Job Number: 527176 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Europe and Central Asia Region: Bulgaria
Work Type : Consultancy
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 fulfill 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 safe childhood.
UNICEF Bulgaria is in the second year of implementation of the Country Programme for the period 2018-2022. The overall goal of the country partnership is to support Bulgaria in its efforts to enable all children and adolescents in the country, including the most disadvantaged, to enjoy their rights and develop to their full potential in an inclusive and protective society. The realization of the right of every child to live free from violence, abuse, exploitation and harmful practices is a cross-cutting element throughout the country partnership in the period 2018 – 2022.
How can you make a difference?
The overall goal of the assignment is to support the Ministry of Education and Science and UNICEF with the coordination of the programme on prevention of violence and bullying in schools. Under the guidance and supervision of the UNICEF Education Officer, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science and in partnership with educational authorities and other relevant institutions, the Consultant will support the implementation of a whole-school approach to prevention of violence and bullying in schools, including through evidence generation, data collection and documentation of the approach and practices in the schools.
In particular, the Consultant will be expected to carry out the following tasks:
Support the coordination, implementation and documentation of a whole-school approach to prevention of violence and bullying in schools, tested through the program intervention
- Support and coordinate (including through supervision and provision of guidance and technical assistance) the efforts of all 5 partner schools to build local capacities and develop mechanisms to implement and sustain prevention practices (including assistance for planning of activities, communication on and organization of trainings and other program needs and events during first implementation year 2019/2020);
- Provide support for data collection and evidence generation on prevention practices, needs assessment of pilot schools, elements of safe school environment. This will include the provision of technical support and input for schools for the design, planning and implementation of planned surveys at the launch of the program.
- Support the analysis, presentation and discussion of the results of the surveys in coordination with the mentors who will be assigned to each school.
- Support UNICEF’s public awareness and advocacy activities aiming to promote safe school environment and prevention of violence.
- Support the documenting of whole-school approach to prevention of violence which is being implemented in pilot schools under the program intervention (as for the first implementation year);
- Support the drafting of methodological documents/ guidelines to support the implementation of prevention practices under the programme
- Assist in drafting quarterly progress reports to UNICEF, technical documentation, guidelines, etc. relating to the programme implementation as needed.
- Participate in relevant meetings, workshops, seminars as needed;
- Others as agreed with UNICEF office.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Master’s degree or higher in one or more of the following areas: pedagogy, social sciences/social work, psychology or another relevant field.
- Excellent understanding of the conceptual framework, national policy framework and institutional arrangements relating to violence against children, prevention and child protection.
- Good knowledge and understanding of the functioning and structure of the school education system.
- Experience in project management;
- Ability to work under pressure; good negotiation, communication and presentation skills. Pro-activity and strong orientation towards results;
- Ability to work independently;
- Ability to manage partnerships across diversity of stakeholders;
- Respect for cultural diversity and human rights;
- Fluency of English language will be an advantage.
It is expected that the assignment will take place in the period 11 November 2019 – 23 October 2020.
Full information about the work assignment is available in the attached: TOR_EVAC@Schools Coordinator_2019_FINAL.pdf
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Opening Date Thu Oct 17 2019 09:00:00 GMT+0300 (Eastern European Summer Time) FLE Daylight Time
Closing Date Fri Nov 01 2019 23:55:00 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)