Local Consultant – UNICEF – Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Local Consultant – UNICEF – Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

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Local Consultant – UNICEF – Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Main Responsibilities and Tasks

Support the assessment of the social service workforce for child protection
  • Provide technical guidance and support to the Social Service Workforce Steering Committee: In close collaboration with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, which chairs the Steering Committee, call for regular meetings, develop the agenda for meetings, write minutes of meetings and provide technical inputs into relevant working documents, all with a vision to ensure that the Government in BiH supports the principles set forth in the Regional Call for Action to Strengthening the Social Service Workforce from December 2018 (https://www.unicef.org/eca/reports/call-action-strengthening-social-service-workforce-europe-and-central-asia).
  • Facilitate communication with and support to Maestral: In close collaboration with the UNICEF Child Protection Specialist and UNICEF Child Protection Associate, facilitate communication between UNICEF and Maestral and between relevant stakeholders, including the Steering Committee, and Maestral; review all deliverables from Maestral and consolidate inputs and feedback from UNICEF to all deliverables from Maestral (e.g. draft and final assessment report; draft and final long-term plans for strengthening the social service workforce in BiH).
Support the strengthening of the social service workforce’s capacity to ensure protection and care of children on the move
  • Regularly liaise with local government counterparts, in particular Ministries responsible for social welfare, centres for social welfare and centres for mental health in Mostar, Sarajevo, Tuzla and Una-Sana Cantons, as well as other UN agencies and NGOs present and active in the emergency response.
  • Provide technical guidance and support in enhancing child protection support (case management, mental health and psychosocial support, legal guardianship, best interests assessment/determination), including child protection referral pathways.


  • Advance degree in social work, child protection, law, child psychology, or relevant field.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience with UNICEF or other development or humanitarian organisations, including experience with child protection programming in emergency contexts.
  • Excellent knowledge of child protection, in particular in the area of social work and social workforce strengthening.
  • Knowledge of UNICEF’s core commitments to children in humanitarian action is an asset.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with fluency in English and local language.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate multi partner collaboration and coordination.
Closing date for applications 20 January 2020 before midnight.

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