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Consultancy Assignment: Senior Research Consultant for development of Child-Friendly Cities, Strategy and Tools

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a Consultant to support UNICEF’s Urban Programming staff to develop tools by which local governments can easily engage in an accreditation process to become a Child Friendly City; develop a new indicator-based system for local governments to monitor and evaluate their progress; develop a child-friendly city indicator-based index and an e-communications launch via either social media or the Child Friendly Cities website once the new tools for governments are revamped.


Please see Terms of Reference


• PhD degree required. Study in child health, psychology and/or urban and environmental management preferred;
• At least 10 years relevant experience working on urban and sustainable development programmes;
• Strong experience working directly with Child Friendly Cites certification programmes is preferred;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Excellent data analysis skills;
• Experience working within a highly results-oriented non-profit, municipality and/or UN agency required;
• Fluency in English;
• Ability to work in a team and in a diverse work environment.

If you have got experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, please submit a cover letter, CV, and signed P11 form to pdconsultants@unicef.org with the subject line mentioning line “Senior Research Consultant, Child Friendly Cities Strategy and Tools” by 11 October 2012.  Please indicate your ability, availability and daily rate to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily (or monthly) rate will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.





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