International Consultancy: Child Protection Information Management Systems Consultant, ESARO (Remote)

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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.

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.

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Scope of Work

  1. Goal and Objective:

The overall objective is to provide technical support to Country Offices and Governments in the region to enhance administrative data on child protection through the strengthening of the social services workforce via information management systems, and to support integrated Child Protection case management across the region, including Primero.

  1. Provide details/reference to AWP areas covered: Explain briefly how this assignment links to the AWP/IR number.

ESARO Child Protection Work Plan Activity 1.2 Support inclusive and effective Child Protection Systems in preventing and responding to child protection violations (with particular emphasis on parenting, case management, CPMIS and the social service workforce strengthening)

  1. Activities and Tasks:

Under the overall guidance of the Regional Adviser Child Protection and the Child Protection Specialist (Child Protection Systems), the T4D Specialist, and with technical guidance from the Primero Project Lead at HQ, the Child Protection Information Management Systems Consultant will support Country Offices and the Regional Office in the assessment, planning, implementation and support of child protection information management systems throughout the region, with a focus on supporting the rollout of the Primero system.

The specific activities and tasks are:

    1. Business analysis and mapping of national Child Protection systems to support CPIMS+ configuration/implementation in select countries in the region
    2. Workflow and data flow analysis for system interoperability in select countries in the region
    3. Business case for child protection information management systems targeted at governments for use by UNICEF Country Offices
    4. Specific training / country level support in five participating countries
    5. Fact sheet for the region on child protection information management systems/Primero
    6. Regular analysis of data from participating countries
  1. Work relationships:

Under the supervision of the Child Protection Specialist (Child Protection Systems), the Specialist will be expected to engage with Country Offices, Regional CSO partners and other Regional Office sections (such as Health, Education and Social Protection etc.) for consultation purposes to inform data analysis and report generation.

  1. Deliverables & Payment Schedule

Number

Deliverables

Payment

Deadline

1

Deliverable 1:

Business analysis and mapping of national Child Protection systems to support CPIMS+

configuration/implementation in select countries in the region (countries to be determined during inception phase of the consultancy)

& Regular analysis of data from participating countries

20%

29 February 2024

2

Deliverable 2:

Workflow and data flow analysis for system interoperability in select countries in the region (countries to be determined during inception phase of the consultancy)

& Regular analysis of data from participating countries

15%

29 February 2024

3

Deliverable 3:

Business case for child protection information management systems targeted at governments for use by UNICEF Country Offices

& Regular analysis of data from participating countries

15%

29 March 2024

4

Deliverable 4:

Specific training / country level support in five participating countries

& Regular analysis of data from participating countries

20%

15 May 2024

5

Deliverable 5:

Fact sheet for the region on child protection information management systems/Primero & Regular analysis of data from participating countries

10%

13 September 2024

6

Deliverable 6:

Final Analysis of CPIMS data from participating countries

20%

15 November 2024

Desired competencies, technical background, and experience

  1. Education
    • Advanced university degree in information technology, social sciences, development studies or other relevant field.
  2. Work experience and skills
    • At least 8 years of relevant international experience in planning, monitoring, evaluation and Child Protection. Strong data analysis skills and experience in strengthening Child Protection information management systems for development and humanitarian settings. Strong preference given to candidates with CPIMS+/Primero experience.
  3. Competencies
    • Builds and maintains partnerships
    • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
    • Drive to achieve results for impact
    • Innovates and embraces change
    • Manages ambiguity and complexity
    • Thinks and acts strategically
    • Works collaboratively with others
  4. Language
    • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and Portuguese will be an asset.

Administrative issues

The supervisor of this consultant will avail all the relevant resources required in the data analysis. The consultant will also be expected to draw a list of documents that are needed in this assignment and liaise with the supervisor to conclude the list of documentation for the desk review.

The consultant is expected to be home based with potential travel to at least four programme countries in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (Angola, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda). Travel will likely entail five days per country. All travel (in case of any) will be by most economical fare and reimbursement will be as per UNICEF policy. If the consultant is required to quarantine while traveling, UNICEF will pay for the quarantine if not organized by the host country.

Regular remote meeting (frequency to be defined with the supervisor) will be organized to provide updates. The consultant will use his/her own office equipment. As most of the work will be done remotely, the consultant must have high internet connectivity and should be available/reachable online, from 8:30 – 17:30 East African Time.

Conditions

As per UNICEF DFAM policy, payment made against approved deliverables. No advance payment is allowed unless in exceptional circumstances against bank guarantee, subject to a maximum of 30 per cent of the total contract value in cases where advances purchases, for example for supplies or travel, may be necessary.

Risks

Some of the deliverables could require travel and this may be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. The consultant will explore alternative and feasible platforms to organize remote sessions, as needs be.

How to apply

Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV or P11 form and their technical proposals to the online recruitment portal (Talent Management System) or email provided.

Interested candidates to indicate their ability, availability, and rate (daily/monthly) expressed in US$ to undertake the terms of reference.

Applications submitted without a fee/ rate will not be considered.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

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.

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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