Consultancy to support Social and Behavioral Change Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Family Development Programme on positive parenting and family wellbeing - Nationals only (11.5 mon

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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.

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OBJECTIVE:

This consultancy is in lieu to support the Cairo Demographic Center (CDC), which is affiliate to the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development to have and implement a well-integrated TOC and SBC focused M&E framework to support the Family Development Presidential Initiative.

Being Multisectoral and integrated programme, the Family Development Programme results entail substantive elements of social and behavioral change with focus on family life. Integrated in the TOC are SBC accelerators that could help accelerate performance and lead the development and upscale of the Family Development Presidential Initiative. The SBC results and indicators should be designed for gauging short and medium level changes and accelerating the programmes’ performance nationwide for a prospective of upscale.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of both CDC and UNICEF SBC and M&E teams, the individual contractor will be tasked to technically support the creation of a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework to assess social and behavioral change focusing on positive parenting and girls’ empowerment. The consultant will be tasked to identify a set of relevant indicators, design a data collection system, develop a data visualization dashboard, inform the inclusion of behavioral indicators in big survey, mainstreaming the use of RapidPro for evidence generation as well as enhancing the use of social listening platforms, sentiment analysis and participatory research, such as Most Significant Change.

Scope of work:

The consultant’s scope of work includes:

  1. Refining the existing monitoring and evaluation framework to focus on positive parenting and gender equality in support of the Family Development project’s Theory of Change.
  2. Advise on the use of UNICEF toolbox tactics such as behavioral assessments and tracking, social listening platforms, community insights, and participatory research to support behavioral insights based on the developed M&E framework
  3. Support the relevant CDC’s team in developing a real time and periodic results data visualization dashboard, based on UNICEF international best practices, and using the available real-time interactive platform owned and run by MOPED.
  4. Mainstreaming the use of real-time information system (RapidPro)to specifically support the update of the already developed Management Information System (MIS) for data collection and reporting that is focused on the community engagement component and measurement.
  5. The resulting Dashboard and MIS system analysis should support the development of a model intervention guided by the SBC based M&E framework
  6. Dissemination and capacity building on behavioral indicators for relevant stakeholders.
  7. Carry out field visits to test the data collection systems and supervise data collection activities in the field.

    ACTIVITIES, DELIVERABLES, AND TIMELINES, PLUS BUDGET PER DELIVERABLE:

The consultant is expected to perform the below tasks:

  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework focusing on positive parenting and gender equality in support of the Family Development project’s Theory of Change
  1. Desk Review on behavioral insights with focus on positive parenting and gender equality.
  2. Facilitating the designing workshop
  3. Validation workshop to launch the M&E plan
  4. Developing an evidence generation plan
  5. Develop baseline and data collection plan
  • Support the relevant CDC’s team in developing a data visualization dashboard

Supporting the M&E plan visualization and integration within existing platforms such as the SDGs monitoring platform.

  • Mainstreaming the use of Real-time Information System (RapidPro), social listening (VDO), sentiment analysis and participatory research, and big surveys to support behavioral insights based on the developed M&E Framework.
  1. Development and testing of baseline questionnaires for the different evidence generation methodologies.
  2. Develop a reporting process flow and governance structure-including a PMP (Partnership Management Portal) and an assessment Framework
  • Dissemination and capacity building on behavioral insights for relevant stakeholders
  1. Present the M&E Framework at least in 3 relevant public events
  2. At least 2 capacity building workshops with all relevant counterparts (MOSS, MOHP, MOYS, NCW, NCCM, etc.)
  3. At least 2 capacity building workshops for relevant stakeholders at governorate level
  • Carry out field visits to test the data collection systems and supervise data collection activities in the field ( at least 5 field visits)

Deliverables

Estimated Duration to complete

Payments Percentage

Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework focusing on positive parenting and gender equality in support of the Family Development project’s Theory of Change

  • Desk review report
  • Workshop report
  • M&E Plan
  • Data collection Plan
  • Baseline Report

45 days

35%

Support the relevant CDC’s team in developing a data visualization dashboard

  • Dashboard developed

10 days

10%

Mainstreaming the use of Real-time Information System (RapidPro), social listening (VDO), sentiment analysis and participatory research, and big surveys to support behavioral insights based on the developed M&E Framework

  • SMS based questionnaire tool
  • Social listening and Sentiment analysis plan
  • Focus group discussions guidelines based on the MSC and other relevant participatory research tools
  • Big survey modules developed

40 days

30%

Dissemination and capacity building on behavioral insights for relevant stakeholders

  • Power point presentation
  • Training materials developed and/or customized
  • 4 workshops reports

20 days

15%

Carry out field visits to test the data collection systems and supervise data collection activities in the field

• 5 mission reports

15 days

10%

TOTAL

130 days

100%

Conditions of work:

Consultant will be positioned at Cairo Demographic Center to support the family Development programme.

NOTE FOR CONSULTANTS AND INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTORS:

Please submit your monthly fees stated in Egyptian Pounds based on the deliverables mentioned above in the Terms of Reference, along with your recent CV.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Master’s degree in communication, Economic Science or any related field
  • More than 5 years of proven work experience in behavioral science.
  • Proven track record on formative research, monitoring and evaluation of SBC interventions showing measurable social and behavioral change
  • Proven experience with IMS system and data visualization
  • Previous experience to collaborate with government and partners
  • Proficiency in English and Arabic language is required

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

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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 offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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.

UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

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