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International consultant on life skills, Education Section (home-based)

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Posted date:
April 30, 2024
Close date:
May 9, 2024
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Job Description

Job no: 571497
Position type: Consultant
Location: China
Division/Equivalent: Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand
School/Unit: China
Department/Office: Beijing, China
Categories: Education

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, Education

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has been working with the Ministry of Education (MoE) to support the integration of adolescent transferable skills (also known as Life Skills, 21st century skills) in order to better prepare the students for school to work transition.  This includes work to develop a China specific and age-appropriate life skills framework, assessment strategy and tools, and complementary learning resources to enable the integration of life skills into school and TVET curriculum.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF China Education Team is now seeking to engage a Chinese national consultant as to provide project management and quality assurance

  • Provide technical and advisory support to UNICEF’s partner in project planning, implementation and monitoring
  • Project co-ordination and monitoring to ensure the Adolescent Life Skills Development Project is delivered against agreed project plans

For more details, please refer to the Terms of Reference for National Consultant on Life Skills.pdf (Link at Apply Button).

The consultant will be required to work in the office of project implementation partner-CVED according to specific assignments, with flexibility to work at home. He/She will report to the Education Officer, UNICEF China.      

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • Minimum ten years of experience in vocational education.
  • Proven tracking record in project management and consultancy, five years of academic research and practical experience in managing similar projects.
  • Working with UN or other international organizations will be a plus.
  • Good understanding of theories and practices related to adolescent skills development in China and other countries, as well as in relevant international organizations such as UNICEF.
  • Experienced in coordination and collaboration with project stakeholders, with ability to articulate and present project results to stakeholders.
  • With an innovative and enterprising attitude.
  • Fluent in both English and Chinese.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit  here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

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.

Advertised: Apr 26 2024 China Standard Time
Application close: May 09 2024 China Standard Time

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