Consultancy for Government Liaison Officer for Child Well-being Survey in West Java

Bandung

UNICEF seeks to hire a professional to support the team to liaise with the local Government. This includes first, to obtain research permits/recommendations from a series of authorities at provincial and district level (including Education Office, Bappeda, Religious Affairs Office, and Women Empowerment and Child Protection Office). Second, to maintain coordination with BPS offices at district level to support UNISBA during the preparation phase (training of enumerators) and data collection. Third, to maintain a dialogue with senior officials in local Government to keep them fully informed about the progress of the survey and to initiate discussions on how the survey results can be used for planning processes and a district-level child well-being index. And fourth, to support coordination with Bappenas and BPS at central level.

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, Social Policy

A steadily growing economy isn't benefiting all. Half the population still lives in poverty and children's chances in life can vary dramatically depending on their families’ wealth or where they live.

For more information, visit the UNICEF Indonesia Country Office website: https://www.unicef.org/indonesia/

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Indonesia is partnering with the  Bandung Islamic University (UNISBA), to support the Government of Indonesia (GoI) to pilot the International Survey on Children’s Well-being’ (ISCWeb) -  also known as the Children’s Worlds Survey - in West Java Province. In difference to the existing household-based surveys where information is collected from adults, this survey collects data from children aged 8, 10 and 12. Data collected through this survey will form the basis for the development of a Child Well-being Index in Indonesia. The index will combine data from children through the survey and traditional indicators from existing and regular household surveys such as SUSENAS and RISKESDAS.

The Government of Indonesia – including through Bappenas and BPS – is closely involved in the piloting of the survey. BAPPENAS has expressed its interest to adopt the index as an indicator in the next RPJMN as a measure to monitor the well-being of children in Indonesia; and BPS has committed to provide support to implementing the survey. In addition, support and ownership from local government is key to implementing the survey in West Java and making sure that results will be useful for local planning purposes. This is the first survey on child well-being ever conducted in Indonesia and it is a big undertaking since it is conducted in the biggest province in Indonesia and to be statistically representative in all of its districts/cities.

The UNISBA research team is the main lead for all technical matters related to piloting the survey in West Java (data collection planned in August/September 2017) with guidance from UNICEF Indonesia, and collaboration with GoI.

UNICEF seeks to hire a professional to support the team  to liaise with the local Government. This includes first, to obtain research permits/recommendations, from a series of authorities at provincial and district level (including education office, Bappeda, Religious Affairs Office, and Women Empowerment and Child Protection Office).  Second, to maintain coordination with BPS offices at district level to support UNISBA during the preparation phase (training of enumerators) and data collection. Third, to maintain a dialogue with senior officials in local Government to keep them fully informed about the progress of the survey and to initiate discussions on how the survey results can be used for planning processes and a district-level child well-being index. And fourth, to support coordination with Bappenas and BPS at central level.

All tasks in this consultancy need to be carried out in close coordination with both UNICEF Indonesia (Social Policy Cluster) and the head of the UNISBA Research Team.

The key responsibilities include:

  1. Communicate and coordinate with local government to gain support and ownership on child well-being survey implementation and results.

  2. Liaise closely with the local Education Office, and other relevant actors, to obtain a permit for data collection in all selected schools in all districts in West Java Province.  

  3. Coordinate with, and provide technical support to BPS in West Java Province, and relevant district offices, to ensure their readiness to support the UNISBA team during preparation and data collection. 

  4. Provide technical support to the UNISBA research team for the implementation of child well-being survey in all districts in West Java Province and to initiate discussions with local Government on using the results to develop a child well-being index at district level in West Java.

     

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

  • Master’s degree in social studies – law, political sciences, philosophy and/or related field
  • Proven understanding of Government’s decentralized and complex structure and processes, specifically in West Java
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in working with government on child development, preferably in the field of education and social services
  • Good understanding of doing research on children and data related to children in Indonesia
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Preference to candidates who live in Bandung
  • Excellent English and Bahasa Indonesia language skills

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Consultancy is open for Indonesian Only.

 

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: Bandung
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social studies
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-23

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