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Consultancy – Midterm Review of the ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on the Elimination of Violence against Children

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Work type: Consultancy
Location: Thailand
Categories: Child Protection

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,

UNICEF Thailand works to ensure the rights of all children in Thailand. This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them


How can you make a difference?

Background and Purpose of Assignment:

Violence against children is prevalent throughout the world, including in the East Asia and Pacific region. In recognition of the need for States to work together at a regional level, in 2013 the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Heads of State signed a Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Children in ASEAN. 

In 2016 the ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on the Elimination of Violence Against Children (RPA-EVAC)[1] came into force, setting out the commitments of Member States to protect children from violence and respond to the needs of children across twelve key priority areas. The RPA on EVAC aims to contribute towards the realization of the ASEAN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women and against Children and is also a major contribution towards implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and reaching SDG target 16.2, which calls for an end to all forms of violence against children.

In 2019, the seventh UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2019) will address the theme, 'Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality' and within this framework conduct an in-depth review of SDG 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions.

In preparation for the HLPF 2019 and in accordance with the provisions of RPA EVAC calling for a midterm review of the RPA EVAC, ACWC during the presentation of the Baseline Study on RPA EVAC in February 2018 in Jakarta requested support from UNICEF Regional Office for East Asia and the Pacific (EAPRO).

Aside from supporting the national consultations in the 10 ASEAN Member States, UNICEF EAPRO is  supporting ACWC by hiring an individual consultant to:

(i) develop the framework for the midterm review of RPA EVAC;

(ii) support the conduct of national consultations at the country level;

(iii) consolidate and summarize the findings in a regional report.


[1] The RPA-EVAC applies to all ASEAN Member States (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam) and covers the years 2016-2025.


Work Assignment:

Under the supervision of Child Protection Specialist, the consultant will:

  1. Develop a Framework for the review

           a. Develop the framework for the review in close consultation with ACWC, the Office of the SRSG on VAC and UNICEF.

           b. Develop a suggested agenda for the review in 10 ASEAN member States.

      2. Facilitate the midterm review at national level:

          c. Work with ACWC representatives, UNICEF country offices and EAPRO to prepare and convene national level              meetings.

          d. Travel to 10 ASEAN member States to facilitate the national midterm review and document the findings of the review as a base for the regional report.

      3. Write a regional report
          e. Incorporate data and results from the national level meetings into a first draft regional report.
          f. Collect feedback and inputs from relevant stakeholders on the first draft report.
          g. Integrate feedback to prepare a second draft of report.
          h. Collect feedback from OSRSG VAC and UNICEF on the second draft of the report.
          i. Prepare final regional report on the midterm review of the RPA EVAC.


Work Schedule and Deliverables:  

Date: 1st November 2018

Deliverable: The Framework and timeline for the RPA EVAC midterm review delivered.

Date: 1st January 2019

Deliverable: A detailed travel plan for the country visits including meeting agenda.

Date: 1st February 2019

Deliverable: National review meetings organized and held.  A completed database of information gathered in each of the 10 ASEAN Member States available.

Date: 1st March 2019

Deliverable: Delivery of first draft regional report.

Date: 1st April 2019

Deliverable: Feedback from UNICEF country offices, OSRSG VAC, UNICEF EAPRO as well as other stakeholders incorporated in second draft.

Date: 2nd April 2019

Deliverable: Delivery of second draft of regional report.

Date: 30th May 2019

Deliverable: Feedback from UNICEF country offices, OSRSG VAC, UNICEF EAPRO as well as other stakeholders incorporated in final draft.

Date: 30th June 2019

Deliverable: Delivery of the final regional report based on the national consultations and feedback from stakeholders.


Estimated Duration of Contract:   9 months


Official Travel: Approximately 40 days of travel will be required.  The consultant will coordinate his or her own travel plans with ACWC and Country offices in agreement with supervisor.


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

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field;
  • At least 8 years of professional experience in the field of violence against children or other child protection related areas;
  • At least 2 years of cumulative experience working in the ASEAN region;
  • Quantitative and/or qualitative research experience; excellent data collection, organizational and analysis skills;
  • Administrative and planning skills, including the ability to organize and support participatory, multi stakeholder technical meetings;
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.


Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, availability, and proposed monthly professional fee, all-inclusive travel costs to/from Bangkok and other incidentals in USD by 19 August 2018.


Download File FORM P11.doc


For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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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.


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









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