International Consultancy for Child Protection Communication and Visibility Activities (Home Based Remote Assignment) needed in Yangon, Myanmar

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International Consultancy for Child Protection Communication and Visibility Activities (Home Based Remote Assignment), Yangon, Myanmar
Closing date: Sunday, 18 February 2024

International Consultancy for Child Protection Communication and Visibility Activities, 11.5 months (Home Based/ Remote Assignment)

Job no: 569511

Position type: Consultant

Location: Myanmar

Division/Equivalent: Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand

School/Unit: Myanmar

Department/Office: Yangon, Myanmar

Categories: Child Protection

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UNICEF Myanmar

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

To ensure Child Protection’s program activities and wrap-around services on emergency, other ongoing humanitarian response and prevention programming are highlighted to its stakeholders.

Scope of Work: UNICEF’s advocacy priority in Myanmar is to promote and fulfil the rights of children by accelerating the general provision of all wrap-around services and enhancing the protection of the most vulnerable children through the implementation of all child protection interventions with the support from key relevant stakeholders particularly donors and all humanitarian actors, especially at the current moment – responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis after the military takeover. UNICEF Myanmar’s Child Protection section, with the support of its donors, is continuously working to ensure that there are services and tools in place to support vulnerable children and their families, including adjustment of timely services to be reached out as needed in Myanmar. In this way, UNICEF is implementing several program initiatives with the support from its donors, and it is crucial that effective communication with and the visibility of those funding partners are maintained and highlighted.

For this reason, under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Specialist (System Strengthening & Justice for Children) and overall guidance of the Chief of Child Protection, the successful candidate will develop communication materials that highlight the work of UNICEF’s, Child Protection section, including in response to humanitarian crisis evolved after military takeover and other emergencies, to ensures visibility and recognition of the works being undertaken and achieved. The major tasks of this consultant working on communication and visibility are therefore also to provide an advocacy platform for fundraising to cover the current severe shortage of fundings to Myanmar with the overarching aim of program expansion and reaching out a greater number of children being affected by the ongoing crisis. It is vital that UNICEF’s response is accurately reflected and showcased to donors and stakeholders locally and internationally.

Therefore, the support from a communications professional who has experience working in the fast-paced child protection environment in Myanmar and showcasing the work of child protection donor funded programs is required. The Consultant will be required to coordinate with child protection personnel on a regular basis to ensure smooth and harmonized visibility is achieved for the program and its donor agencies.

Duty Station:

Home-based/ Remote

Contract Duration: 11.5 months

Description of Assignment:

Task 1:

Prepare social media pieces, Human Interest Stories (HIS) for the work of UNICEF’s Child Protection programme in emergency (CPiE) across the country under the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

Deliverable 1:

Two HIS, one factsheet, and one website story for child protection program in emergency

Task 2:

Develop the stories to support donor reporting on various child protection programs and projects with different implementing partners funded by various grants namely HER Canada; EU/ECHO, USAID/ OFDA/BHA, Japan and German Government Aid Agency

Deliverable 2:

Two stories supporting donor reports; One ICON Story and one bulletin

Task 3:

Compile inputs and finalize the drafts for CP bulletins (CO + EAPRO + NYHQ) with various timelines based on program progress reports of implementing partners and field reports from child protection field officers relating Northwest, Southeast, Rakhine, and other areas congested with people in need

Deliverable 3:

2 CP Bulletins for EAPRO, 2 CP EAPRO Bulletins and two draft inputs for bulletins

Task 4:

Develop child protection case studies for ICON based on the inputs and progress reports of different program components.

(e.g., Legal Aid for children and MRM; MHPSS, EORE and MA, etc.)

Deliverable 4:

4 ICON stories

Task 5:

Prepare in-depth case studies and stories on cross-border movement of children and child protection support for Chin-India border, Kayin/Kayah-Thailand border.

Deliverable 5:

4 stories based on in-depth case studies of cross-border migration, and children on the move

Task 6:

Prepare adolescent engagement and youth engagement stories closely working APC and U-reporters.

Deliverable 6:

1 Social Media Post, 1 HIS and 1 ICON Story on adolescent engagement and youth empowerment.

Task 7:

Draft GBV related stories in conflict and humanitarian contexts based on the inputs from CP colleagues; & Prepare social media pieces, Human Interest Stories for programs of MHPSS, EORE, MA, Reintegration, and PSEA.

Deliverable 7:

2 GBV stories in conflict and humanitarian contexts; and 3 stories on MHPSS, MA and PSEA.

Task 8:

Information, education and communication (IEC) materials will be printed and distributed to affected populations through local partners and local community volunteers as per donors’ guidelines on visibility and communication

Deliverable 8:

4 IEC materials including brochures, pamphlets, visuals and manual handbooks.

Task 9:

Develop highlight stories on child protection system strengthening, social workforce operation, and case management supporting the CPiE.

Deliverable 9:

2 ICON stories, 2 HIS and one factsheet

Task 10:

Develop web stories on challenges and risks faced by children in detention who suffered illegal arrests, and the particular needs that associated with the rights of children.

Deliverable 10:

4 stories on diversion, alternatives to detention, and provision of comprehensive protection services for children

Task 11:

Create specific stories and case studies on program components such as MRM, CAAC, Justice for Children, CPiE, Legal Aid for Children, etc. as per the ECHO funded Child Protection Communication & Visibility Plan.

Deliverable 11:

5 stories on CP specific case studies and program stories

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

 A bachelor’s degree in social sciences, communications, international development, or related field.
 At least 5 years of relevant experience producing content for development or humanitarian programs in the region

 Experience of working with child protection context of Myanmar and understanding of Myanmar context would be assets.

 Experience in liaising with UN, INGO, NGO, and donor agencies and knowledge of brand compliance according to client/donor requirements 
 Capable to deliver with minimum supervision through remote works (WFH) and provide weekly comms materials on multiple platforms.
 Proven experience working to increase the visibility of donor agencies
 Sound understanding of human rights terminology, particularly related to child protection.
 Must be flexible and adaptable.
 Experience working with people from culturally diverse backgrounds
 An understanding of the complex development and humanitarian situation of Myanmar

 Perfect skills in English language (equivalent to the level of native speaker) for drafting, editing and finalizing program communication materials for advocacy, awareness raising and visibility purpose.
Applicants are required to fill in the following “Expression of Interest” form and attach in the online application: EOI_CP Consultancy for Com Visibility activities_final.docx

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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.

Advertised: Feb 08 2024 Myanmar Standard Time

Application close: Feb 18 2024 Myanmar Standard Time

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