Social Work Technical Assistance Consultancy

United Nations Children's Fund

Apia, Fiji

The Consultant, a child protection social work, will be under the overall supervision of UNICEF Pacific Multi-Country Office Child Protection Specialist focal point for Samoa.  The Consultant will also be able to draw on the expertise of UNICEF Pacific staff and consultants in various areas, including child protection legislation and policy, child justice, social work, mental health and psychosocial support, emergency, education, and community-based interventions, and to use the resources they have developed specifically for the Pacific, to be adapted/contextualised to Samoa. These resources include guidance notes, presentations, factsheets, training materials, information education and communication (IEC) materials, tip sheets, and forms.
Activities to be implemented with support from the Consultant are part of the Government-UNICEF joint work plan and will therefore be funded by UNICEF through quarterly cash advances, reimbursements, or direct payments to Government partners as per UNICEF policies, rules, and regulations.

Please refer to the ToR for further information on the deliverables and the timelines.

Guidance For Applicants:
  • Please submit a separate financial offer along with your application. The financial proposal should be a lump sum amount for all the deliverables and should show a break down for the following:
  • Travel (economy air ticket where applicable to take up assignment and field mission travel)
  • Living allowance where travel is required, noting the consultant is expected to spend approximately two-thirds of the assignment in Samoa.
  • Miscellaneous- to cover visa, health insurance (including medical evacuation for international consultants), communications, and other costs.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, international law, international development, human rights, psychology, sociology or other related disciplines.
Professional experience:
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in child protection at national and/or subnational level.
  • Knowledge of the Samoa or other similar Pacific country context and system of child protection is an asset.
  • Experience in strengthening social workforce and system of social services.
  • Experience in development of normative frameworks for child protection.
  • Experience in building a dialog with national and local governments and CSOs.
  • Experience providing consultancy services to UNICEF and other UN agencies