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Pacific-Based Child Protection Consultant Roster

Suva (Fiji )

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Suva (Fiji )
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-26

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UNICEF Pacific Child Protection Programme is establishing a roster of Consultants residing in any of the following Pacific Island Countries (citizens and non-citizens) covered by the Programme: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands (Republic of), Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu. Required areas of expertise include: child protection policies; child protection social services; child protection in education; child protection in health; child protection social and behaviour change (including engagement with communities, faiths, social and other media, adolescents); child protection in emergencies; child protection legislation; birth registration; child justice; social welfare; mental health and psychosocial support.

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 

UNICEF Pacific Multi-Country Office is looking for consultants to support the implementation of its Child Protection Programme in 14 Pacific Island Countries and Territories. The goal of the programme is to prevent and respond to all forms of child abuse, neglect, exploitation, loss of parental care and other situations harmful to children, through strengthening of multi-sector multi-stakeholder child protection systems.

How can you make a difference?

Consultants will provide technical assistance to Pacific Island Countries and Territories to strengthen their capacity to prevent and respond to child protection concerns in any of the following areas: child protection policies; child protection social services; child protection in education; child protection in health; child protection social and behaviour change (including engagement with communities, faiths, social and other media, adolescents); child protection in emergencies; child protection legislation; birth registration; child justice; social welfare; mental health and psychosocial support.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree in social work, law, psychology, public health, mental health, behavioral sciences, communication or other social sciences
  • At least five or eight years of relevant professional experience depending on the consultancy
  • Excellent communication, inter-personal, analytical and writing skills
  • Demonstrated training/facilitation skills
  • Full English language proficiency

Please refer to the attached document for additional details and requirements - Download File PACIFIC-BASED CP CONSULTANT ROSTER - Application Guidance.docx

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered staff members under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEFs policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

 

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