National Consultant to support in development of a National Annual report - 2016, Kiev Ukraine (Open to Nationals only)
National Individual Consultant Support in development of a National Annual report - 2016 Country Office: Ukraine
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.
During the last years Ukraine has been taking several essential steps on the road to the protection of children's rights, both on the political and legislative levels. A significant number of national programmes to ensure children's rights were developed that have greatly improved the situation in the country and places addressing children's issues among the priority objectives of the country.
In Ukraine the main approaches to acceptance and realisation of children's rights determined by both international and domestic legislation have changed significantly over time. These changes are due to the focused attention of the state on the interests of the child, on the improvement of the mechanism of control over observation of current legislation on child welfare, and the development of the institutions of social and legal protection of children. However, the consequences of this period of transformation, incomplete economic reforms and political instability still have their negative impact both on the general situation in the state and on child welfare.
The development of official reports represents one means of monitoring the situation of children and the effectiveness of the implementation of state child welfare policy. The National Annual Report is a shared vision of the ways in which to create the most favourable conditions for the development of children in Ukraine.
Support of development National Annual Report on situation with children in Ukraine – 2016 (AR 2016); insure that Annual Report is ready in time, presented for Inter-Ministerial Commission on Child Rights and AR recommendations approved for implementation.
3.Main Recipients / Users
The main recipients / users will be ministries and other agencies that work with children and families with children- specifically:
Ministry of Social Policy, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Finance;
Specialists in the area of social policy, economy, state finance, social services;
Civil society, including NGOs, non-commercial organizations;
International donor and development/ human rights organizations, including UNICEF.
4.Scope and deliverables:
- Review and analysis of proposition on thematic of AR 2016, received from Inter- Ministerial Commission's members. Define and agreed the AR 2016 thematic with MoSP.
- Develop AR 2016, including structure of AR 2016, analyses needs of children based on AR thematic, analyses of legislations, recommendations for national policy improvements, etc.
- Present AR 2016 on Inter-Ministerial Commission on Child Rights
5.Cooperation with UNICEF:
The Contractor shall work in close contact with, Social Policy Officer and other experts of UNICEF and consultants.
UNICEF has the ownership of all data / information / conclusions, collected data bases, analysis, prepared recommendations. The use of data / information / conclusions for publications or any other form of presentation / dissemination could be performed only upon agreement with UNICEF.
All applications will be reviewed for eligibility and technical evaluation by representatives of UNICEF and Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine. Selection process will consist of 2 stages: CV evaluation and interview.
7.Performance indicators for evaluation of results:
Performance will be assessed based on the following criteria:
Quality of the deliverables (quality of methodology of research, data collection, report);
Accountability (timeliness of implementation of all stages of research, timeliness of reporting to UNICEF)
Qualification and professionalism of experts participating in the research.
Apart from the indicators above, such areas as work relations, accountability and communication will be taken into account for assessment.
8.Qualifications/specialized knowledge/experience required to complete the task:
An expert to be selected for this Consultancy should meet the following requirements:
University degree in sociology or interface, Phd will be beneficial;
Not less than 5 years experience in social sphere and assessment of the situation of certain categories of children;
Experience of conducting sociological research using the method of semi-structured interviews, in-depth interviews and group focused interviews;
Experience in developing state reports, sate assessments etc;
Deep understanding of social protection system in Ukraine with focus on child related issues;
Experience in participation of working groups meetings, round tables etc.
Have good analytical and writing skills;
Knowledge of English will be beneficial, but not required.
9.Definition of supervision arrangements:
UNICEF Social Policy Officer will be the direct supervisor for the contractor.
10. Description of official travel involved:
No travel is envisaged by this assignment.
11. UNICEF recourse in the case of unsatisfactory performance:
In the event of unsatisfactory performance, UNICEF will terminate the Agreement. In case of partially satisfactory performance, such as serious delays causing the negative impact on meeting the programme objectives, low quality or insufficient depth and/or scope of the assignment completion, UNICEF will decrease the payment by the range from 30% to 50% of the contract value as decided jointly by the Contract Supervisor and Operations Manager.
Support provided by UNICEF:
UNICEF Social Policy Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, as well as other experts and consultants of UNICEF will provide technical assistance and consultations.
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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.
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