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Consultant (Research Officer)-NOA, Dhaka, ( Only for Bangladeshi)

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Background (Context of Consultancy Requirement) UNICEF Bangladesh has started its new Country Programme (2017 - 2020) in January 2017, with a strengthened focus on providing credible evidence for monitoring the situation of the country, and for better implementation of programme, research and evaluation and bridging the evidence-policy gap. Over the second half of 2016, the Social Policy, Evaluation, Analytics and Research (SPEAR) Section established a number of new research and policy partnerships which will be yielding key deliverables over the first half of 2017. The office has launched two evaluations which starting in 2017 and will also require support on emerging research on social protection for adolescents and urban children. The SPEAR section also leads the country office in providing the programme colleagues and management with the latest estimates on the indicators on children and women to support the programme and monitor the situation of the country in terms of the SDG goals and other country and UNICEF commitments for children

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.

Purpose of the Position




Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks


Major Tasks and responsibilities

End production/ deliverable

Time Frame

1.      Support the development of concept notes, terms of reference, funding proposals and partnership agreements in areas related to social policies for children and increasing awareness of child rights.

2.      Support update on the situation of children to be used for SDG monitoring and prepare documents to highlight the inequity in the coverage of the services to the children while measuring their reach to the most vulnerable children.

3.      Support preparation of summaries and briefs of the reports (in both text form and in the form of infographics) from the relevant research and knowledge products generated by the programme;

4.      Support basic statistical analysis of both primary data collected by UNICEF and secondary data generated from the different large scale household based surveys;

5.      Support development of thematic data briefs and data summaries;

6.      Support the Development of a Research Catalogue for UNICEF;

7.      Support the inception phase of the establishment of a ‘Centre of Excellence on the Science of Implementation and Scaling Up’ conducting of the systematic review on examples of successful scale-up;

8.      Supports planning for new MICS survey and pilot and pre-testing associated with the main survey implementation.

9.      Support implementation of the evaluations managed by the SPEAR section

10.  Any other task related to data analysis, research and evaluation, upon request by the Chief, SPEAR Section or the Representative.

1.      Contribute development of  concepts notes, ToR, proposals;




2.      Situation reports on children are updated as and when required;





3.      Summaries/ synopsis prepared;





4.      Analytical tables are prepared;






5.      Number of summaries/ synopsis on thematic areas are prepared;

6.      Research catalogue are prepared by year of publication;

7.      Review and document good practices for scaling-up;


8.      Survey tools are ready for training of enumerators and data collection;

9.       ToR for evaluation are ready for implementation;


10.   Further analysis of data as and when required

11 months (2 July 2017 to 31 May 2018)






































Qualifications of Successful Candidate


·         An Advanced University Degree in social sciences, statistics, international development or related subjects;

·         At least three years of responsible experience in data analysis, research and evaluation;

·         Excellent analytical skills and an in-depth understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods;

·         Good familiarity with the UNICEF MICS surveys; Good understanding about norms on evaluation followed by UN systems;

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results




To view our competency framework, please click here

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.

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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Scientist
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-30

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