National Consultancy:‘Strengthening Community Based Child-Protection Services
Closing date: 25 September 2020
Individual National Consultancy to conduct the documentation of ‘Strengthening Community Based Child-Protection Services for Vulnerable Children Project’ in Lao PDR
Job no: 534230
Contract type: Consultancy
Categories: Child Protection, Consultancy
UNICEF is a UN organization mandated by the UN General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. In Lao PDR, UNICEF is working with its partners to support the Government to realize childrenâ€™s rights on survival, development, protection and participation.
UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the worldâ€™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.
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UNICEF in Vientiane, Lao PDR is looking for an Individual National Consultancy to conduct the documentation of "Strengthening Community Based Child-Protection Services for Vulnerable Children Project" in Lao PDR. The assignment will be completed over a period of 48 working days from 21 September 2020 to 15 Dec 2020. The consultant will be base in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Stage 1 (5 working days):
Task 1: (a) Desk review of the relevant documents (guidelines, researches/studies etc.) relating to the Project on juvenile justice and children with disability; (b) discuss/agree upon final criteria and Review criteria/questions with UNICEF; and (c) develop an Inception Report, including methodology and timeframe for the Review.
Output 1: Draft Inception Report in English and Lao including methodology, timeframe and criteria.
Stage 2 (17 working days):
Task 2: Meet with the Secretariat for JJCC, MoLSW and their partners to share and discuss the proposed methodology, timeframe and criteria for the Review; (1 working day)
Output 2: Final Inception Report in English and Lao based on the feedback, steps and contents agreed by JJCC, MoLSW and their partners.
Task 3: Collect data based on the methodology defined in: 1. Vientiane Capital City (Saythany district and Saysetha district); 2. Xiengkhouang province (target villages in Khoun and Pek districts); and 3. Savannakhet province (target villages in Kaysonphomvihane, Sayphouthong and Adsaphangthong districs). The data collection can be done through interviews, focus group discussions (FDGs), and field visits and observations (to be determined during the stage 1). If needed, conduct complementary reviews of additional reference materials, such as sector and programme documents, statistics, field reports, etc.Â (15 working days)
Output 3: Briefing notes and a trip report drafted in Lao (word and PPT format), summarizing findings/feedback from the data collection in XK and SVK province and Vientiane Capital
Task 4: Meet with the Secretariat for JJCC, MoLSW and their partners to present key findings in briefing notes and a data collection report, and jointly determine the outline of the documentation report; (1 working day)
Output 4: Draft outline of the documentation Report in English and Lao.
Stage 3 (15 working days):
Task 5: Prepare a first draft documentation report in both Lao and English, including a full report (max 30 pages), a summary designed report (max 5 pages), a programme brief, two case studies (one from a childâ€™s perspective and one from a sub-national MOJ/MOH/MOES perspective), one presentation summarizing the final report and one presentation summarizing the summary report (15 working days)
Output 5: First draft Documentation Report (Lao and English), including a full narrative, a summary designed report, two case studies, one presentation summarizing the final report presenting key findings and recommendations
Stage 4 (11 working days):
Task 6: Meet with the Secretariat for JJCC, MoLSW and their partners to share, discuss and validate the content of the first DRAFT Documentation Report (1 working day).
Output 6: Notes of the key comments/recommendation from the validation meeting in Lao.
Task 7: Finalize and submit the final Documentation Report (Lao and English), including a full narrative, a summary designed report, two case studies, one presentation summarizing the final report, reflecting the feedback/input from JJCC Secretariat, MoLSW and UNICEF. (10 working days)
Output 7: Final Documentation Report (Lao and English), including a full narrative, a summary designed report, two case studies, one presentation summarizing the final report submitted to UNICEF and partners.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will need to have:
- Master's degree in social science, social research, social development, communication or another related field.
- A minimum of 5 years of successful related working experience in development and/or justice/social development related context (preferably some of which in Lao PDR), including demonstrated experience in conducting a similar consultancy(ies).
- Excellent communication and writing skills in Lao and English;
- Good knowledge and understanding of Lao development context are preferable;
- Ability to meet deadlines and possession of cultural sensitivity are a must.
- Experience with UN and the Government of Lao PDR (MoLSW and MOJ) is an asset.
- Submission of applications:
Interested candidates are kindly requested to apply and upload the following documents to: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/
- Proposal of the documentation assignment
- CV or Resume
- Performance evaluation reports or references of similar consultancy assignments (if available)
- Financial proposal: All-inclusive lump-sum cost including travel and accommodation cost for this assignment as per work assignment.
The deadline for applications is extended until Friday, 25 September 2020.
- Assessment Criteria:
A two-stage procedure shall be utilized in evaluating proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared.
Applications shall therefore contain the following required documentation:
1. Technical Proposal, including a cover letter, updated CV, and copies of relevant evaluations performed earlier by the consultant (if any).
2. Financial Proposal: Lump-sum offer with the cost breakdown: Consultancy fee, travel costs (economy class) and DSA during the field data collection.
No financial information should be contained in the technical proposal.
For evaluation and selection method, the Cumulative Analysis Method (weight combined score method) shall be used for this recruitment:
a) Technical Qualification (max. 100 points) weight 70 %
- Education in social science, social research, social development, communication or another related field (30 points)
- Knowledge of justice/social development context, childrenâ€™s rights and etc. (20 points)
- Experience of 5 years of successful related working experience in development and/or justice/social development related context, including demonstrated experience in conducting a similar consultancy(ies). (30 points)
- Quality of the proposal (e.g. understanding, methodology) (20 points)
b) Financial Proposal (max. 100 points) weight 30 %
The maximum number of points shall be allotted to the lowest Financial Proposal that is opened /evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum 70 points score in the technical evaluation. Other Financial Proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.
The Contract shall be awarded to candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores, subject to the satisfactory result of the verification interview.]
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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.
Advertised: 07 Sep 2020 SE Asia Standard Time
Deadline: 25 Sep 2020 SE Asia Standard Time