Consultancy: Information Management Expert (Technical Assistance to Strengthen Child Rights Monitoring of the Situation of Refugee and Migrant Children in Greece), duration: 21 April - 31 December 2017
If you are a dedicated and qualified professional seeking a unique opportunity to support the Refugee & Migrant Crisis in Europe, there is an opportunity in Athens, Greece, and we encourage you to apply!
*** This vacancy is opened only for Greek citizens
Greece is the major point of entry into Europe for refugees and migrants fleeing conflicts, with an estimated one millian refugees and migrants arriving in the country since January 2015. During 2016 alone, some 37% of refugees and migrants were children, including over 2000 unacompanied children (UAC), who face grave protection risks, including trafficking, exploitatoin and abuse. As border closures and restrictions in Europe tightened in early 2016, refugees and migrants faced an unforeseen extended stay in Greece while waiting for their asylum claims to be processed. As of March 2017, an estimated 60,000 refugees and migrants remain across the islands and mainland Greece.
UNICEF's humanitarian response plan in Greece aims to put in place protection, care and support for refugee and migrant children, including unaccompanied children throughout the country. As part of this overall goal, UNICEF has committed to work through government and civil society partners to strengthen mechanisms for child rights monitoring, reporting and advocacy on the situation of refugee and migrant children in the interest of strengthening protection and response.
In light of the above, and within the framework of UNICEF's Humanitarian Response Plan for the Refugee and Migration Crisis in Europe (2017), UNICEF is seeking to increase the capacity of key partners to monitoring and report on the rights of children on the move through recruitment of an Information Management Expert who will provide technical assistance to support the collection and management of data and related trends on child rights and to inform the evidence base for ongoing advocacy.
III. Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Support UNICEF and relevant partners in the regular collection of quantitative data on children from statutory bodies in order to inform the analysis of situation and trends related to the rights of children on the move. This includes based on the information management plan, identifying, establishing and maintaining channels of communication with relevant counterparts to solicit and receive and compile quantitative data on a regular basis.
- Support the production of monthly analytical reports on child rights consolidating qualitative and quantitative information collected through a range of data sources including relevant networks, statutory bodies, partner monitoring visits, among others, to be shared internally with UNICEF and partners.
- Provide technical support to the operationalization monitoring efforts of partners and relevant coordination bodies providing quality oversight to information collection and reporting,
- Produce info-graphics, charts, graphs, and other elements summarizing child rights data as needed, for inclusion in public information materials of UNICEF and partners including reports, presentations, advocacy briefs, among others.
IV. Key Deliverables
- An information management plan, outlining key information needs of select UNICEF partners including, sources of information (including updated contact list for relevant statutory bodies), methods for information collection and agreed reporting modalities and frequencies, as well as an agreed list of information products to be produced by the office along a timeline (week 4).
- Production of monthly analytical reports compiling relevant qualitative and quantitative data and trends on the rights of children on the move from various sources including statutory bodes, relevant coordination mechanisms, and data collected from partner monitoring visits (monthly)
- A refined set of monitoring and reporting tools for use by UNICEF partners (months 3-4).
- Production of info-graphics, charts, graphs, etc. for use in public information materials of UNICEF and partners.
- Monthly progress reports for UNICEF outlining key results and challenges faced in the reporting period (1st of every month - monthly).
V. Supervision and Reporting
- The Information Management Expert will be contracted by UNICEF with a view to supporting key partners. The incumbent will be supervised by and report directly to UNICEF Monitoring Specialist.
- The Information Management Expert will benefit from technical support provided by UNICEF Monitoring Specialist and Child Protection Specialists as well as by UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS Child Rights Monitoring Team.
- Payment will be made on a monthly basis, based on deliverables and submission of monthly progress reports to UNICEF by the consultant, upon approval by the UNICEF Greece Country Coordinator. Monthly progress reports will be brief, produced in English and summarize key activities, achievements and challenges faced during the reporting period, priorities for the next reporting period, highlighting any support needs from or recommendations for UNICEF.
VI. Minimum Qualification and Experience
- University degree in the field of social science analysis, information management, monitoring and evaluation
- Experience and understanding of monitoring and evaluation process and tools, preferably with experience on child rights monitoring and reporting
- Knowledge and understanding of information management process (data collection, analyses and reporting)
- Knowledge and understanding of human rights/child rights protection (preferably with a focus on child protection and migrant population)
- At least 5 years of professional experience in the area related to children, child protection human/child rights or related field
- Experience within the field of child protection in a) research and data collection and b) networking and coordination activities including public and civil society stakeholders
- Fluency in Greek and English.
- Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
- Location: Athens
- Grade: Mid/Senior
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
- Closing Date: 2017-04-10