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Consultancy: SRGBV Knowledge Mapping - Education/UNGEI Education Section/ PD/ NYHQ (Home Based)- REQ#528071

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Gender-based violence
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-13

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Under the guidance of the Coordinator, the consultant will complete the following deliverables: • Develop a methodology for identifying relevant materials to be included • Review and identify key programme, monitoring and advocacy documents related to SRGBV • Develop a document library of materials with brief narrative summaries of key tools and systematized by organization, key areas of focus, type of resource and other relevant categories

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.

Consultancy Title: Consultant – SRGBV Knowledge Mapping

Section/Division/Duty Station: Education/UNGEI Education Section/ PD/ NYHQ (Home Based).

Duration: January  2nd, 2020 – February 29th 2020 (Number of working Days: 40).

About UNICEF

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. 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. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.

BACKGROUND

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates the commitment of children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

In line with Every Child Learns, the 2020-2030 education strategy, UNICEF is investing more improved learning and skills development for boys and girls from early childhood to adolescence, in particular for the most marginalized and those affected by humanitarian situations. UNICEF is doing more to promote equity and inclusion through specific efforts to reach the most vulnerable and via support to children in humanitarian and fragile contexts to access quality education opportunities.

Within this framework, UNICEF is committed to inter-agency cooperation and strengthening global goods that contribute to evidence-based programming.

The Global Working Group to End School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV WG), formed in 2014, is a coalition of over 50 agencies and more than 100 members, representing civil society, donors, academia, education unions, and UN agencies. Co-hosted by UNGEI and UNESCO, the SRGBV WG provides a platform for members to share and exchange knowledge, research and promising approaches from a range of different contexts in low- and middle-income countries. The SRGBV WG has played an important role in advocating for applying a gender lens in understanding and preventing school violence.

Terms of Reference / Deliverables

Under the guidance of the Coordinator, the consultant will complete the following deliverables:

  • Develop a methodology for identifying relevant materials to be included
  • Review and identify key programme, monitoring and advocacy documents related to SRGBV
  • Develop a document library of materials with brief narrative summaries of key tools and systematized by organization, key areas of focus, type of resource and other relevant categories

Analyze the findings from the desk review and complete a synthesis report, identifying key themes and gaps which need tools and materials to be developed. 

Tasks/Milestone:

Deliverables/Outputs:

Timeline

Develop a methodology for review and identify relevant materials to be included

Desk review completed

15th January 2020 (20 days)

Develop a document library with brief narrative summaries of key tools and systematized by organization, key areas of focus, type of resource and other relevant categories

A spreadsheet of relevant materials created

15th February 2020 (10 days)

Analyze the findings from the desk review and identify key themes and gaps which need tools and materials to be developed

 

Synthesis report completed

29th February 2020 (10 days)

 

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree is required.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant research or programme experience in education and gender and/or SRGBV
  • Demonstrated experience in research and conducting desk reviews
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Working knowledge of excel
  • Knowledge of French preferred
  • Ability to manage time and meet deadlines
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail 

Requirements:

  • Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal that will include:
  • your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference (can be downloaded here: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_consultancy_assignments.html 
    • travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.
    • Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
    • Indicate your availability
  • Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

U.S. Visa information:

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.  

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

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: Here

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.

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