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Consultancy – Mapping and Analysis of Communication Materials for Improving Adolescent Health and Development, UNICEF Thailand, Bangkok

Apply now Job no: 527724
Work type: Consultancy
Location: Thailand
Categories: Adolescent Development, HIV/AIDS, Communication / External Relations, 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 better future

UNICEF Thailand Country Office (TCO) 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?

The Adolescent Development and Participation and Communication Sections, UNICEF Thailand Country Office is seeking an individual consultant to conduct the mapping and analysis of communication materials for improving adolescent health and development, in order to gather the available resources and identify the information gap.  The analysis would also help to understand whether the available resources is suitable and accessible to the adolescents, and how can future resources be improved.  The mapping will also help to identify communication assets that can be collate in a comprehensive website in the future.

 

Purpose of Assignment:

To identify and collate the available communication materials, tools, or other assets in Thai that are designed for adolescents on the topic of sexual reproductive health including the prevention of teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other sexual transmitted diseases, mental health, and adolescent development that have been produced by government agencies or NGOs working in these areas.  Analysis would be made on the areas and content that are still missing.  As much as possible, the analysis should take into consideration the gender perspectives and the current situation/context in the country.  The analysis would help to identify areas in which more communication assets should be produced in order to reach adolescent effectively for their health and development.

 

Work Assignment:

In support of the UNICEF Thailand ADAP work plan, the consultant will work under the supervision of Communication for Development Officer and undertake the following work assignment:

1) Desk review of the materials available on the internet and other sources. This may include publications (electronic and hard copies). Entertainment-based, audio visual, videos, animations, etc.
2) Identify and interview with key stakeholders (government partners and NGOs) on the available assets and the needs.
3) Gather and organize the available materials.
4) Conduct 3-4 focused group discussions with adolescents that include:
a. Information that they would like to have.
b. Their views on the available materials
c. Their trusted source of information
d. Their preferred format for information
5) Develop a report in English on the mapping of availability and appropriateness of Communication materials for improving adolescent health and development, which should include:
I. Mapping of materials
• What are the available communication assets? (contents, formats)
• How are these assets being produce? Is there any involvement and participation of adolescents in the development process?
• How are these materials distributed to the adolescents? Who is responsible for the promotion?
• How adolescent-friendly are these assets?
• Is there any monitoring of how the materials are being distributed, used, and understood?
• Are the materials being used on its own or as part of a programme or services for adolescents that can support behavior change?
II. Analysis of the needs for communication assets
• What are the topic areas that are still lacking?
• Which topic areas still do not have suitable materials for adolescents?
• What are the key challenges or barriers in developing suitable materials for adolescents?
• Are these assets accessible and suitable for specific groups of adolescents such as MSM, adolescents with disabilities, migrants?
• How can information be provided to adolescents in appropriate and cost-effective way?
• How can the materials be used in more integrative ways to support behavior change?
6) Develop a draft outline for the website. The website is meant to be a central location for all of the communication assets and resources for adolescent health and development, where health workers can come to find the materials that they can use to communicate with adolescent that can lead to behavior change.

 

End Product:

  • A draft plan for desk review and data collection
  • A report on the mapping of availability and appropriateness of Communication materials for improving adolescent health and development (detail as above)
  • A draft skeleton for website with appropriate sections.
  • A suite of available materials, organized in appropriate sections, ready for upload onto the website.

 

Estimated Duration of Contract:  2.5 months, starting ASAP.

Official Travel:  1-2 domestic travel to collect information with adolescents and partners.

 

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree, ideally in health, communications, international development, or a related field.
  • Experience of working/providing communication, adolescents development, or sexual reproductive health is preferred.
  • Strong experience in providing logistical support for capacity building, coordination, communication.
  • Fluent English and Thai communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet search skills, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Thai national only.

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P11, cover letter, full contact information of minimum 2 references, availability, and monthly professional fee in THB by 21 November 2019.

 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.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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

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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.

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