International Consultant_ Support to UNICEF Myanmar on Human Rights-based Approach and Human Rights Up-Front

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from UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 21 Aug 2019

International Consultant_ Support to UNICEF Myanmar on Human Rights-based Approach and Human Rights Up-Front

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Objectives of the Consultancy

The objective of the consultancy is to provide the UNICEF Myanmar Country Office with analysis and guidance on a human rights-based approach to key decisions related to UNICEF's humanitarian and development programming in Rakhine State.

Assignment Tasks and Expected Deliverables

Task 1.

Identification of the key human rights and protection concerns that UNICEF’s programming in Rakhine seeks to address and the risks that UNICEF’s programmes may further exacerbate or contribute to human rights and protection concerns, which are complex and evolving. This should include consideration of the different vulnerabilities and capacities of boys, girls, women and men. This will help to ensure a common understanding between the consultant and MCO of the key risks and challenges UNICEF faces with regards to its programming in Rakhine

Deliverables 1:

Write-up on key human rights and protection concerns

Task 2.

An assessment of the degree to which UNICEF programmes in Rakhine promote and protect human rights and address both their root causes and ongoing violations, covering design, planning, implementation and monitoring of humanitarian and development programmes. This assessment will apply the lenses of HRBA and HRuF, as well as drawing on IHL, IHRL and other legal and normative frameworks to humanitarian and human rights work, as well as having a gender-sensitive approach. It will look at the Rakhine Response Plan (RRP) as a starting point, including work under the Country Programme/Multi Year Work Plan (MYWP) and Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC). It will also look at UNICEF’s bilateral advocacy and engagement with UN-wide advocacy and policy initiatives, including but not limited to in-country initiatives led by the RCO, UNHCR, OCHA and international initiatives led by OHCHR and the Human Rights Council (HRC). The consultant will be required to develop a methodology for conducting this exercise. Initial thoughts from the Country Team are set out at Annex A. Based on the assessment, make recommendations for strengthing future programming from a human rights perspective.

Deliverables 2:

Write-up on promotion and protection of human rights in UNICEF programmes in Rakhine, including recommendations

Task 3.

Identification of key programmatic areas where UNICEF needs to make principled but pragmatic decisions taking into account the human rights factors identified in tasks 1 & 2. Development of guidance for UNICEF management that will support future decision-making.

Deliverables 3:

Written-up guidance on decision-making on identified key programmatic issues from human rights perspective.

Qualification and specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment:

  • An advanced degree in International Development, Political Science, Public Administration, Human Rights or other relevant disciplines
  • At least 10 years’ experience in supporting human-right based approaches (HRBA). Knowledge and experience of UN Human Rights Up Front (HRUF) and Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP)
  • An in-depth understanding of IHL, IHRL and other relevant international legal and normative frameworks
  • Knowledge of child rights issues, including grave violations against children
  • Experience of inter-agency working, including working closely with UNHCR, OHCHR, OCHA and other UN agencies, as well as experience of working in inter-agency sectors and clusters
  • Experience of working in conflict-affected environments and protracted crises
  • An in-depth understanding of the Myanmar context is highly desirable
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Interested candidates are requested to submit the application with updated CV and completed EOI form.

    EOI _ Consultant to support Human Rights Approach in Rakhine.docx

    TOR_ Human Rights review of UNICEF programme.docx

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    Remarks:

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

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