Consultancy: Information Management, Child Protection Sub-Cluster, Iraq (National)

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Background of the consultancy

The impact of the 2014-2017 conflict with ISIL continues to affect the physical and mental well-being, living standards and capacity for resilience and recovery of millions of Iraqis, while also exposing them to significant protection concerns. In 2021 it is estimated that 4.1 million people (1.9 million children), including 257,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in formal camps, 806,000 IDPs outside camps and 3.1 million returnees continue to need some form of humanitarian assistance. The severity of needs increased in 2021, largely due to the impact of COVID-19, leading to a 35 per cent increase in the number of people in acute need. As a result, it is estimated that 2.4 million people (including 151,000 in-camp IDPs, 470,000 out-of-camp IDPs and 1.8 million returnees) are in acute need of humanitarian assistance in 2021, 15 percent of whom are people with disabilities.

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with protracted displacement, has resulted in an increase in protection needs and vulnerabilities in Iraq including gender-based violence (GBV) and child protection, particularly for more vulnerable groups including women, children and people with disabilities. An estimated 2.3 million individuals (142,000 IDPs in camps) need protection services throughout 2021.

As a cluster/ sector Lead Agency for Education, Child Protection and WASH, UNICEF is committed to provide leadership in coordination of humanitarian action. Information Management is considered as a critical part of sector/ cluster coordination and collective strategic decision making. The Information Management Officer is a core cluster/sector coordination team member. Since the start of the humanitarian response UNICEF child protection and education had a separate IMO. Since late last year, one IMO was recruited to support both the Child Protection and Education Sub-cluster. However, it has become increasingly difficult for one IMO to manage the needs of both sectors. This may be come even more difficult during the latter half of the year when there is a need for more work on humanitarian needs assessment and development of humanitarian needs overview. Therefore, there is an urgent need for IMO with solid track record in the areas of child protection to support the child protection sub-cluster.

Under this consultancy the IMO will be responsible for managing the collection, analysis and sharing of information that is important for the child protection sector and cluster coordination group participants to make informed (evidence based) strategic decisions in the changing landscape in the “nexus” between humanitarian and development.

Objective of the consultancy

The purpose of this consultant is to manage the collection, analysis and sharing of information that is important for the child protection sub- cluster and cluster members.

Specific tasks of the consultancy

Support the existing CP& Education IMO and maintain timely monitoring and reporting mechanism to update achievements and gaps in activities

  • Ensure the appropriate indicators and measurements are set to monitor the response achievements
  • Maintain regular service mapping including 5Ws (‘Who does What, Where, When and for Whom?’ databases),
  • Support the estimation of spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of the sector/ cluster response activities
  • Prepare necessary data and information for regular reporting, with focus on achievement against targets
  • Prepare dashboard/ infographic as appropriate to support information needs of sector/ cluster members

Deliverables:

  • Excel matrix of achievements of IDP response, Refugee Response and COVID 19 response
  • Online dashboard for IDP and refugee response and COVID 19 response when required
  • 3W/4W/5W for IDP and refugee response
  • 3W/4W/5W for COVID 19 response

Establish timely and effective situation monitoring/ assessment system to identify critical needs and support evidence-based decision making

  • Ensure cluster/ sector specific indicators are adequately covered in the existing Inter-agency assessment/ monitoring tools
  • Map out the available assessment tools in country to assist sector specific needs analysis, and identify information gaps
  • If necessary, develop and maintain sector specific assessment and data management tool as appropriate
  • Support the coordinators in analyzing the severity and scale of sector specific needs across the country,
  • Prepare necessary analysis to inform the design of sector/ cluster strategies to address critical needs,
  • Support the coordinators in setting realistic and measurable targets for priority activities

Deliverables:

  • Draft list of indicators for HNO 2022 submitted
  • Draft list of severity for each indicator for HNO 2022 submitted
  • PIN and severity for CP sub-cluster has been submitted
  • HNO final inputs submitted
  • In case of HRP, draft list of disaggregated targets for each activity per districts for HRP 2022
  • Review Indicator Description guide for HRP & refuges response 2022
  • Handover report with shared folder with documents at the end of the assignment

Ensure Cluster/Sectors specific IM standards and capacity to continuity is upheld

  • Manage flows of information and dissemination in a timely and appropriate way, including mailing lists, website, shared folders and other SNS platforms
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders (OCHA, UNHCR, other sectors/clusters) to exchange and analyze relevant information and caseloads.
  • Represent the cluster in Information Management WG meetings and relevant inter-cluster and cluster meetings, contributing from Information Management perspective
  • Build the capacity of cluster/sector specific line Ministry personnel in Information and Data Management for continuity
  • Ensure that all sub-clusters/ sub- committees and technical working groups take ownership of the IM tools and integrate these tools in the monitoring and update of their activities in their daily work
  • Maintain updated CPSC dashboard on Humanitarian Response webpages with all relevant materials

Duration of consultancy: from 15 August 2021 to 31 January 2022

Schedule of deliverables:

Description of Deliverables

Target Delivery Date

  • Excel matrix of achievements of IDP response, Refugee Response and COVID 19 response
  • Refined online dashboard for IDP and refugee with desegregated by UNICEF field offices and partners
  • 3W/4W/5W for COVID 19 response
  • 3W/4W/5W for IDP and refugee response
  • Draft list of indicators for HNO 2022 submitted

15th Sep 2021

  • Draft list of severity for each indicator for HNO 2021 submitted
  • Excel matrix of achievements of IDP response, Refugee Response and COVID 19 response
  • Online dashboard for IDP and refugee with desegregated by UNICEF field offices and partners
  • 3W/4W/5W for COVID 19 response
  • 3W/4W/5W for IDP and refugee response

15th Oct 2021

  • PIN and severity for CP sub-cluster has been submitted
  • Excel matrix of achievements of IDP response, Refugee Response and COVID 19 response
  • Online dashboard for IDP and refugee with desegregated by UNICEF field offices and partners
  • 3W/4W/5W for COVID 19 response
  • 3W/4W/5W for IDP and refugee response

15th Nov 2021

  • Excel matrix of achievements of IDP response, Refugee Response and COVID 19 response
  • Online dashboard for IDP and refugee with desegregated by UNICEF field offices and partners
  • List of disaggregated targets for each activity for HRP 2022

15th Dec 2021

  • Online dashboard for IDP and refugee response 2022
  • Indicator Description guide for HRP & refuges response 2022
  • Handover report with shared folder with documents at the end of the assignment

15th Jan 2021

Working Conditions

a) Location: the consultant may be based in either Baghdad or Erbil UNICEF office, to be agreed with the candidate

b) Logistic Requirements: IT equipment (laptop, monitor screen, mouse) UNICEF wifi and intranet access, office space, mobile phone and credit

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The consultant is expected to meet the following requirements in terms of qualifications and experience:

Minimum Qualifications Required

Education:

  • University degree, minimum first level and advanced level would be an asset, in a subject area relevant to information management
  • Extensive work experience relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications.
  • Formal training in cluster information management is necessary

Work Experience:

- Minimum two years of progressively relevant work experience in cluster procedures and IM products. Experience with Education and/or Child Protection sector/cluster is preferred.

- Familiarity with UNICEF’s mandate and procedures is an advantage

Special skills:

  • Proven technical expertise managing data and information cycle: from data collection (e.g. ‘Who does What, Where, When and for Whom?’ and ‘Secondary Data Review’ databases), storage, and analysis for diverse datasets (e.g. datasets on needs, situation, response, coordination, funding, etc.),
  • Ability to present information in understandable, effective and visually appealing tables, charts, graphs, maps, visuals and reports (such as snapshots, dashboards, W analysis, gap analysis, etc.)
  • Extensive knowledge of the data cycle (data collection, data analysis, data interpretation and data visualization) especially for assessments and for output monitoring purposes
  • High proficiency (advanced user) in MS Excel, especially: pivot tables (perfect knowledge), table formatting, key functions and formulas such as lists, drop-down menu, V-look Up, Offset validation, graphs (perfect knowledge), etc.
  • Proven skills in using GIS and map-making packages, and in web design and software development.
  • Ability to lead assessment processes (setting indicators, suggesting data collection methodologies, sampling grids and data management tools) is an advantage
  • Knowledge of software such as Excel Macro, MS Access, Tableau is an advantage

Competencies:

- Proactively establish and maintain working relations, and share ideas through information management networks and promote synergies with other clusters and sectors

- Excellent written and oral presentation skills;

- Ability to work closely with the teams in a multi-cultural environment.

- Facilitation and capacity-building skills

- Ability to perform several tasks in a timely manner with a focus on quality

- Communicate key messages to different audiences

- Understanding of the logical framework approach and different types of indicators (baseline and output especially) is an advantage

- Basic understanding of Education and Child Protection sector/ cluster activities is a great advantage

Contractual Terms and Conditions:

Candidates should submit a financial proposal for the assignment, outlining all-inclusive fees per deliverable (based on the number of days worked and daily rate charged).

Travel expenses to the duty station and within the country, if required, will be paid in accordance with UNICEF polices/rules and regulations for individual consultancy assignment.

Under consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21.75 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly for actual days worked.

The consultant is not entitled to payment for overtime, weekends or public holidays, medical insurance, taxes, and any form of leave.

The Consultant must not publish or disseminate reports, data collection tools, collected data or any other documents produced from this consultancy without the permission of and acknowledgment of UNICEF Iraq.

The selected candidate will be governed by and subject to UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions for individual contracts.

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above.

Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

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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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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