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New Consultancy for technical support to China Friendly City Development, Beijing, China

Beijing (China)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Beijing (China)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
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  • Closing Date: 2021-12-26

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UNICEF is seeking an expert to provide technical support to the national and subnational policy making and advocacy activities for CFC development.

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, care

The overall purpose of UNICEF China’s Social Policy programming is to ensure that fewer children in China are subject to multidimensional poverty, through being better able to access affordable social protection mechanisms and quality social services. This will allow children’s rights to be protected – particularly the most vulnerable and those lagging behind - to better achieve their educational potential, be guaranteed of improved health outcomes, and assume their role as productive members of their society, community and family in the rapidly transforming environment in China.


The Social Policy Section of UNICEF China has been long working with Government of China (GoC) particularly the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to uphold child rights in the delivery and uptake of the essential social services. In recent years, the two sides have broadened the scope of collaboration and joined hands in an emerging area-child friendly cities (CFC). GoC’s commitment to CFC has been factored into the 14th Five-Year Social and Economic Development Plan (FYP) in March 2021, in which building CFC has been articulated as an essential service for children. In line with the 14th FYP and the Guiding Opinion of Promoting the Building of CFC, UNICEF will continue to strengthen its partnership with the government counterparts and other stakeholders

How can you make a difference?

The Social Policy Section requires a full-time individual contractor with the related technical expertise and experiences, who can provide technical support to the national and subnational policy making and advocacy activities for CFC development.


Purpose of Assignment:

    1. To provide technical and coordination support for the evidence generation activities related to CFC development;

    2. To provide technical support and coordination for capacity building framework;

    3. To provide technical inputs to urban planning related activities and help build up in-house know-hows on urban planning;

    4. To support the stakeholder engagement activities for the related policy advocacy including but not limited to organization of

        meetings with GoC and other partners, conducting research work in line with the project objectives, and etc.;

    5. To prepare memos/drafts/briefs for the UNICEF/GoC reporting.

To learn more details about this assignment, pls visit TOR - Download File TOR of Individual Contractor - PF4C.pdf


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


  • Minimum Academic Qualifications required and disciplines:
  • University degree to graduate and postgraduate level in urban planning, urban development, urban geography, public policies and governance, child development or a related field


  • Knowledge/Experience/Expertise/Skills required:
  • At least two years' work experiences, preferably at the international or national level in the areas of policy research, empowerment and capacity building, programme evaluation and monitoring, urbanization and urban planning, community development, etc ;
  • Good knowledge of key issues in international development and child rights, in relation to one or all of the following: urbanization, urban governance, stakeholder engagement via capacity building, government policies and programmes related to child well-being in China, etc;
  • Good track record of engagement experiences with government partners, civil society, technical players and/or think tanks;
  • Experience of working directly with communities, children and families is an asset;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Chinese;
  • Previous experience in/with the UN, including knowledge of UN/UNICEF programmes and operations, policies and procedures is an asset; and
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software


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.



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 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.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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