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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 Education Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide technical support and oversight of Early Childhood Development (ECD) programmatic activities by enhancing country office’s efforts to track the ECD and child rights agenda.
The overall objective of the consultancy is to support various aspects of early childhood development and early learning in East Asia and Pacific. The consultant will provide ECD and early learning technical support to countries across the region on the Convention on the Rights of Children Early Childhood Rights Indicators (CRC ECRI). Technical support will manifest in several approaches including: coordinating in person and virtual trainings, writing ECRI policy brief, and working with country office ECD focal points. The consultant will also maintain key partnerships in the region, including, but not limited to: ARNEC (Asia-Pacific Regional Network on Early Childhood), UNESCO, ASEAN, civil society partners and World Bank.
Under the direct supervision of Regional Adviser ECD in consultation with the other sectoral leads (Education, Nutrition, WASH, Social Protection and Child Protection), the consultant will perform the following tasks:Prepare plenary presentation on the Convention on the Rights of the Child as part of the United Nations celebration of the 30th anniversary of the CRC. [Date: September 9, 2019. Location: Bangkok] Prepare and conduct training on the CRC Early Childhood Rights Indicators- including development of training materials on the CRC ECRI. [Date: September 10, 2019. Location: Bangkok] Provide virtual CRC ECRI technical support to three country offices following the initial orientation of the CRC ECRI training. Following the CRC ECRI training on September 10, three countries will submit expression of interest to conduct the ECR ECRI training with their government counterparts and the CRC ECRI Master Trainer will offer virtual technical assistance to these countries. Create a CRC ECRI Policy Brief for UNICEF to circulate to government colleagues in the effort to expand ECD data collection in East Asia and Pacific region.
Work Schedule and Deliverable:
Deliverable:1. Prepare plenary presentation on the Convention on the Rights of the Child as part of the United Nations celebration of the 30th anniversary of the CRC.
Estimated day: 2 days
Submission date: 9 September 2019
Deliverable: 2. Prepare and conduct training on the CRC Early Childhood Rights Indicators- including development of training materials on the CRC ECRI
Estimated day: 3 days
Submission date: 10 September 2019
Deliverable: 3.Provide virtual CRC ECRI technical support to three country offices following the initial orientation of the CRC ECRI training.
Estimated day: 6 days
Submission date: 30 November 2019
Deliverable: 4.Create a CRC ECRI Policy Brief for UNICEF to circulate to government colleagues in the effort to expand ECD data collection in East Asia and Pacific region.
Estimated day: 1 day
Submission date: 30 October 2019
1. CRC ECRI Powerpoint presentation and talking points to be shared at the EAPR ECD Regional Technical Consultation.
2. CRC ECRI Training Materials to be shared with participants in the training workshop.
3. CRC ECRI Technical Summary Read Out of the virtual technical support provided to 3 country offices after the September 2019 training in Bangkok.
4. CRC ECRI Policy Brief to be used to promote governments to use the 30th Anniversary to focus on the value of ECD data to track progress on CRC and identify areas to help.
Estimated Duration of Contract: 12 working days over the period of 1 September 2019 – 30 November 2019
Official Travel: Travel to Bangkok to present and train at the East Asia and Pacific Regional ECD Technical Consultation during September 8-13, 2019.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…Advanced Master’s degree (Doctoral degree preferred) in Human Development, Education, or other social science field. Minimum 10 years relevant and varied professional experience, ideally in Early Childhood Development, education or related fields. Previous experience facilitating trainings on the Convention on the Rights of Children and the Early Childhood Rights Indicators. Excellent interpersonal skills and previous experience communicating with partners at different levels, including experience in cross-cultural environment and international settings. Demonstrated ability to work independently yet seek clarification regularly. Demonstrated communication skills with professional high-quality writing in English. Excellent communication skills in English. Experience working for a United Nations organization an asset. Experience working in the East Asia Pacific region is desirable.
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 26 August 2019.
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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.