Consultancy: Review of UNICEF Field Presence in East Asia and the Pacific, UNICEF EAP Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office is seeking individual consultants to undertake review and examine the value addition, strengths and weaknesses of UNICEF’s field presence in five countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam) and one multi-country programme in East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), particularly in relation to planning and monitoring of the UNICEF country programme and the achievement of results, both in development and humanitarian settings.
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- survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
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The purpose of the review is to:
- Map the role, accountabilities, structure, and overall management of the zone offices (work planning, monitoring, advocacy, etc.) and analyze their respective strengths and weaknesses in supporting the achievement of programme results, particularly understanding the diversity of experience across the region (including geographical context, development status, national governance structure and the nature of UNICEF’s programmes);
- Assess the value-addition of zone offices as well as the strengths and weaknesses in the structure and of the management of the field presence in the region, particularly as it relates to the achievement of results, both in development and humanitarian settings;
- Make recommendations on ways to strengthen the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of UNICEF subnational presence in the region.
Work Assignment, Work Schedule and Deliverables:
Task: 1. Mapping and document analysis
Deliverable: Inception report, including overall mapping and analysis of UNICEF subnational presence in EAP
Tentative Dates: 31st July 2018
Task: 2. Interviews and field visits
Deliverable: Draft findings of the strengths and weaknesses of UNICEF subnational presence and presentation to the Chief of Field Office Network Meeting
Tentative Dates: 5th October 2018
Task: 3. Draft report
Deliverable: Draft report including draft recommendations
Tentative Dates: 9th November 2018
Task: 4. Final report
Deliverable: Final draft reports including feedback/comments received
Tentative Dates: 20th November 2018
Task: 5. Presentation of findings
Deliverable: Present the findings of the review at the Regional meeting of Chief of Field Offices
Tentative Dates: 30th November 2018
- Mapping and document analysis
The focus of this phase will be to map the various field presence business models in the region, including: staffing structure, reporting lines, roles, functions and responsibilities, capacity, management and information systems and processes (planning, monitoring, reporting, etc.), level of result definition at subnational level, etc. This will be mainly done through document review provided by the relevant country offices. The consultant will also meet with various key stakeholders at regional level to better frame the scope and approach to this Review.
- Interviews and field visits
The second phase of the exercise will consist in meeting with key stakeholders in relevant country offices as well as visit zone offices. It will also include interviews and focus group discussion with office staff, key partners, counterparts and other stakeholders. The consultants will be expected to visit at least three of the country offices and in each case at least one zone office. The objective of this phase will be to better understand the key strengths and weaknesses of UNICEF’s field presence as it supports the implementation of key programme strategies. Field visits will be closely coordinated with the six UNICEF offices involved in the review.
- Drafting of reporting and consultation on recommendations
In the third phase, the consultant will finalize the analysis and start identifying key recommendations for strengthening the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of UNICEF subnational presence in the region. This will be discussed at the regional PME and Chief of Field Offices network meeting at the end of October 2018.
Estimated Duration of Contract: July – November 2018
Official Travel: 4 to 6 country offices in the East Asia and the Pacific region
- Master’s degree or higher in international development or social science.
- At least 10 years’ professional experience in international development, with experience of working in or supporting zonal offices required and experience in fragile contexts an asset.
- At least 10 years’ experience in conducting evaluations and reviews.
- Familiarity with UNICEF structure, mandate, priorities and programming is an asset.
- Track record in producing similar analysis, evaluation and reviews.
- Good knowledge of socio-economic context in the EAPR countries.
- Proven strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.
- Excellent communication and writing skills.
- Proficient use of Excel and Access or other database tools to compile data.
- Fluency in English.
For more information, the detailed vacancy announcement is attached.
Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, availability, and proposed professional fee for all deliverables in USD by 19 July 2018.
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
- Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
- Location: Bangkok (Thailand)
- Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
- Children's rights (health and protection)
- Closing Date: 2018-07-19