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Individual Consultancy Assignment Rapid Assessment Mobile, UNICEF Thailand Country Office, Bangkok

Bangkok

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Bangkok
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Emergency Aid and Response
  • Closing Date: 2022-11-30

The Child Protection Section, UNICEF Thailand Country Office is seeking an individual consultant to conduct Landscape Analysis (LA) of Mobile Operators (MOs) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) related to children in the digital environment in Thailand. The scope of the assignment will cover services and products provided by MOs and ISPs and under the regulating authority of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) and The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). The assessment will be based on baseline expectations provided under the methodology. The scope will cover all dimensions listed in the methodology that is linked to children in the digital environment in the context of the General Comment No 25 of the Committee of the Rights of the Child.

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 fulfilling 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 better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in Thailand also the East Asia and Pacific Region.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

 

How can you make a difference?

The Child Protection Section, UNICEF Thailand Country Office is seeking an individual consultant to conduct Landscape Analysis (LA) of Mobile Operators (MOs) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) related to children in the digital environment in Thailand. The scope of the assignment will cover services and products provided by MOs and ISPs and under the regulating authority of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) and The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). The assessment will be based on baseline expectations provided under the methodology. The scope will cover all dimensions listed in the methodology that is linked to children in the digital environment in the context of the General Comment No 25 of the Committee of the Rights of the Child.

 

Work Assignments:

The consultant will be required to comprehensively assess the MOs and ISPs based on the 14-dimensions related to children in the digital environment. Further, the consultant will be required to deliver the following four deliverables after completing the specific tasks listed under each of the deliverables below. The assignment will be conducted in English only.

  

Deliverable 1: An inception report (English) containing an assessment roadmap, the scope of the assessment, a list of MOs and ISPs to be included, and proposed methodology incorporating the 14 dimensions provided under the methodology section above. The inception reports will include;

    • Introduction presenting the object of the work, its purpose, scope and objectives;
    • Preliminary results of the documentary review summarized;
    • A detailed description of the process of the assessment, including data collection methodology that include literature review, key informants interview, and consultations (how interviews and consultations should be delivered/ Note that field data collection is not expected.)
    • Demonstration of the understanding of the proposed 14 dimensions framework that will be used in the assessment.
    • Design of how the 14 dimensions framework will be implemented.
    • Work Plan including a timeline; and
    • Appendices: List of the main documents reviewed; proposed interview data collection tools; initial list of key informants; initial list of targets consultations; the proposed template for the final report.

The Inception Report will be key in confirming a mutual understanding of what is to be conducted, including additional insights into executing the consultancy.  

 

Deliverable 2: Preliminary PowerPoint presentation (English) on the mapping, findings, conclusions, and recommendations. The time and manner of delivery will be agreed upon between UNICEF and the consultant later.

 

Deliverable 3:  Draft and final report (English) of maximum 45 pages with a 5-page executive summary included. The report will be revised until approved by UNICEF. The report must consist of landscape analysis and a business aggregator based on the template earlier agreed as part of the inception report.

 

Deliverable 4: Policy brief (English) and final PPT (English) should be submitted. The PPT (not more than 20 slides) will be a revised version based on the feedback provided by UNICEF and should be done following the UNICEF PPT standards format. The policy brief (not more than five pages) should include key areas identified and recommendations for the way forward. This should be based on UNICEF standard format. Templates will be shared with the consultant at a later stage.

 

Work Schedule and Deliverables:

 

Tasks  

Timeline  

Kick off telecon / videoconference with UNICEF staff 

As soon as possible after the consultant is contracted

Desk review – Development of the draft inception report (Deliverable 1) 

Two weeks after kick-off 

Comments and Q&A on the inception report draft and final inception report

One week after the draft submitted 

Data collection

Four weeks 

Preliminary presentation based on the initial findings

One week

Assessment report (Deliverable 3) 

Two weeks after data collection is finalized 

Comments and QA on draft 

Two weeks after the submission of draft

Final report (Deliverable 3)  and Policy Brief and final PPT

Two weeks after comments 

 

End Product(s):

The assignment is very specialized and focused. There will be three final products based on the standard UNICEF formats. Those products include;

  1. An assessment report with max 45 pages
  2. A PowerPoint Presentation with findings and recommendations with max 20 slides
  3. A policy brief of max 5 pages 


Duration of Contract:  60 working days during December 2022 – March 2023

 

Official Travel:

Field visits are not expected for this assignment. If this becomes necessary at a later stage, UNICEF will cover the cost for such field visits and arrange for transportation where feasible. All travels must be according to the work plan and travel plan approved by the supervisor. The consultant will not be entitled to payment of overtime. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.

 

Work Location:   

The consultant is expected to perform all the tasks associated with this assignment remotely and is not expected to be in the UNICEF office. However, it would be good for the consultant to be based in Thailand

 

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

    • Mandatory requirements master's degree relevant to the human rights of related filed including law, social science, social work and political science
    • Familiarity with human rights due diligence process is required
    • Knowledge of the telecommunication ecosystem and child online protection-related issues will be an asset
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the relevant field
  • English report writing skills and a track record of producing high-quality reports are strongly preferred
    • The ability to communicate in Thai and English are essential. 

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed monthly professional fee in USD by 30 November 2022.

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

 

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

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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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 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.

 

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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