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Consultancy (Home-based with travel): Child Protection Coordination in mixed settings Training -Curriculum Development and Training Facilitation (60 days)

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Managerial positions
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Transport and Distribution
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2019-09-27

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The Child Protection Area of Responsibility is looking for a consultant to develop and deliver a one-week interactive course for national and sub-national coordinators to strengthen knowledge and skills related to leading effective inter-agency coordination in mixed settings.

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, protection

Department:                       Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR), UNICEF Global Cluster Coordination Unit

Location:                             Home based / with expected travel to training location

Position reports to:             Global Child Protection Deputy Coordinator

Position Duration:               60 days (non-consecutive) between 15 October 2019 to 30 June 2020


The Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR) led by UNICEF, based in the UNICEF Global Cluster Coordination Unit (GCCU) convenes a range of UN, NGO and other actors to meet the needs of the Child Protection in Emergencies (CPIE) sector, by producing key interagency tools; building capacity; developing shared advocacy and policy; and delivering support to the Governments, NGOs, and UNICEF child protection staff that lead and participate in country child protection coordination groups.

While the AoR works in contexts with presence of internally displaced people or in preparedness situations, such contexts more often than not also are contexts where refugees are present. For coordination, this can mean that both the IASC cluster system and the Refugee Coordination Model exist simultaneously in a country, i.e. one for IDPs and one refugees, both with similarities but also specificities. The new Child Protection Minimum Standards highlight the different mandates, as well as joint key functions of coordination.

Purpose of the CPiE Coordination in Mixed Settings Training Curriculum Consultant

Building upon the existing Child Protection in Coordination for Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and preparedness contexts training packages, as well as the Child Protection Minimum Coordination Standard and UNHCR Refugee Coordination Model and Guidance Notes, the CP AoR will collaborate with UNHCR to develop and deliver a one-week interactive course for national and sub-national coordinators, complete with simulations and country/peer exchange, to strengthen knowledge and skills related to leading effective inter-agency coordination in mixed settings.

Following the initial training, the consultant will update the training package as needed and roll it out in additional languages.

Key Deliverables

Under the supervision of the Global CP AoR Deputy Coordinator and in close collaboration with UNHCR, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Deliverable 1 (18 days):
  • One-week interactive training curriculum, built on existing material (related to CPiE Coordination in Cluster contexts and coordination in refugee settings) geared for national and sub-national coordinators, including simulations and country/peer exchanges, pre- and post-learning survey, with facilitator’s guide, participant handouts, activity guides, and other relevant materials.
  1. Deliverable 2 (14 days):
  • Training delivered and final report; this will include the following activities:
    • Develop participant application and pre-learning activity
    • Prepare for and co-facilitate one training (5 days) using the developed curriculum
    • Draft the training report
  1. Deliverable 3 (13 days):
  • Final report and final training materials with their translations; this will include the following activities:
    • Organise the post-learning survey, including on satisfaction
    • Revise content and activities following the training as needed per feedback
    • Organize and oversee translation of materials from English to French and Spanish, in collaboration with the AoR and UNHCR.
    • Develop a brief final report, complete with recommendations and lessons learned.
  1. Deliverable 4 (15 days):
  • Set-up of one additional 5-day training course determined by one of the CP AoR priority areas

Performance Indicators for Evaluation of Results

  • Timely submission of deliverables
  • Satisfactory quality of deliverables

Location of Consultancy

The consultancy will be home based with 6 days of travel to the training location (tbd).

Payment Schedule

The consultant will be paid per deliverable, based on timely delivery of satisfactory deliverables.

Travel costs will be reimbursed on submission of invoices. The consultant will need to organize own travel, including ticketing and visa, and their expenditure will be reimbursed based on the most direct and economical route in economy class. UNICEF will pay the daily subsistence allowance as per UN-approved rate. The consultant must be fit to travel, be in a possession of the valid UN DSS BSafe certificate, obligatory inoculation(s) and have a valid own travel/medical insurance with hospitalisation and repatriation coverage.

UNICEF reserves the right to terminate the contract without a prior notice and/or withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if the rules and the regulations regarding confidentiality, ethics and procedures of UNICEF and the project partners are not followed, if work/outputs are incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines. 



  • Advanced university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: international affairs, development studies, political or environmental sciences, social sciences or a field relevant to humanitarian assistance.


  • At least three years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in developing trainings, public sector management, development and/or humanitarian projects, operational analysis, crisis management or emergency assistance.
  • Previous experience in developing and facilitating trainings and/or inter-agency simulation exercises.
  • Previous experience managing protection projects and/or coordinating protection, ideally child protection, in both IDP and refugee settings is an asset


  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency in French and Spanish is an asset.

Technical skills

  • Strong knowledge of training methodology, course design and evaluation
  • Knowledge of the World Humanitarian Summit, the Cluster System as well as the Global Compact on Refugee and UNHCR’s Refugee Coordination Model.

Personal skills

  • Capacity to establish and maintain productive relations with a range of actors from different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports and communicate effectively in English.
  • Sound analytical skills and a constructive approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to advise others.
  • Ability to manage her/himself and others.
  • Ability to deliver outputs by agreed deadlines


Applicants are invited to:

  1. complete their UNICEF profile 
  2. attach latest P-11 History Form, CV and Motivation Letter (
  3. Submit a sample of work.
  4. Indicate a daily fee

Applications without daily fees will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process


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.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, 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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