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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Security and Safety
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Youth
    • Fire Satefy, Fire Protection and Firefighting
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
  • Closing Date: 2019-03-28

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Consultancy Title: Makani Safety Consultation and Training on Fire, First Aid and Road - 4 months Amman Jordan Country Office

Amman (Jordan)

The United Nations Children's Fund Jordan Country Office in Amman seeks a dedicated, experienced, highly motivated and proactive Consultant for Makani Safety Consultation and Training on Fire, First Aid and Road

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.

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 has been working in Jordan's Syrian refugee camps since their establishment. As part of the Crisis Response, there was a significant need to protect children and families from psychosocial distress, violence, improve their well-being and strengthen their resilience. For these reasons, Child Friendly Spaces were established (CFCs) in 2012. Lessons learnt from the delivery of CFSs were consolidated, leading to the development of a comprehensive approach via centres called Makani, my space in Arabic. Makani centres have since 2014 adopted a multi-sectoral approach to support vulnerable children and young people, girls and boys, families and community members. They promote children and young people's full development and well-being a physical, cognitive, social and emotional  through sessions covering learning support services, skills building programs and community-based child protection. Additionally, since 2016 UNICF Jordan has been providing transportation service to public school for more than 1,800 children.

Since the above programmes are providing services for more than 150,000 children in Jordan in different setups (Camp, host community and informal tented settlements), it is essential to maintain high level of safe and secure environment within Makani centres and all services associated to the centres (i.e. transportation)


The consultant delivers Learning, Monitor & Development Road Safety, First Aid and Fire safety for Makani programme locations according to the safety SOPs UNICEF JCO.


All activities to be developed as part of this consultancy should be done in agreement with UNICEF Jordan Country Office, ensure Makani centres are safe environment, implement UNICEF safety measures in Makani centres, Train focal points in Makani centres on First aid and fire safety, raise awareness and develop driving behaviour of the bus drivers, along with physical spot check on the buses.


A set of deliverables are expected of this consultancy to evaluate the situation in Makani centres based on First aid, Fire and road safety, provide report on what can be implemented, provide UNICERF JCO with a plan of work, implement UNICEF safety measures in all Makani centres, with the best safety practices and train focal points on fire safety and first aid, conduct spot check on the bus drivers to ensure all road safety measures in place. Develop safety environment in Makani centres, report and incidents and or potential risks.

The below explain main responsibilities and expected results.


1. Prepare, maintain and implement UNICEF safety procedures; appoint Assistant and their Deputies to ensure they are carrying out their functions; act as incident recorder; trainer for the assistant and their deputies.

Expected results

Mapping report on the current situation, establish working group within Makani centers, provide training 

2. Develops, implements and reviews policies and procedures to ensure that Makani centres meet all UNICEF safety requirements standards relating to fire, first aid and road safety.

Expected results

Provide UNICEF with plan on what need to be developed and what can be implemented

3. Responsible for the induction and coordination of training for Assistants and staff of the Occupational Safety on First Aid, Firefighting and road safety.

Expected results

Provide specialized training in safety various aspects Fire, First aid and Road

4. Develop and monitor road safety SOPs and Conduct spot check on buses and IPs drivers frequently.

Expected results

Ensure measures are in place General spot check defines time table for the spot checks and ad-hoc once

5. Leads the development of tailor-made capacity building initiatives (i.e. training events) when requested.

Expected results

Consistence trainings and awareness planes 

6. Acts as lead for Makani programmes safety and as such is part of the development team for the programme(s) in question, interacting closely with the person in charge of that programme.

Expected results

Reports on what need to be developed

7. Establish and maintain operational emergency communications systems, including to manage all aspects related to common communication, monitor the utilization of communication networks.

Expected results

Establish and enhance communication system

8. Maintain emergency specific operating standards for all considered scenarios with consultation with Security section. 

Expected results

SOPs for potential risk scenarios 

9. Ensure implementation of UNICEF Fire, First Aid and road SOPs in all Makani presence

Expected results

Reports and activities on the implementation process

10. Perform general operational safety functions, such as to establish and maintain the safety check lists; monitor preparedness of buses and movements of drivers; respond on a 24-hour basis whenever a safety-related incident affects Makani children; oversee investigations into incidents involving Makani children; assist the Programme specialist in cases of accidents

Expected results

General overview on the Makani situation reports and plans


  1. Education:
  • University degree or equivalent.
  • Certified as TOT from Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
  • Fire Fighting, First Aid and Road Safety certification
  1. Work experience:
    • 3 years of working in safety field as safety professional
  1. Technical knowledge:
  • Experience in Firefighting, First Aid and Road Safety
    • Experience in provide training and customize trainings
    • Identifying risks and hazards
    • Team building capacity and communication
    • Reporting skills
    • Aware of safety local laws
  1. Language:
  • Fluent knowledge of English and Arabic.
  • Arabic is the mother language.


Qualified candidates are requested to submit:

  1. Cover letter/application.
  2. Financial quote as lump sum for professional fees, and lump sum for travel/administrative/subsistence, if applicable.
  3. CV.
  4. Examples of previous, relevant work as applicable
  5. Proposed methodology/approach to managing the project.
  6. At least 2 Referees
  7. P 11 form (which can be downloaded from our website at ).

Late submissions, incomplete packets, or submissions with an incorrect email subject heading will not be considered.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles

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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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