Consultant - Child Online Protection, Beijing, China

from UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 28 Feb 2018

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

How can you make a difference?

We are seeking a professionally qualified and experienced child protection consultant, with research, relationship building, organisational and communication skills and ideally knowledge of children’s use of the internet. Duration is 15 March 2018 – 28 February 2019.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Child Protection Officer responsible for legal and policy development for child rights and child protection, the consultant will provide technical and organisational support to UNICEF China's child online protection project activitiesand to communicating UNICEF's work and research in this area. The consultant will work in close collaboration with the other team members of the Child Protection Team, other programme sections, the Communication and Private Sector Fundraising sections in UNICEF China, as well as PFP colleagues in Geneva and Bangkok.

Specific functions include:

  • Support to research activities, with a focus on the research and analysis of children's use of the internet in China;
  • Support communication, advocacy, and reporting, including preparing and reviewing technical contents in the area of child online protection and related areas;
  • Support preparing and organizing meetings with government partners, ICT industry, researchers, and other stakeholders;
  • Support compilation, documentation, and review of relevant materials and resources on child online protection and safety;
  • Support reviewing and revising work products such as the Parents' Guide;
  • Support ad hoc activities and demands to facilitate work on this area;
  • Key deliverables will include:

  • A working document maintained and updated for planning and monitoring the child online protection project;
  • Contributed to preparation of relevant documents, such as donor reports, travel reports, and event reports;
  • Contributed to at least four convening events with government partners, industry, and researchers;
  • At least four Communication products independently prepared to communicate UNICEF's work on child online protection;
  • Supported the situation analysis of children's use of the internet, especially the mapping of researchers and methodology;
  • Support provided to a Parent's Guide on online safety for children and linking it to the existing health portal explored with UNICEF Health Section and Tencent Platform;
  • Documentation of key activities and materials.
  • To qualify, you will have…

  • University degree in Law, Communication, Sociology, Social Work, or a related field.
  • At least 2 years relevant work experience, preferably at the national or international level in the formulation, implementation, and monitoring of development projects;
  • Proven analytical and research skills in the area of internet of things and knowledge of child protection issues in China. Knowledge on child online protection an asset;
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Strong relationship building skills with internal and external counterparts;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Creative thinking and ability to take initiatives;
  • Computer skills: Command of standard office software packages; Internet research, webpage maintenance;
  • Work experience with the UN or other international development organisations is an asset;
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin, both written and spoken.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • Respect for and adherence to UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, and Integrity
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work in a multicultural environment
  • Strong drive for results, setting high standards for the quality of work
  • Interest in learning and researching, gathering comprehensive information to support decision making
  • If you recognise yourself from the above and wish to make a difference for every child, please review the full Terms of Reference through this link and send a Cover Letter and CV as well as a financial proposal indicating your daily consultancy rate to, or apply online through (requisition 510870). The deadline for receipt of applications is 28 Feb. 2018.

    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