International Consultant on National Equity Situation Analysis of Children and Women (SitAn) 2023 in Ethiopia (Home Based)
Job no: 563597
Position type: Consultant
Location: Ethiopia Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
Department/Office: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Categories: Research, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
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Purpose of Activity/Assignment: Provide technical assistance to update the report on Ethiopia’s national Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Ethiopia
Scope of Work: The national situation analysis presents an analytical narrative of children’s rights and well-being in Ethiopia. The analysis is rights based, and examines the progress, challenges, and opportunities for achieving child rights and well-being, and the patterns and causes of deprivations that children face. It also considers the progress that policy and programme interventions have made towards of inclusive social services; the adequacy of budget and policy delivery for leaving no child behind. It looks at the disparities in the realization of rights across different dimensions. It also highlights the situation of children left behind, as well as those children most at risk of being left behind. The national situation analysis report will be updated using as reference all relevant recent surveys, studies, thematic areas analysis and evaluations. Useful evidence will be extracted from these various references to analyse the situation of children and women in Ethiopia.
The SitAn covers the following key sections: Country overview (demographic profile, political economy and governance, Child Rights Governance, humanitarian risk profile, gender profile, public finance, poverty, drivers of inequities, stakeholders, businesses, country assessment of essential products, markets and supply chains for children and knowledge attitude and practice.
Analysing children’s rights involves causal analysis of the degree of the realization (or non-realization) of child rights in Ethiopia. The analysis should use a conceptual framework to guide the analysis and develop the narrative of children’s rights and well-being in Ethiopia. The suggested analytical framework in the core guidance note should be contextualized to Ethiopian context. (See the reference in footnote 3 page 15 and 16 for the fundamental conceptual framework and guiding questions.
Knowledge on children: situation analysis uses data, risk analysis and findings from surveys, research, and evaluations to present a complete and rigorous analysis of children’s rights and well-being. National data sources are recommended to be used. In the case of limited data, data gaps should be identified and discussed. Alternative data sources such as global estimates and other alternative data sources could also be used. When using these data sources, it is important to explain the origin of the data, including who collected the data and how and when it was collected. This information must be verifiable. The data quality must be reasonably accepted by the key stakeholders. The analysis must clearly outline the caveats and limitations when interpreting data from alternative data sources
Work Assignment Overview
Develop a plan for the technical assistance work and agree on the plan with UNICEF and all key stakeholders.
Plan and timeframe for the analysis
Identify, review and extract relevant analysis from recent relevant publications, studies, surveys and thematic areas analysis
Preparation of first draft report
Preparation of a summary report on research /data gaps on children and women for each of the sectors
Regularly update MOF and all key stakeholders (during the preparation of plan, upon completion of first draft and finalization of the report)
Minutes of meetings (4)
Organize a meeting/workshop with the relevant sections of UNICEF and stakeholders before the finalization of the report and policy brief.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in the Social Sciences or related fields relevant for the assignment.
- A minimum of 8[Eight] years of relevant professional experience in research and other relevant professional experience is desirable
- Knowledge and demonstrated experience with Results and Rights Based Management (RRBM) and the principles of gender mainstreaming and promotion of gender equality; familiarity with the UNICEF Gender Policy is desirable.
- Proven knowledge and skills on quantitative and qualitative analysis.
- Institutional knowledge of the UN and UNICEF.
- Proven experience in writing analytical papers on children and gender issues.
- In-depth knowledge of children’s rights, including CRC, CEDAW and CRPD.
- Excellent facilitation and coordination skills and excellent analytical skills.
- Proven experience of having participated previously in a UNICEF SitAn
- Proven ability to deliver quality reports/analysis and results in line with established deadlines.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
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UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
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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. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.
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: Jul 04 2023 E. Africa Standard Time
Application close: Jul 16 2023 E. Africa Standard Time
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- Closes Jul 16 2023International Consultant on National Equity Situation Analysis of Children and Women (SitAn) 2023 in Ethiopia (Home Based) in Ethiopia
Provide technical assistance to update the report on Ethiopia’s national Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Ethiopia.