Terms of Reference HUMAN RIGHTS SPECIALIST CONSULTANT Purpose of assignment To support the work of the Human Rights Cluster

, located within the Gender, Rights and Civic Engagement (GRACE) Section of the Division of Policy and Practice (DPP) particularly in the areas of Legislative Reform Initiative (LRI), its supportive component, the Legislative Reform Implementation Agenda (LERIA) and contributions to the Rule of Law, Co-ordination and Resource Group (RoLCRG). The consultant will also provide support to the overall coordination, design and roll-out of capacity building initiatives under the European Union-funded Child Rights Toolkit project aimed at strengthening the integration and mainstreaming of child rights in development cooperation. Description of responsibilities 1. Collate relevant information and data for purposes of operationalising round table discussions on child-specific issues including their co-ordination with UNICEF Programme sections by February 15th 2011. 2. Participate and systematically document and report on meetings, particularly those of the RoLCRG and ensure that UNICEF inputs to the UN Rule of Law initiative are submitted in timely manner, in coordination with the Child Protection and other sections. 3. Design Terms of Reference for potential consultants to be deployed by UNICEF in various assignments associated with the LRI and LERIA and provide feedback on assignments and review processes with such consultants. 4. Support the roll-out of the Child Rights Toolkit learning and training strategy, including: - In coordination with technical experts, identify key parts of the Child Rights Toolkit modules for translation into learning and training materials; - Collate inputs from technical experts and liaise with e-learning vendor, as needed; - Support the organization, as needed, of training workshops. 5. Provide overall support and backup, as needed, to the coordination and management of the Child Rights Toolkit project, including the production and finalization of all materials. Expected results 1. Completed concept notes on planned LRI and LERIA studies and guidance materials. 2. Recruitment of consultants to undertake LRI and LERIA studies and guidance materials. 3. Completed guidance materials in the design of various LRI studies. 4. Completed studies on institutional, budgetary and policy arrangements for accelerated implementation of the CRC. 5. Methodical participation and documentation of UNICEF participation in RoLCRG meetings. 6. Five roundtables held for and with UNICEF sections on relevant issues affecting children. 7. Child Rights Toolkit learning and training materials completed and delivered against agreed-on objectives, timeframe, and budget. 8. Child Rights Toolkit and all relevant materials produced and translated as per agreed-on

project objectives, timeframe and budget. Qualification and competencies Education: Advanced university degree in law, preferably human rights law; or degree in international relations, political science, public affairs and/or international development. Work experience: At least five years professional work experience in social development, human rights in general, women and children¶s rights in particular, as well as advocacy activities in professional capacity. Experience working on legislative reform, including harmonization of national legislation with international human rights norms, project administration, monitoring and evaluation. Prior experience with UN agencies or other international organizations working in the field of human rights with emphasis on children, prior project management experience, as well as experience supporting learning and training materials considered assets. Languages: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, French is an asset. Computer skills: Advanced computer skills in common office programmes (MS Word, Excel PowerPoint, etc) and good knowledge of information management. Duration: Initially three (3) months, with a possibility to extend by another eight (8) months. How to Apply: Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV and P 11 form (which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_53129.html) to pdconsultants@unicef.org with subject line ³Human Rights Specialist Consultant´ by 30 November 2010. Please indicate your ability, availability and monthly rate to undertake the terms of reference above.

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