National Consultant for Child and Gender-Responsive Social Protection

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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, resilience

UNICEF Indonesia is looking for national consultant to review and finalize the guidelines and training modules on child and gender-sensitive sensitive social protection under the Village Fund, and to prepare a policy brief (max. 8 pages) to continue advocacy. The assignment is based in Jakarta (home-based) for 37 working days within 3 months’ duration.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of Social Policy Specialist, the consultant will perform the following tasks:

1. Review and improve the national draft guideline on child- and gender-sensitive social protection against international benchmarks and literature 2. Finalize the child- and gender-sensitive social protection guideline (under Village Fund) following the context of Indonesia. 3. Review the national draft the child- and gender-sensitive social protection (under Village Fund) training modules following the guideline and against international benchmarks and literature. 4. Finalize the child- and gender-sensitive social protection (under Village Fund) training manual 5. Conduct a literature review on child and gender-sensitive social protection system at global and national levels and write a short summary report with references 6. Prepare an outline of the policy brief upon discussion with UNICEF staff 7. Draft the policy brief that should include, but not be limited to: - What are the challenges, or problems related to child and gender responsiveness of existing social protection programmes? - What are the consequences of national development challenges if not addressed? - What are the key drivers of gender inequality and child poverty in Indonesia? - What is the risk profile of women and girls across their lifecycle in the Indonesian context? - Which current policies to reduce gender inequality and child poverty are insufficient to address the problem? - How can social protection itself or with a combination with other interventions be the main tool to reduce gender inequality and child poverty? 8. Finalize the draft policy brief with inputs from UNICEF and government partners. 9. Facilitate a validation meeting with partners concerned and a policy dialogue with high-level policymakers

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

- Master degree in Social Policy, Development Economics, Development Study, Public Policy or related fields - Minimum of eight years of professional work experience in research, monitoring, and evaluation linked to social protection and gender - Work experience with UNICEF in social protection and gender is an added advantage - Published works in international journals on social protection - Excellent understanding of social protection programme in Indonesia and gender perspectives - Excellent writing skills in English is required - Excellent communication in Bahasa is required

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability & Sustainability (CRITAS) and core competencies:

  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others

    LVC Child and Gender-Responsive Social Protection_TMS.pdf

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 offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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.

This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. This vacancy is open for Indonesians only.

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.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

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