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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2018-05-09

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Consultancy: Data Support on Adolescence and Child Protection, Data and Analytics Section, DRP, NYHQ - Requisition #511669

New York City (United States of America)

Presently, the child protection team in the Analysis Unit of the Data & Analytics Section requires support in data analysis and project management for a number of ongoing initiatives in the areas of adolescent wellbeing and harmful practices. The data management needs include data processing, data compilation, fact-checking, and interpretation and presentation of results. The project management needs include conceptualization, oversight, and logistics of production for data-driven products. The level of engagement and tasks required by the consultant will vary according to the complexity and current status of each project.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

Background & Rationale

UNICEF is the lead agency in monitoring the wellbeing of children, with a mandate to support countries in collecting reliable data on children, as well as to track progress against internationally agreed targets including the Sustainable Development Goals.  In support of this work, the UNICEF Data & Analytics Section maintains global databases on child wellbeing and makes these publicly available as a global public good.

The Section maintains UNICEF Data (http://data.unicef.org) as a repository of data on children, covering topics ranging from health to education to child protection.  The website is home to topical pages on over 30 issues affecting children which fall within UNICEF’s mandate. This serves as the public face of UNICEF’s work on data for children. There is an ongoing effort to keep the content of the website up-to-date and engaging, including through the development of new data visualization products to best display the data in UNICEF global databases and make them accessible to a global audience.

The Data & Analytics Section is also responsible for providing tailored technical support to countries and regions in their efforts to monitor the wellbeing of children, including in establishing trends and targets, evaluating disparities among population groups, advising on new data collection efforts, and developing data-driven advocacy products for key events.

Purpose

Presently, the child protection team in the Analysis Unit of the Data & Analytics Section requires support in data analysis and project management for a number of ongoing initiatives in the areas of adolescent wellbeing and harmful practices. The data management needs include data processing, data compilation, fact-checking, and interpretation and presentation of results. The project management needs include conceptualization, oversight, and logistics of production for data-driven products. The level of engagement and tasks required by the consultant will vary according to the complexity and current status of each project.

The consultant will support initiatives including public-facing data visualization products for the UNICEF Data website, which will serve to strengthen the visibility of existing data and to update and expand the publicly available resources. These will include the reconceptualization of content on Adolescents on the UNICEF Data pages. He or she will also support the production of tailored analysis and provision of technical support to countries and regions, in particular in the area of child marriage and FGM data.  These will include analysis of harmful practices in conflict-affected countries, regional analysis for the Middle East and North Africa, and in-depth reviews for a selection of countries which have seen declines in harmful practices in recent years.

This consultancy will also include an allocation of days to work on miscellaneous tasks as time allows – for example, if there is some waiting period for focal points to respond or for data visualization work to be complete.  This may include adapting content produced for UNICEF Data to be used in other dissemination materials including brochures and reports.

Expected results

  1. Support methodological work on new areas of measurement, in particular the development of population-level measures on outcomes of adolescent participation.
  2. Support the analysis of data, primarily from nationally representative household surveys, to produce trends, regional estimates, burden numbers and other estimates for use in key publications and data-driven products.
  3. Manage databases and compile data as needed for various products including data visualizations, presentations, reporting requirements, and ad hoc requests.
  4. Produce data dissemination products including tables, charts, statistical snapshots, and inputs to web-based visualizations.
  5. Conceptualize, coordinate production, and manage logistics of data-driven products including those featuring tailored analysis on adolescent wellbeing, child marriage and FGM for select regions and countries.
  6. Miscellaneous tasks as time allows, including: adapting content produced for UNICEF Data to be featured in other dissemination materials including brochures and reports.

Duty Station : UNICEF NYHQ, office-based.

Travel : No travel is required.

Timeframe

Start date: 1 May 2018
End date:  15 April 2019

 

Deliverables (indicative)

Timeline

Data analysis and interpretation for adolescent MICS report completed for pilot country

31 May 2018

Concept note, outline and analysis plan completed for adolescent website, cleared by focal points

29 June 2018

Data compilation complete for Adolescent Country Tracker

31 July 2018

Adolescent web pages of UNICEF Data complete

Adolescent Country Tracker dashboard updated, fact-checked and ready for launch

31 August 2018

Data analysis complete and dissemination materials prepared for selected countries

28 September 2018

Data compilation for child protection dashboard complete

31 October 2018

Data analysis complete and dissemination materials prepared for selected countries

30 November 2018

Updates to data visualizations and website pages complete

Analysis of child marriage in conflict-affected countries complete

31 December 2018

Data analysis complete and dissemination materials prepared for selected countries

31 January 2019

Inputs to adolescent participation methodological work complete

28 February 2019

Data analysis complete and dissemination materials prepared for selected countries

15 April 2019

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.

Key competences, technical background, and experience required  

  • An Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) or higher in demography, social sciences, statistics or related field.
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in monitoring and data analysis, particularly with experience on child protection and/or adolescent wellbeing.
  • Strong data analysis skills, including data processing proficiency in STATA or SPSS.
  • Proven experience in data analysis and report writing to disseminate key data and findings to non-technical audiences, particularly related to child protection and adolescent wellbeing.
  • Previous experience in working with data from household surveys is desirable.
  • Excellent project management, time management and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with UNICEF mandate and the Sustainable Development Goals preferred.
  • Fluency in oral and written communication in English.

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.

Remarks

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.  

At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization

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