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Consultancy: Strengthening the results framework of the End Violence in Schools-Safe to Learn Campaign, Child Protection, PD - NYHQ, Requisition #516335

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from UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 29 Sep 2018

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.

Background & Rationale

Every child has the right to an education in a protective environment so that they can learn, grow and develop the skills and confidence they need to lead heathy and prosperous lives. Schools have the potential to be transformative in promoting positive social norms and gender equality. But for too many girls and boys around the world, school is a place of violence and fear. Physical, sexual and psychological violence in and around schools affects children and young people everywhere. Violence is often a result of unequal gender and power dynamics. Girls and boys experience different forms of violence. Girls are more likely to experience psychological bullying, sexual violence and harassment; boys more likely to experience corporal punishment and physical violence. Disabled children are more than three times as likely as their peers to suffer physical violence in schools, and girls with disabilities are at up to three times greater risk of rape.

Violence hampers learning and is detrimental to children’s well-being. It decreases self-esteem, reduces attendance, lowers grades, and leads many children to drop out of school altogether. Whether sexual exploitation for grades, corporal punishment in the classroom or bullying and harassment, all forms of violence in schools can and must be prevented. It is both the right and the smart thing to do – morally, socially and economically – as it enhances a child’s chances of staying in school, increases their ability to fulfil their potential and breaks the cycle of violence.

UNICEF is working with partners to end violence in schools. For the next two years, UNICEF’s Cause Framework campaign to End Violence Against Children will feature a new focus on violence in schools, titled End Violence in Schools: Safe to Learn. This initiative is being developed in partnership with DFID, the members of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children (GPEVAC), UNESCO and UNGEI. In this iteration of the End Violence Against Children Campaign, greater attention will be placed on strengthening and monitoring programmatic interventions at the national level, in addition to ongoing communication and advocacy efforts at global level. The campaign will be officially launched in January 2019.

To ensure that the campaign has an impact at country level, NYHQ and the Regional Offices (ROs) will provide technical support to the COs based on a package of technical resources developed to strengthen programme design, implementation and monitoring. This includes support to COs to develop (or strengthen) an M&E framework to measure progress and track results of the campaign (programme, advocacy and communication) that is aligned with global campaign results framework.

Purpose

The purpose of this consultancy is to develop a monitoring framework for the End Violence in Schools: Safe to Learn campaign at the global and country levels. The consultant is expected to support the development of a framework that would allow UNICEF and partners to monitor the global advocacy efforts and to determine the programmatic impact of the campaign at national level.

The final products will be primarily for use by UNICEF and campaign partners but can be used as guidance to governments, NGOs/CSOs and other UN agencies implementing the campaign or implementing similar interventions at global and country levels.

Expected results: (measurable results)

Expected Result 1. Results frameworks for focus countries are better aligned with the campaign’s action plan/call for action.

Expected Result 2. Global EVIS results framework is endorsed and available for use.

The consultant engaged in this assignment will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Review relevant UNICEF communication/campaign, child protection, education and results documents;
  • Review relevant country programme documents (CPDs, workplans, strategies, etc.), map interventions addressing violence in schools and respective results frameworks and identify gaps and weakness in results frameworks;
  • Provide remote or in-person technical support to focus countries to adjust/strengthen focus country results frameworks to align with campaign’s action plan/call for action;
  • In consultation with PD (CP, C4D, Edu), DOC, and core partners develop a Global Results Framework for the campaign that is aligned with the campaign’s action plan/call for action, the EVAC Cause Framework results Framework, and programmes at the country level. The Global Results Framework should include a set of indicators to measure the global advocacy efforts of the and a set of country level indicators against which focus countries will be expected to report.
  • The consultant is expected to use existing guidance documents as reference such as UNICEF 2018-2021 Strategic Plan and Results Framework, UNICEF Results-Based Management Handbook, the Child Protection Resource Pack, the INSPIRE package and the Violence against Children Programme Guidance Document.

    When developing the results framework, the consultant must provide (i) detailed guidance on operationalising the framework and (ii) prioritise indicators that are available and validated, linked to the SDGs and to UNICEF strategies and framework for programme development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.

    The consultant will work full time for a period of 55 days.

    Start date: 10 October 2018 End date: 10 March 2019

    The consultant will directly engage with focus countries facilitated by HQ and the ROs, as well as HQ staff (Child Protection and Education and C4D Sections) and DOC to collect material, information and inputs.

    SPECIFIC TASKS, DELIVERABLES AND TIME LINE

    Tasks

    Deliverables

    Estimated # of Days

    Deadline

    Phase I. Refinement of country results framework on EVIS work

    Expected Result 1.

    Monitoring frameworks for focus countries are better aligned with the campaign’s action plan/call for action.

    Review UNICEF programme/campaign documents (global level)

    Comprehensive mapping of country interventions & results frameworks

    2 days

    31 December 2018

    Review UNICEF country programme documents (potentially 20 countries)

    10 days

    Map out country interventions and results frameworks, identifying strengths, weaknesses, and gaps relating to prescribed criteria

    3 days

    Revision of country results frameworks (potentially 20 countries) on EVIS work

    Revised country results frameworks

    28 days

    Phase II. Development of the global results framework on EVIS work

    Expected Result 2.

    Global EVIS results framework is endorsed and available for use.

    Draft Global Results Framework for UNICEF work on EVIS

    First draft of Global Results Framework

    8 days

    31 January 2019

    Consult with field offices and regional/HQ stakeholders

    Revise draft Global Results Framework based on consultation

    Final draft of Global Results Framework

    2 days

    Stakeholder presentation of global results framework

    2 days

    10 March 2019

    Total

    55 days

    Duty Station :Home-based with travel expected to selected focus countries.

    Key competences, technical background, and experience required Deadline

  • Advanced university (Master's) degree in social sciences or relevant related discipline.
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience working at the national and international levels in Monitoring & Evaluation, Child Protection, Education or related field.
  • Good understand of child protection systems and social norms, with a particular focus on school-based violence.
  • Knowledge of UNICEF policies and programmes is a plus, particularly programmes that address school-based violence.
  • Excellent research, data interpretation and writing skills; technical knowledge and experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies & strong communication and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent command of English and working knowledge of another UN language is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Previous experience working with UNICEF or other UN agencies/relevant national government ministries is an asset.
  • Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

    Remarks

    With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.

    At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    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.

    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=516335