Consultant – Adolescent Skills, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), Bangkok, Thailand

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    3 weeks ago
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    Youth and Adolescence
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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 fulfilling 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, a better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

How can you make a difference?

The Gender and Adolescent Development and Participation Section, UNICEF East Asia Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide technical guidance on key initiatives of the adolescent development and participation programme, including coordinating regional research and major partnerships and events with ASEAN, young people, private sector and other partners. 

Work Assignment, Expected Deliverable and Delivery Schedule: 

Under the direct supervision of the regional Adolescent Development and Participation Specialist, the individual consultant will serve as a technical specialist and knowledge and partnerships convener in support of the following:  

Deliverable 1: Technical Lead and Coordinator for ASEAN Regional Dialogue on Young People’s Skills, Employability and Transition to Work 

Lead coordination and provide expert technical advice to design and deliver the 2-day ASEAN Regional Dialogue on Young People’s Skills, Employability and Transition to Work.  

• Coordinate across partners, including UNICEF sections (Education, ADAP, others), UNICEF country offices, ASEAN Secretariat, ILO and other UN and private sector partners. 

• Effectively manage the workplan and budget in the lead up to the event, including the event organizer team.

• Design and implement, together with young people, meaningful consultations and contributions to the Regional Dialogue. 

• Lead evidence generation, pre-event webinars, and liaise with UNICEF, ILO and partners’ communications teams to design and deliver all event assets. 

• Lead monthly technical working group to design event agenda and outreach to experts to contribute to the Regional Dialogue.

• Provide content, plans and organisation for UNICEF-led sessions of the Forum.

• Document the results, commitments, agreements and follow-up plans at the end of the Forum.

• Provide key content on young people’s participation for UNICEF Comms to disseminate before, during and after the event. 

Deliverable 2: Assist the ADAP Specialist in other areas of work of the Gender and Adolescent Section 2023 Work Plan

Assist the Section in the implementation and managing of the Section AWP and carry out other relevant tasks as requested.

Duration of Contract:  1 April 2023 – 31 December 2023 

Duty Travel: At least 2 trips to Jakarta, Indonesia in preparation and for duration of the Skills Forum. 

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

• Advanced university degree in social sciences, business, journalism, education, media, communication, or other relevant disciplines.

• Minimum five years of professional work experience in working with adolescents, cross-sectoral programme design, knowledge management, and documentation, with recognized technical expertise in the following areas of adolescent programming: civic and youth participation, 21st century skills, adolescent girls’ empowerment, partnerships with and for youth, and social innovations.

•  Proven experience coordinating large events such as Donor roundtables, launch events, advocacy events, with a variety of agencies and partners.

• Strong writing skills for a variety of purposes: reports, proposals, advocacy packages, etc

• Diverse networks across East Asia & Pacific region with non-profits, social entrepreneurs, youth-led organizations are an asset.

• Work experience and/or proven familiarity with countries in the East Asia and Pacific region is an asset.

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 27 March 2023.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

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.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.