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National Consultant – Coordination of Inter-Ministerial Commission on Child Rights

Kiev (Ukraine)

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.

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, every right. Purpose of Assignment:

Inter-Ministerial Commission for Child Rights (IMCCR) was established pursuant to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) with the goal to enhance coordination of the state executive bodies in the area of child rights and child protection. The objectives of the IMCCR are: to develop proposals for the development and introduction of the state policy for protection of the rights and interests of children; to identify ways, mechanisms and methods of addressing various issues that emerge in the course of implementation of the state child protection policy etc.

In recent years, the list of violations of the rights of children, e.g. negligent attitude to their lives and criminal acts in relation to minors, was exacerbated by problems generated by armed conflict in the east of Ukraine, including internal displacement of children and families with children from conflict-affected areas.

UNICEF was providing technical support to IMCCR since its establishment and continues playing a leading role on CRC knowledge generation. In line with the UNICEF work plan, approved by the Government of Ukraine, enhancement of  inter-sectoral coordination through the facilitation of the Inter-Ministerial Commission on Child Rights is envisaged. To achieve this result, a national consultant is needed to provide advisory and methodological support for the activity of IMCCR and its subcommittees, ensuring sufficient quality of IMCCR outputs, sharing modern best practices in the field of child protection.

How can you make a difference? Work Assignment Overview:

1. Methodological support for IMCCR activity related to CRC monitoring in Ukraine is provided. Deadline 01/09/18 (10 working days)

1.1. Work plan for IMCRR activities in 2018 (developed in close cooperation with central executive bodies and IMCCR members).

1.2. Analytical notes (2) on topics of IMCCR meetings (5 - 10 pages).

1.3. Proposals for (i) enhancing inter-sectorial coordination, (ii) increasing IMCRR efficiency and (iii) involving key international partners (5 – 10 pages).

2. Advisory and organizational support for enhancing efficiency of IMCCR meetings is provided. Deadline 30/11/18 (10 w/d for each meeting; total 20 working days)

2.1. Report on coordination of IMCCR meetings (2) is provided (incl.  agenda, list of participants, reporting documents, collection and review of report summaries (theses) from meeting participants, etc.).

2.2. IMCCR meetings conducted, their efficiency increased  (based on proposals as referred to in paragraph 1.3); recommendations for further strengthening CRC monitoring and enhancing inter-sectorial coordination (3 - 5 pages pages).

3. Methodological  and capacity building support on coordination of  IMCCR activity to implement protocol decision  is provided. Deadline 31/12/18 (10 working days)

3.1. Report on IMCCR meeting protocol  decisions and implementation of protocol instructions approved by commission members (5 – 10 pages).

3.2. Briefing notes for the IMCCR secretariat concerning efficient execution of protocol decisions (5 – 10 pages).

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

Education: Masters (or equivalent) degree in sociology or interface.

Experience: At least 5 years of experience in development of recommendations on legislative changes, regulatory documents, strategies and advocacy campaigns

Skills:

  • Knowledge of the system of child rights protection in Ukraine;
  • Experience in coordination of public events, working groups meetings, round tables, focus groups etc.;
  • Experience working with government organizations, international donors, civil society;
  • Good analytical and writing skills;
  • Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills.

Languages: Good command of Ukrainian, English is an asset.

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.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-02

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