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Consultancy – Child Sensitive Social Protection, UNICEF Thailand CO, Bangkok

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from UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 28 Mar 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 fulfil 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 Thailand Country Office works to ensure the rights of all children in Thailand. 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?

    UNICEF Thailand Country Office (TCO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide technical support and coordination of the UNICEF supported program portfolio related to equity monitoring of key national social policies for children. In particular, these include support to UNICEF Thailand’s Social Protection programme with a focus on strengthening the implementation of child-sensitive social protection schemes (Child Support Grant and Disability Grant) and as well capacity building of government officials. It focuses on activities under the workplans with Department of Children and Youth and Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities to ensure that all children and advantage children have access to social protection schemes. Moreover, the consultant is expected to maintain day-to-day communication to those organizations and relevant partners.

    Work Assignment:

    In support to the UNICEF Thailand Social Protection work plan, the consultant will mainly support on activities under the DCY workplan and the DEPD workplan. Key assignments include:

  • Provide support and monitor activities under the workplan with DCY and DEPD (see detailed activities below).
  • Ensure partnership, coordination and collaboration with partners implementing activities under the workplans with DCY and DEPD as well as develop new partnership agreements if any.
  • Represent UNICEF and participate to workshops/meetings and conferences where relevant to social protection on the Child Support Grant and the Disability Grant.
  • Please see an attachment for background, work schedule, and end product.

    VA2019-24 Consultant - Child Sensitive Social Protection.pdf

    Estimated Duration of Contract: 11 months, starting in April 2019.

    Official Travel: Travel within Thailand to support the implementation of Social Protection programme and to attend meetings.

    Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field;
  • Proven professional experience on social protection or related fields with a minimum of two years;
  • Knowledge and understanding of social protection in particular for vulnerable children;
  • Experience working the Royal Thai Government is required;
  • Fluency in English and Thai is required;
  • Thai Nationality.
  • Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, availability, and proposed monthly professional fee in THB by 28 March 2019.

    FORM P11.doc

    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 at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    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.

    Remarks:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    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=520611