United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

International Consultant (Design A Specialized Programme for Empowerment and Psychosocial Support for Girls and Adolescents at Risk and Survivors of Violence)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

UNICEF Timor-Leste Country Office is looking for an international consultant to Design a specialized programme for empowerment and Psychosocial Support for girls and adolescents at risk and survivors of violence, as part of the Spotlight Initiative on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls.

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.

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How can you make a difference?

Under supervision of the Child Protection Specialist, the selected candidate will support World Vision and PRADET on the whole process of designing the specialized service for empowerment, psychosocial and therapeutic support for girls and adolescents. This process will be conducted taking into account the concept note for the “Development and implementation of a programme for adolescent girls survivors of violence or at heightened risk” and the World Vision and UNICEF’s Program Document.

The selected consultant may work remotely.

Work Assignment:

1. Conduct desk review of:
  • Existing programs and services for girls and adolescents both globally and in Timor-Leste related to empowerment, life skills, participation, and mental health and psychosocial support.
  • National and international law and policies   relevant for adolescent at risk or survivors of violence, establishing the legal framework for the program.
  • Relevant data to support the data-based Analysis relevant to the Program Design
2. Together with World Vision and PRADET team plan and deliver the consultation process, with the stakeholders.

3. Together with World Vision and PRADET design the programme and specialized service, taking into account the consultation results, the desk review analysis, the concept note for the Development and implementation of a programme for adolescent girls survivors of violence or at heightened risk and the World Vision and UNICEF’s Program Document.

4.  Develop a conduct a ToT Module for the facilitators, to implement start the implementation of the program.


1.1.Report on the desk review of the existing programs, identifying and recommending the ones that can be used as a good practice and help to model our program.

1.2. Report of the legal framework to develop and implement a specialized service in Timor-Leste 1.3. Report with the relevant data to program design and implementation Time frame - Deliverable 1: 20 days 2.1  A plan for the consultation, including the expected results, the main questionnaires and a list of stakeholders.

2.2. Analysis report from the consultations, including main recommendation for the development of the program, its implementation and sustainability.

Time frame - Deliverables 2 & 3: 45 days 3. A program designed for girls and with adolescents at risk and survivors of violence that includes: - Legal framework and Data Analysis - Theoretical framework, including the system approach and socio ecological model, identifying the specialized interventions in cases of girls and adolescents’ survivors of sexual violence, resources and materials - Operating Framework, includes: Institutional Framework: Vision, Mission and Objectives, main functions and activities, Target Population.

Organizational structure: Institutional Structure, Functional Structure, ToR for the service providers.

- Areas of Intervention: 1) Prevention: life skills, based on the WV proposed curriculum (Primary and Secondary); 2) Specialized Therapeutic Care, psychosocial support, referral and accompaniment to other services, facilities and resources (such as legal, medical, social or Security Services), and recovery and integration for survivors (Tertiary Prevention) - Methodology of the service - Costing and Implementation plan(including the plan to transfer this service to the Government) 4.1. ToT module developed 4.2. Report of the ToT conducted with the implementation partners.

4.3. Report of materials developed with the facilitators of the ToT.

Time frame - Deliverable 4: 20 days Propose Payment Schedule: Based on Deliverables

30% upon submission of deliverable 1 40% upon submission of deliverables 2 & 3 30% upon submission of deliverable 4 To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Psychology, Social Sciences, Humanities or another related field
  • At least 5 years of work experience on Child Protection and adolescents programmes. Previous experience in design or leading programme for adolescents, mental health and psychosocial support required (work sample should be submitted)
  • Excellent comprehension of adolescent programme, child protection, GBV and Mental Health and psychosocial supports mandatory
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Fluency in Tetum an advantage
  • Ability to deliver quality written work aligned with UNICEF publication guidelines (work samples can be submitted along with the application)
Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, a relevant work sample, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 16 February 2021.

Download File FORM P11.doc 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.

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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 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.

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