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India: (NATIONAL) FULL TIME CONTRACTOR TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR STRENGTHENING CHILD PROTECTION DATA AND MONITORING SYSTEMS

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India: (NATIONAL) FULL TIME CONTRACTOR TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR STRENGTHENING CHILD PROTECTION DATA AND MONITORING SYSTEMS

Deadline for application: 
23 Sep 2019
Country(s) that the job is based in: 
India
Organisation: 
UN Children's Fund
Job type: 
Consultancy

DURATION OF CONSULTANCY: 11 months

The Child Protection Programme of UNICEF India is spread across 17 states in the country and is managed through 13 field offices and the country office in Delhi. The programme focuses on four key issues: child marriage, violence against children, children in need of care and protection and child labour. In the first year of current programme cycle (2018-22), the programme has made significant progress. UNICEF is proud to be an integral partner in the Government of India's endeavours for improving the state of children through legal and policy reforms, enacting new laws and developing national programmes that address the needs of children. UNICEF has worked aggressively to create an enabling environment, strengthen systems and build capacity of staff and community at large to the lowest administrative levels (district, blocks, villages). UNICEF has worked towards bringing a lasting change with targeted interventions to End Child marriage (ECM), empower adolescents for inter-generational change of mindsets, prevention of Violence Against Children (VAC) and improving standards of care in institutions while promoting family-based alternative care.

Moving forward, it is well realised that child protection programmes have to be all-inclusive, reaching the bottom-most rung of vulnerable children who are either unreached or marginalised. Political ownership needs to be further leveraged to intensify programmatic inputs and resource mobilisation for at-scale programmes. Evidence-based data, documentation of processes and initiatives for knowledge sharing and building strong monitoring and accountability structures will be the cornerstones of replicable success in the future. The CP sector in India is characterized by weak data systems, lack of regular data on prevalence, incomplete/low-quality administrative data. Measurement of results and reporting continues to be a challenge.

PURPOSE OF ASSIGNMENT

Under the overall supervision of the Child Protection Specialist, the proposed consultancy has been designed to provide support for strengthening the internal and external monitoring systems by working with UNICEF programme specialists, national and state governments, implementing partners and other stakeholders. S/he will support the CP sector’s need for better data to measure outcomes for children, which is critical for scale-up and system strengthening.

The consultant will provide professional expertise and assistance in information/data collection, data analysis, programme process monitoring and preparation of corporate and donor reports.

OBJECTIVES

  • Support in rolling out a national monitoring system for child protection services;
  • Contribute to operationalizing large-scale, community-level monitoring systems for tracking progress of UNICEF-supported/ -facilitated programmes; and
  • Strengthen the reporting mechanisms and improve the quality of corporate and donor reports.

MAJOR TASKS

Main responsibilities and tasks:

  • Support in rolling out national monitoring system for child protection services.
  • In collaboration with national and state colleagues, map the current and proposed data collection initiatives related to admin data systems by government and other stakeholders in the area of Child Protection.
  • Support in developing feasible options for pursuing an integrated Child Protection Management Information System, including feasibility, time frame and budgets for implementation.
  • Based on the agreed option, support in developing Functional Requirements Specifications for the design, development and implementation of an integrated Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) and Juvenile Justice Information Management System (JJIMS).
  • Coordinate and provide quality assurance during the systems development and deployment phases of CPIMS and JJIMS.
  • Support the national and state governments in rolling out the system across the states and districts by extending necessary technical and capacity-building support.
  • Contribute to operationalizing large-scale community level monitoring systems for tracking progress of UNICEF supported/facilitated programmes.
  • Provide technical support as necessary to identifying and adjusting a set of programme performance indicators for various UNICEF-supported multi-state programmes.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that monitoring system are in place and that key annual programme indicators are tracked and analysed, including those related to partnerships initiatives, and provided regularly to the Child Protection section to guide programme and management decisions.
  • Carry out data collection and analysis from field visits, standardising them across programmes, to feed into programme performance monitoring.
  • Track follow-up action based on management decisions resulting from Country Office performance monitoring.
  • Compile monitoring information/data and make them available to CP section.
  • Strengthen the reporting mechanisms and improve the quality of corporate and donor reports.
  • Contribute to the preparation of management reports (e.g. relevant sections of the annual reports), drawing on monitoring and analysis of key management indicators.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports on systemic issues, good practices or any other analysis or data related to programme implementation; as well as good practices in partnerships and collaborative relationships.
  • Support data compilation, analysis and reporting against indicators for donor reports.

DUTY STATION

New Delhi with travel to UNICEF Programming States as required.

SUPERVISOR

Child Protection Specialist, Child Protection Section

OFFICIAL TRAVEL INVOLVED

Official travel to 17 programming states of UNICEF India

ESTIMATED DURATION OF CONTRACT (PART TIME / FULL TIME)

Full-time contractor; 11-month contract.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

  • University degree in demography/statistics/population studies/management/sociology or another relevant social science field.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of 8-10 years of professional experience in data analysis, monitoring, research, evaluation.
  • Experience in child protection related areas is highly desirable.

TECHNICAL KNOWELDGE AND SKILLS

  • Understanding of data analysis, monitoring, research is required.
  • Exposure to large-scale datasets like NFHS, Census is required.
  • Experience of using SPSS or other statistical packages is desirable.
  • Demonstrates good writing and editing skills.
  • Experience in working with Government or UN agencies is preferred.

LANGUAGES

  • Fluency in English, Hindi (written and verbal) is required

COMPETENCIES

  • Communication
  • Working with people
  • Drive for results
  • Analyzing
  • Applying technical expertise
  • Learning and researching

TECHNICAL EVALAUATION CRITERIA

  • Educational Qualification 7/10

A university degree in one of the following fields is required: demography, statistics, population studies, management, sociology or another relevant social science field.

  • Relevant Experience 14/20

A minimum of 8-10 years of professional experience in programme development, planning and management including monitoring and reporting activities.

Experience in child protection-related areas is required.

Candidates who score the overall 21 marks and above in the above sub-criteria including meeting the minimum cut-offs in the above 2 criteria will be shortlisted for the written test 21/30

  • Technical Written Test 14/20

Candidates who score 14 marks and above in the written test will be shortlisted for an interview

  • Competency-based Interview 21/30

Candidates who score an overall score of 56 marks and above including meeting the minimum cut-offs in all the 5 sub-criteria to be considered technically responsive and their financials will be opened.

  • Financial 20

Total technical and financial score 100

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Payment will be linked to deliverables/monthly progress reports and would be released every month on satisfactory certification by supervisor.

HOW TO APPLY:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=526426

Your online application should contain three separate attachments:

  • A Cover letter explaining the motivation for applying and also explaining how the qualifications and skill-set of the candidate are suitable for this position (to be uploaded online).
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) (to be uploaded online).
  • A financial proposal indicating deliverable-based lumpsum fee as per template attached below. Please do not forget to specify your name in the file and include your signature, while saving (to be uploaded under financial proposal section).

Without the financial proposal template (see attached), your application will be considered incomplete.

  • Any attempt to unduly influence UNICEF’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.
  • Joint applications of two or more individuals are not accepted.
  • Please note, UNICEF does not charge any fee during any stage of the process.

For any clarifications, please contact:

UNICEF
Supply & Procurement Section
73, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003
Telephone # +91-11-24606516

 

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