National/International Consultant for Consultations on Youth Participation in Suco Decision-Making - Tenders Global

National/International Consultant for Consultations on Youth Participation in Suco Decision-Making

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, every hope

How can you make a difference? 

Under the supervision of an Adolescent Development Officer, the consultant will conduct initial consultations with suco youth representatives and local leaders to gather information on current practices and capacity gaps of suco youth representatives and local leaders regarding civic participation of adolescents and youth.

Work Assignment:

  1. Develop an inception report that further defines the scope of the consultations, the data collection tools to be used, and the workplan for the consultations in the three municipalities; submit the draft report and then finalize it based on feedback from SSYS, Ministry of State Administration and UNICEF
  2. Organize and conduct data collection in Dili, Bobonaro, and Ermera (covering at least 30 sucos)
  3. Analyze the data collected and develop the consultation report, including key findings and recommendations for building local capacity for youth participation in local decision-making; submit the draft report and then finalize it based on feedback from SSYS, Ministry of State Administration and UNICEF


  1. Finalized inception report, in English ( 5 days of work within 3 weeks of contract start date)
  2. List of participants who took part in the consultation list and raw data of consultations as audio files or notes (anonymized for individuals) (15 days of work within 6 of contract start date)
  3. Final report of consultations, in Tetun and English (5 days of work within 9 weeks of contract start date)

Duration of Appointment: 25 working days, spread over from November – December 2022 


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

  • Bachelors degree in social sciences or any other relevant field. Two years of university studies with one extra year of work experience can be considered in lieu of a bachelors.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience in research and consultations
  • Proven experience interacting with adolescents and youth
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Previous professional experience with development agencies and/or the United Nations is an asset
  • Fluency in English and Tetun (ability to speak and write)


For every Child, you demonstrate UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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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 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.


  • Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, updated CV and a financial proposal through by 20 October 2022. Consultants will be required to stipulate all-inclusive fees, including phone call and internet.
  • 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
  • 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: 05 Oct 2022 Tokyo Standard Time
Deadline: 20 Oct 2022 Tokyo Standard Time

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