Consultant – Rapid Assessment & evaluation of UNICEF Thailand Country Office (TCO)’s Children’s Rights and Business (CRB) Training Initiatives for the Corporate Sector, UNICEF Thailand Country Office, Bangkok, Thailand, Job No.#556172

Website UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

  • rganization: UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Bangkok
  • Grade: Consultant – Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Children’s rights (health and protection)
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: 2022-10-30

UNICEF Thailand Country Office (TCO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide support in the assessment of the effectiveness of the Children’s Rights and Business (CRB) training, organized in collaboration with Global Compact Network Thailand (GCNT) and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in terms of usage of trained companies in understanding, translating training materials into actions, and reporting of CRB’s related results.

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 fulfilling 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, a better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them


How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Thailand Country Office (TCO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide support in the assessment of the effectiveness of the Children’s Rights and Business (CRB) training, organized in collaboration with Global Compact Network Thailand (GCNT) and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in terms of usage of trained companies in understanding, translating training materials into actions, and reporting of CRB’s related results.

 

Work Assignments:

•  Comprehensive desk review of available documentation – Project Documents, annual reports, evaluation reports, mid-year and end-year reviews, datasets, government documents, publications, and studies.

•  Interviews and focus group discussion (online).

•  Preparation of draft and final reports.

 

Work Schedule:

Overall, the rapid assessment & evaluation is planned to take place between November 2022 – January 2023 with no more than 60 working days

Tasks

Timeline

Kick off telecon / videoconference with UNICEF staff As soon as possible after the consultant is contracted
Desk review – Development of the draft inception report (Deliverable 1) Two weeks after kick-off
Comments and Q&A on inception report draft One week after the draft submitted
Final inception report with obtained ethical clearance (Deliverable 2) One week after the comments
Data collection: KIIs Two months after the inception report
Draft assessment report (Deliverable 3) Two weeks after data collection is finalized
Comments and QA on draft Two weeks after submission of draft
Final report produced (Deliverable 4) Two weeks after comments

 

Deliverables:

•  Deliverable 1. An inception report describing the complete methodology approach to conduct the work, including all tools fully drafted. All design issues under discussion to that point to be answered, any revisions to the issues and questions, and issues of reference group role and supervisory quality assurance.

The Inception Report will be key in confirming a mutual understanding of what is to be assessed, including additional insights into executing the consultancy. At this stage, the consultant will refine and verify evaluation questions, confirm the scope of the assignment, further improve the methodology proposed in the ToR to strengthen its rigor.

The report will include, among other elements: i) evaluation purpose and scope, confirmation of objectives of the evaluation; ii) evaluation criteria and questions; iii) methodology along with a description of data collection methods and data sources, iv) work plan, and deliverables timeline; v) annexes (i.e., draft data collection instruments, for example, questionnaires, with a data collection toolkit, matrix for evaluation questions, data collection toolkit, data analysis framework); and vi) a summary of the evaluation process (evaluation briefing note) for external communication purposes.

•  Deliverable 2. A PowerPoint presentation with preliminary findings, conclusions, and recommendations. After the data collection process, the consultant shall present the preliminary findings, conclusions, and recommendations that can feed into future initiatives.

•  Deliverables 3 and 4. Draft and final report of ideally 25 pages but not more than 40 plus executive summary and annexes that will be revised until approved by UNICEF.


End Product(s):  
Finalized report as per agreed work assignments.

 

Duration of Contract:  60 days between November 1st, 2022 – January 31st, 2023. (It is expected that the full process will last 3.5 months)

 

Official Travel: No travel is anticipated but UNICEF will cover the cost as per existing policy and procedure if required.

 

Work Location:  The location of the service can be done remotely, but preferably in Bangkok.

 

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

•  Mandatory requirements master’s degree in International Development, Public Administration, Development Programme & Evaluation, or any related social science discipline.

•  Familiarity with GRI, DJSI, Principle 10 (Global Compact), CRBP (Children s Rights and

Business Principles), and THSI are strongly desired

•  Excellent understanding of evaluation principles and methodologies, including capacity in an array of qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods

•  A minimum of 5 evaluations led at the project or program levels with national/ international organizations.

•  Experience in conducting evaluations for UN agencies or major bilateral donor country programmes, and familiarity with UNEG Norms and Standards are strongly preferred

•  Strong English report writing skills and a track record of producing high quality reports

•  Desirable requirements Experience in conducting project evaluations of UNICEF or other UN organizations is strongly preferred

•  Ability to communicate in Thai is essential.

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 30 October 2022.

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

 

Remarks:

 

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

 

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

 

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

 

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