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Consultancy Roster for Child Protection M & E, Data, Research and Knowledge Management, Child Protection Section, PD - NYHQ, Requisition #515788

New York City (United States of America)

UNICEF’s Child Protection Section, Programme Division is seeking an expressions of interest (EOI) from qualified Individual consultants for the provision of services related to monitoring and evaluation (M&E), data, research, and knowledge management (KM), with a special focus on child protection areas of work. The EOI is to build a pool of expertise around those areas to strengthen quality and effectiveness of those activities across the sector. Individual consultants that meet the requirements of this EOI will be placed on a roster and may be invited to submit proposals related to M&E, data, research and KM for which specific Terms of Reference would be provided.

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

UNICEF’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021 (SP) seeks to contribute to the realization of the rights of all children, especially the most disadvantaged. This envisaged impact will be achieved through the five envisaged Goal Areas: (1) Every child survives and thrives; (2) Every child learns; (3) Every child is protected from violence and exploitation; (4) Every child lives in a safe and clean environment; and (5) Every child has an equitable chance in life. Clearly, the driving focus of UNICEF’s mission is achieving more results for children, including those most disadvantaged.

UNICEF has identified three outputs, strongly anchored in a rights-based approach to programming, to contribute towards the achievement of Goal Area 3 outcome, ‘Every child is protected from violence and exploitation’. These are a) Countries have strengthened child protection systems for prevention and response services to address violence against children; b) Countries have strengthened prevention and protection services to address harmful practices (FGM/C and child marriage); and c) Countries have improved systems to protect children that come in contact with the law and to treat them in accordance with international standards.

UNICEF is committed to strengthen Results-based Management (RBM) within the sector for improved programming and management for results, and this is embedded in the medium- to long-term Child Protection RBM Capacity Building Plan. Strengthening M&E, data, research and KM is crucial to inform programming, to achieve equitable results for children and to improve accountability, effectiveness and efficiency of programmes.

As the custodian of eight ‘child protection related’ SDG indicators and as a global leader on child protection, UNICEF continues to accelerate national, regional and global efforts to improve data coherence and develop a robust infrastructure for global monitoring, and to harness the power of evidence as a driver of change for children. At the same time, the sector faces challenges in terms of reliable and robust data collection and analysis, and high quality research and evaluation. Evidently, there is growing need to support M&E, data, research and KM at Headquarters, Regional and Country Office levels.

As such, UNICEF is seeking out this Expression of Interest (EOI) to identify expert individuals with technical expertise in M&E, data, research, and KM, with a special focus on child protection. Individuals who meet the selection criteria will be placed on a roster that will be used by primarily by UNICEF Headquarters but may also be used by Regional and Country Offices. The EOI will be valid for 2 years, after which, it will be reevaluated.

PURPOSE OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

UNICEF’s Child Protection Section, Programme Division is seeking an expressions of interest (EOI) from qualified Individual consultants for the provision of services related to monitoring and evaluation (M&E), data, research, and knowledge management (KM), with a special focus on child protection areas of work. The EOI is to build a pool of expertise around those areas to strengthen quality and effectiveness of those activities across the sector. Individual consultants that meet the requirements of this EOI will be placed on a roster and may be invited to submit proposals related to M&E, data, research and KM for which specific Terms of Reference would be provided.

SCOPE OF WORK

UNICEF is seeking qualified individual consultants with technical expertise in monitoring, evaluation, research, knowledge management, and data, and experience in the area of child protection to be placed on the Child Protection M&E, Research and KM roster. UNICEF Child Protection at Headquarters is seeking the services of individuals who would be available to work with the Child Protection teams on a short- or longer-term basis from their home base, in-house or at our offices in any area that contributes to the achievement of results for UNICEF’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021 Goal Area 3 (Child Protection). Assignments may be at global, subnational, national, multi-country, or regional levels and may be commissioned by UNICEF or undertaken with partners. The roster will be used by UNICEF Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices. The period, type, deliverables and accountabilities of each assignment will be determined by a set of specific Terms of Reference.

The EOI is seeking expert individuals with technical expertise in monitoring, evaluation, data, research, and knowledge management, and experience in the area of child protection. Specifically, the EOI is looking for sound expertise and experience in the following domains:

  1. Designing and implementing child protection related research and studies. Technical skill-sets/knowledge needed around quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods design; sampling methods; research protocols and tools; survey and research supervision; quality assurance; statistical analysis; systematic review; evidence gap analysis; economic analysis; budget analysis and costing analysis, and trainings.
  2. Designing, implementing and using evaluations. Expertise and experience in design and implementation and use of equity- and utilization focused summative, formative, mid and end of programme evaluations, including impact evaluations. Knowledge of UN quality standards is appreciated.
  3. Designing, developing and disseminating other types of knowledge products. Expertise in innovative methods of designing, writing, synthesizing (incl. meta-analysis), visualizing data and disseminating knowledge products including policy briefs and policy recommendations.
  4. Data visualization. Set of skills and experience needed include data analysis and visualization of data, including interactive data visualizations.
  5. Strengthening capacity around RBM. Set of skills and experience needed include developing results framework for child protection programmes, developing child protection related indicator manuals and training materials, and designing and delivering RBM trainings.

PERIOD OF ASSIGNMENT

As this call for applications is related to developing a roster of individuals, there is no particular assignment that is being advertised at this time. EOIs will be screened against the credentials specified below for potential inclusion in the roster for a period of two years. Individuals who are placed on the roster may be contacted to submit proposals based on Terms of Reference for specific assignments.  The period, type, deliverables and accountabilities of each assignment will be determined by the Terms of Reference.

DESIRED PROFILE

Qualified individual consultants who meet the following requirements are invited to submit an EOI.

  • Advanced university degree (Master's) or equivalent professional experience in social sciences, economics, development studies or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience at the international and/or national level in monitoring, evaluation, data, research, and knowledge management.
  • Expertise in child protection areas of work is a strong asset.
  • Excellent written communication skills in English.  Knowledge of additional UN languages is an asset.
  • Ability to seek and quickly absorb new information and techniques.
  • Proven ability to work under tight deadlines and drive for results.

SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

Interested individuals should complete the online application form and provide the additional requested documents specified in the application form to edwivedi@unicef.org and complete the Download File Questionnaire - EOI.docx no later than close of business on 28 September 2018. Please quote “EOI for Child Protection M&E, Data, Research and Knowledge Management Rosteras the subject in your correspondence, alongwith the completed questionnaire.

This EOI does not constitute a solicitation. We do not require bids or proposals at this stage; we merely seek your expression of interest in being on a roster of individuals and institutions related to resource mobilization. A response to this Call for Expression of Interest does not automatically ensure that you will be selected to participate in a tender.

UNICEF reserves the right to change or cancel requirements at any time during the EOI and/or solicitation process. UNICEF also reserves the right to require compliance with additional conditions as and when issuing a final tender document. Responses received without a duly completed form or an incomplete form will not be considered. If you have any questions about this EOI, please email Eri Dwivedi (edwivedi@unicef.org), Child Protection Specialist, Child Protection Section, Programme Division.

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.

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: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Statistics
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-29

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