Consultant – Rapid assessment of Thai Network of Youth Living with HIV, UNICEF Thailand, Bangkok


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To defend their rights. To help them fulfilling their potential.

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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?

The Adolescent Development and Participation Section, UNICEF Thailand Country Office (TCO) is seeking an individual consultant to extract lessons learned from the establishment and operationalization of Network of Youth living with HIV (TNY+), to gain insights for Thai Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS Foundation (TNP+), key stakeholders and UNICEF that will help improve the work around youth empowerment, especially of vulnerable youth. Through the process, it is expected that the key actors and stakeholders will be brought together to discuss their work in an open, safe and honest environment. The lesson learned drawn from the assessment will help TNP+ and key stakeholders to analyze results achieved, lessons learned, and how to use learnings to sustain strengths and improve weaknesses.

Background The overarching goal of UNICEF’s Country Programme in Thailand (2017–2021) is to contribute to national efforts to enable all children in Thailand, especially the most disadvantaged and excluded, to have their rights progressively fulfilled and develop to their full potential in an inclusive and protective society. In this context, UNICEF has been working with adolescents and youth living with HIV, among other vulnerable adolescents. Currently, there are approximately 25,000 children and youth living with HIV in Thailand. Even though Thailand has made a significant progress in the reduction of new HIV infection, the infection among youth is accounted for half of the new infection. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the rights of youth living with HIV are promoted in all aspects.

Youth living with HIV need to be empowered to change their future; they need to be equipped to find solutions to the challenges they face, such as the discrimination while seeking employment, in the work place, in health care settings, and in educational and vocational institutions. UNICEF has supported the Thai Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS Foundation (TNP+) since 2016 to support adolescents and youth living with HIV to establish their own network (Network of Youth living with HIV (TNY+) and to engage with them as leaders who will bring about positive changes to the lives of their peers and society. The main scope of UNICEF’s support has been:

1. To support adolescents and youth living with HIV to be able to support their peers with HIV (either as new infection cases or those who have HIV from birth and now entering into adolescence or work life) through information sharing and peer to peer counselling.

2. To support adolescents and youth living with HIV to have a voice and raise their concerns to the public and to policy makers to bring about a positive change in their life.

3. To work towards the reduction of stigma and discrimination against adolescents and youth living with HIV.

Work Assignment:

  • 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 in Thai and English.

    Work Schedule:

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

One week 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 1)

One week after the comments

Data collection: KIIs

Two weeks after the inception report

Draft assessment report (Deliverable 2)

Two weeks after data collection is finalized

Comments and QA on draft

One week after submission of draft

The final report produced (Deliverable 3) in English and Thai

One week after comments

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

Duration of Contract: 50 days during the period of October – December 2021.

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

Working Location: The consultant will work remotely in his/her own premises but will regularly report to the supervisor.

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

• Mandatory requirements

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, International Development, Public Administration, or any related social science discipline.
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in programme management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent understanding of evaluation principles and methodologies, including capacity in an array of qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods
  • A minimum of 7 evaluations led at the project or programme levels with international organizations.
  • Experience in conducting evaluations for UN agencies or major bilateral donor country programmes, and familiarity with UNEG Norms and Standards
  • Strong English report writing skills and a track record of producing high quality reports
  • Thai nationality

• Desirable requirements

  • Experience in conducting project evaluations of UNICEF is strongly preferred

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in THB by 1****5 October 2021****.

P11 Form.doc

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.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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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.

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