Consultant: Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation, Nairobi, Kenya-ESARO

Nairobi

The consultant will provide overall technical assistance to ESARO and ESAR COs to improve their capacity to effectively monitor the two Global Programmes, the VAC programmes and the ESA Regional Priorities.

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 Assignment

Under the supervision of the Child Protection Specialist the consultant will provide overall technical assistance to ESARO and ESAR COs to improve their capacity to effectively monitor the two Global Programmes, the VAC programmes and the ESA Regional Priorities. In particular, the consultant will:

  1. Review all programme and monitoring documents related to the Global Programmes (HQ, RO and COs in ESAR), the VAC evaluation and management response, the ESA Regional Priorities and the findings and recommendations from HQ-led assessments of UNICEF programme countries’ routine administrative systems.
  2. Provide technical support to the country offices[1] part of the Global Programmes to sharpen their TOC and monitoring framework and mechanisms, including if necessary, the establishment of baselines, targets, and frequency of updates and data sources. This will be based on the outcomes of the evaluability assessment of the child marriage programme.
  3. Provide technical assistance to country offices in the development of country specific monitoring systems linked to VAC in line with the SDGs and the ESA Regional Priorities.
  4. Document good practices in monitoring results for child protection and share lessons learned and actionable recommendations with COs in the form of a webinar (Global Programmes and VAC).
  5. Develop the data section in the regional VAC framework.


[1] In country travel will include the following countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, Uganda and Zambia

By the end of the consultancy, country offices will have an increased capacity to report progress on the Global Programmes and VAC with specific focus on the ESA Regional Priorities related to Child Protection. To facilitate progress and ensure timely delivery of outputs, the consultant will submit an initial workplan, travel schedule and a final report including lessons learned, and way forward as well as a summary list of outputs/deliverables.

 

Deliverables

Duration

Timeline/

Deadline

Schedule of payment

  1. An inception report and workplan with an outlined methodology and timeline for the assignment, including proposed travel dates to countries.

1 month

 

1 October 2017

1st payment

(10%)

  1. 2 country summary reports on the status and proposed adjustments  of the global programmes (COs to be determined based on travel schedule).

7 weeks

17 November 2017

 

2nd  payment

(25%)

 

  1. Input to the data section of the regional VAC framework.

1 week

27 November 2017

  1. 2 country summary reports on the status and proposed adjustments  of the global programmes (COs to be determined based on travel schedule).

2 months

1 February 2018

3rd payment

(15%)

 

  1. 2 country summary reports on the status and proposed adjustments  of the global programmes (COs to be determined based on travel schedule).

2 months

1 April 2018

4th payment

(15%)

 

  1. 2 country summary reports on the status and proposed adjustments  of the VAC programmes (COs to be determined based on travel schedule).

2 months

1 June 2018

5th payment

(15%)

 

  1. 3 lessons learned papers on monitoring and reporting on the two global programmes and VAC.

1 month

1 July 2018

6th payment

(10%)

  1. A final report of the consultancy (maximum 20 pages), including a way forward to strengthen the M&E capacity of country offices.

1 month

1 August 2018

7th and final payment

(10%)

Payment Schedule

Payment is made upon receipt of draft and final material delivered as follows:

  • 1st payment                10%
  • 2nd payment               25%
  • 3rd payment                               15%
  • 4th payment                                15%
  • 5th payment                                15%
  • 6th payment                                10%
  • 7th payment                                10%

Deliverables that meet UNICEF’s quality standard.

Duration:  Tentative start date is September, 2017 and ending in August 2018

 

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Post graduate qualification in social sciences and/or statistics
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in designing and/or implementing M&E systems
  • Ability to collect, collate and analyse data in a scientific and effective manner
  • Analytical, methodical and precise style of writing
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English
  • Knowledge of child protection is a merit
  • Availability to travel frequently in the region

  

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: Nairobi
  • Grade: International Consultant
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-02

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