Consultancy: Statistics Consultant – Child Disability Guidelines - D&A, DRP - NYHQ, Requisition# 504978

To assist the Statistics Specialist for Child Disability with completion of the Guidelines on the measurement of child disability including review and updating of existing chapters, writing and compiling missing content with inputs from experts, coordination with experts for additional review and feedback, and finalization of guidelines. Credit will be given to the consultant as a contributor.

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

Over the last several years, UNICEF and its partners have undertaken many new activities to address the need for comparable and reliable data on children with disabilities and to develop capacity to collect, analyse, and utilize disaggregated data.

UNICEF and the Washington Group on Disability Statistics (WG) have developed two survey modules on child disability data for use in surveys and censuses. Both modules have been developed with extensive expert input and review and international testing. The Module on Child Functioning and the Module on Inclusive Education reflect current thinking around disability and can produce internationally comparable data.

In addition to development of the modules, UNICEF and the Washington Group have engaged in efforts to develop capacity on the collection of disability data. A series of technical workshops has been developed and will have covered all UNICEF regions by the end of 2017. Additionally, a comprehensive technical document – Guidelines on the measurement of child disability – is under development. This document will provide guidance for National Statistical Offices and others considering collecting data on children with disabilities. The guidelines discuss conceptual and theoretical issues related to measuring disability in children and review methods and tools that have previously been used to collect data in this area. Considerations for designing, planning, and implementing a child disability data collection effort are presented. The guidelines have been drafted with inputs from 40 international experts. Please see the annex for a draft outline of the guidelines. Once complete, the guidelines will serve as a basis for the development of an online course on the measurement of disability.

Purpose

To assist the Statistics Specialist for Child Disability with completion of the Guidelines on the measurement of child disability including review and updating of existing chapters, writing and compiling missing content with inputs from experts, coordination with experts for additional review and feedback, and finalization of guidelines. Credit will be given to the consultant as a contributor.

Expected results

Coordinate the compilation and completion of the Guidelines on the measurement of child disability, obtaining inputs from international experts as necessary and ensuring the guidelines are comprehensive and appropriate for the intended audience

Duty Station

UNICEF Headquarters, New York

Timeframe

Start date:  10 July 2017                     

End date:  15 December 2017

Deliverables

 

Duration

(Estimated # of Days)

Deadline

First full draft of the guidelines

 

39 days

1 September 2017

Second draft of the guidelines

 

34 days

20 October 2017

Final draft of the guidelines

 

39 days

15 December 2017

total

112 days

 

Copyright

UNICEF will retain all copyrights of any materials produced by the consultant under this contract.

Remuneration

Payments will be made upon the satisfactory and timely submission and approval of the deliverables and not actual number of days worked. The consultant will be paid on the basis of a daily rate and will be responsible to cover all living expenses. No extra allowances will be provided to cover cost of living or relocation to New York.

Key competences, technical background, and experience required

  1. An advanced university degree (preferably at the PhD level) in demography, statistics, public health or other social science field is required
  2. A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in designing data collection tools or leading research projects is required
  3. Technical expertise in the area of disability is required
  4. Prior experience with conducting systematic reviews, particularly on child disability, is required
  5. Previous experience developing manuals, guidelines or standards for research, data collection or data analysis on child disability is an asset
  6. Proven experience in report writing is required
  7. Excellent command of English is required. Proficiency in Spanish or French is an asset
  8. Analytical, methodical and precise style of writing
  9. Demonstrated communication skills, both written and oral
  10. Ability to work in an international environment and under tight deadlines
  11. Previous experience working with UNICEF, other UN agencies is highly desirable

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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.

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:
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Social Affairs
    • Statistics
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2017-07-11

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