Consultant – Translation of Adolescent Participation Modules, UNICEF Thailand Country Office, Bangkok, 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 overarching goal of UNICEF's Country Programme in Thailand (2022–2026) is to contribute to national efforts to enable all children in Thailand, especially the most disadvantaged and excluded, to have their rights progressively fulfilled and develop to their full potential in an inclusive and protective society.

Participation is identified as one of the core strategies to reach the goal as it is a key to building healthy and sustainable democracies, empowering young people, and fostering social cohesion and inclusion.

In 2021, UNICEF EAPRO, Thailand Country Office (TCO), and Aflatoun International developed a flexible, interactive, youth-friendly blended capacity-building curriculum related to specific adolescent and youth participation approaches. The tool was developed in the particular context of the South-East Asia region. The curriculum combines three different modules focusing on core participation settings which are: 1) “Why adolescent and youth participation are important” 2) “Adolescent and youth participation in school settings” and 3) “Adolescent and youth participation in local governance.” The modules target policymakers, youth-led organizations, and youth leaders at the National and Sub-national levels.

To expand the knowledge on participation among policymakers, youth-led organizations, and youth leaders at the national and sub-national levels in Thailand, UNICEF Thailand aims to translate the above-mentioned curriculum from English into Thai, to be sued as capacity building material during workshops that will include both adolescents and adults.

Work Assignment:

Under the guidance of the ADA Officer (Participation), the translator will provide high quality translation of the Adolescent Participation Modules from English into Thai. The document consists of 200 A4 pages*, divided into four main documents, as follows:

1) Building a shared understanding of Adolescent Participation in Decision-Making in East Asia & Pacific (23 pages)

2) Why adolescent and youth participation are important (72 pages)

3) Adolescent and youth participation in school settings (57 pages)

4) Adolescent and youth participation in local governance (48 pages)

*All above-mentioned documents include tables and infographics

The translator is expected to complete quality translation of the materials provided. The translated text should be easy to understand, and suitable for both adults and young people.

The final document should follow the same format/design of the original document.

Work Schedule: The translator will be given a contract for 1.5 months from 15 October – 31 December 2022




Meeting with the hiring manager to discuss the details of the assignment

By 15th November

The contractor will submit the first draft of the translated documents

One week after submission of draft

UNICEF will send comments and feedback

By 30th November

The contractor will submit the second draft of the translated documents

By 7th December

UNICEF will send final comments and feedback (if any)

By 15th December

The contractor will submit the final translated documents

End Products: Full Thai version of the Adolescent Participation Modules (total of four documents)

Duration of Contract: 15 October 2022 – 31 December 2022

Official Travel: No travel involved

Work Location: Consultant will work remotely from their own premises.

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

• A university degree in linguistics, English translation, interpretation, or any relevant field is required, or equivalent certification.

• Proficiency in English and Thai is required.

• At least 5 years of proven record of working experience as a translator of written official documents

• Solid writing skills and ability to translate technical language in a concise, clear, and appealing way

• Previous experience in translating/editing/copywriting UNICEF documents and publications is an asset

• Strong communicator with good interpersonal skills

• Previous experience of translating documents related to young people’s participation is an asset

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV, full contact information of minimum 3 references, some examples of previous work, availability, and proposed professional fee per page in THB by 12 October 2022****.

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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