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New York: Consultant, Team Member

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New York: Consultant, Team Member

Deadline for application: 
10 Jan 2020
UN Children's Fund
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UNICEF’S Evaluation Office is commissioning a formative evaluation to examine the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and coherence of a programme to better understand and respond to the particular vulnerabilities of children on the move in the Horn of Africa region. The evaluation is scheduled for implementation during 2020.

The Evaluation Office seeks a Team Member with deep commitment and significant experience in child protection, migration or related areas, with a focus on evidence generation (at least 5 years relevant experience) to undertake the evaluation which has major implications for UNICEF’s and DFID’s future work in protecting children on the move in the Horn of Africa region and elsewhere.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide child protection and migration expertise in all aspects of the evaluation;
  • Collect, record and analyze data in accordance with the overall evaluation approach, plan and timeline;
  • Ensure use of consistent interview protocols and templates for recording observations;
  • Lead on designing topic guides for focus groups and interviews and on obtaining ethical approval for the evaluation;
  • Draft sections of the report as assigned by the Team Leader.

Former UNICEF staff or consultants who have worked on UNICEF’s Child Protection programming in the three countries concerned will be considered for this position only if (1) they meet technical qualifications and if (2) no conflict of interest exists, i.e. they have not been involved in designing or implementing the programme under scrutiny. Any prior involvement with UNICEF must be declared in the application. Travel arrangements will be made directly by the consultant and reimbursed as per UNICEF travel policy.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s) in a social science or related field is required, a PhD is considered an advantage;
  • Significant experience in child protection, migration or related areas, with a focus on evidence generation (at least 5 years relevant experience);
  • Experience in ethically involving children (adolescents) and caregivers/community members in evidence generation activities;
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and writing skills and ability to work effectively in a team;
  • Commitment and willingness to work in a challenging environment (travel to all four locations) and ability to produce quality work under limited guidance and supervision;
  • Good communication and people skills; ability to communicate with various stakeholders and to express ideas and concepts concisely and clearly in written and oral form;
  • Language proficiency: Fluency in English is mandatory; good command of Arabic or other target language is desirable.

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