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Consultant – Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator, UNICEF Thailand Country Office (TCO)

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Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Fiji/Pacific Island Countries, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam
Categories: Programme Management

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 fulfilling 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 works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region. 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 Programme Coordination Section, UNICEF Thailand Country Office (TCO) is seeking a consultant to support the field planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the plan in regard to COVID-19 pandemic and other emergency situation which may arise such as flood, landside, etc. and to support the office to coordinate the Emergency Preparedness and Response plan.

Work Assignment:

Under the guidance and oversight of the Deputy Representative:

  • Coordinates the work of the Emergency Preparedness and Response team, ensuring the implementation and monitoring of plans of action and workplans for emergency project.
  • Keeps the effective flow of information and communication on emergency preparedness and response issues, crucial for the planning and implementation of emergency measures.
  • With guidance from the Deputy Representative, formulates plans of action in preparation and response to emergencies.
  • With guidance from the Deputy Representative, co-ordinates assessment of local emergency and security situation and determination of priorities and formulation of appropriate interventions by UNICEF.
  • Coordinates with UNICEF/EAPRO and other partners to conduct rapid assessments covering priority areas as defined by the Core Commitment for Children in Emergencies.
  • Coordinates the timely delivery of UNICEF assistance and procurement of supplies and monitors the appropriate and effective use of UNICEF resources. In coordination with the sectional teams, identifies problems and constraints in project delivery.
  • Coordinates with external partners.
  • Assist in resource mobilization.
  • Assists in organizing staff training for the office’s capacity building in emergencies preparedness and response.
  • Compile, synthesize, and draft relevant reports –donors, SitReps, data monitoring (and Annual Report) in UN RBM language.
  • Where applicable and needed, support the development, review and editing of key messages, briefs, social media posts, media materials and content related to the Humanitarian Preparedness and Response in English before publishing.

Work Schedule: Consultant will be paid on a monthly basis upon submission of summary report on agreed work assignment. 

End Product(s): 
Finalized reports and documents as per agreed work assignments.

Duration of Contract:
 20 working days per month between January - December 2022 (For 11.5 months).

Working Location:
 Consultant will be required to visit UNICEF Thailand office in Bangkok regularly but the frequency will be discussed and confirmed with the Supervisor. All office supplies and materials will be provided by the Consultant.

Official Travel Involved:
Official travel may require upon necessity

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

  • Advanced University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, public health, international or public relations, business administration, communication, or other related disciplines.
  • Progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in emergency preparedness planning and coordination.
  • Experience working with UNICEF and/or the United Nations system.
  • Familiarity with Thailand and the work of UNICEF Thailand will be an asset.
  • Strong technical skills in editing, reporting and consolidation of quality documents and reports.
  • English fluency and strong oral and written communications skills.

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 19 January 2022.

Download File FORM P11.doc


For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at


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.



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.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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