National Child and Adolescent Protection Consultant

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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, support

UNICEF in Vientiane, Lao PDR is looking for a National Child and Adolescent Protection Consultant in Lao PDR. The consultant will focus on capacity building of frontline workers and operationalization of the helpline services and the Counselling and Protection Centers for Women and Children. The duration of this assignment is 08 months starting as soon as possible and the consultant will be working at UNICEF office. 

How can you make a difference? 

Summary of key functions/accountabilities: 

 The consultancy contributes to the implementation of the UNICEF Lao PDR Country Programme 2022-2026, contributing to developing and strengthening Child Protection System strengthening, notably Outcome: By 2026, more children are better protected from violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation and harmful practices and benefit from strengthened child protection system, services and improved behaviour, and two outputs: 

  • Output 2: By 2026, government and other service providers, including but not limited to social welfare and justice sectors, at national and sub-national levels have strengthened capacity and deliver integrated, quality and gender- and emergency-responsive child protection services. 

  • Output 3: By 2026, parents, caregivers, children, including adolescents, and their communities are better equipped to prevent and respond to violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation and harmful practices.  

Under the supervision of the Child Protection Specialist, the consultant will have key accountabilities, duties and tasks 

are as follows: 

  • Prevention of Child marriage and Adolescent pregnancy programme 
  • Provide technical support to Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union (LYU) in strengthening capacity in Helpline implementation, implementing systematic call log data collection system and awareness raising on child marriage in schools and communities 

  • Support to finalize Edutainment boardgame for addressing child marriage and adolescent pregnancy (with institutional contracted company and LYU), and coordinate and support LYU to roll out ToT 

  • Provide technical support to Lao Women’s Union (LWU) in strengthening capacity in Helpline implementation and counselling 

  • Provide technical support to Lao Women’s Union (LWU) in capacity building in awareness raising on child marriage, reflection on lessons-learnt on addressing child marriage  

  • Support to disseminate findings of National research on Child marriage/Adolescent pregnancy by NCAWMC 

  • Provide technical support for implementation of the to-be-updated NCAWMC Life skills national guideline (as child-friendly version) 

  • Support to revise and update Social Behaviour Change (SBC) Manual on prevention of child marriage and adolescent pregnancy, in consultation with Communication section  

  • Provide technical inputs for DFAT C-Surge “Accelerating Child Marriage and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention” reporting 

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

Qualification and experience: 

  • Advanced University Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Development Studies, International Relations or related 

  • Relevant experience of at least 2 years working in programme management in social protection, child protection and adolescent engagement related areas in a UN system agency or international organization. 

Knowledge and skills: 

  • Knowledge on child protection and Harmful practices especially CEFM (Child, Early and Forced Marriages) 

  • Excellent communication, management and interpersonal skills. 

  • Fluency in Lao language and English in writing and communication skills. 

Submission of applications: 

Interested candidates are kindly requested to apply and upload the following documents: 

  • Letter of Interest (cover letter)  

  • CV or Resume  

  • Performance evaluation reports or references of similar consultancy assignments (if available)  

  • Financial proposal: All-inclusive lump-sum cost including medical insurance with medivac, travel and accommodation cost for this assignment as per work assignment. 

 Assessment Criteria: 

A. Technical Qualification, 75 points 

Education degree (20 points) 

  • Relevant experience at least 2 years working in programme management in social protection, child protection and adolescent engagement related areas (30 points) 

  • Knowledge of socio-economic, child protection context, and child and youth engagement in Lao PDR (25 points)               B. Financial Proposal (25 points) 


The maximum number of points shall be allotted to the lowest Financial Proposal that is opened /evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum 60 points score in the technical evaluation. Other Financial Proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price. 

 The Contract shall be awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores, subject to the satisfactory result of the verification interview, if required.  

Please find attached the TOR here: Download File ToR- Nat Individual consultant CP – TMS.pdf

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. 

View our competency framework at 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. 

Remarks: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 

Advertised: 30 Apr 2024 SE Asia Standard Time
Deadline: 13 May 2024 SE Asia Standard Time

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