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Prepare the UNICEF Mozambique Country Office Report for the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and to the contribution to the UNCT report to the Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Maputo (Mozambique)

Purpose of the Assignment: Prepare the UNICEF Mozambique Country Office Report for the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and to the contribution to the UNCT report to the Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). a. To prepare a confidential report for submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child pre-sessional working group prior on behalf of UNICEF Country Office b. Prepare UNICEF’s contribution to the UNCT (UN Country team) report to the Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women

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, Education

How can you make a difference?

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE.

 To prepare a confidential report for submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child pre-sessional working group prior on behalf of UNICEF Country Office

Prepare UNICEF’s contribution to the UNCT (UN Country team) report to the Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women

METHODOLOGY AND TECHNICAL APPROACH.

In particular, the CRC report should include:

 Important informational gaps in the State Party report and new developments since the submission of the report, including laws, policies and programmes as well as research advancing new knowledge;

  • Positive developments since the previous review by the Committee, showing evidence of Government commitment to realizing the rights of children, including progress in implementing previous concluding observations;
  • Challenges and constraints in the realization of child rights, at various levels, including geographic, ethnic, gender, socio-economic and other disparities, public awareness of and attitudes towards child rights, resources;
  • Specific issues of concern to be raised with Government, including previous concluding observations and recommendations that have not been implemented
  • Emerging challenges, such as the impact of climate change, the economic crisis, migration, corporate business activities that impact on children’s rights, etc.;
  • Specific categories of children, e.g. indigenous or minority children and children with disabilities, girls and adolescent girls
  • Focus on the entire life cycle, including information on early childhood development and adolescence.
  • Different rights violations experienced by girls and boys.

The consultant will work with the UNICEF country office to also include the following in the report: 

  • Questions the Committee may consider asking the State Party delegation in the List of Issues or during their dialogue;
  • At the end of each cluster, concrete recommendations on specific, feasible and realistic actions needed in order to inform the List of Issues, the dialogue with the State Party, and Concluding Observations; in particular, the report should identify 3-5 recommendations which could benefit from prioritization. These should ideally: have a multiplier effect; respond to specific time-sensitive opportunities; address a particularly grave or systematic violation; have been recurrent or long standing issues for which there has been limited traction.
  • Indications of where UNICEF may provide technical assistance

Contribution to the UNCT report on CEDAW

The Consultant will be tasked to prepare UNICEF’s contribution (not longer than 2-3) pages to the above mentioned UNCT-led report.

ACTIVITIES AND TASKS

A.    Drafting of the UNICEF Report to the CRC

The report should be in English and follow the ‘UNICEF guidance for written submissions to the Committee on the Rights of the Child’ (dated March 2016). It should be a maximum of 20,000 long and prepared in a widely consultative manner, in order to include inputs from all sections of UNICEF MCO, other members of the UN Country Team and civil society actors, and should also include the views and concerns expressed by children and youth.

B.   Compilation of relevant laws, policies, action plans and independent research pertaining to realization of children’s right in Mozambique for submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

With support from UNICEF consultant must identify and compile all relevant laws, policies and action plans that have been developed and adopted since the submission of the previous country report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

 C.   Contribution to the UNCT report on CEDAW

UNCTs are asked to consolidate the information they already have through their ongoing programmes and submit this information as one joint confidential report on behalf of the UNCT. In addition, UNCTs are asked to submit a short executive summary/presentation with priorities and clear recommendations to the CEDAW Committee.

DELIVERABLES AND PAYMENTS.

Payments will be processed upon acceptance of the corresponding deliverable and against an invoice that will reference the contract and deliverable numbers. Payments will be approved by the respective section chief.

Deliverable 1: Contribution to the UNCT report on CEDAW

Delivery timeframe: Not later than end September 2018

Deliverable/product(s): Contribution to the CEDAW document

Payment: 20%

Deliverable 2:  Compilation of relevant laws, policies, action plans and independent research pertaining to realization of children’s right in Mozambique for submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child and draft Report to CRC

Delivery timeframe: Not later than end October 2018

Deliverable/product(s):

Payment: 20%

 Deliverable 3: Final report to the CRC

Delivery timeframe: not later than mid November 2018

Deliverable/product(s): Report to CRC

Payment: 60%

MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION.

The consultant will be directly supervised by the Child Protection Section (P4 CP Specialist)

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

  • Academic qualifications:

An advanced degree in international law, social sciences, public policy, or another protection-related field

  •  Work experience. At least 6 years of relevant work experience in Child Rights. Experience of drafting country reports or/and pre-sessional submissions will be considered as a major advantage.
  • Specific knowledge, competencies, and skills required. A thorough understanding of relevant international and regional child protection instruments including the Convention on the Rights of the Child and General Comments on its implementation as well as the Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women; Ability to work under tight deadline and produce a high-quality output.
  • Language skills: Excellent written and verbal English and Portuguese or Spanish communication skills and excellent knowledge of information gathering tools such as focus groups, in-depth interviews etc.

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.

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.

Remarks:

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

 

 

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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-21

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