Re-Advertisment: National experts for child and adolescent mental health programming

This is a re-advertisement. Candidates who have already applied for this post are not required to resubmit their application.

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, a fair chance

UNICEF ALBANIA welcomes expressions of interest from experts who wish to join a local roster of pre-qualified consultants to provide technical assistance to UNICEF in Albania. The purpose of this local Roster is to assist in identifying prospective external candidates for individual Consultants in Albania.
UNICEF Albania is seeking child and adolescent mental health consultants to be part of a stand-by Consultant Roster of qualified and experienced pre-screened consultants for short- and longer-term consultancy assignments that will have validity until 2025. These assignments may also be remote.
Becoming a Pre-Qualified Consultant in the UNICEF Roster is a one-off standard application for potential assignments.
Once pre-qualified, consultants will be eligible for direct recruitment by the UNICEF office in during a three-year period. Over this period, UNICEF will make use of the roster for eligible consultancy requirements; this is therefore a unique opportunity for any interested and qualified candidates to submit one single application and, if entered onto the Roster, to be considered for any future assignments in the relevant area of expertise.

The consultants are expected to provide technical and operational support in the development, planning and implementation of child and adolescent mental health programming with UNICEF Albania.

Child and Adolescent mental health
a) Policy/regulatory framework development for child and adolescent mental health in Albania (Regional Action Plans for the Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing and Development of Children and Adolescents).
b) Improvement of legislative framework regarding mental health of children and adolescents in Albania (development of laws, regulations, and by-laws).
c) Development of financing/ costing/resource allocation formulas for mental health of children and adolescents.
d) Provision of expertise in a public-private partnership for child and adolescent mental health.
e) Development of tools for active engagement of young people in the discourse about mental health through peer educators and other community dialogue channels.
f) Develop information packages for community-based mental health of children and adolescents;
g) Provision of expertise in online and digital platforms for mental health of children and adolescents.
h) Provision of expertise in mental health of children and adolescents (development of training framework of health professionals and other frontline mental health service providers, workshop design, co-creation activities with children and adolescents etc.)
i) Provision of expertise in report writing and fundraising for mental health of children and adolescents.
j) Provision of expertise in the capacity development for mental health and psychosocial wellbeing services for post-partum women with mental health conditions at the level of Primary Health Care ( development of training framework, workshop design).
k) Provide expertise in the development of integrated pathways for the identification, care and rehabilitation of children and adolescents in need of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing support, across sectors (guidance that includes pathways, protocols, referral conditions and rules, roles and responsibilities, competencies).
l) Provide expertise in the development of an anti-stigma programme on mental health, engaging adolescents and young people (peer to peer interventions).
m) Provision of expertise in development of databases and information systems on mental health for children and adolescents (data collection; surveys – design, sampling methods, statistical analysis, data processing, training, and supervision).

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:
– Master’s in Public Health, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychology; Sociology; Social policies public finance or related areas.
– A minimum of 5 (five) years of progressively responsible, professional experience in the area of mental health of children and adolescents
– Experience in designing, implementing, managing, and delivering result-based programs /projects with a focus on mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of children and adolescents or any other similar cross-cutting programme as per one of the areas identified through this TOR
– Previous relevant experience with the United Nations, international cooperation agencies or government institutions is considered an asset.
– Excellent spoken & written Albanian and English

What to submit – Applicants are invited to:
– Duly complete the online UNICEF application including technical questions 
– Attach the latest CV
– Attach motivation letter indicating the main area(s) of technical area expertise as per the areas a)-m) listed above and preferred area(s) of work
– Submit an indicative financial proposal with daily fee in local currency ( LEK) . Applications without a daily fee will not be considered.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS), and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. To view our competency framework, please visit visit  here

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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. 

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.
The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. 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: 17 Mar 2023 W. Europe Standard Time
Deadline: 23 Mar 2023 W. Europe Standard Time

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