Consultancy – Junior Project Coordinator, UNICEF EAPRO, Bangkok, Thailand
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, a better future
UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in 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:
Nature of Consultancy:
In 1989, the world united to secure the rights of all children. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child [CRC], was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on the 20th November 1989 and remains, to this day, the most widely and swiftly ratified international agreement of all time. By 1995, not long after the CRC was passed, all ten Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations [ASEAN] had signed and ratified the Convention, binding themselves to 54 Articles covering the protection of and respect for a full range of rights for all children. By 2019, the CRC has the commitment of 196 States Parties and celebrates 30 years of this landmark instrument. In the 30 years since the CRC was passed, the ASEAN Member States, together and individually, have made important progress towards improving the lives of millions of children across the region.
UNICEF will be organizing a CRC@30 Conference to celebrate 30 years of our achievements in realizing children’s rights since the adoption of the CRC. The conference will be held in the second quarter of 2020. In order to effectively prepare for this key event, UNICEF’s East Asia and Pacific Regional Office is seeking a Junior Project Coordinator to assist with the coordination and organization of this event. In addition, the consultant will be expected to support additional events planned by the Social Policy and Economic Analysis Section.
How can you make a difference?
The Social Policy and Economic Analysis Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide support to the Regional Adviser, Social Policy and Economic Analysis in coordinating the organization of an academic conference on CRC@30 highlighting effective child related policy interventions across multiple sectors (including health, education, child protection and social policy) in East Asia and Pacific. In addition, the consultant will support the preparation of other conferences, workshops and events to be organized by the Social Policy and Economic Analysis Section in 2019-2020 to ensure high quality, efficient and effective event organization. The consultancy will focus on coordinating activities with participating UNICEF country offices, other ROs and HQ, colleagues from other UN agencies, academics, resource persons from think tanks /relevant institutions and the private sector.
The consultancy should carry out the following tasks and activities:
Under the direct supervision of UNICEF EAPRO’s Regional Advisor of Social Policy and Economic Analysis, the Junior Project Coordinator will support the Social Policy and Economic Analysis Section to:
The consultant will manage all aspects of the event organization to ensure high quality, efficient and effective event organization. The Junior Project Coordinator will focus on the coordination of activities with participating UNICEF country offices, other UN agencies, academics, resource persons from relevant institutions and private sector.
Coordination of administrative / logistical arrangements
Reporting and Audit
Work Schedule and Deliverable:
The consultancy should deliver upon the following products and deadlines (specific deliverable dates to be agreed upon with supervisor):
1. Monthly progress reports
By the end of each month
2. Prepare one mid-term progress report regarding the preparation of the academic Conference on CRC@30 on Research for Children in the Region
Around end of September 2019
3. SPEA workshop/ meeting summary of all Social Policy Meeting by consolidating discussions and agreed actions into one document for wide dissemination
Within two weeks after the workshop/ meeting
4. Final report summarizing the preparation of the academic Conference on CRC@30 on Research for Children in the Region and other completed activities, against set targets and timeline.
One week before the end of the contract
Estimated Duration of Contract: 90 working days during the period of July-December 2019.
Official travel: Bangkok-based consultancy, with possibility of travel (if required).
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 24 July 2019.
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
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.
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=523829