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UNICEF Senior Consultant – Myanmar 

The government of Myanmar is embarking on the development of a national child protection policy – the first of its kind for the country – and has asked for UNICEF technical assistance to support the drafting process. 

UNICEF is seeking a senior consultant to join the team in Myanmar in support of this important work. 

Minimum requirements and competencies:

• At least a Master's Degree in social policy, social sciences or a related field.
• Twelve years of working experience in programme formulation or programme management on child development and protection issues.
• Demonstrated international experience in elaboration of national child protection policies.
• Demonstrated international experience in facilitating participatory processes and consensus building with diverse stakeholders.
• Experience within a conflict setting / conflict sensitivity considered a strong asset. 
• Work experience in Asia, specifically South East Asia, considered a strong asset. 

How to Apply: 

Interested applications should send their application with CV and completed Expression of Interest to email address: by 25 July 2014.

For a full description and application instructions, please click here

 UNICEF Request for Proposal: 
Assessment of Domestic and International Adoption in Moldova 

UNICEF is inviting applicants to submit a proposal for ‘Assessment of domestic and international adoption in Moldova.’ 

The purpose of this RFP is to invite proposals for an assessment of domestic and international adoption in Moldova. The purpose of this institutional consultancy is to assess the laws, policies and procedures, as well as their implementation and existing practices regarding domestic and international adoption in order to bring these in line with international law and standards, in particular the UN Alternative Care Guidelines, the Convention on the Rights for the Child, and the Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoptions.

The consultancy is expected to be carried out within a 7-month period, starting from August 2014 and ending in March 2015.

SEALED Proposals should be sent to:
UNICEF Moldova
131, 31 August 1989 Street, Chisinau, Moldova

E-Mail Proposals should be sent to:

The Proposals MUST be received at the above address by latest 17:00 on 3 August 2014.

For a full description and application instructions, please click here 

Foster Youth in Action (FYA) Executive Director

Foster Youth in Action (FYA) empowers, mobilizes and connects a nationwide community of youth leaders and local partners to transform Foster Care policies and the lives they impact. The Executive Director will help to grow the organization by helping to expand its presence to twice the number of states and local partner organizations, building the capacity of member organizations, and increasing the effectiveness of youth leaders to impact child welfare policies. 

Responsibilities Include: Fundraising and Development, Board leadership and development, Program Implementation, Administration, and Communication. 

Requirements Include: 

This is a full-time exempt position. The ED will be based in San Francisco with possibility of working virtually. 

Start Date: September 2014 

How to Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to: 

Deadline: Screening and scheduling of interviews will begin with applications received by July 1st 2014. Position open until filled.    

For a full description and application instructions, please click here

 UNICEF Albania Request for Proposal


UNICEF Albania office wishes to invite applicants to submit a proposal for conducting an “Analysis of National Child Protection Systems in the Wider Context of the Social Protection System in Albania.” The objectives of this analysis are to: conduct a mapping and systems analysis of the child protection system in Albania in all key sectors in order to develop an accurate picture of the current systems and all actors involved; identify strengths and gaps in this system and in the plans for reform; and to prepare recommendations with a view to strengthening the child protection system in Albania. 

This project will be an institutional/corporate contract and international institutions are invited to submit proposals. A strong command of English is required for this consultancy. The assignment will last for 6 months, beginning in September 2014. The deadline for submission of applications is 15 August 2014. 

For full description and application instructions, please click here

 Educating Children Who Are Raised in Alternative Family and Care Systems: Global Practices


Childhood Education: A Call for Manuscripts

Educators need to ensure that they are addressing children's education needs in individually sensitive ways, particularly when working with children who are coming to school from diverse living and care situations. Families, carers, social services, and schools should work together to enrich the educational opportunities for children in alternative care so as to contribute to positive educational outcomes. Many of these children have experienced trauma or have had inconsistent caregiving and education experiences.

The goal of this special issue of Childhood Education is to explore alternative family and care environments for children and how education services can offer holistic support that enhances learning and life outcomes for this vulnerable population. Childhood Education is seeking manuscripts from a holistic perspective in the following topical areas:

This themed edition will document the rich and varied strategies that successfully enhance childhood development services and home school involvement across disciplines and thus promote intercultural connections among the readers of Childhood Education. Submit manuscripts ranging from 2,000 to 3,000 words to Fiona S. Baker at by December 31, 2014.

For a full description and application instructions, please click here

 FHI 360’s ASPIRES: Technical Advisor I, Child Protection, Care and Wellbeing through Economic Strengthening


FHI 360’s Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) project supports integrated, multi-disciplinary, evidence-based, gender-sensitive programming to improve the economic security, health and wellbeing of vulnerable households and children.  

Under an agreement with USAID’s Displaced Children and Orphans Fund, ASPIRES seeks to develop programming guidance for matching contextually appropriate economic interventions with specifically targeted households to assist in reintegrating separated children into families and preventing unnecessary separation of children from their families. The development and launch of two multi-component pilot interventions in different countries will inform this guidance. The pilots will encompass related evaluation/operational research, designed specifically to test the efficacy and costs of economic strengthening interventions targeting households reintegrating children or households where children are at risk of separation due to social and economic vulnerability. 

The Technical Advisor will take a leading role in the design and assessment of the two field projects, as well as in carrying out desk-based and field research to develop guidance on household-targeted economic strengthening. The role requires technical and programmatic expertise in child protection, particularly the reintegration of separated children into families (e.g., street children, institutionalized children, children separated during an emergency, former child soldiers), and in providing technical assistance, capacity building, and training to donors, practitioners and other organizations.   

Location Washington DC, USA  

For a full description and application instructions, please click here