Consultant – Production of key writing products on Gender and Adolescent Development, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), Bangkok, Thailand, Job No

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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 fulfilling 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:

  • 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 Gender and Adolescent Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office is seeking an individual consultant to support the compilation and drafting of key reports and writing products targeted towards internal and external audiences. External reports a documentation piece on the Regional Office’s Young Person’s Action Team and Quarterly Newsletters, while documents for internal dissemination include case studies and key messages for UNICEF internal audience. The reports are targeted towards Country Offices, key donors and stakeholders, and requires compilation of content from various sources into high-quality primary and secondary products. The Consultant will work with the Gender and Adolescent Section at the Regional Office as well as with the Adolescent and Gender Networks in the Country Offices and other sections in the Office.

Work Assignment:


Proposed deliverable

Working days


Case Study Documentation for Timor Leste on adolescent action research (document review, drafting and CO consultation)

6 days


Gender Case Study #1

5 days


Gender and Adolescent Quarterly Newsletter/Updates

3 days


Guidance tool #1 (approx 15pages)

7 days


Case Study on Youth Policy Work in Pacific

6 days


Gender Case Study #2

7 days


Gender and Adolescent Quarterly Newsletter/Updates

2 days


Case Study on Youth-led Advocacy in Lao

5 days


Guidance Tool #2 (approx 15 pages)

7 days


Case Study on Adolescent Participation Country - TBD

5 days


Gender and Adolescent Quarterly Newsletter/Updates

2 days


Documentation of Young Persons Action Team: Spotlight on members, achievements

5 days


60 days

Work Schedule: 60 working days consultancy from October 2022 to September 2023

End Product(s):

  • Three Gender and Adolescent Quarterly Newsletters.
  • 2 Gender case studies
  • 2 Gender and Adolescent Guidance tools.
  • 5 ADAP Case Studies
  • Documentation piece on the Young Person’s Action Team

Duration of Contract: 60 working days from October 2022 to September 2023

Official Travel: Home-based, no travel.

Work Location: The consultant will work remotely but will regularly report to the supervisors.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in the social sciences, international development, journalism, communications, public policy, or other relevant areas;
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience and expertise with communications, writing and editing in international development;
  • Understanding of adolescent participation, gender equality and gender issues in adolescence and in international development (including current programming and research);
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills (of publication standard), especially in synthesizing complex information for multiple audiences
  • Communications and writing experience on gender issues desirable;
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding, translating, compiling and packaging research, data and evidence into high-quality reports for dissemination to high level audiences on international development issues related to UNICEF’s work
  • Experience in writing highly visible UNICEF global results reports and documents, and with copy-editing, highly desirable
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to work across different units and synthesize a range of different inputs and information
  • High degree of flexibility and initiative to adapt to multiple workflows
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle and complete multiple assignments with competing deadlines;
  • Fluency in English required; Knowledge of another UN language an asset

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 5 October 2022.

FORM P11.doc

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.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.


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.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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