Economist/Demographer, D&A Unit, Requisition# 498924

Multiple locations

The purpose of the contract will be to provide economic and demographic analysis the second edition of Generation 2030 Africa report, and also to support the content needs of the emerging global solution networks and civil society engagement on child demographics in Africa.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Background & Rationale

UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Delivering and sustaining results for children requires action by both governments and the public at large.

Africa is already home to more than one quarter of the world's children, and by mid-century more than one in every three children will be African. Investing in the continent's children will be critical to our common future, and to meeting Agenda 2030 both for Africa and the world. With adequate social investment, aligned to good governance, respect for the human rights of all, and sound economic and environmental management and planning, Africa has the potential to reap a demographic dividend this century that would lift hundred of millions from absolute poverty, and set the basis for prosperity and empowerment.  

Under its Generation 2030 Africa project, UNICEF has analyzed the key demographic trends for the continent, and pointed out the key policy areas for investment. Further analysis is needed on the demographic trends and the appropriate socio-economic-environmental policies as the organization prepares to launch the second edition of the report, and to also support the content needs of the emerging global solution networks and civil society engagement on child demographics in Africa.

Purpose

The purpose of the contract will be to provide economic and demographic analysis the second edition of Generation 2030 Africa report, and also to support the content needs of the emerging global solution networks and civil society engagement on child demographics in Africa.

Expected results: (measurable results)

  • Conduct demographic analysis of Africa's children and youth
  • Conduct literature review of existing demographic dividend models for Africa and other regions
  • Undertake a modeling exercises on Africa's demographic dividend with an emphasis on investment in children country by country
  • Draft report and policy recommendations on practical solutions for attaining the demographic dividend

 

Duty Station

The consultant(s) will be based on-site. Travel may be required (TBD)

 

Timeframe: Expected start/end date: 01 February 2017 to 30 June  2017

 

Deliverables

Duration

(Estimated # of Days)

Deadline

Conduct demographic analysis of Africa's children and youth

20

28 February 2017

Conduct modelling exercises on demographic dividends in select countries/ regions 

23

31 March 2017

Finalize modelling exercises on demographic dividends in select countries/ regions 

19

30 April 2017

Draft report and policy recommendations on practical solutions for attaining the demographic dividend

22

31 May 2017

Undertake follow up and support to the emerging solutions network and civil society engagement

21

30 June 2017

total

105

Key competences, technical background, and experience required Deadline

  • Master's degree or higher in economics, development studies, finance, politics or related social science
  • Economist / Demographer should have minimum of 5-8 years of Senior-level experience, with a proven record of high-quality globally influential publications. Modeling experience is essential.
  • Experience in creating economic models and investment cases for social sector objectives highly desirable.

To view our competency framework, please click here

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter,
  • CV, and
  • P-11 form[1]

[1] P 11 form can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/Personal_History_P11.doc

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable).  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

Remarks

This is an extension of the application deadline due to the time-lapse from the closing of the original vacancy. Previous applicants need not reapply as their original application will be duly considered.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-29

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