Consultancy: Donor report writer - Child Protection/Home Based- REQ#528280
New York City (United States of America)
The purpose of the consultancy is to write the final report for phase I of the Programme.
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Consultancy Title: Donor report writer
Section/Division/Duty Station: Child Protection/Home Based
Duration: 6 January 2020 - 31 August 2020 (31 days within the period of 6 January to 31 August 2020)
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.
More than 650 million girls and women alive today were married as children. This is a human rights violation on a vast scale and a major obstacle to sustainable development. While the practice of child marriage has slowly been declining, particularly for girls under age 15, additional, more concerted efforts are needed to accelerate the pace of change. If there is no reduction in child marriage, up to 280 million more girls alive today are at risk of becoming brides before they turn 18. The effects of population growth mean that this number will approach 320 million by 2050. If current trends continue, the total number of women alive today that were married in childhood will grow from more than 700 million to almost 1 billion women and girls by 2030.
The global momentum and opportunities to make significant progress on ending child marriage have never been more favorable. The UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage offers a framework promoting the right of girls to delay marriage, addressing the conditions that keep the practice in place, and caring for girls already in union. The programme targets adolescent girls (ages 10-19) at risk of child marriage or already in union, in 12 selected countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. The programme focuses on enabling girls at risk of child marriage to choose and direct their own futures, supporting households in demonstrating positive attitudes towards adolescent girls, and strengthening the systems that deliver services to adolescent girls. It will also seek to ensure laws and policies protect and promote adolescent girls' rights and highlight the importance of using robust data to inform policies relating to adolescent girls.
The UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage is being supported by Canada, the European Union, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, the UK and Zonta International. For the UN team to meet its accountability on quality reporting to the donors, a senior writer is required to produce the annual report. The purpose of the consultancy is to write the final report for phase I of the Programme. This is an assignment that may be carried out remotely and does not require any travel.
Scope of work:
- Review and synthesize of 12 country annual reports and 4 regional workplans for 2016 to 2019
- Review and synthesize the Evaluation of Phase I report
- Develop two drafts and one (final) end of phase one report. This report should include a main report and be accompanied by 12 country profiles.
Terms of Reference / Deliverables
First draft Phase I Report including 12 country profiles
4 May 2020
Second draft Phase I Report including 12 country profiles
29 May 2020
3. Final version of the Global Programme (Canada, the European Union, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, the UK and Zonta International) progress report
Final Phase I Report including 12 country profiles
31 August 2020
- Masters degree.
2) Work experience
- Advanced university degree in social sciences or other related field, preferably with some specialized training in development studies.
- At least 10 years of solid responsible professional work experience in a relevant field.
- Previous work experience with UNICEF or UNFPA an asset, in particular, producing Annual Results/Global Thematic Reports.
- Previous experience in copy-editing and fact-checking.
- High level proficiency in standard computer software, in particular, Microsoft word.
- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, of publication standard.
- Persistence in follow up, tact and diplomacy to work with international personnel.
- 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
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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.