National Consultant to Conduct Assessments on Mental Health and Social Services among Children & Adolescents, & People with disabilities

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Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

The main goal of this consultancy is to conduct a landscape mapping and assessment of child and adolescent mental health services in Cambodia, with a focus on Phnom Penh where the majority of service providers and partners are based. Additionally, data will be collected in two other provinces, Siem Reap and Ratanakiri. The objective is to assess the current availability, utilization, trends, and gaps in these services to improve systems for promoting, preventing, and establishing effective referral pathways. Using a global mapping tool, the consultant will gather information on existing services provided by health facilities, schools, community platforms, professionals, and other resources accessible to children and adolescents in Cambodia, while utilising the key findings & recommendation from the landscape mapping and assessment to provide technical to co-create key Social Behaviour Change (SBC) messages and tools for community-based mental health services (including prevention, early intervention, and referral pathways).

The consultant will also facilitate participatory assessment on demand and access to social services for people with disabilities (PWDs) in Ratanakiri and Siem Reap provinces, including children and adolescents with disabilities.

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

Minimum Qualification

  • At least a Master’s degree in public health, medical sciences, psychology, social work, social sciences, or any relevant field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in research, evaluation, and qualitative assessment or survey.


  • Have knowledge and familiarity with primary health care (PHC), mental health and disability context in Cambodia, particularly for children and adolescents, including service providers, delivery models, and relevant policies.
  • Possess knowledge of research methodologies for data collection (surveys, interviews, focus groups) and data analysis relevant to mental health, preferably in a developing country context.
  • Have experience collaborating with government agencies, NGOs, healthcare providers, and other stakeholders in the mental health and social service sectors.
  • Be skilled in quantitative and qualitative data collection methods (surveys, interviews, focus groups) and data analysis techniques, as well as in writing clear, concise, and engaging reports for technical and non-technical audiences.

Please find the terms of reference for this consultancy and the financial proposal template in the attachments below.

Download File ToR CAMH social service for PWD – TMS.pdf

Download File Financial proposal template.docx

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

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.


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).

Advertised: 07 Jun 2024 SE Asia Standard Time
Deadline: 23 Jun 2024 SE Asia Standard Time

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