Consultancy for Child Marriage Knowledge Management
Provide child marriage knowledge management support to the three agencies- UNICEF, UNFPA and UN women at the regional level. This joint programme is to end child marriage in 12 countries around the world, 3 of which are in South Asia – Bangladesh, India and Nepal – and they have additional interventions in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) is seeking the services of an individual consultant to provide child marriage knowledge management support to the three UN agencies in South Asia - UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women, at the regional level.
Key Assignments and Tasks:
- Attend the regional meeting of the agencies' child marriage focal points in Kathmandu in August 2019, and document the results, including finalizing the regional theory of change;
- Update the child marriage focal point list for all 3 agencies in each country in the region;
- Provide 5 academic reviews of about 250 words each in an accessible format to share recent evidence on child marriage in the region and/or globally that will inform programme development;
- Review the UNICEF-UNFPA South Asia Child Marriage website and support its transition to a new ICT architecture, including preparation of user guide. This will require being in Kathmandu in August for a review of the current site and new design;
- Review and polish the year-end report for the UNICEF and UNFPA regional offices.
The consultant will be managed by the Regional Advisor Child Protection in close collaboration with the UNFPA APRO Regional Advisor Gender and Human Rights.
Academic Qualification and work experience:
- An advanced university degree in social science-related field of work
- A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience in gender and child protection related areas, including an understanding of theories of change
- Knowledge of child marriage practices in South Asia
- Concrete experience developing knowledge management materials
- Familiarity with SharePoint ideal
- Experience documenting meetings
- Exposure to the UN system and ideally having worked with UNICEF, UNFPA or UN Women in the past
- Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
Duration: 15 August to 15 December 2019 (26 working days)
The consultant will be home based and have their own computer, with necessary virtual communication tools (e.g., Skype). The consultant should have good internet access to be able to communicate effectively with the 3 regional offices. Ideally the consultant will be based either in Kathmandu or in Bangkok to have easy access to either UNICEF ROSA or UNFPA EAPRO.
If the person is not based in Kathmandu, there will be one trip required to Kathmandu to participate in the regional workshop to end child marriage in August 2019, as well as to obtain a comprehensive briefing on the new architecture for the regional knowledge platform on child marriage. It is expected that this will be a full week, however may be slightly extended if required.
Air travel will be in economy class. DSA, Terminal, etc, will be as per UNICEF travel policy for consultants. No TA will be issued by UNICEF. Consultants on travel status must complete the BSAFE e-learning module prior to begin the travel.
Note: Please quote your daily rate while submitting the application. Application without daily rate, etc. will not be entertained.
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The competencies required for this post are
- Analysing, Applying Technical Expertise, Communication
- Fluent in Microsoft word
- Ability to communicate using Skype
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.