National Consultancy - Child Protection Consultant budget/expenditure review and data collection, Harmful Practices -Addis Ababa-Ethiopia

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This is a NO-1 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-1 contracts.

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, you demonstrate…UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability

Specific Tasks:

The tasks are as follows:

Based on existing expenditure tracking tables, tools and methodology developed by an institution with that expertise and with UNICEF’s support (Child Protection and Social Policy) for the Costed Roadmap and linked to public finance for children, notably ‘Guidelines for Developing a Child Protection Budget Brief’), provide technical support to the MoWCY (at federal level) and BoWCY focal points and in selected regions (tentatively Amhara, Oromia and Somali) to undertake the budget expenditure review and progress tracking against the National Costed Roadmap and to systematically capture the findings. This will involve field travel to selected locations to rollout the tool ensuring consistency and systematic approaches across the selected regions, quality review and consolidation for final quality assurance by UNICEF Child Protection and Social Policy staff in the Country Office.

  • Support the roll-out of the draft monitoring tools to strengthen data collection and reporting on child marriage and FGM (in Afar, Amhara, Gambela, Oromia, SNNP and Somali Regions) in consultation with UNICEF Field Office colleaues. More specifically:
    • Facilitate logistics and provide technical support to ensure that the translated tools (being produced in seven local languages: Amharic, Afar-af, three local languages in Gambella, Somali and Oromiffa) are reviewed by key stakeholders (e.g. Bureaux of Women, Children and Youth and Regional Attorney General, RAG) and their feedback is taken on board.
    • Provide orientation on the monitoring tools to implementing partners and Field Office colleagues, provide advice and support to BoWCY and RAG and their respective reporting structures (horizontal, meaning across the two bureaux and vertical, meaning at each level from kebele, woreda, zone to region). Review incoming data for completeness and consistency and provide feedback to the bureaux for any corrections/clarifications and revisions. This will involve regular communication with UNICEF Field Office colleagues and implementing partners to understand successes, challenges and support needs.
    • Consolidate learnings of the process and recommendations in the form of a report to inform next steps.
  • Review draft documents (research methodology and data collection tools) provided by CARE International for the formative assessment as part of the development of the a) Out-of-school girls’ engagement strategy and manual b) Men and boys’ engagement strategy and manual. Engage Field Office colleagues in the process of the review of the documents and ensure UNICEF’s feedback is taken on board in the final version. The consultant is also expected to facilitate logistics for the research activities across the six regions, with CARE International, BoWCY, MoWCY and UNICEF Field Offices.
  • Any other related tasks as requested by the Child Protection Specialist or the Social Mobilization and Development Specialist.


The consultant will be supervised by the Social Mobilization and Development Specialist. He/she will work closely with the Child Protection Specialists working on the Harmful Practices Output at federal and regional level

  • The consultant will work with UNICEF Social Policy Section, notably with Public Finance for Children specialists, for the National Costed Roadmap budget and expenditure tracking

The consultant will develop a strong working relation with the federal and regional government representatives/sector bureaus as part of the stocktaking exercise on the progress of the National Costed Roadmap.

Minimum Qualifications required:

Master’s degree in Social Science, Development Studies, Gender, Human Rights, Sociology or another relevant field.


• At least two years professional experience working on child protection issues with a focus on harmful practices (FGM and child marriage)

• Basic understanding of budget/expenditure tracking related to harmful practices is an asset.

• Experience working with a wide range of actors, including government counterparts, international and national NGOs

• Prior experience working with the UN system, particularly UNICEF is an asset


UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. The functional competencies required for this post are:

• Formulating strategies and concepts (I)

• Analyzing (II)

• Applying technical expertise (II)

• Learning and researching (II)

• Planning and organizing (II)


• Analytical, interpersonal and advocacy skills, sensitive to and awareness of the local development and socio-cultural context, good knowledge of computer management and applications.


Fluency in English (both written and oral) and Amharic is required

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.

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