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International Consultant to develop qualitative measurements for Human trafficking programme.


  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Tirana
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
  • Closing Date: Closed

The UNICEF Country Office in Albania is looking for International Consultant to develop qualitative measurements for Human trafficking programme.

Type of contract: Consultant, part-time
Duration: 3 months from February 2023 to April 2023
Workplace: Home based with one possible field trip (international travel)

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Purpose of Activity/Assignment

With the financial support of the Government of United Kingdom through the Modern Slavery Fund, UNICEF in Albania is implementing the programme ‘Transforming National Response to Human Trafficking in and from Albania’ (hereby referred as the “Programme”), targeting the regions of Tirana, Kukes, Diber and Shkoder.
The first cycle of Programme implementation initiated in December 2019 and ended in September 2022. In October 2022, the second cycle initiated, titled “Scaling up an efficient nationwide system response to human trafficking in and from Albania” expected to end in March 2025, with a revised Theory of Change and more in-depth implementation within the same geographic focus. The main objectives of the program for which the qualitative measures are required are:
- Outcome 1: Vulnerable adolescents and communities are increasingly resilient to trafficking: they have access to livelihood opportunities, receive enhanced information, and are able to challenge harmful gender norms.
- Outcome 2: PV/VoT and population at high risk are empowered through a continuum of protection and rehabilitation services to reduce (re-) victimization and (re-) trafficking.
- Outcome 3: Anti-trafficking coordination mechanics are enhanced to advance an effective and evidence-based response
In November 2022, UNICEF Albania released the Evaluation Report of the Programme1 (2019-2022), publishing the recommendations of the evaluation team for the future implementation. Recommendation 6 of the Report asks UNICEF Albania to improve on the qualitative measurement of the results of the programme, starting from integration of qualitative indicators to the results framework and preparation of qualitative information/analysis for programme improvement and public awareness.

Scope of Work:
The international consultant will be expected to work in close collaboration with the UNICEF child protection team, responsible for the implementation of the Human Trafficking Programme.
Main responsibilities of the consultant are to:
- Develop the qualitative tools to measure outcome level results of the programme.
The consultant will be responsible to propose qualitative indicators for each of the outcomes of the programme, associated with the respective measurements, methodology and tools to collect and report information.
- Develop a qualitative tool to document interventions of the Programme (already a draft of the tool is produced by the UNICEF team). Its refinement and validation using one intervention will be required by the consultant.
Provide recommendations for the programme team on qualitative aspects of Programme monitoring and reporting.

Work Assignment Overview

Task(s) / Milestone(s) 1:

- Conduct desk review of key documents and participate in briefings with the UNICEF Albania team.

Deliverable - Desk review
Timeline – February 2023

Task(s) / Milestone(s) 2:

Develop indicators, respective methodologies, data sources and methodologies.
- Agree with UNICEF.
- Validate with partners.

Deliverable - Develop the qualitative measurements of the Programme results framework (up to 5 indicators)
Timeline – February - March 2023


Task(s) / Milestone(s) 2:

- Template for intervention documentation.
- Discuss and agree with UNICEF

Deliverable - Recommendations for Programme qualitative monitoring and reporting
Timeline – February - March 2023


What to submit

1. Letter of intent to confirm the ability to perform the tasks and confirm qualifications
2. Previous work conducted in this area of expertise including links, samples of work.
3. A concept paper (not longer than 1-2 pages) providing the consultant’s methodology, references, plan for conducting this consultancy.
4. Total financial offer with a breakdown for each requested deliverable of the advertised consultancy in USD. Financial proposal should be all inclusive of all costs, expenses, charges or any) other related costs that the Consultant may incur in connection with the performance of its obligations under the Contract.
Any foreseen travel should be also included in the deliverable quoted amount.


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

- Advanced university degree (Master), preferably in social studies or related fields.
- At least 5 years’ of documented experience in working with programmes countering human trafficking;
- Strong expertise in strategic and programme planning, theory of change, results frameworks and monitoring;
- Preferably previous experience in developing qualitative tools exercises;
- Preferably working experience with programme implementation with UN Agencies;
- Strong analytical skills;
- Ability to produce content for high standard deliverables/reports in English.

For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (
View our functional competencies framework Download File UNICEF Competency Definitions.pdf

• Completion of the UN/UNICEF mandatory trainings is obligatory upon commencement of the contract.
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
• 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.
• 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.
• All materials developed will remain the copyright of UNICEF and UNICEF will be free to adapt and modify them in the future.
• The Individual contractor or Consultant will perform his/her duties in line with UNICEF standards and procedures.
• 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.
• The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.
• UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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