Legal Consultant for Online Volunteering Platform, Belgrade, Serbia
Office: UNICEF Belgrade, Serbia
Closing date: Sunday, 22 January 2023
Legal Consultant for Online Volunteering Platform
Job no: 558723
Position type: Consultant
Location: Serbia Division/Equivalent: CEE/CIS
School/Unit: Republic of Serbia
Department/Office: Belgrade, Serbia
Categories: Adolescent Development
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, gender identity and sexual orientation, as well as persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF’s office is accessible to a certain extent, and employees are entitled to reasonable accommodations that are needed for ensuring equitable working conditions.
Through volunteering, young people are provided with opportunities to gain skills and experience while contributing to sustainable development efforts, thus increasing their chances at the global labour market, and becoming active citizens. Volunteerism is universal and should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or social status. Creating and promoting opportunities for young people to volunteer in ways that are meaningful, accessible, valued and supported will result in young people’s active participation in society and skills building for better employment and quality of life, which will further strengthen youth empowerment in Serbia.
To increase the participation of adolescents, UNICEF has developed a digital platform for volunteering (volonterinamrezi.rs). This volunteer management platform is a sustainable online platform that drives change and brings awareness of young people’s participation. The platform has to ensure specific security compliance in line with UNICEF security standards (CLASSI), and provide data management and software hosting in Serbia or in one of the countries of the Council of Europe as per GDPR regulation (with a special focus to the adolescents under 18).
The purpose of this assignment is to create a middle ground approach to ensure that children and young people’s personal data on the volunteering platform are protected, and to meet all legal regulations.
Work Assignment Overview:
The consultant will focus on personal data protection, with a special focus on defining the confidentiality policy for children under 18 (involvement and information of parents, guardians...), in accordance with the law of the Republic of Serbia.
The consultant will consider the following:
number and types of data that should be collected and stored, and all related legal obligations,
documentation that a young person should accept if any (data policies, etc.),
responsibilities attached to storing the data.
The consultant will hold several meetings with the representatives from UNICEF and the IT company in charge for the development of the platform, to make sure that the developed policies fall in line with the National Regulations in the Republic of Serbia and the Internal Regulations accepted in UNICEF.
Duration of the assignment: February - March 2023 (remote, part-time)
Based on the process description, draft the personal data protection procedure that will be applied at the website. Collect feedback from relevant partners and participate in piloting the model. Time frame: 7 working days.
Prepare the final procedure and needed documents (e.g., application form) to be implemented on the platform, ready for immediate implementation. Time frame: 8 working days.
Advanced university degree in Law
A solid understanding of protection of minors‘ legislature in the Republic of Serbia
Flexible work attitude: ability to work productively both in a team environment and independently, and to handle requests or issues as they arise
Good understanding of issues related to child safety and protection
Proficiency in Serbian and English, written and spoken
Previous experience in medical law and of developing similar mechanisms will be an advantage
How to apply:
The application must include a financial proposal in RSD as a separate document, providing an all-inclusive price for the whole assignment.
Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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.
For every child, you must demonstrate UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability.
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Advertised: Jan 17 2023 Central Europe Standard Time Application close: Jan 22 2023 Central Europe Standard Time
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Closes Jan 22 2023
Legal Consultant for Online Volunteering Platform in Serbia
To increase the participation of adolescents, UNICEF has developed a digital platform for volunteering (volonterinamrezi.rs). This volunteer management platform is a sustainable online platform that drives change and brings awareness of young people’s participation. The platform has to ensure specific security compliance in line with UNICEF security standards (CLASSI), and provide data management and software hosting in Serbia or in one of the countries of the Council of Europe as per GDPR regulation (with a special focus to the adolescents under 18). The purpose of this assignment is to create a middle ground approach to ensure that children and young people’s personal data on the volunteering platform are protected, and to meet all legal regulations.
Link to the organization’s job posting: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1673965280969