CRC Implementation Handbook Update Consultancy

United Nations Children's Fund




The Implementation Handbook for the Conference on the Rights of the Little one has lengthy been thought of essentially the most complete steering out there on the interpretation of the Conference. It was first issued by UNICEF (following a prolonged consultative growth course of involving many diversified stakeholders from the human rights and little one rights group) in January 1998, adopted by second and third editions in 2002 and 2007, respectively.

The Implementation Handbook has grow to be a widely known sensible device utilized by governments, UNICEF and different United Nations businesses, in addition to non-governmental organizations, human rights establishments and teachers, to information them in implementing the Conference. UNICEF has a duty to make sure that it incorporates essentially the most modern and up-to-date evaluation of the Conference consistent with UNICEF’s place because the thought chief on little one rights.

The kid rights agenda, together with related jurisprudence, has developed considerably in lots of areas for the reason that Implementation Handbook was final revised in 2007. Moreover, the 775-plus web page onerous copy of the Implementation Handbook requires updating for the twenty-first century, when info wants additionally to be made out there on-line.

UNICEF, subsequently, determined in 2021 that it’s crucial that the Implementation Handbook be up to date in content material to include the most recent pondering, evaluation, and jurisprudence on the Conference (together with Concluding Observations, Common Feedback, and OPIC selections) and that it’s up to date in format to make sure that it’s absolutely accessible within the twenty-first century to all.

Section One in every of this challenge was initiated on that foundation in 2021, and Phases One and Two concluded over the course of 2021 – 2023. Within the context of Section One – Two, and in session with a various vary of stakeholders, a strategy and roadmap for the great updating of the Implementation Handbook was developed, and the drafting of ten interlinked articles was efficiently concluded.

The ToRs offered listed here are for Section Three of the challenge, which is able to deal with drafting the remaining chapters of the Handbook, with ultimate publication deliberate for late 2024- early 2025, beginning with the replace of at the least 15 remaining Articles. 

Scope of Work:

The Advisor will work inside, present assist to, and be supported by the PG Human Rights Unit. The Advisor shall be required to work throughout all related UNICEF Divisions with companions resembling different UN entities, the Committee on the Rights of the Little one, educational establishments, human rights/little one rights NGOs, and different civil society actors.

The primary duties of the Advisor are as follows:

  • Drafting of up to date Handbook chapters for at the least 15 CRC articles.
  • Coordination of an alternate between UNICEF and related stakeholders on the up to date draft chapters.
  • Finalization and submission of the chapters.



  • Grasp in social sciences, worldwide regulation, worldwide relations, political science, or associated area.

Work expertise:

  • At the least 15 years of expertise within the area of human rights and little one rights;
  • Up-to-date data of the worldwide authorized framework on little one rights and associated evolution of jurisprudence;
  • Demonstrated expertise in challenge administration and coordination inside worldwide organizations;
  • Expertise in facilitating session processes with quite a lot of stakeholders and
  • Wonderful English writing expertise, with explicit expertise writing technical steering paperwork on interpretation of worldwide regulation.


  • Accomplished profile in UNICEF’s e-Recruitment system and supplied a duplicate of educational credentials
  • Technical proposal with a strategy for deliverables and timelines
  • Monetary proposal that may embrace:
  • Value per deliverable or lumpsum for the deliverables as indicated within the phrases of reference
  • journey prices and each day subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or journey is required as per TOR.
  • Some other estimated prices: visa, medical health insurance, and dwelling prices as relevant.
  • Point out your availability
  • Any emergent/unexpected responsibility journey and associated bills shall be coated by UNICEF.
  • On the contract is awarded, the chosen candidate should have present medical health insurance protection in place.
  • Cost {of professional} charges shall be primarily based on the submission of agreed passable deliverables. UNICEF reserves the suitable to withhold cost in case the deliverables submitted are lower than the required customary or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the a part of the marketing consultant.






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