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Job Vacancy: International Consultant – Develop Child Protection Sub-Sector at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

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Application Closing Date
17th April 2021 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).

Job Title: International Consultant to Develop Child Protection Sub-Sector 3-year Strategy for North-East Nigeria

Job no: 539401
Location: Nigeria
Contract Type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Categories: Child Protection, P-3

Purpose of this Post

  • The purpose of this consultancy is to develop a three-year strategy to better enable Child Protection Sub-Sector actors to respond to the evolving context in a responsive, effective and harmonized manner.

Key Assignments / Tasks

  • Review key documents for a context and sector overview.
  • Develop stakeholder engagement strategy and work plan, key informant list, questionnaires, and meeting guides and tools.
  • Facilitate meetings and workshops with key stakeholders and Child Protection Sub-Sector Members as outlined in the engagement strategy and work plan. This will involve field visits to locations in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe.
  • Draft and present the Child Protection Sub-Sector 3-year Strategy to key stakeholders, including child protection sub-sector members, to discuss feedback, which will inform the final strategy. The strategy should address:
  • Early recovery, protracted crisis, and emergency response strategies;
  • Capacity gaps and capacity building strategies to address identified gaps as contained in the final report of the Gap and need analyze;
  • Gaps in adapted or contextualized technical guidelines;
  • Contextualized prevention, response, and risk mitigation approaches, ensuring strategies in line with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and the socio-ecological approach;
  • Linkages to the National Action Plan to End Violence against Children and other relevant national or local action plans;
  • Joint or integrated approaches across sectors, where relevant;
  • Measurable indicators to track progress against strategy; and
  • Costed strategic work plan with timeline.
  • Finalize and submit the approved Child Protection Sub-Sector 3-year Strategy for endorsement by CPSS members.

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

  • At least 6-7 years experience in strategy development, coordination, or management for the humanitarian sector, specifically child protection programs in emergency and/or early recovery/development contexts.
  • Additional 2 years for candidates holding only a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Previous experience working in UNICEF is highly desirable;
  • Ability to conduct data analyses using Excel or other statistical software (Stata, SPSS, etc.)
  • Proven problem-solving and analytical skills, including the ability to assess situations quickly, identify needs clearly, and respond with recommendations to address identified issues during the course of the assignment;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; and ability to analyze diverse information and develop recommendations for appropriate response
  • Technical knowledge and experience in assessing the quality of and developing strategies for child protection in humanitarian action programming
  • Proven abilities to work collaboratively and effectively facilitate consultations and interactive, participatory meetings
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Practical experience on the cluster approach at the country and/or global level.
  • Prior experience in Nigeria
  • Experience in similar Child Protection exercises.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • Core Values required:
  • Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability

Competencies Required:

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

To view our competency framework, please visit here

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

How to Apply


  • 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 credentials and employment history.
  • Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


  • Please submit your all-inclusive financial and technical proposal along with the application. Application without these will not be entertained.
  • 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.
  • Qualified Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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