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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Astana
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-09

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National Consultant for development of an analytical brief on data on children of Kazakhstan

Astana (Kazakhstan)

The UNICEF Country Office in Kazakhstan is looking for National Consultant for development of an analytical brief on data on children of Kazakhstan, individual contract, home-based, full-time, Astana duty station

National Consultant for development of an analytical brief on data on children of Kazakhstan

Type of contract: Individual Contract
Duration: 01.04.2019 – 01.06.2019
Duty station: Astana, home-based, full-time

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 fair chance

Background

For more than two decades, UNICEF has been working closely with the national government, local representatives and civil society to improve the situation of children in Kazakhstan, ensuring equal access to quality social services, and primarily, healthcare and education.
The Government of Kazakhstan and UNICEF are currently implementing another five-year program of cooperation, based upon national priorities and strategies, for 2016-2020. Along with those national priorities and strategies, however, the country has also taken its international obligations, including attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, into account. The establishment of the Ombudsman for Children, moreover, has presented new opportunities for coordinating activities amongst all organizations dealing with childhood issues. Ensuring equal opportunities for children is the most important task for UNICEF, both in Kazakhstan and around the world. Equality means, that all children are able to survive, develop and fully realize their potential in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Kazakhstan ratified in 1994. The social agenda of the Republic of Kazakhstan is focused on the protection of children’s rights, with close attention paid to children from the most vulnerable groups, including children with special mental and physical developmental characteristics.

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How can you make a difference?

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. The consultancy is to assist the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy RK in developing the analytical brief; the consultant will cooperate with the working group on data for children.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Statistics is an important source of information about the situation in the country, its development and ongoing changes.

Since 2017, the Statistics Committee of the MNE RK has launched the production of the annual statistical compilation (further – Yearbook) “Children of Kazakhstan”. The Yearbook provides to all interested individuals and organizations, in one place, a set of comprehensive information about the children of Kazakhstan also disaggregated by regions, gender, age, by urban and rural areas. The Yearbook contains data from various official sources (statistical data and administrative records), it is divided into 10 sections, characterizing the main areas of life of children and their environment, namely:
1) Demographic Characteristics;
2) Health and Healthy Lifestyle;
3) Education;
4) Leisure for Children;
5) Social Protection of Children;
6) Children in Conflict with the Law;
7) Children’s Well-being and Social Inequality;
8) Employment of Youth;
9) International Comparisons;
10) Children and Sustainable Development Goals in Kazakhstan.

The purpose of the work on the data analysis on the children of Kazakhstan is to provide timely and valid information based on the most relevant data.

To achieve this goal, the Consultant is to perform the following scope of work:
• Analysis of the collected statistics and administrative data to highlight the most key data as the basis for the analytical brief;
• Development and finalization of the format, including the visual presentation of information;
• Writing an analytical brief (about 30 pages) based on 2018 data (available in April 2019) including visual presentation of determined key data (infographics, graphs, maps, etc.);
• Adaptation of the format for the Yearbook “Children of Kazakhstan” to provide in the compilation not only data, but also analytics.

The evaluation of the results will be based on the following:
• Quality of work (i.e. work is acceptable to UNICEF and Statistics Committee);
• Timeliness of work (delivered according to schedule below);
• Responsibility;
• Communication.

Work Assignment Overview

1. Tasks/Milestones:
- Review and analyze collected statistics and administrative data; develop appropriate format for the analytical brief and finalize it with UNICEF and SC MNE RK;
- Prepare an analytical brief based on 2018 data (which will be available starting April 2019).
Deliverable/Output: an analytical brief (up to 30 pages) with identified key indicators, trends and analysis of the current situation, tables.
Date: 30 days after contract signing

2. Tasks/Milestones: Visualize the data presented in the analytical brief
Deliverable/Output: Visualization of the information from the analytical brief which should include infographics, graphs, maps, etc.
Date: 15 days after 1st deliverable

Supervision
National Consultant will be under direct supervision of and reporting to UNICEF Child Rights Monitoring Specialist.

Payment conditions
Payment, upon completion of each deliverable according to schedule. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, does not meet the quality standards of both UNICEF and Government of Kazakhstan, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines (fees reduced due to late submission: 20 days - 10%; 1 month-20%; 2 months-50%; more 2 months – payment withhold).
Payment is a subject for deductions, implied and required by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
• Master degree in one of the following disciplines: Public Policy, Economics, Finance, Statistics, Demography, Education, Political/Social Science or other areas related to the analysis component;
• At least 5 years of progressive work experience in data analysis or at least 5 years in one of the following areas of work: public policy, economics, statistics, demography, education, or political/social science;
• Excellent knowledge and experience in statistical/social analysis;
• Considerable experience and knowledge in work with children, the realization of their rights;
• Strong written, analytical and oral communication skills, including work in the preparation of reports;
• Relevant work experience with the government of Kazakhstan is an asset;
• Fluency in Russian. Knowledge of Kazakh and English 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

Remarks:
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
• 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.
• 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.
• All deliverables will be reviewed by UNICEF and partners.
• The results will be provided in Russian, analytical brief should be up to 30 pages.
• All materials must be submitted electronically.
• All materials developed will remain the copyright of UNICEF and UNICEF will be free to adapt and modify them in the future.
• The Consultant will perform his/her duties in line with UNICEF standards and procedures.
•The successful candidate will be required to have medical insurance (at his/her own cost), covering the whole period of contract.

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