Full-time Individual Contractor (8 months, home-based in Trieste with field travel): UNICEF Field Coordinator in Friuli-Venezia Giulia - Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO), Rome

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Application deadline 8 months ago: Wednesday 4 May 2022 at 21:55 UTC

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For every child, Protection

Background and Scope of Work

Within the framework of the regional Humanitarian Action for Children appeal 2022 for the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe, as well as the 2022 revised appeal for the Ukraine crisis the consultant will support the UNICEF ECARO Rome outpost in Italy in coordinating the refugee and migrant response in Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, assessing the needs of refugees and migrants arriving in the region from Ukraine and the Balkan route, while engaging with local authorities, other UN agencies and civil society organizations working in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

Purpose of the Assignment

The main responsibilities and tasks include the following:

  • Provide technical support with the assessment, monitoring and reporting of the situation of migrant and refugee children, women and girls in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
  • In coordination with local level partners, including Government, IOM, UNHCR and implementing partners conduct field assessment and monitoring visits in Friuli-Venezia Giulia main border areas (Trieste and Udine).
  • Proactively engage with local authorities and stakeholders, analyzing information and share with sectors which may include monitoring movement of population, situation of unaccompanied and separated children as well as GBV risks for women and girls, and education related.
  • Provide support with the coordination of UNICEF-UNHCR “Blue Dots”, safe and welcoming spaces along two border crossings (Valico Fernetti and Valico Tarvisio) that provide children, women and families with critical information and practical support to help them in their onward journeys.
  • Work together with UNHCR, National and local authorities and IPs to ensure SOPs, Referral Pathways and all other documentation relating to the support provided in Blue Dot Hubs is constantly updated.
  • Monitor activities and provide technical support to implementing partners in the Blue Dot Hubs with data collection for quality assurance of the services provided.
  • Strengthening the capacity of local authorities and implementing partners, to improve and strengthen their capabilities and increase their effectiveness and impact and achieve their goals and sustainability over time.
  • Liaise with institutional and non-institutional stakeholders to explore potential areas of collaboration and partnership.
  • Provide logistical support for media and donor missions

Work Assignment Overview

Tasks / Milestone******Deliverables / Outputs******Timeline / DeadlineAssess situation, collect, collate information and data on the situation of migrant and refugee children, women and girls in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.Weekly and monthly analytical and narrative reports illustrating programme needs and gapsMonthlyLiaise with actors at local level (local authorities, UNHCR, IOM and implementing partners)Update on progress and bottlenecks in a monthly reportMonthlyTechnical support & capacity building to IPs and other stakeholders providedOngoingLogistical support to missions providedWhen neededSupport quality assurance of Blue DotsUpdate on progress and bottlenecks in a monthly reportMonthly SOPs, Referral Pathways and all other documentation relating to the support provided in Blue Dot Hubs is updatedOngoingEstimated Duration of the Contract

8 months (May - December 2022)

Individual Contractor's Work Place and Official Travel

The assignment will be home-based in Trieste or nearby at commuting distance. The Individual Contractor is required on a full-time basis for the period of the contract.

The Individual Contractor will travel to field locations in Italy. The Individual Contractor will be responsible for organizing their travel. All travel expenses (tickets, accommodation, public transport, meals) will be reimbursed. The maximum amount for travel overall will be EUR 3,000.

Travel Clause

  • All UNICEF rules and regulations related to travel of Consultants/Individual Contractors apply.
  • All travels shall be undertaken only upon the prior written approval by UNICEF.
  • The consultant is responsible for his/her for travel arrangements. The most economic and direct route is authorized.
  • Travel costs will be reimbursed after the completion of mission upon submission of the invoice together with the supporting documentation.
  • The consultant must be fit to travel, be in a possession of the valid UN BSAFE certificate, obligatory inoculation(s) and have a valid own travel/medical insurance and an immunization/vaccination card.

Estimated Cost of the Consultancy & Payment Schedule

Payment will be made on submission of a monthly invoice and satisfactory completion of the above-mentioned deliverables. Please indicate an all inclusive fixed monthly fee in EUR to undertake this assignment.

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

  • Master's in social work, international relations or relevant field.
  • A minimum 5 years of experience in child protection, migration or related areas with UNICEF and/or other relevant actors, including experience in multi- stakeholder coordination.
  • Experience in the Italian refugee and migrant reception and protection system.
  • Fluency in English and Italian (verbal and written) mandatory.
  • Flexibility and communication skills.
  • Self-awareness and inter-personal acumen.
  • Knowledge of UNICEF core commitments to children in humanitarian action and inter-agency work - DESIRED.
  • Fluency in Russian and/or Ukrainian will be an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and 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.


Please include a full CV and Financial Proposal in your application. Additionally, indicate your availability and monthly rate (in EUR) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a monthly rate will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

It should be noted that selected candidate will be responsible for arranging for their own health and medical insurance. This consultancy does not provide any other benefits other than the consultancy fee and 1.5 days leave entitlement per month and the UN official holidays. Selected consultant will be responsible for complying with local tax requirements and any tax liabilities that may arise as a result of the consultancy with UNICEF.

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.

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