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The Child Protection Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide technical support for regional and multicountry programmes to strengthen online and offline protection of children from violence, exploitation and abuse.
Under the supervision of Regional Adviser Child Protection, the consultant will:
- Build the knowledge and evidence base for online and offline protection in the region, including managing research programmes on what works in relation to educational materials that aim to prevent child sexual abuse both online and offline, resulting in guidelines for governments, and on children’s use of ICTs; write a Progress Report on Child Protection in the Digital Age covering the ASEAN countries; compile a compendium of promising practices in the region for online protection; support a community of practice for online protection in the region; finalise the VAC-VAW intersections and opportunities for collaboration regional study; and organize a south-south country exchange visit(s).
- Secure commitment by regional bodies, with a focus on ASEAN for online protection – including support ACWC for the adoption of a declaration on strengthening legal frameworks for online protection and supporting AIPA to engage the parliamentarians on advocating for better laws to prevent and respond to child sexual exploitation online.
- Provide technical guidance to UNICEF Country Offices and national governments to work with the private sector on preventing and responding to child sexual exploitation online, including for: the design and facilitation of workshops to engage governments in the region with the ICT private sector at a national level on line protection and for promotion of an appropriate balance between government regulation and industry self-regulation; the development of guidance on best regulatory practices: notice and takedown and cooperation of private sector with law enforcement in evidence sharing (with input from ITU); the development of guidance on available free tools for ICT industry and for government for blocking and filtering child sexual abuse materials.
- Provide technical and operational support for the organization of regional conferences, workshops and working groups – to disseminate findings of key research and promising practices, to strengthen collaboration between the industry actors, government and regional bodies, and to provide a platform for cross regional information sharing.
- Identify opportunities for partnerships with industry actors for key research initiatives, collaboration for online protection and resource mobilization.
- Provide support for the implementation of the End Violence Fund child online protection programme, including – liaising with funders, contributing to narrative and financial progress reports, and contributing to the timely implementation of all activities and the achievement of programme objectives and results.
Work Schedule and Deliverable:
- UNICEF Strategy developed for engagement with the ICT industry for online protection (with PFP) (by end of March 2019)
- Final edited and type set mapping of materials and initiatives related to child online protection produced by Government, NGOs and the private sector in the EAP region (by March 2019)
- Final edited and type set study on what works in relation to educational materials that aim to prevent child sexual abuse both online and offline (by March 2019)
- Technical support provided to ACWC to finalise the draft Declaration on preventing and responding to child sexual abuse and exploitation online (by end of April 2019)
- Final edited and type set study on children’s use of ICT, using a multi-disciplinary approach, including focus group discussions in China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand, as well as data analysis, carried out in collaboration with EARPO ICT4D, Adolescents, Gender and Communications (by June 2019)
- Final report on VAC-VAW intersections and opportunities for collaboration in EAP (by June 2019)
- Progress Report on Child Protection in the Digital Age for the ASEAN (by June 2019)
- Technical support for AIPA to engage the parliamentarians on advocating for better laws to prevent and respond to child sexual exploitation online provided (by June 2019)
- Workshops convened bringing together national governments in the region with the ICT private sector to encourage an appropriate balance of government regulation and industry self-regulation, in collaboration with the ITU and GSMA (a minimum of three countries – indicatively Malaysia, China, Cambodia) (by end of September 2019)
- Multi-sectoral road maps for joint Government and industry actors for strengthened online protection at national level developed (minimum of three) (by end of September 2019)
- Webinar on good practices for online child protection organized for EAP region (September 2019)
- Online publication ready compendium of promising practices in the region for online protection (October 2019)
- Guidelines on good practice with relation to the design and delivery of education materials that aim to prevent child sexual abuse both online and offline (by October 2019)
- Regional workshop(s)/conference engaging Governments and industry actors from ASEAN, East Asia and the Pacific regions on online protection (and the link between offline and online protection) held under the umbrella of CRC@30 (by November 2019)
- Guidance developed on best regulatory practices on notice and takedown, and cooperation of private sector with law enforcement in evidence sharing (by August 2019)
- Guidance developed on available free tools for ICT industry and for government on blocking and filtering CSAMs, PhotoDNA, Project Arachnid, etc. (by August 2019)
- Exchange visits facilitated for south-south learning for online protection (minimum of six) (by December 2019)
- Narrative and financial progress reports submitted by applicable deadlines (15th March for consolidated regular report, 15th April and 15th October 2019 for progress reports)
- Final narrative and financial report submitted to the End Violence Fund (31st December 2019)
Estimated Duration of Contract: 10 months starting 1st March 2019.
Official Travel: Official travel in the region and to relevant conferences within and outside the region is part of the consultancy. Travel is not expected to exceed two weeks per month.
- Advanced university degree in social sciences, law or related technical fields
- Minimum eight years progressively responsible work experience in child protection or human rights related field, including experience of working in development contexts
- Demonstrated expert and up to date knowledge of child sexual abuse exploitation, especially its online dimensions
- Knowledge of industry and other actors engaged in and relevant to online protection
- Record of high quality published research in the field of child protection and/or child rights
- Extensive understanding of children’s issues in East Asia and Pacific region
- Programme management skills and experience
- Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written)
Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, availability, and proposed monthly professional fee and all-inclusive travel cost and other incidentals to/from Bangkok in USD by 24 December 2018. The consultant will be also required to submit all-inclusive travel cost proposal once the trip plan is finalized. Please note the air tickets under UNICEF contract shall be re-routable, refundable type (economy class and most direct route). The consultant will be responsible for own travel insurance, visa fee and terminal expenses.
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.