Republication International Consultancy: Children’s Climate Risk Index Disaster Risk Model (CCRI-DRM), 4 months over 12 months, Antananarivo, Madagascar

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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, resilience

UNICEF is seeking a dedicated, proactive consultant to work closely with the UNICEF country team a dedicated national consultant, and Government and Non-Government partners to develop a theoretical framework for the CCRI-DRM model, facilitating the identification of indicator data sets and the construction of the CCRI-DRM index indicators and model with government line ministries, and the preparation of tools, procedures, and documentation for the development of the CCRI-DRM. Once risk is understood and informed by data, high-level sectoral briefs will need to be prepared to inform sector priorities for the mainstreaming of climate resilience and mitigation/adaptation investments.

The purpose of this assignment is for an international consultant to support UNICEF and the Government of Madagascar in developing the Madagascar Children’s Climate Risk Index -Disaster Risk Model (CCRI-DRM) at the sub-national level. For this assignment, the consultant will work with a national consultant and other colleagues in UNICEF and relevant government and non-government partners to identify, compile, and analyze existing data sources and platforms to capture 1) climate and disaster risk and 2) vulnerability, especially for children, families, and their communities to these risks at the national and regional, and district level (if available – to be defined during data collection and analysis stage). Subsequently, an interactive open-source visualization platform presenting the subnational risk model and underlying indicators data will be embedded or developed with support from UNICEF that will assist with prioritization and planning for risk mitigation and adaptation – as well as inform preparedness and investment priorities.

How can you make a difference?

The consultant will lead the development and implementation of the first version of the Madagascar subnational CCRI-DRM assessment and interactive platform, from building stakeholder arrangements, conceptual design, and consolidation of the CCRI-DRM indicator data through to the construction of the index, including a series of consultations and pieces of training of key national partners. The international consultant will be working together with a national consultant who will follow the activities in the country full-time. The main responsibility of the international consultant will be contributing to the methodology development and analysis, as well as the production of result documents that will help the country capitalize on the first analysis through the new methodology. S/he will work under the general guidance and supervision of the WASH Specialist climate and emergency and engage and work closely with UNICEF program sector focal points, other UN agencies, and Government and Non-Government partners to carry out the following specific tasks:

• Support the establishment of a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee (Consider this as an option) and Technical Working Group (TWG) to guide and facilitate the development of the CCRI-DRM, while also supporting a lead (or co-leads) in engaging and facilitating inputs of other relevant line ministries, institutions, and partners. This may among others include supporting the lead (or co-leads) and Technical Working Group with the development of a concept note, ToR and work plan, meeting agendas, and data sharing agreements.

• Conduct a participatory diagnosis of national capacities to provide reliable, objective, timely, and sustainable information to feed the CCRI-DRM model and interactive platform.

• Conduct research and review existing tools and sources of shocks and stresses, exposure and vulnerability data and information, and work with respective Government and Non-Government partners to identify existing risk factors and available indicators and data sources for the construction of the subnational CCRI-DRM model.

• Facilitate and support the development of the theoretical framework of the country’s subnational CCRI_DRM model and the establishment of indicators and data sources, based on that of the global Children’s Climate Risk Index in consultation with the TWG and relevant other stakeholders.

• Facilitate and support the development and implementation of the first version of the Madagascar subnational CCRI-DRM model in close collaboration with the TWG, including collection, compilation, and cleaning of secondary indicator data; establishing data sharing mechanisms, procedures, and tools; constructing the model indices and documenting metadata; managing a review and validation process with the TWG and other stakeholders and making necessary revisions to the model; preparing documentation of the model and its results; and presenting and explaining the model and results to TWG and associated stakeholders.

• Support complementary sectoral analysis to support sector decision-making.

• Work in close collaboration with the TWG and UNICEF information management team throughout the process and deliver training so they can maintain the model and interactive platform and make updates and adjustments in the future.

• The subnational CCRI aims to use data at the national, regional, and district levels. Depending on data availability, some results can be presented at a regional level, with justification and recommendations for data needs and collection at the district level for improved future analysis.

As a champion for every child, qualifications are…

  • Advanced degree in Social Sciences, Natural Science, Anthropology, Sustainable Development, Political Science, Economics, Data Science, Statistics, Public Policy, Development, or related degree areas of work.
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience related to climate change and socio-economic dimensions including 3 years of experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, required.
  • Analysis skills and quantitative and qualitative synthesis of information, required.
  • Experience in researching and preparing written analytical reports in an accurate, concise, and timely manner, required.
  • Experience in organization, facilitation, systematization, and presentation of results, required.
  • Skills for facilitating and managing training processes, required.
  • Proficiency in both French and English is mandatory.

You can find the detailed ToR here: Tor CCRI-DRM Consultancy international (4 months over 12 months)_republication.pdf

For every Child, you demonstrate… our core values of Commitment, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability.

This position is a short-term assignment and doesn’t give rise to a long-term permanent post with the organization.

Applicants are required to include in their applications a financial proposal which includes a lumpsum amount for consultancy fees, local transportation, and other miscellaneous costs. Breakdown or details of the fee will be much appreciated.

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 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.

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.

UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or orientation).

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