International Consultantcy to support the Gender Programmatic Review of the UNICEF Cambodia Country Office Programme, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


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, a chance.

UNICEF started operation in Cambodia in 1952 and opened first country office in 1973 in Phnom Penh. More information on what we do in Cambodia is available at

How can you make a difference? 

The purpose of this consultancy is to lead and support the undertaking of a Gender Programmatic Review (GPR) in the UNICEF Cambodia Country Office in order to shape, refine and align the new country programme document (CPD) with the new UNICEF Gender Action Plan (GAP 2022-25).  

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

a). Education: Advanced university degree in relevant social sciences, gender studies, public health, or international development.

b). Work Experience: At least 8 years of strong technical and analytical skills in gender, research and ability to support countries especially on gender assessments or reviews and the integration of gender equality in strategic planning processes.

c). Knowledge, Expertise and Skills:

  • Substantive and programmatic experience in gender issues, with an understanding of social change, is essential
  • Expertise in developing training materials and conducting training and related capacity building on gender equality programming for transformative results.
  • A proven record of developing tools and guidance for gender analysis and sector specific gender transformative programming technical assistance.
  • Demonstrated experience in using the evidence base on gender in shaping and implementing programme design, monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong analytical skills in gender programme design and assessment, ideally at the national level. Previous experience with GPRs is an asset
  • In-country experience is desirable, particularly of countries in Southeast Asia
  • Some prior experience with UNICEF or UN agency programme planning
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with strong interpersonal and presentation skills.

Please find the terms of reference for this assignment in this link: Download File TOR-Gender Programmatic Review tms.pdf

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

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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 offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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. 


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. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

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