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Consultancy: Consultant, CPHA Training Design Lead and Coordinator - Child Protection, PD, NYHQ/Home based - Req # 541158

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Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: United States
Categories: Consultancy

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For every child, hope.


Consultancy Title: CPHA Training Design Lead and Coordinator   

Section/Division/Duty Station: Child Protection, Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, HQ New York (home-based, remote position)

Duration: 4 months (70 working days)



If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.


This consultancy will comprise of preparing the content and training materials as well as organizing, administering, and facilitating an online training on Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, during Set 2021. The CP Training for Stand-By Partners (SBP) has been developed by UNICEF, UNHCR and the CP AoR in collaboration with Standby Partners in response to the rapid changes that have occurred in the area of child protection over the last  years and to enhance their knowledge of UNICEF and UNHCR mandates and approaches to child protection, including coordination. Almost half of all requests for SBP personnel are now for child protection deployments, and the profile of these requests has moved from more specifically technical CP experts (e.g. psychosocial support, family tracing systems) to more general child protection profiles requiring  diverse skill sets in areas such as child-protection  coordination, programme design, technical guidance and advocacy. The training was developed to target SBPs personnel, UNICEF and UNHCR staff who already have technical knowledge and experience on child protection in humanitarian action.  Although it is not a mandatory course, it supplements core training and technical learning initiatives by enhancing not only the impact and effectiveness of the implementation of the tools facilitated by this course, but also getting vital and unique information from different forums where participants will share knowledge and experiences.

Specifically, the objectives of the consultancy are to:

  1. Support the preparation, development and production of the structure and content of the virtual training.
  2. Establish a work plan for implementing the course.
  3. Facilitate the training, in close collaboration with the UNICEF CPHA team and the CP group.
  4. Production of final documents (lessons learned, surveys, etc). 

Terms of Reference / Deliverables

Scope of Work

Under the overall supervision of the UNICEF Senior Adviser Child Protection (CPHA) and in close consultation with the Child Protection Area of Responsibility and the UNHCR Child Protection representative (hereafter they will be called the CP group) the consultant will achieve the following results.

Task 1: Develop Workshop Objectives, Content and Methodology:

  • In close coordination with the CP group, facilitate finalization of overall objectives of course, key content areas and strategy and methodology for the final product/presentation.
  • Review the existing course training materials to evaluate whether they adequately cover the objectives of the course, drawing on lessons learned from the first roll-out of the training.
  • Prepare draft of agendas, course outlines and similar planning materials.

Timeframe: approximately 3 months prior to workshop

Outputs: draft agendas, course outline and similar planning materials

Task 2: Assessment, Research and Gather Information

  • Conduct research and gather materials from wide-ranging sources to ensure course content reflects the latest inter-agency child protection guidance and tools.
  • Conduct research and gather material to ensure content reflects the latest policy and practice developments within UNICEF and UNHCR.

Timeframe: approximately: 2 months prior to workshop

Outputs: Gathered documents and other materials from wide-ranging sources

Task 3: Preparation of Training Materials

  • Based on materials gathered in task 2, define the learning objectives, instructional methods, evaluation strategy and the course structure. Update/ develop the training content, including sessions storyboard, essentials pre-reading, PowerPoint slides, audio-visual aids, groups activities, field examples/case studies and job aid.
  • Based on materials gathered in task 3, prepare standard materials for participants, such as a workshop guidebook and/or an Agora site with all related handouts and other materials.
  • Prepare other props and audio-visual aids.
  • Prepare standard briefing kits for the presenters of each course topic.

Timeframe: approximately 1 month prior to workshop

Output: workshop materials as described above

Task 4: Liaise with Partners and Service Providers

  • As necessary and in coordination with the CP group, help to identify, contact and brief the resource persons for the workshop.
  • Ensure that the resource persons are fully aware of the workshop objectives, content and methodology.
  • As necessary and in coordination with the CP group liaise with external partners to coordinate simulation exercises and other course events;

Timeframe: approximately 2 months to immediately before the workshop

Output: effective coordination among partners and service providers

Task 5: Act as Lead Facilitator for the Course

  • Ensure that administrative norms such as schedule, breaks, timeliness etc are understood and adhered to.
  • Ensure that the workshop sessions are linked together and integrated into a coherent whole.
  • Coordinate day-to-day activities of the workshop, including briefing, supporting and coordinating other workshop resource persons and facilitators.
  • Facilitate and run various exercises relating to the subject material.
  • Facilitate and lead group discussions related to the workshop material.
  • Establish and maintain a learning atmosphere characterized by intellectual inquiry and openness, mutual respect, dynamism and fun.
  • Facilitate a final session designed to evaluate participant learning in the course and collect participant evaluation input relating to the course throughout the training period.

Timeframe: during workshop

Output: successfully conducted workshop

Task 6: Act as Presenter/Subject Matter Expert as Needed

  • In consultation with the CP group, and in accordance with the facilitator’s skills and experience, be prepared to act as a presenter and provide subject matter expertise for certain topics.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and input for other specific subjects in a supporting role.

Timeframe: during workshop Output: successfully presented sessions

Task 7: Submit Evaluation Report

  • Submit an evaluation report upon completion of each workshop.
  • The report should analyze and assess participant evaluations.
  • The report should identify problem areas and make suggestions for improvement.
  • The report should assess the workshop’s overall success in meeting objectives and is considered an essential part of evaluating the curriculum and pedagogical approaches.

Timeframe: normally within 15 days of completion of workshop Output


(1) Education

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, child psychology (clinical or educational) or similar relevant discipline

2) Work experience, knowledge and expertise required

  • At least 5 years international experience with child protection case management, including in humanitarian contexts.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of humanitarian principles, child safeguarding measures and established Minimum Standards for Child Protection.
  • Proven experience in inter-agency coordination is essential.
  • Strong organizational skills, whether face to face or remotely with diverse stakeholders.
  • Comfortable to work independently while functioning well in teams.
  • Ability to work at least 2 out of 8 working hours per day (9am-11am) in US Eastern Time to facilitate coordination and common work at certain hours.
  • Full command of spoken and written English is essential.
  • French, Spanish or Arabic language skills are an asset.

Interested consultants are invited to submit:

  • Expression of interest
  • A resume or P11
  • A monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference
    • Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.
    • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage
  • Indication of your availability

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

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: Here

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious and ethnic backgrounds 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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