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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: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?
The Child Protection Section, UNICEF Thailand Country Office (TCO) is seeking an individual consultant to develop the National Action Plan and Roadmap on Alternative Care.
Work Assignment: Develop the National Plan of Action and Roadmap on Alternative Care
The development of the National Plan of Action and Roadmap will draw on information gathered from review and analysis of the following:Desk Review Review (20 years) National Strategy, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) direction on Alternative Care, MSDHS five-year strategy, and National Child Protection Strategy Existing alternative care related law and policies Tracking Tool Report Proposed draft Alternative care Strategy by the Convention on the Rights of the Child Coalition for Thailand – Alternative Care Working Group (CRCCT – AC WG) Interview and Focus group discussion with key stakeholders drawn from the Department of Children and Youth (DCY) / MSDHS personnel, Head of Shelters, Provincial Child Protection Committee, Sub-District Administration Office, and CRCCT – AC Working Group, including representatives from relevant government agencies, and independent expert on alternative care Short, medium and long-term plan of action with indicators
The consultant will be responsible for all research and analysis and will work closely with the UNICEF Child Protection Team and DCY. The consultant will manage and organize all necessary meetings with respondents. The Child Protection Team will provide technical comments and advice and may in some instances participate in meetings. The National Plan of Action and Roadmap will be a DCY document and therefore final clearance on its content rests with DCY.
The consultant will:Task 1: Prepare a research and study plan and participate in a consultative meeting with DCY and UNICEF Child Protection Team to finalize the methodology and work plan Task 2: Prepare research tools Task 3: Conduct desk review and key informant interviews and Focus Group Discussion Task 4: Draft National Plan of Action and Roadmap (in Thai) Task 5: Present draft to DCY, related stakeholders and UNICEF Task 6: Finalize report with executive summary both in Thai and English
Tasks / Deliverables
Participation in a consultative meeting with DCY and Child Protection Team to finalize the methodology and work plan for the development
Within 1 week after signing the contract
(1 working day)
Data Collection, Analysis and Report Writing
Deliver: 1st Draft of National Plan of Action and Roadmap
- Consolidate recommendations and priorities from Tracking Tool Report and Proposed Draft Alternative cCre Strategy by CRCCT – AC WG
- KII with related government agencies: DCY, Provincial Social Development and Human Security office (PSDHS), Government Shelters, Children and Families Home, Department of Local Administration (DoLA) as well as private residential cares, INGOS, NGOs, Academic, Business sector, Social Workers associations, Social Workers, competent officers and experts
- Draft National Plan of Action and Road Map with clear timeframe, targets, indicators and responsible agencies of each phase
July – August
(40 working days)
Presentation of the Draft National Plan of Action and Road Map on Alternative Care (in Thai) to DCY, related stakeholders and UNICEF
Deliverable: Powerpoint presentation
By end of August 2020
(1 working day)
Amend the report (in Thai) and finalize for clearance by DCY
Deliverable: Final National Plan of Action and Roadmap with executive summary
15 September 2020 (10 working days)
(approved by 30 Sept.)
Translation the document
Deliverable: Final National Plan of Action and Roadmap on Alternative Care in Thai and English
30 October 2020
(8 working days)
End Product: Final National Plan of Action and Roadmap on Alternative Care
Estimated Duration of Contract: 60 working days during July – October 2020 (4 month)
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…At least 5 years experience on Alternative Care and Child Protection and has experience working with related government agencies. Working knowledge and experience in Thailand Alternative Care system and understanding in international guidance and practice. Understand Thailand National Strategy, MSDHS strategy and Child Protection Strategy. Fluency in both English and Thai. Excellent writing skill in Thai is required. Thai Nationality only.
Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in THB by 16 June 2020.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.
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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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.