National consultant to support the adaptation of the mobile application for parents of children aged 0-6 (open to Bulgarian nationals only)

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Application deadline 4 months ago: Thursday 12 May 2022 at 20:55 UTC

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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, childhood.

Parents are the main source of developmentally appropriate, nurturing care for children. Every child at an early age needs responsive parental care, as well as good nutrition, health care, a stimulating safe environment, and plenty of support for early learning. All parents need support and information on how to support their children to grow and develop well.

UNICEF is working to launch a mobile application for parents, which is designed to reach and support parents of children aged 0-6, with comprehensive, evidence-based information and interactive tools that cover a wide range of topics related to children's health and development and parental well-being. The individualized mobile application Bebbo will enable parents to make appropriate decisions about the care and development of their child, as well as for their own well-being. The mobile application can be easily used by all parents / caregivers, as it has the ability to work offline and can easily select age-appropriate content.

How can you make a difference?

  • Extract content from the mobile application’s Content Management System (CMS) for review by the expert working group and organise it in relevant categories, according to the thematic areas of the content.

  • Review all comments and suggestions put forward by the working group, and in coordination with UNICEF, input the agreed changes to the comment into the CMS of the mobile application.

  • Support work on the creation of new content suggested by the expert working group or other key stakeholders.

  • Participate in meetings with UNICEF and the working group if required.

  • Support the communication and promotion activities of the mobile application Bebbo among professionals and specialists working with children and parents, including by supporting the organisation of targeted webinars and other promotional activities.

The expected duration of the work assignment is from May to September 2022.

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

  • Relevant university education: psychology, special education, pediatrics, or other relevant field;
  • Work experience in programs related to parenting support;
  • Technical expertise in working with mobile application content management systems;
  • Working knowledge of English language;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills;
  • Independent and self-starter.

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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.

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. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

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