Consultancy – Child welfare and protection strategic review, Beijing, China

Job Number: 526153 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Asia and the Pacific: China
Work Type : 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, care.

The Chinese National Committee for Care of Children (CNCCC) is a mass organization formed by 13.67 million retired people under the State Council with its director always nominated by the central party.  CNCCC has the mandate of working on child development especially for vulnerable children.  Appreciative of CNCCC’s advocacy role for vulnerable children, UNICEF has been working with CNCCC in the past three programme cycles on advocacy and social mobilization for family- and community-based care and support for orphans affected by AIDS and other vulnerable children to access equitable social services under HIV/AIDS and contributed to the national policies on the care and protection of children affected by AIDS.  Further cooperation with CNCCC is envisaged in the new CPD (2021-2025) under child protection and will be part of the discussions related to CPD development.

UNICEF has been supporting CNCCC on advocacy and social mobilization for the past three programme cycles.  While we know that we have contributed to successful advocacy by CNCCC, we have never documented let alone assess the key achievements of our cooperation, including as a basis for defining our future cooperation.  Therefore, UNICEF seeks to hire a national consultant, with knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluation and development of strategic partnerships.

The consultancy is included in the Rolling Work Plan for 2019-2020 under 505/003/018 (Hire a part-time consultant to review good practice of CNCCC high level advocacy and develop strategy for further cooperation with CNCCC on high level advocacy on child welfare and protection in 2019).


How can you make a difference?

The objective of this consultancy is to develop a report that takes stock of the UNICEF/CNCCC cooperation and provide a strategy for future cooperation. The activity will include but not be limited to:

Desk review of progress, key achievements, lessons learned and good practices of UNICEF-CNCCC cooperation in the period 2003-2018

Desk review/information collection and analysis of the strengths of CNCCC in child protection advocacy

Development of strategy on future cooperation on child protection between UNICEF and CNCCC in preparation of the new CPD 2021-2025.

For more details on this role, please visit the TOR – Download File TOR CNCCC stocktaking strategy consultant – for VA.docx


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


Advanced university degree in social sciences or other related field;

At least 5 years of experience in child rights advocacy programming;

At least 5 years of experience in working with Chinese government/Central organizations;

Experience in qualitative research, assessments and of programme development and implementation, including of advocacy programmes;

Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and Chinese.


Experience in child protection and child welfare an asset

Experience working with UNICEF and/or other UN agencies an asset.


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.

The competencies required for this post are….

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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.


Opening Date Thu Sep 05 2019 09:00:00 GMT+0800 (中国标准时间) China Standard Time
Closing Date Thu Sep 19 2019 23:55:00 GMT+0800 (中国标准时间)