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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 fulfilling 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 better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region. This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

    How can you make a difference?

UNICEF East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking to establish consultancy roster in order to fast-track the recruitment and deployment of technical experts, to support offices in the key milestones identified above. It will ensure access to additional dedicated technical expertise to the offices, particularly as they undertake specific programming milestones requiring additional expertise. This will result in strengthened results-based management practice as well as increased efficiency and effectiveness in the design, implementation and monitoring of programmes.

Work Assignment:

The roster is being established to facilitate fast-tracking contracting by the regional office (RO) and country offices (COs) in East Asia and Pacific region. For each specific assignment, a detailed ToR specific scope of the assignment and tasks within will be developed by the contracting office.

The roster will be established against the following service categories which are based on the type of expertise required to support country offices in key programming milestones. As an effective support will require a wide range of expertise and skillset across service categories, UNICEF in EAPR is particularly interested in consultancy that can provide seamless assistance through the planning and programming cycle, accompanying offices through key milestones.

A. Programme analysis

This service category covers the compilation, review and analysis of key evidence and data on the situation of children as well as the identification, validation and documentation of “good practices, lessons learned, case studies and innovative approaches” in furthering child rights. These analyses will contribute to improving the understanding of decision-makers of the status of children’s rights; support programme planning; and strengthen capacity to monitor the situation of children. It may also contribute to the programme design process within the UN, including to the Common Country Assessment (CCA).

Key tasks and deliverables would typically include:

• Inception phase: Development of methodology and work plan for analysis

• Desk review: Catalogue, review and synthesize secondary data and analysis sources, noting data gaps

• Additional data collection: Conduct key informant interviews, focus group discussions and/or consultative meetings and workshops (using UNICEF conceptual frameworks and analytical tools such as causality analysis, role pattern analysis and/or barrier and bottleneck analysis; etc.);

• Analysis report: Elaborate the programme analysis (situation analysis) and revising as required through review with CO, Regional Office and Peer Review;

• Validation: Present the results of the analysis, in cooperation with Country Offices, to key stakeholders

• Closure: Deliver a final high-quality report (included editing and formatting)

B. Facilitation

This service category involves the preparation, organization and facilitation of key programme design and review events, including strategic moment of reflections, prioritization and planning exercise (including annual planning exercise), theory of change workshops, consultation with key stakeholders (including children and young people), and programme review meetings (both annual review and mid-term review meeting). This covers both internal discussions/workshops and external meeting involving a range of stakeholders including government, civil society, development partners, communities and children/young people.

Key tasks and deliverables would typically include:

• Preparation: review of documentation, drafting agenda and identification of key methodology used for facilitation, consultation with key internal and external stakeholders and articulation of key deliverables.

• Facilitation: actual facilitation of key programming events, including explaining specific methodology used, summarizing discussions and compilation of action points or outcome of discussions.

• Reporting: draft and deliver meeting report highlighting key points and outcomes of discussions.

C. Compilation and drafting of programming documentation

This service category covers the preparation and drafting of key programming documentation, particularly the programme strategy notes (PSN), country programme document (CPD), country programme management plan (CPMP), UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), Mid-Term Review, and other key programme documentation (Annual/Rolling Management Plan; Country Programme Action Plan; Annual/Donor Report) as per UNICEF and/or UN Guidance. This includes coordinating the compilation/review of results and resources frameworks, clear articulation of theory of change (both narrative and graphic illustration), ensuring coherence and adherence to UNICEF guidelines.

Key tasks and deliverables would typically include:

• Preparation: support to preparation of documentation, including preparation of templates, review of existing documentation, articulation of guidance and consultation with key stakeholders.

• Compilation: coordination and compilation of inputs from a range of teams, further consultation with stakeholders as necessary

• Drafting: in line with UNICEF/UN global guidance, draft documentation in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders

• Validation and finalization: consult with relevant country office stakeholders, integrate inputs from regional office and other key reviewers.

D. Quality assurance and assessment

This service category involves reviewing a range of programming documentation to quality assure the application of key results-based management and programming principles, including programme design documentation, workplans, monitoring reports, result reporting, donor proposals and reports, and other programming documentation. It also covers the technical assessment and review of RBM practice within an office, such as the review of monitoring systems.

Key tasks and deliverables would typically include:

• Inception phase: Development of scope, methodology and work plan for analysis

• Desk review: Collect, review and analyse key documentation in line with agreed methodology

• Consultation and validation: consult with key stakeholders to seek additional inputs and validate findings from quality review.

• Reporting: draft and deliver high-quality report identifying key areas for improvement and with practical recommendations.

E. Capacity development

This service category includes training staff and partners on results-based management and programming excellence principles including human rights-based approach to programming, gender and risk-informed programming. This will be based on UNICEF developed training packages.

Key tasks and deliverables would typically include:

• Preparation: meeting with key stakeholders to assess scope and content of training, conduct pre-workshop learning need assessment, review of relevant documentation, and drafting agenda

• Facilitation/training: actual facilitation of learning workshop using innovative, interactive and engaging methodologies,

• Reporting: draft and deliver a training report highlighting lessons learned, specific outcomes relevant for future follow up and other relevant observations.

Work Schedule****:

The following reporting requirements are foreseen:

• Inception Report (following the contracting of specific, subject to requirements from the contracting office): The consultant should provide an initial inception report that confirms the work plan for the duration of the contract, a calendar for deliverables and methodologies for completion of the process (as well as other elements required for Situation Analysis)

• End of Contract Report (following the completion of deliverables, subject to requirements of the contracting office): The consultant should provide a summary report to confirm the list of deliverables and highlights any challenges or recommendations for the future workplan.

The roster shall be valid for 2 years. Each time a particular consultant is contracted from the roster, a detailed work schedule will be established with clear deliverable, time frames and supervision arrangements.

End Product(s)****: Please refer to details mentioned in the Work Assignment and Schedule sections.

Duration of Contract: The duration will be determined on a need basis and a contract for the consultant will be raised for the period in which he/she is needed.

Working Location: The consultants will work remotely (from any location but preferably from the region of South-East Asia to minimize travel costs). Country visits will be negotiated as required, in accordance with the requirements of individual contracts.

Official Travel Involved: Mission travels are possible upon request from the hiring office. Once the travel is agreed, the consultant shall make his/her own travel arrangements (including visa, insurance, hotel and ticketing, etc.) and provide UNICEF with a price estimate prior to travel.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education

  • Advanced degree in the social sciences (sociology, anthropology, development studies), Economics/Statistics or related fields relevant for the assignment

Skills and Experience

  • At least eight years in the relevant field of planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong and up-to-date knowledge of results-based management principles and practice
  • Sound and up to date knowledge and expertise in human rights-based approach to programming, gender-responsive and equity-based programming, and risk-informed programming.
  • Sound and up to date knowledge of UN and UNICEF policies and practices in programme design, implementation and monitoring and reporting is an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience in development programming in the East Asia and Pacific region in an asset.
  • Experience working with UNICEF and/or the United Nations system is an asset
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to exercise analytical and conceptual thinking
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation, and various office applications

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 9 August 2022****.

FORM P11.doc

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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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.

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.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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.

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