Individual Consultancy-'Child-friendly City' planning consultant, Gulf Area Office; Home Based for 30 days

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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 fulfill 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, innovation

UNICEF, in 2019, launched its broader Local Governance Framework which outlines a set of approaches aimed at strengthening the implementation of the Convention locally, including through the CFCI. UNICEF is further in the process of developing an urban framework to guide urban specific issues. These three programming approaches are being combined to form an integrated approach that builds on a territorial approach to programming at subnational level, with an integrated theory of change and results framework.

While UNICEF’s collaboration with local governments has focused on translating child rights into concrete and measurable results for children, learning from the past two decades clearly demonstrates that resultsbased management must be strengthened to demonstrate the links between enhanced capacities and governance, and outcomes and results for children. The proposed consultancy will draw on documents from these three initiatives to propose best practices in sustaining the CFC designation for Sharjah and implementing measures to make Abu Dhabi more child-friendly.

UNICEF Gulf Area Office (UNICEF GAO) supports the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and their line ministries and authorities to advance the rights of children under the framework of a Gulf Area Programme (2019-2023).

The Child Friendly City Initiative (CFCI) is an initiative that brings together a wide range of partners, advocates for governance approaches and participatory urban management promoting the realization of the rights of the youngest citizens.The CFC approach is one of the ways through which UNICEF addresses issues of child rights and protection in an urban setting. The CFCI supports cities and communities in their efforts to become ‘child-friendly’. It is a partnerships and programming engagement platform that mobilizes government and multiple other stakeholders to conduct participatory assessment of the situation of children and develop, resource, and implement an action plan to address the identified child rights deprivations and disparities.

On the 2nd of May 2018, the Emirate of Sharjah, was recognised as a Child-Friendly City, marking it as the first city worldwide to be recognized under UNICEF’s new CFCI guidelines. The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood (SCMC) of the UAE has in the recent past invested in resources that would guide the overall reforms process when it comes to child rights and services in urban settings. At the same time, the emirate of Sharjah is also seeking UNICEF’s continued support in developing a sustainability plan that guides them in how to remain a child-friendly city, since they have already been recognized as such 4 years ago.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief, Child Protection and programme lead in the UAE and under the technical guidance of Chief, Social Protection, UNICEF GAO, the individual senior consultant will be responsible on the deliverables stated in Terms of Reference attached here. ToR consultant- Action plan for UAE and Sharjah-Ad.pdf

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

  • An advanced University Degree in development and/or social sciences or related technical field is required;
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the field of CFCI, urban standards for child rights, child protection and child rights in general;
  • Good understanding of UNICEF programming, especially in the domain of CFCI and child rights in urban settings;
  • Proven experience in development of action plans, strategies and in undertaking programme reviews;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and report writing skills in English. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage;
  • Excellent ability to collect, treat and analyze data.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

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.

Evaluation Process

Only Individual Consultant application will be accepted

Qualified candidates are requested to submit before the 09/07/2022 through this link

  • CV and Cover letter
  • Financial quote as lump sum for professional fees , and lump sum for travel/administrative/subsistence, if applicable.
  • Examples of previous, relevant work as applicable
  • Proposed methodology/approach to managing the project.
  • At least 3 Referees

*****Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered*****

Successful applicants may be invited for further technical assessment

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.

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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