Consultancy - Technical Assistance for the Development of a Guide for the Transitory and Alternative Care of Children and Adolescents Affected by Human Mobility - LAC Regional Office
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Purpose of the Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to prepare and deliver guidelines for transitional and alternative care of children and adolescents on the move in Latin America and the Caribbean.

This Guide will be specific for the alternative and transitory care of children on the move and their families, considering the characteristics and complexity of the migratory phenomenon and the specific vulnerabilities of the children taking in account gender, disabilities, ethnicity, etc.

It will consider the different stages of the migration process (community of origin, transit, destination and return), the different ages of migrant children and whether they are alone or with family, as well as the differentiation between short-, medium- and long-term interventions.

It will have a human rights and gender-based approach within its structure and will consider different ethnic, indigenous, abilities, gender identity and sexual orientation.

It will be guided by the programming experience of UNICEF and other organizations working on alternative and transitory care for children on the move.

It will be specific to the Latin America and the Caribbean context.

Specific Tasks

The process of elaboration of the guide will include :

  • A preparatory stage to develop a methodology for defining the guide. This includes identifying relevant tools and any international / national policies for transitory and alternative care and selecting some key informant interviews within UNICEF and with other actors in the migration arena.
  • The methodology will include a small virtual expert roundtable that will include regional and international experts. The guidelines are for alternative and transitory care facilities that support children, adolescents and, as appropriate, their families who are on the move.

  • Support to the implementation of a small virtual expert round table. This round table will verify the areas to be covered in the guidelines and deepen the understanding of what needs to be considered.
  • A report of the meeting will be written as well as used to inform the guidelines.

  • Draft Care Guide for the alternative and transitory care of children and adolescents on the move. This should be aligned with international principles and standards, evidence based and practical.
  • This guide should include a check list’ like element of areas that need to be considered and responses. It should incorporate a complementary bibliography of other relevant tools and resources to support practitioners working in alternative and transitory care.

  • A final draft Guide that has incorporated recommendations and observations from the reference group will be presented in a webinar for different stakeholders for any further comments and observations may be included in the final version of the guideline. Final Guide.
  • A reference group will be defined by UNICEF to support the review of the reports and progress in this consultancy.

    All products will be in Spanish and English.

    Expected Results

    The following results are expected at the end of the consultancy :

    a) Methodology and work plan to achieve the objectives defined.

    b) Support to the implementation of expert round table and draft proposal of the guide for alternative and transitory care for children in human mobility processes.

    c) A final Guide which includes a short brief on the process for development, and an Annex report on the expert round table.

    d) A PowerPoint in the Guide, and a webinar for the presentation of the guide.


    To qualify as an champion for every child you will have

  • Education : University degree in social sciences, international development cooperation or related training in the technical fields of this technical assistance.
  • Work Experience :
  • Training and experience in alternative or transitional care, specifically for children on the move.
  • Practical work experience in Latin America and the Caribbean with a minimum of ten years working in the social sectors of international development.
  • Languages : Fluency in Spanish and English is required. Knowledge of Portuguese will be considered an asset.
  • Technical knowledge :
  • Proven experience in development of guidelines, reports or protocols.
  • Experience working with girls, boys and families on the move.
  • Experience with transitory and alternative care, including research on the same.
  • A good understanding of migration and migration responses in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Others Skills and Attributes :

  • Demonstrated excellent skills for research and systematization of information for reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to work virtually and establish virtual working relationships with many partners.
  • Able to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to clearly define objectives and plan activities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Spanish and English.
  • Ability to use ICT tools such as email, Teams, Skype, Zoom.
  • Supervision : The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the UNICEF LAC Regional Office Child Protection Specialist Migration , in collaboration with the Regional Adviser, Child Protection.

    Workplace : This is a remote, home-based consultancy.

    Duration : The estimated duration of this consultancy is 58 working days within 6 months, with an expected start date of 2 September 2022.

    How to Apply : The Application should be submitted online and should include : Resume, Cover Letter and Financial proposal.

    Qualified candidates are requested to submit daily and monthly fees in their financial proposal.

    For every Child, you demonstrate

    UNICEF values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) and the following core competencies : Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness, Works Collaboratively with others, Builds and Maintains Partnerships, Innovates and Embraces Change, Thinks and Acts Strategically, Drive to achieve impactful results, and Manages ambiguity and complexity.

    To view our values and competency framework please visit the following links : Our Values and Our Competencies.

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