National Consultant for Local Governance, Urban Planning and Budgeting for Children-Focused Development (for Indonesian only)
Application deadline 7 months ago: Thursday 23 Jun 2022 at 16:55 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, advocate
A steadily growing economy isn't benefiting all. Half the population still lives in poverty and children's changes can vary dramatically depending on their families’ wealth or where they live.
For more information, visit the UNICEF Indonesia Country Office website: https://www.unicef.org/indonesia/
Title: National Consultant for Local Governance, Urban Planning and Budgeting for Children-Focused Development
Type of Contract: Individual Consultant
Duration: July 2022 – June 2023 (11.5 months)
Duty Station: Jakarta
The purpose of this assignment is to support UNICEF Indonesia Country and Field offices in both urban, subnational planning and budgeting development for children programmes as well as Urban 20 engagements
How can you make a difference?
The consultant will contribute to the following activities under urban development programming within the Social Policy team:
A. Managing and undertaking activities to complete:
- the Child-Friendly City (KLA)-related assessment
- implementation of policy dialogues on the COVID-19 Post-Pandemic Recovery Action Plan for Children at national and subnational levels
- support for Urban 20 engagements
- assess and support for adolescent participation and civic engagement improvements in planning and budgeting processes, in partnership with relevant governmental and non-governmental institutions.
B. Strengthening UNICEF Indonesia’s local governance/urban programmes that focus on planning and budgeting aspects through development of assessments and strategic recommendations on urban development for children, producing evidence-based policy briefs, and formulating their implementation.
C. Supporting and following up on the implementation of policy dialogues on the COVID-19 Post-Pandemic Recovery Action Plan for Children in Central Java, and a series of training and workshops on subnational planning and budgeting for children.
Scope of Work
1. Managing and Undertaking Activities focused on achieving the following results: - Provide technical guidance on the design, content, and implementation of UNICEF’s local governance and urban development for children’s programmes at subnational and national levels to support the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection (Kemenpppa), and Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA). - Contribute to: 1) assessment of the Presidential Decree No.25/2021, operationalization and methodologies, including indicators, of Child-Friendly Cities in Indonesia, 2) revision of the current Kabupaten/Kota Layak Anak (Child-Friendly City KLA) guideline, 3) development of the roadmap of Indonesia’s new capital city, 4) implementation of policy dialogues on the COVID-19 Post-Pandemic Recovery Action Plan for Children at national and subnational levels, 5) Urban 20 engagements, and 6) the assessment of adolescent participation and civic engagement in planning and budgeting processes. - Liaise with UNICEF’s field offices and implementing partners to ensure strategic, timely, effective, and high-quality delivery of key activities. - Build and maintain partnerships on local governance and urban development for children with city officials, civil society organizations, faith-based organizations, academic institutions, think tanks, representatives of child forum and youth networks, and other relevant stakeholders. - Assist UNICEF Indonesia’s support of the Indonesian G20 Presidency by providing strategic recommendations on Urban 20 engagements and other relevant urban and local governance inputs.
2. Development of local governance and urban programmes, focused on the following outputs: - Guide development of the analysis of Indonesia’s Kabupaten/Kota Layak Anak (KLA) concept and indicators based on the Presidential Decree No.25/2021, and its implementation, integration of UNICEF’s Child-Friendly City Initiative (CFCI) framework into the KLA guideline, and the analysis of the roadmap of the new Indonesian capital city. - Provide strategic recommendations on local governance and urban development for children to further strengthen UNICEF Indonesia’s local governance and urban programmes for children in 2022. - Develop and implement an advocacy plan for the COVID-19 Post-Pandemic Recovery Action Plan for Children in Central Java.
3. Policy Dialogues and Sharing Session, focused on the following results: - Assist UNICEF Surabaya field office, the implementing partner, and local government in holding training and public dialogues series on subnational planning and budgeting in the context of the COVID-19 Post-Pandemic Recovery Action Plan for Children in Central Java. - Assist UNICEF Surabaya field office and local government in designing and executing workshops on the COVID-19 Post-Pandemic Recovery Action Plan for Children in Central Java to highlight the results of the action plan with government officials, civil society partners, academics, and representatives of the youth network and child forum. - Assist UNICEF Surabaya field office and local government in holding sharing sessions on lessons learned from the COVID-19 Post-Pandemic Recovery Action Plan for Children in Central Java report
4. Local Governance and Urban Development Research support the development and implementation of other research led by the social policy team and related to local governance and urban development programmes for children as required.
Please refer to the Term of Reference attached for detail breakdowns of key tasks and deliverables.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Bachelor's degree in economics, finance, development studies, business, or related fields. A Master’s degree is preferable. - Minimum five years of professional work experience in urban planning, community development facilitation, and/or policy formulation support. - Knowledgeable on the theories, principles, and methods in urban development for children. - Familiarity with UNICEF programming and experience and working under UNICEF mandates (preferred). - Strong experience in facilitating institutional strengthening, including development of the strategic plan, coordination, and liaising with various local/city government offices (preferred). - Familiarity with national and subnational government planning and budgeting. - Familiarity with holding consultations with children, adolescents, and young people. - Excellent communication, writing, and speaking skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia. - Computer skills, including internet navigation, teleconferencing, file sharing, and a variety of office applications.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core 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
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.
This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.
Closing date: 23 June 2022
The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. This vacancy is open for Indonesians only.
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.