International Consultant for Situation Analysis (SitAn) (Luanda, Angola) 3 Months
Application deadline 3 months ago: Wednesday 29 Jun 2022 at 22:55 UTCOpen application form
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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.
For every child, a voice.
The Situation Analysis (the SitAn) of children’s rights and wellbeing is a flagship product designed to inform policy dialogue, partnerships and interventions to improve the lives of children. It is an assessment and analysis of the country situation, with respect to children's rights and critical issues affecting their realization. The SitAn is a crucial part of the child rights monitoring (CRM) framework and represents a key UNICEF programmatic output that helps focus on knowledge gaps related to inequities and child deprivations. By promoting the broad engagement of all stakeholders, the SitAn is expected to inform policy dialogue in the country and child-focused policy advocacy to make an important contribution to accelerating the achievement of child-related goals with equity.
As Angola and UNICEF prepare to discuss the priorities of the new Country Programme (2024-2027), there is a need to update the analysis and provide UNICEF and its partners with new and robust evidence on the situation of children and adolescents in the country, particularly the most vulnerable. This will inform programme decisions and guide policy advocacy and partnership efforts, as well as to track progress of child rights implementation. Such an analysis will also be timely as it will inform the review of the National 11 Commitments for Children in Angola, the CRC Report among others.
In view of the above, UNICEF Angola is seeking the services of an international consultant to develop the SitAn report using the available evidence, while paying due consideration to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda, UNICEF Strategic Plan for 2022-2025, UNICEF Gender Action Plan 2022-2025, and main national and global priorities including the UNSDCF 2020-2022 with its complementary CCA 2022 and the National Development Plan (PDN 2018-2022). The PDN includes key strategies around Human Development and Well-being: 16 Programs; Infrastructure Needed for Development: 3 Programs; Consolidation of Peace, Strengthening the Democratic State and Law, Good Governance, State Reform and Decentralization: 7 Programs; Harmonious Development of the Territory: 1 Program; Ensuring Angola's Territorial Stability and Integrity and Strengthening its Role in the International and Regional Context: 4 Programs.
The main purpose of this assignment is to conduct a human-rights based and equity-focused Situation Analysis of children and adolescents with respect to the realization of children’s and adolescents’ rights. The analysis should examine the progress, challenges and opportunities for achieving child rights and well-being, and the patterns of deprivation that children and adolescents face. The Analysis should be objective and verifiable and is expected to be used by all partners and stakeholders in the country in addressing key challenges preventing children and adolescents, especially the most disadvantaged, from enjoying their rights ensured in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and other international obligations of the country.
The consultant will primarily rely on secondary data analysis, while limited primary data collection from major child rights duty-bearers and other key informants may occur. This will specifically include:
• Desk review of existing nationally and internationally available data and evidence on selected topics published in studies, research, evaluation and survey reports.
• Desk review of data, programme reports and analysis generated by UNICEF, including studies, research and evaluations.
• Desk review and comparative analysis of available legislation, social policy, government strategies and budget allocation and analysis of public expenditure documents.
• Background notes on specific topics where UNICEF and other actors working with and for children do not have or have limited knowledge for a comprehensive Situation Analysis (e.g. gender analysis of disparities; environmental/climate issues affecting children, mental health issues, migration etc.).
• Key informants’ interviews and Focus Group Discussions, including those who shape and implement public policies as well as children and adolescents.
How can you make a difference?
The consultant is expected to produce and submit following deliverables:
SitAn inception report, which includes the initial analysis of the information that needs to be updated as a priority in the SitAn.
Preliminary report on key findings and conclusions, which follows the suggested Outline, including, a power point presentation for validation of the findings. It also includes an Annex State of Children’s Rights) with issues, bottlenecks and strategies arranged by the proposed child rights, domains and sub-domains (format provided)
Final draft report for validation – as per the suggested Guidelines.
Final Report – which integrates comments from the validation process, ideally limited to ~ 50 pages (not including Annexes).
Final PowerPoint presentation and, as applicable, detailed causality analyses
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master Degree) in in one of the following areas: social sciences, statistics, demography, economics, development or related
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in development of analytical reports and policy documents related to children and adolescents
- Recognized international researcher with proven experience in public policy, social policy and policy analysis, public finance and child/human rights
- Strong analytical skills – references to previous work or institutions
- Excellent knowledge of statistics, social service systems, development agenda
- Previous experience with UNICEF is an advantage.
- Proven experience in in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, policy (and finance) analysis (including experience in the consistent use of age and sex-disaggregated and gender sensitive data) and report preparation
- Knowledge of human rights-based approach to programming
- Experience in facilitating consultations with government representatives, NGOs, academia, children, adolescents and other stakeholders
- Excellent writing skills
- Fluency in English is required. Fluency in Portuguese is a strong asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability.
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
- Works Collaboratively with others
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships
- Innovates and Embraces Change
- Thinks and Acts Strategically
- Drives to achieve impactful results
- Manages ambiguity and complexity
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
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.
Duty Station: Luanda, Angola
Terms of Payment: The consultant will be paid an all-inclusive fee (transportation costs, stationary, communication and other miscellaneous expenses) as per the stipulated deliverable and payment schedule.
Contract Duration: 3 months
How to apply: Interested candidates are requested to create their profile on UNICEF career portal at https://www.unicef.org/careers/, including cover letter and CV. Candidates should indicate ability, availability and all-inclusive financial proposal to undertake the terms of reference.
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.