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Switzerland: Home-Based Consultancy to finalise the Child Protection Area of Responsibility 2019-2022 Strategic Plan (45 days between May and December 2019)

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Switzerland: Home-Based Consultancy to finalise the Child Protection Area of Responsibility 2019-2022 Strategic Plan (45 days between May and December 2019)

Deadline for application: 
09 May 2019
UN Children's Fund
Job type: 

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 09 May 2019

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


The global Child Protection Area of Responsibility (AoR) is the global level forum for coordination of child protection activities in humanitarian settings as part of the broader Global Protection Cluster (GPC). The group brings together NGOs, UN agencies, academics and other partners under the shared objective of ensuring more predictable, accountable and effective child protection responses in emergencies. The mandate of the CP AoR is to ensure quality and coverage of child protection services through inter agency coordination, headed by UNICEF, the cluster lead agency. The CP AoR represents the interests of the entire humanitarian child protection community and are accountable both to the IASC, through the Protection Cluster; and to Humanitarian Coordinators and their country coordination teams; all of whom are ultimately accountable to children and their families who are affected by conflict, natural disasters or other humanitarian crises.

Over the last few years, the humanitarian operating environment has changed significantly. There has been a proliferation of complex and protracted emergencies, with levels of displacement not seen since the Second World War. The World Humanitarian Summit outcomes aimed to generate a renewed commitment to address this unprecedented scale of humanitarian needs through new partnerships, stronger participation of affected people and to better link humanitarian and development initiatives. Considering this evolving environment, the CP AoR needs to reassess its strategic focus, building on key elements of the CP AoR 2018-2020 Work Plan and considering areas that require enhanced effort and focus.

Purpose of the Consultancy:

The purpose of this consultancy is to facilitate the finalization of the CP AoR revised global strategy for 2019-2021, based on a previous draft, literature review and consultations with key stakeholders. In addition to the finalization of the global strategy and packaging for dissemination, the consultancy will also include the editing of documentation including the Needs Identification and Analysis handbook as well as the drafting and layout of three 2-pagers on different topics as described below.

How can you make a difference?

Key Deliverables:

Under the supervision of the Global CP AoR Coordinator and with inputs from the Strategic Advisory Group (SAG), the consultant will undertake the following tasks:

Deliverable (10 days):

  • Review Literature and Current Draft. Review other cluster strategies, relevant CP AoR documents (such as the 2018 Annual Survey), wider humanitarian strategy (Grand Bargain updates, cluster reviews), review current draft of CP strategy.
  • Interviews. Develop semi-structured interview. Conduct remote interviews with 12 to 15 selected stakeholders to determine priorities within the CP AoR strategy. Analyze and distil findings from interviews, discuss findings with AoR Leadership.
  • Re-write First Draft. First draft of strategy completed and shared with small group (members determined by AoR Leadership).
  • Consolidate comments and write second draft. Take on board comments, feedback and clarification with key stakeholders and AoR team. Complete second draft. This draft is to be presented to the Strategic Advisory Group via a conference call.


Deliverable 2 (7 days):

  • Final draft. Complete final draft, include both a final review and comments of a technical nature followed by a copy-edit review for spelling, typos, etc.
  • Editing, design, layout and printing. Professional printing (and shipping to Geneva of 200 copies.


Deliverable 3 (22 days):

  • Editing of the Needs Identification and Analysis handbook.
  • Drafting and layout of three 2-pagers on Government system strengthening, localization and integrated needs analysis, among other.


Deliverable 4 (6 days):

  • Write up of outcomes of global events as requested, based on documentation, recordings and material provided for by the AoR team.


Criteria for the evaluation of deliverables: Timely delivery of solidly written deliverables, presenting all provided information in succinct but comprehensive way, edited and designed.

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

The following qualifications are required to undertake this assignment:

Education: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent), in field relevant to the assignment.

Work Experience: Minimum of 10 years of work experience in the humanitarian sector, including experience in the field, of which at least five conducting reviews, assessments and/or evaluations of humanitarian issues.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency in English is essential.

Other Skills: Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies, guidelines and recent developments pertaining to humanitarian assistance and coordination. Knowledge of the institutions of the UN system.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework athttp://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Timeline and conditions of work

The Strategic Review and additional tasks will be conducted over 45 days of work in a 7-month period by an individual consultant, from mid-May to end of December 2019.

Start date: 15 May 2019 End date: 15 December 2019

The work is to be completed off-site at the awarded consultant’s location. Interviews and calls shall be conducted remotely.

Printing and shipping the 200 printed copies will be the responsibility of the consultant. However, UNICEF will reimburse based on actual costs born by the consultant.

Cost and Timeframe:

The consultant will be paid at an agreed daily rate as per the outlined deliverables.

To apply

  • Please complete your profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system.
  • Please provide (attach) a Personal History Form (P-11) highlighting previous engagements which meet the qualification criteria described above. Personal History Form (P11) can be downloaded from: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_consultancy_assignments.html
  • Please indicate your ability, availability and daily rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above
  • Please submit a writing sample
  • Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=521876


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