Home-based Consultancy to conduct mapping of integration of targets for child-related SDG indicators in Europe and Central Asia
Application deadline 1 year ago: Sunday 8 Aug 2021 at 21:55 UTCOpen application form
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This is a call for a home-based consultancy from August till November (30 working days) for the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO)
How can you make a difference?
With ten years left before the ambitious 2030 Agenda comes to an end, it is important to go beyond discussing indicator meta-data and data availability and integrate SDG targets and indicators into the national planning processes and documents and set corresponding targets for children, desirably at disaggregated levels. This will reflect a commitment to results-based policymaking and hopefully increase attention and investments in quality, reliable and disaggregated data, and evidence.
Many UNICEF Country Offices (CO), usually in coordination with other UN agencies, have been supporting the National Statistical Offices in assessment of SDG data gaps and generation of data as well as working with planning and line ministries in integration of measurable targets for children in national development documents and sectoral plans. It is important to do mapping of what has been done and understand better the need for support for integration and target setting for SDGs and beyond that can bring more visibility and accountability for the positive changes in the situation of children. In this context, ECARO will recruit a consultant to do a mapping of the progress and support needs both with SDG data availability and baseline setting as well as integration and target setting in national planning documents.
Scope of Work:
The consultant will work closely with the Regional Office (RO) and COs to review and analyze - Status of nationalisation and adoption of child-related SDG indicators - Availability of baselines and support of UNICEF to SDG baseline assessments and Voluntary National Reviews - Integration of SDG targets (or similar) and indicators into national programming and status of target setting, identifying the support needs of COs and national partners in the target setting work - Integration of Data, Monitoring and Evaluation components into national planning documents, plans of actions and sectoral plans.
The mapping will involve collecting related documents and information from COs, providing a regional situation with SDG data adoption, baseline and target-setting and aggregate the needs for support, focusing on the most urgent SDG indicators. The consultation will also work with RO sections, particularly Social Policy, in addition to the Planning and Data section and COs.
Desk review and agreement on the scope and focus
Discussions with COs to understand the status and needs, in line with a pre-developed checklist
Development of draft and final reports
Suggested design and approach of the mapping, including background and desk review
Interviews and collection of information and documents from COs
Report on child-related SDG indicator adoption, baseline and target setting and integration into national planning documents, including support provided by UNICEF and need for support
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in social sciences, international development or related fields relevant for the assignment.
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience
- Proven track record in evidence- and results-based policymaking and monitoring. • Excellent understanding of the 2030 agenda, child-related SDG indicators, data ecosystems and UNICEF/UN support work. • Strong analytical skills to compile and consolidate a variety of inputs and produce technical, concise and easy-to-understand documents. • Previous experience with UNICEF is an advantage. • Relevant experience in development of analytical reports • Strong interpersonal skills. • Fluency in English; Knowledge of one or more languages used in the region will be an advantage. • Excellent writing skills
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How to apply
Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to apply online. They should duly complete the on-line profile, upload the requested documents (P11 form supersedes the CV) and provide their daily fee. Candidates who did not indicate their daily fees will not be considered.
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.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
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.