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  • Added Date: Wednesday, 17 March 2021
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 17 June 2021

International Consultant to elaborate National Methodology on victims of sexual violence in Romania

Job no: 538855

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Romania Division/Equivalent: CEE/CIS

School/Unit: Romania

Department/Office: Bucharest, Romania

Categories: Child Protection, Gender Equality, Health, Human Rights, Consultancy

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, safety.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of UNICEF's Programme Specialist for Local Implementation, UNICEF Child Protection Officer and the President of the National Agency for Equal Opportunities between Women and Men, the consultant is expected design a set of standard operation procedures in the field of sexual violence, to be followed by all institutional actors involved (both for rural and urban areas).

The consultant is expected to do : a. a thorough desk research (including looking at recent developments at EU level);

b. mapping of best practices at international and EU level;

c. stakeholders interviews at national level in order to provide an analysis of the legal framework and of the present institutional practices in the field of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) in Romania; d. development of the standard operating procedure and national methodology.

The international consultant is expected to work together with a national consultant, that will provide key information on legal developments and national practices in the field of sexual violence.

Considering the context generated by the COVID 19 pandemic, most of the work is expected to be done online.

Details of the Task:

  • Generate evidence for strenghtening the legal framework and develop policies on SGBV cases in Romania;
  • Design standard operating procedures and a national methodology of intervention in support of victims of sexual violence;
  • Facilitate the engagement of civil society organizations and private sector, in the field of service provision.

Important Reference Materials

  • Violence against women - an EU wide survey 2014
  • CEDAW Convention
  • Istanbul Convention
  • OECD Gender Index 2015
  • Administrative data provided by the Romanian General Police Inspectorate


  • A summary report on the key findings, with a power point presentation and hand outs on the key findings, to be used as part of the training to be organized with NAEO staff.
A list of legal amendments still required and a chart with corresponding secondary legislation clarifying the interinstitutional dimension in coordination. Standard operating procedures and a national methodology of intervention in support of victims of sexual violence.

The estimated duration of the assignment - 40 working days. Travel to Romania may be required, based on the epidemiological situation.

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

The consultant must offer the following demonstrated experience, knowledge and competencies:

  • At least 8 years of Senior-Level professional work experience - demonstrated experience in the field sexual and gender based violence (SGBV)
  • Previous analytical and report writing experience, with UNICEF and/or wider UN system, demonstrated ability for preparing situation analyses, legal framework analyses, propose methodologies and elaborate standard operating procedures in the field of SGBV;
  • Advanced university degree in social sciences or other related field, preferably with some specialized training in social policy/ women's rights/ non discrimination/ conflict resolution;
  • Proven knowledge of and experience in the European Union and in Eastern Europe. Familiarity with the international, European and EU legal framework in the field of gender and women; professional experience in Romania, SGBV related, would be considered an asset
  • Ability to produce high quality deliverables.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, of publication standard; Proficiency in written and spoken Romanian would be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.

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.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.

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.

Application procedure:

The application will be made in the dedicated UNICEF platform and it must include:

  • an

updated CV focused on the skills and experience requested by the current consultancy;

  • a

cover letter underlining the motivation for applying for the position and how the candidate's experience, skills and experience match the requirements of the position ;

  • a

financial offer Financial bid_international consultant.docx, specifying the requested

gross daily fee in USD taking into consideration that

the consultant will be responsible for paying all his/her due income taxes as per current fiscal legislation. Any travel related costs will be covered additionally.

Selection procedure:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications which do not include the financial offer will not be considered.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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.

Advertised: Mar 16 2021 GTB Standard Time Application close: Apr 08 2021 GTB Daylight Time


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