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Consultancy - Support the development of a Child Protection Roster for the Europe and Central Asia Region (Home-Based)

Geneva (Switzerland)

The UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO) is seeking a qualified consultant to Support the Child Protection Section in the formulation of a set of generic TORs with the objective of obtaining profiles to populate a new Child Protection Roster of pre-qualified candidates.

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.

PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY:

Support the UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO) Child Protection Section in the formulation of a set of generic TORs with the objective of obtaining profiles to populate a new Child Protection roster for the Europe and Central Asia region, based on information, documentation and guidance to be provided by UNICEF.  Based on the generic TORs, a call for applications will be issued by UNICEF through its website.  The call for applications is likely to attract a high response rate which will require the consultant to carefully screen the applications and subsequently submit a proposal to the ECARO Child Protection Section for the list of profiles to be retained on the roster and assist in the scheduling of interviews with proposed candidates.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Work closely with the ECARO Child Protection Section to draft generic TORs for the Child Protection consultants’ roster;
  2. Based on the TORs which will be issued for the Call for Applications to the Child Protection roster, and in consultation with the Regional Advisor, Child Protection, identify key criteria for inclusion of candidates in the roster;
  • Tasks 1 and 2:  2 working days
  1. Design and complete a grid with key data on competencies and qualifications, to be drawn from the retained applications and in relation to the stated qualifications and competencies stated in these TOR, including a points/rating or categorization system to apply to the different elements of the candidate profiles (qualifications, experience, areas of child protection expertise etc.) with the purpose of categorising them for the final shortlist.
  2. As and when applications are received, conduct a preliminary screening to identify those profiles meeting at least the minimum criteria to be proposed for inclusion on the roster.
  • Tasks 3 and 4:  12 working days
  1. Share the grid on a regular basis (frequency to be agreed in advance) with the Child Protection team for their evaluation of the profiles being proposed for retention on the roster.
  2. After consultation and agreement with the Regional Advisor, Child Protection on the final list of profiles to be retained, contact each candidate to request copies of their academic certificates and other relevant documents and to organize a Skype interview with the Regional Advisor, Child Protection.
  • Tasks 5 and 6:  4 working days
  1. Prepare the data and attachments pertaining to the retained profiles for submission to UNICEF Headquarters for uploading on to the UNICEF centralised roster database.
  • Task 7:  2 working days

Expected Outputs and delivery dates:

  1. Draft TORs for the call for applications
  2. List of key criteria for inclusion of candidates in the roster
  3. Competencies and qualifications grid and suggested points or categorization system
  4. Final list of profiles proposed for retention
  5. Schedule of Skype interviews with proposed candidates
  6. Copies of academic certificates and other relevant documents obtained from all retained applications

REPORTS TO:  Regional Advisor, Child Protection, UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office

LOCATION: Home-based

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

Education: University degree in social sciences, international relations, development studies, human rights, psychology or other relevant area

Work ExperienceAt least three years in child protection /welfare work or any other relevant programme area

Key competenciesAnalytical ability, good communication skills, well organised.

Languages:   Excellent written and spoken English

Estimated Fee:  To be proposed by the consultant based on 20 working days.

Duration: 20 working days over a six-week to two-month period.  Proposed starting date:  end August/beginning September 2018

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 and advance to the next stage of the selection process. Please include as part of the application your daily fee in $USD to undertake this assignment. 

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: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-17

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