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Consultancy - Child Online Protection, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Apply now Job no: 532282
Work type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Mongolia
Categories: Child Protection, 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, protection

Internet has changed the way children learn, interact, communicate and even play with each other. In the past, these activities used to take place in contained physical spaces mostly under adult supervision such as libraries, classrooms and playgrounds. They now take place in virtual realities that connect the entire world in real-time.

Along with the profound benefits of the Internet come certain risks. Children and young people can face dangers when using ICTs, such as exposure to inappropriate content, violation of their privacy, among others. Simultaneously with the increase of access to the Internet, child rights violations have migrated to the online world and have evolved to adapt to new forms of interactions. These risks now include new forms and even new terminologies, such as cyber bullying and grooming.

The Government of Mongolia had joined the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and the We Protect Global Alliance committing to implement the WeProtect national response model for prevention and protection of children from online risks and threats; specifically, from online sexual exploitation and abuse against children. UNICEF Country Office has been supporting this effort by implementing a project “Adopting Model National response in preventing and tackling CSEA in Mongolia” from April 2018, with support of the Fund to End Violence against Children. The project is aligned with the capabilities under the #WePROTECT Model National Response (MNR), focused on Policy, Governance and Criminal Justice, Victim, Society and Industry.

To date, UNICEF has supported the Government in generating evidence by commissioning the situational analysis of online CSEA risks and responses in Mongolia, and supported the Government, law enforcement and industry to learn from international good practices and effective solutions in preventing and responding to online CSEA with support of technical experts such as Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), Interpol, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and Child helpline International (CHI). Technical support to the Child Helpline 108 in improving reporting and referrals by upgrading the software and introducing other means of technologies such as text messaging and internet chat is underway. Capacity building of specialized case management, law enforcement; and victim focused judiciary and prosecutors has been a priority as well. We provided support to the government in developing age-appropriate resources to raise awareness of CSEA and disseminate through digital platforms, and via national campaigns such as “Unfriend”, and in training the school professionals and social services providers to ensure they can deliver messages appropriately. Another achievement of the collaboration is the recent launch of a portal. The IWF worked with the CRC to create a customised portal for Mongolia where anyone can report the imagery of sexual abuse.

How can you make a difference?

The consultant will be responsible for providing technical assistance to the country office and specifically to the child protection program as well as to relevant Government Departments on the following (but not limited) priority areas:

  • Implementation, monitoring and reporting of the interventions under the Child Online Protection multi-sectoral workplan: he/she will be primarily responsible to ensure that the workplan is timely implemented, monitored and adjusted as required, and that inputs to the donor and other reports are provided. This requires close collaboration with the working group members who represent key Government partners, primarily the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection (MLSP), Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education, the Authority for Child, Family, and Youth development, CRC, CITA, the National Police as well as coordination with NGOs and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Identification of gaps and opportunities to enhance the work on child online protection focusing on child sexual exploitation and abuse. More specifically this includes: i) Support to the Government, law enforcement and industry to learn from international good practices, legal norms, industry standards and effective solutions in preventing and responding to online CSEA; ii) Strengthen the existing work on CSEA prevention which include  development of appropriate resources to raise knowledge and awareness through various channels, and consistency in messaging to raise awareness of children, parents and professionals on online CSEA; iii) Support the existing evidence building efforts and dissemination of findings; iv) Improve effectiveness of support services for victim children.
  • Provide support to the CP Specialist in coordinating with the UNICEF regional and other country offices, including through calls, participation in relevant webinars and other initiatives as required.
  • Support the fundraising strategy of the country office by providing timely and quality inputs to prevent and tackle CSEA.
  • The consultant will also perform any other task as required.

    Work Schedule and working days:

The consultant will work for 11.5 months period with monthly progress report on actions undertaken under the above work assignment. This is a full-time work. Consultant will be eligible for 1.5 days Paid Time Off (PTO) per month.

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

  • Masters or advanced degree in law, social sciences, technology, international development, or related field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional work experience in child protection, human rights, programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and information management.
  • Strong and documented experience in working with Government institutions;
  • Proven experience in child online protection and/or work on child sexual exploitation and abuse;
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent planning and coordination skills;
  • Familiarity with Monitoring & Evaluation tools and principles and result based management;
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written)
  • Familiar with the UN system and knowledge about cluster mechanism is desirable.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) 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

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 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.

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.

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Applications close: Ulaanbaatar Standard Time

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