Consultant - Child Online Protection

UN Children's Fund, Beijing, China

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd October, 2017

Job Description

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

How can you make a difference?

To support our expanding work in this area, UNICEF seeks to hire a professionally qualified and experienced child protection consultant, with research, relationship building and organisational skills and ideally knowledge of children’s use of the internet.

Key deliverables will include:

  • Develop, maintain and update a working document for planning and monitoring the child online protection project
  • Support and track communication with Tencent and UNICEF’s PFP on supporting the MOU activities and draft minutes of (virtual) meetings
  • Contribute to preparation of relevant documents such as donor report and event reports
  • Contribute to at least four convening events with government partners, industry, and researchers
  • Provide inputs to at least four communication products to communicate UNICEF’s work on child online protection
  • Support to research, such as preparatory work, including but not limited to the situation analysis study of children’s use of the internet, especially the mapping of researchers and methodology
  • Provide support to a Parents’ Guide on online safety for children and linking it to the existing health portal explored with UNICEF Health Section and to Tencent platform
  • Support to documentation of key MOU related materials
  • Provide a monthly summary of key activities and progress made on the deliverables
  • Provide a final consultancy report on review/observations of the implementation process and recommendations for the way forward

To qualify, you will have

  • University degree in Law, Communication, Sociology, or a related field.
  • At least 2 years relevant work experience, preferably at the national or international level in the formulation, implementation, and monitoring of development projects;
  • Proven analytical and research skills in the area of internet of things and knowledge of child protection issues in China. Knowledge on child online protection an asset;
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Strong relationship building skills with internal and external counterparts;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Creative thinking and ability to take initiatives;
  • Computer skills: Command of standard office software packages; Internet research, webpage maintenance;
  • Work experience with the UN or other international development organisations is an asset;
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin, both written and spoken.

For every Child, you demonstrate

  • Respect for and adherence to UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, and Integrity
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work in a multicultural environment
  • Strong drive for results, setting high standards for the quality of work
  • Interest in learning and researching, gathering comprehensive information to support decision making


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