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Local Consultant: Regional Conference on Child Online Protection (3 Months)

Manila (Philippines)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Manila (Philippines)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Conference Services
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-13

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Coordinate, Liaise, and Support in the Preparations and Conduct of the Regional Conference on Child Online Protection (COP)on 25-27 February 2020 in Manila.

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, a fair chance

UNICEF has been an active partner of the Government of the Philippines and civil society in realizing the rights of every Filipino child, in line with priorities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. UNICEF efforts have been focused on the most vulnerable regions identified by the Government of the Philippines Development Plan, particularly in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao. To ensure that interventions are sustainable and scaled up, UNICEF will support primarily local government units (LGUs) as the main instruments of delivering services and building systems. The level of engagement with government institutions will take into account capacities, economies of scale and sector issues.

It has a field office in Cotabato City, the second largest city in Mindanao, southern Philippines, with some 300,000 population. The city is the regional administrative centre of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and over 80 percent of the population is Muslim. Mindanao is both conflict-affected and prone to frequent earthquakes and typhoon storms. 

Visit this link for more information on Philippine Country Office: https://www.unicef.org/philippines/

Major Tasks

  • Lead in the Provision of Logistical Arrangements for the Conference ensuring that all necessary tasks are carried out and completed in a timely and quality manner in coordination with relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide Support to the Inter-Agency Council Against Child Pornography -Technical Working Group (IACACP TWG), East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) Organizing Agencies, and UNICEF CO for the Preparation of the above Conference, including the Youth Conference that will take place before the Regional Meeting, including but not limited to, Convening of Meetings; Preparation of Meeting Notes and Presentations; Updating of Task Matrix; Monitoring and Following Up of Deliverables and Tasks.
  • Coordinate with Focal Points of the above Agencies, Participants, Guests, Foreign Mission, other Government Offices, Service Providers, Resource Persons to ensure a timely and facilitative flow of communication and information sharing.
  • Support PCO Child Protection Team in the Preparation of Technical Papers, and Documentation Requirements of the Conference.
  • Contribute in the Provision of Logistical Arrangements for the Conference.
  • On-Site Support for the Youth Conference that Pre-Dates the Regional Conference and the Actual Regional Conference Itself.

Deliverables

  • Meeting Agenda, Meeting Reports, Meeting Presentations.
  • Weekly Updates, Copies of emails/correspondence, and Updated Task and Directory Matrix.
  • Technical Papers and Final Report.

Qualifications and Competencies of Successful Consultant

  • Bachelor's degree in any Social Sciences discipline.
  • 5 Years of work experience of which are in Professional (Officer) Level in the Relevant Field and Working in Development Contexts.
  • Preferably UN or NGO Experience.
  • Skills in Written and Oral Advocacy are desired.
  • Experience in Coordination and High-Level Event Preparation is ideal especially if it is in the International or Regional Level.
  • Demonstrated Use and Application of Diplomatic Language and Comportment, necessary.
  • Good Inter-Personal Skills, including a Collaborative Approach, also necessary.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/ by 13 December 2019.  Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal under Job Number:  528333 will be considered.

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.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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