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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Bucharest
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2019-03-31

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National Consultant on Synthesis Report on Data Systems Analyses

Bucharest (Romania)

UNICEF Romania is seeking a National Consultant to draft a Synthesis Report on Data Collection Systems in Child Protection, Education and Health sectors, by National Institute of Statistics (NIS) and 2016 Transformative Monitoring for Enhanced Equity (TransMonEE) Country Analytical Report on Children’s Access to Justice in Romania

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, protection.

 

How can you make a difference?

Purpose

Consolidate into a synthesis report the data collection systems analyses in child protection, education and health sectors, by NIS and TransMonEE CAR 2016 on Children’s Access to Justice.

 

Major duties and responsibilities

 

Working under the supervision of the Child Rights Systems Monitoring Specialist and the overall programmatic guidance of the UNICEF Deputy Representative, the National Consultant is expected to analyse and synthetize the existing four reports on data collection systems in child protection, education, health and by INS, as well as information from the 2016 TransMonEE Country Analytical Report Romania on Children’s Access to Justice. The consultant will conduct a desk review of the above-mentioned five reports, have meetings with the authors and, if needed, with representatives of the stakeholder institutions, to update the information concerning the situation of existing child data collection systems and clarify potential issues raised during the desk review.

 

The structure of the Synthesis Report will be based on the structure of existing sector reports and will provide a comprehensive picture on the analysed child data collection systems, including the areas where improvements should be made, the bottlenecks in legislation and data collection processes / methods / instruments / indicators / capacities, overlapping, complementarities between the existing child data collection systems, and provide common and specific recommendations in order to achieve a more comprehensive and child rights monitoring in Romania with an equity lens).

The report will also identify: 1/ cross-sectoral challenges in relation with data collection and analysis and make recommendations for improvement, 2/ reasons for limitations in collecting and analyzing data on some vulnerable groups (children with disabilities, Roma children) and 3/ limitations to disaggregation of data and come-up with cross-sectoral solutions. It will investigate the current status of coordination and communication between different actors in data collection and analysis and suggest ways of improvement. 

 

The draft synthesis report will be discussed and validated through (individual) consultative meetings with stakeholder institutions[1] at technical level. The consultant will agree with UNICEF the list of institutions to be consulted to validate the findings and recommendations of the Synthesis Report. The final report will be presented and discussed in a round table with the stakeholder institutions at national level or in individual meetings with every key stakeholder.

 

Based on the findings and recommendations of the Synthesis Report, UNICEF intends to advocate for and support specific improvements in child data collection systems to strengthen collection, disaggregation and use of equity data for evidence-based policy formulation and implementation in the benefit of all children, including the most vulnerable ones.

 

Expected results, deliverable and deadline

 

The consultancy is proposed for 25 (twenty-five) working days and the expected result is a synthesis report of the data systems analyses in child protection, education, health, by NIS and TransMonEE Country Analytical Report on Children’s Access to Justice (max. 50 pages).

The work is expected to be carried out during the period of 20 March 2019 – 14 June 2019 over the proposed timeframe.

The draft and final reports will be submitted in Romanian language. Translation into English language will be in charge of UNICEF Country Office in Romania.

 

Payment

 

Payment will be made in two instalments:

  • 40% upon submission of the draft synthesis report, and
  • 60% upon the completion of the assignment (final synthesis report).

 

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

  • University graduate with a MA in statistics, social sciences, sociology, education, health, social work or other related fields;
  • At least 8 years of experience working in the area of social statistics and verifiable experience in data collection processes/systems in health care, education, child protection, juvenile justice sectors and by NIS;
  • Experience in administrative data analysis;
  • Excellent skills in report writing and formulation of conclusions and recommendations;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Fluency in English and Romanian;
  • Advanced knowledge on international organizations reporting standards (e.g. European Commission, World Bank, UN agencies, programmes and funds)
  • Previous experience in similar activities, preferably with UNICEF or other UN Agencies is an asset;
  • Ability to cooperate with specialists in the fields identified; good communication and interpersonal skills; excellent organisational skills and be able to cope with tight deadlines;
  • Availability to work during the period 20 March – 30 June 2019.

 

Deadline for submitting applications - 10 March 2019

The application must include:

1.         an updated CV focused on the skills and experience requested by the current consultancy;

2.         list of relevant publications, incl. links or relevant sample work attached;

3.         a financial offer as per attached templateDownload File Financial template_Feb 19.docx, specifying the requested gross daily fee in RON, taking into consideration that the consultant will be responsible for paying all his/her due income taxes as per Romanian fiscal legislation. Applications which do not include the financial offer will not be considered.

 

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.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

 

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

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