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Feb 282018
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 11 Mar 2018

Title: Technical assistance for development of a law on social work and development of a case management guideline on care and support for children in institutions

Purpose: To provide technical assistance to UNICEF, MOLISA and DOLISA on strengthening social work legal framework and service delivery in Viet Nam

Expected fee : US$ 3,510 (including travel related costs)

Location: Home-based

Duration: 15th March – 15th December 2018

Start Date: 15st March 2018

Reporting to: Chief of Child Protection Section

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,

The Prime Minister issued the Decision 32/2010/TTg-CP in 2010 that led to the approval of the National Programme on Social Work Development for the period 2010 to 2020 (hereafter referred as the Programme #32). After seven implementation, the Government has made a good progress with the issuance of circulars on job code, salary scale and professional standards of social workers; the establishment of more than 40 social work service centres (SWSC); and the social work services introduced in 80% of central hospitals and 30% of provincial hospitals.

However, the Government is facing many challenges to develop the social work as a profession in Viet Nam. There are a lack of a law to define the role and function of social work profession; the shortage of social work services to address the needs of social care and support for vulnerable people and children; and the insufficient positions of social workers in the settings of welfare, education, health and justice.

It is necessary to further strengthen the development of social work profession in Viet Nam. The particular focus is given to the development of a law on social work, which defines who are the social workers, areas of social work practice, social work registration and licensing. The further human and financial investment is necessary to strengthen social work service systems.

UNICEF has successfully provided evidence-based advocacy and technical support for the implementation of the Programme #32 that includes the development of legal papers, guidelines and manuals for promoting service delivery and human resource development. UNICEF will continue its support to MOLISA and line-ministries to develop social work as a profession. In 2018, UNICEF’s priority is given to the development of a law on social work profession. UNICEF also supports the development of a case management guideline to strengthen social work services for children in institutions.

How can you make a difference?

As UNICEF Child Protection staff is not able to provide the technical assistance due to the lack of relevant specialized technical expertise and time. UNICEF recruits a consultant to provide technical assistance to UNICEF and MOLISA to conduct the above mentioned activities. UNICEF staff will work closely with the consultant to provide the required technical guidance and support.

UNICEF in Viet Nam supports MOLISA and line-ministries to advocate and develop a law on social work. The consultant will work closely with UNICEF to provide technical inputs to the proposal on development of a law on social work and relevant analytical reports, which are developed by MOLISA.

The consultant is also required to work closely with UNICEF, MOLISA, DOLISA and other national experts to get technical guidance and exchange information on the implementation of the consultancy.

Specific Tasks

Task 1: Provide written and oral technical inputs to a proposal on development of a law on social work and at least three analytical reports on: social and economic impact of the law on social work, explanatory document on the law on social work and relation of social work with social issues (10 days in Ha Noi).

Task 2: Review all relevant legislation, policy framework and guidelines (including the daft ones) on care and support for children in institutions (5 days)

Task 3: Develop case management guideline on care, support and protection of CNSPs in institutions to ensure its alignment with the UN Guidelines on Alternative Care, Child Law and its decrees regarding alternative care for children in institutions. (15 days)

Deliverables and timelines

Tasks

Deliverables

Time Frame (No of days)

Tentative Dates

  • Provide written and oral technical inputs to a proposal on development of a law on social work and at least three analytical reports
  • Technical inputs presented to MOLISA, line ministries and UNICEF

    10 days

    April – Dec

  • Conduct literature review of all relevant legislation, policy framework and guidelines on care and support for children in institutions and finding alternative family care arrangement
  • Availability of brief analysis of existing legislation, policy framework and guidelines (including the daft ones) on care and support children in institutions

    5 days

    March – April

  • Develop case management guideline on care, support and protection for children in institutions and finding alternative family care arrangement
  • Availability of case management guideline on care, support and protection for children in institutions

    15 days

    May – Dec

    TOTAL

    30 days

    Estimated budget

    The technical assistance for this consultancy is included in the 2017-2018 Multi-Year Work Plan of Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Children Project, Results 3.1, 3.2. and 4.1. respectively.

    Item

    US Dollars

    Technical fee:Â $117 x Â30 days

    3,510

    Total

    3,510

    Reporting

    The consultant will be supervised by the Chief of Child Protection Section, who is responsible for providing overall technical guidance, approval of intermediate and final products. The concerned Child Protection Officer will be responsible to liaise with the consultant, facilitate the communication between the consultant and stakeholders, providing technical inputs and day-to-day support. The UNICEF Child Protection section will support MOLISA and related DOLISA in the organization of the technical meetings and field visits to Dien Bien and Kontum.

    Performance indicators for evaluation

    Timeliness, inclusion of and response to UNICEF and MOLISA comments, quality of services rendered.

    The performance evaluation is conducted upon the completion of deliverables according to timeline as mentioned above.

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

  • Advanced University Degree in social work and/or related field;
  • At least 5 year experience in research and study on relevant areas such as social work, sociology, child protection, child welfare.
  • At least 5 working with the Governments and Organizations in development of social work and child protection as an asset;
  • Knowledge of the social work situation in Viet Nam is desirable;
  • Good working experience and familiarity with UNICEF vision, mission and programming on child protection;
  • Good written and communication skills both in English and in Vietnamese;
  • Applications will be evaluated technically and points are attributed based on how well the proposal meets the requirements of the Terms of Reference using the guidelines detailed in the table below.

    Evaluation aspect

    Scoring weight

    Technical Evaluation (70%)

    70%

  • Advanced Degree in social work and/or related field;
  • 10%

  • At least 5 year experience in research and study on relevant areas such as social work, sociology, child protection, child welfare
  • 20%

  • At least 5 working with the Governments and Organizations in development of social work and child protection as an asset
  • 15%

  • Good working experience and familiarity with UNICEF vision, mission and programming on child protection;
  • 15%

  • Excellent English writing and communication skills.
  • 10%

    Financial evaluation (30%)

    30%

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

    1) A detailed technical proposal of maximum 10 pages which clearly explains how to deliver the required tasks;

    2) A lump sum financial quote that includes all expected costs for the entire consultancy period (including fees, travel, daily subsistence allowance).

    3) Resume and the Consultant must complete and submit a P-11 form ( UN Personal History Form )

    4) Names of three referees that can be contacted and who can attest to a programme design(s) that the consultant was responsible for completing.

    Closing date for receipt of applications is 11th March 2018 at 23:55 hours Viet Nam Time.

    The complete TORs is available here

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    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.

    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 http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=511245

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