policies in China and internationally.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organisational skills to promote smooth project management.
  • Strong research and writing skills to support knowledge management on children and the internet.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Work experience with UNICEF an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin both written and spoken.
     

For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • Respect for and adherence to UNICEF's core values of Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, and Integrity
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work in a multicultural environment
  • Strong drive for results, setting high standards for the quality of work
  • Interest in learning and researching, gathering comprehensive information to support decision making

If you recognise yourself from the above and wish to make a difference for every child, please review the full Terms of Reference through this link and send a Cover Letter and CV as well as a financial proposal indicating your daily consultancy rate to beijinghr@unicef.org, or apply online through www.unicef.org/employ (requisition 506478). The deadline for receipt of applications is 25 August 2017.

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.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Beijing
  • Grade: International Consultant
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-25