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Consultant: Development of selection criteria as well as an accreditation system for NGOs to provide judicial support to Children, Lebanon - 95 days over 6 months

Beirut (Lebanon)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-20

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UNCEF is looking for a consultant to build a systematic, transparent, and accountable process through which relevant justice service providers are identified and assessed.

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, Justice

UNICEF, in partnership with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), and with support from the European Union (EU), is working on improving the judicial protection of children in contact with the law: as alleged offenders, children at risk, and child victims and witnesses.

At present, judicial support for children in contact with the law is provided by NGOs that are contracted by MoJ on a yearly basis. MoJ has a legal mandate to outsource core statutory functions to NGOs and has at present contracted several NGOs to provide support to these children.

A holistic and effective system of judicial service provision is therefore key; whereby the importance of a systematic and well-informed selection process for the identification and assessment of the most appropriate service providers. The ultimate objective is to promote and protect children’s rights to the highest possible degree; prevent and fight violence, including secondary victimization by the justice system; provide children with the needed support and services, including for their rehabilitation and reintegration into society; and promote child-friendly justice throughout the process.

The objective behind this project is to build a systematic, transparent, and accountable process through which relevant justice service providers are identified and assessed. The duration of the work assignment is for 95 days over a period of 6 months. The process includes the development of clear and solid criteria for the identification of relevant services providers, as well as a mechanism/process for the assessment of these providers based on the criteria developed. The criteria and assessment process would ultimately be resorted to by the Ministry of Justice for the identification and contracting of NGOs to provide judicial services to children in contact with the law.

How can you make a difference?

To view the detailed work assignment deliverables, see the attached document:

Download File Work Assignment Expected Results _ CP Consultancy.pdf

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

  • Advanced University degree in social work, law, humanities, or another related field.
  • 10 years’ experience in the field of Child Protection.
  • Expertise in Child protection and Social Work.
  • Strong knowledge of the justice system for children in Lebanon.
  • Experience working with governmental and non-governmental entities.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required. 

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.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.



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 UNICEF’s 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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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