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Pakistan was the sixth country in the world to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child less than one year after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. However, children and adolescents living in Pakistan still face acute challenges.
UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress for children, work to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and help children realize their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Children. This will be made through, among others things, strong partnerships with provincial authorities, teachers and health professionals, frontline workers and social mobilizers, communities, and families, and of course, the children and adolescents themselves.
In particular, UNICEF will work so that:
Child Protection helplines are a critical resource for children and families in need of assistance and support in cases of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. Helplines provide a means for reporting concerns, seeking advice, and accessing services, and are often the first point of contact for those seeking help. The Government of Pakistan has a toll-free child protection helpline 1121 in all provinces and territories, and Zainab Alert – Zainab Alert, Response and Recovery Agency (ZARRA) helpline 1099 for missing and abducted children. There are also several other government helplines run by different ministries and NGOs for gender-based violence, mental health etc. Under UNICEF’s technical assistance on the design of a case management system, Child Protection helpline guidelines have been developed and trainings delivered. However, there are no clear coordination and collaboration mechanisms between different helplines and hotlines designated for the protection of women and children. Guidance is needed to establish a coordination mechanism as to promote integrated and coordinated service provision and referrals by the existing helplines and hotlines that are already in operation, as well as to improve the responses to users of helplines.
You can make a difference by executing the following tasks and deliverables as per timelines as under:
Scope of work:
The consultant will use a mixture of methodologies to complete the assignment including, but not limited to, (a) analysis of existing data and reports on child protection helplines; (b) desk review of existing guidelines etc; (c) surveys of helpline staff to assess their perceptions of helplines and identify areas for improvement; and (d) FGDs with key stakeholders including government and NGOs in selected locations; e) case studies.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
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UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
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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.
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. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.