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Consultancy Assignment: Better Care Network (BCN) Gatekeeping Study

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 examine the evidence on the role gatekeeping is playing in ensuring more appropriate and effective decisions and services for children deprived of appropriate parental care in a range of country contexts.


Please see Terms of Reference


• Master’s degree in social science, social policy, child care issues or related field. 
• High level of practical understanding of current issues around vulnerable children and international development and the ability to conduct in-depth analysis of emerging trends and historic evidence-based research. 
• At least 8 years Expertise and experience around social welfare and child protection issues, specific to child rights and alternative care.
• Experience addressing these issues in lower and middle-income countries.
• Knowledge of the international framework of children’s rights
• Demonstrated excellent writing, analytical and research skills
• Fluency in English
• Demonstrated ability to work independently


• PhD in a relevant field
• Extensive experience in developing and middle income countries of children’s care and protection issues
• Regional or global experience in advocacy, policy and research development
• Fluency in a second UN language.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are requested to submit by 21 June 2013 via e-mail with subject line “BCN Gatekeeping Study”, to pdconsultants@unicef.org:
1. A cover letter, including dates of availability and daily rate to undertake the terms of reference above
2. A 2-page proposal describing the methodology to be used,
3. Her/his curriculum vitae /resume,
4. An example of similar work carried out by the consultant, and
5. A signed P11 form

Applications submitted without a daily rate or a proposal will not be considered.

**NOTE: This is an extension of the application deadline to expand the candidate pool. Previous applicants need not re-apply as their original application will be duly considered.

Only short-listed applicants 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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