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International Consultancy_Human, Social and Economic Impact of not Investing in Education in a Protracted Crisis of Yemen (3 Months)

Sanaa (Yemen)

The purpose of this consultancy is as follows: • Assess human, social and economic impact of the protracted crisis on the education in Yemen; • Quantify the economic losses and opportunity costs of primary and secondary school dropout due to the protracted crisis in Yemen; • Build an investment case for greater financial support of the education sector; and • Provide sectoral and cross-sectoral level recommendations to address the key issues/findings to be identified by the analysis

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.

For every child, a Champion

In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and it was enacted immediately.  Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.

In collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and community partners, UNICEF is working in all the governorates in Yemen to respond to the needs of children throughout the country with a continuum of services to help children survive and grow to their full potential through the following programmes: Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Basic Education, and Child protection.

For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website: https://www.unicef.org/yemen/

How can you make a difference?

To make a difference in the life of every child, as a consultant you will have to conduct an analysis to understand and assess the impact of the protracted crisis, including the ongoing armed conflict, on the education sector, strengthen the evidence base for improved and more equitable education sector programming and financing, and gauge the magnitude of rebuilding the education sector. To this end, the specific objectives are as follows:

  • Assess human, social and economic impact of the protracted crisis on the education sector in Yemen;
  • Quantify the economic losses and opportunity costs of primary and secondary school dropout due to the protracted crisis in Yemen;
  • Build an investment case for greater financial support of the education sector; and
  • Provide sectoral and cross-sectoral level recommendations to address key issues/findings to be identified by the analysis.

The audience of the assessment are mainly the Ministry of Education (MoE), Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC) and Ministry of Finance (MoF) and national and international agencies working in the education sector, as well as donors and other concerned stakeholders. The following specific tasks would be performed by the consultant:

  1. Assessment (qualitative and quantitative) of human and socio-economic impact of the protracted crisis on education sector outcomes;
  2. Costing of the human, social and economic impact of the protracted crisis on children and their families, and economy;
  3. Investment case towards support for education system funding and sustainability;
  4. The consultant will develop recommendations based on the above three parts of the assessment, both at education sector-level and for cross-sectorial programming.

For more details on the Terms of Reference, press CTRL + double-click this document: Download File ToR-2018_Cost_Education_FINAL.docx

To qualify as an Advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree in social sciences (preferably in economics of education) and statistical analysis and expertise in working with statistical and data processing and analysis of software;
  • Ten (10) years of experience in research or evaluations in the social sciences with a strong emphasis on experience in assessment methodologies, particularly assessments in emergency and protracted conflict situations;
  • Significant experience in economics of education and statistical data analysis, particularly in conflict-affected countries (the consultant must provide a list of relative analytical reports (corresponding links are to be provided in the CV/resume));
  • Excellent analytical and report-writing skills in English are required. Arabic language skills will be an asset;
  • Prior experience of working with the UN and in the Middle East region is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

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

 

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: Sanaa (Yemen)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Social Affairs
    • Economics
    • Peace and Development
    • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-09

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