Aug 012017

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 06 Aug 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Chief Child Survival and Development, lead of the Programme Component 2 on IECD, the incumbent will have the following tasks:

1. Provide expertise, analysis on international experiences and standard on Integrated Early Childhood Development (IECD) and for adaptation in Viet Nam

  • Prepare an analytical report on international best practices on development of national IECD document, especially ECD Policy document.
  • Contribute to the theoretical analysis of IECD in Viet Nam.
  • Provide technical guidance for the drafting and development of the National ECD Policy and ECD Programme Proposal.
  • 2. Facilitate consultation meetings and workshops for the different levels of stakeholders

  • Organize orientation workshops of the drafting team members for sharing current situation of IECD and giving comments on the draft Programme Proposal; support consultation meetings on National IECD Policy
  • Develop Programme Proposal following sectors’ functions to support other ministries and sectors
  • Provide technical guidance to the national consultant team to develop overall programme proposal.
  • Facilitate consultation meetings to obtain comments from all stakeholders (including INGOs).
  • Organize consultation workshops to get comments from ministries, sectors, provinces, national and international consultants on draft Policy and the Programme Proposal.
  • 3. Support of the finalization of the National ECD Policy and ECD Programme Proposal document

  • Dissemination and collection of comments from ministries, sectors and provinces for consolidation of the Policy document.
  • Address comments and incorporate them into the final drafts
  • Finalize the National ECD Scheme and National ECD Policy document for submission to MOLISA management.
  • Finalize the National ECD Programme Proposal and National ECD Policy document for submission to the Government.
  • Revise and finalize the National ECD Policy document taking into account feedback received from the Government.
  • Background, Target, DetailedDeliverables and Tentative Dates as per TOR. TOR National ECD Scheme and ECD Policy.docx

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate:

  • Advanced university degree in the field of Health, nutrition and care with specific specialization on ECD.
  • 10 years of professional work experience in the management of ECD related programs.
  • Expertise in National ECD Policy development and consultation process to ensure for national ownership of the Policy Document.
  • International standards on ECD, CRC and new trends in the area of the early childhood years, team management and knowledge transfer (facilitation of workshops, presentations).
  • Familiarity with the UNICEF is an asset.
  • Close familiarity with UNICEF and its early child development initiatives.
  • Good writing, data processing, analytical and synthesis skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Mastering innovative powerpoint software, knowledge on mapping software, such as Devinfo and MICS is an asset.
  • To view our competency framework, please click here.

    Interested candidates are kindly requested to apply online and submit the following documents:

  • Technical Proposal: The Consultant must prepare a succinct proposal briefly outlining how the consultancy will be completed in response to the ToR, ensuring that the purpose, objectives, scope, methodology and deliverables are addressed. An initial draft work plan (indicating Consultant’s availability) for the assignment should be included. (5 pages)
  • Financial Proposal: The consultant must prepare a financial proposal with breakdown of cost including the consultancy fee, per-diems, all travel and transportation costs and other ancillary costs.
  • Three Referees with details of similar consultancy assignments.
  • The Consultant must complete and submit a P-11 form ( UN Personal History Form )
  • Closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 6 August 2017 at 23:55 hours Viet Nam Time.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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