Job Title: Individual Consultant- Restructure of the Annual Child Rights Report
Job Number: 531160
Locations: Africa: Tanzania,Uni.Re
Work Type : Consultancy
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The Interested Individual National Consultant is invited to apply for this consultancy work to support the restructure (design,outline and content) and also provide a new layout of the Annual Child Rights Report that will be used every year by the Ministry of Labor,Empowerment ,Elders ,Women and Children.
Every financial year, the Ministry prepares the Annual Child Rights Report to share the status of implementation of child rights in Zanzibar, including data and evidence on the achievements and challenges to the situation of children during the reporting period, provides updates of government responses to CRC Concluding Observations, outline the services and measures that are implemented by different institutions. The Annual Child Rights Report is presented by the Minister to the House of Representatives in Zanzibar on 16th June (Day of the African Child) each year.
The report is important tool for encouraging government institutions as duty bearers, legislators in the House of Representatives, stakeholder and development partners to improve the prevention and response to issues related to child rights within the community through various methods. The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar has developed policies, guidelines, regulations, plans and programs and enacted laws that address children’s rights, particularly protection against violence and responsible parenting family and care children. The improvement of prevention and response will enhance the implementation of MKUZA III, Vision 2020 and beyond and SDGs in Zanzibar.
This report is a critical advocacy tool that the Ministry uses to highlight the critical challenges faced by children and to make key recommendations.
The Ministry of Labour, Empowerment, Elders, Women and Children is requesting support in to improve the format of the report. It is noted that the 2019 version of the report does not include data on the trends, focusing almost exclusively on interventions that have taken place during the previous financial year.
The objective of this assignment is to restructure the layout, design and content of the Annual Child Rights Report in order to make the document more comprehensive and accessible to decision-makers, practitioners and the public.
METHODOLOGY AND SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The individual consultant is expected to propose a detailed methodology that would be most suited to the assignment. The approach will combine desk-based review and consultation with key stakeholders (either online or in small meetings with essential government officials) to obtain inputs and validation of the draft report.
TASKS, DELIVERABLES AND TIME FRAME
The full assignment shall take 25 working days. The consultant shall provide the following deliverables:
a. Reviewing the previous version of the Annual Child Report and proposing changes to the structure/outline and content, including proposals for infographics, case studies and other features to make the document more accessible to decision-makers, practitioners and the public alike. All of these are to be presented in the Inception report for discussion and approval.
b. Reviewing existing data and documents on children in Zanzibar and preparing step-by-step guide and data collection tools for the inclusion of relevant data from existing sources (that can be used in future years), as well as recommendations on how they should be graphically represented
c. Prepare and present inception report – either remotely (by email) or using meeting technology (e.g. ZOOM).
Inception report approved by UNICEF and MLEEWC management
(Deliverable 1, 30%)
d. Improve the Annual Child Rights Report
Facilitate a meeting with stakeholders* to present the new structure, layout and data collection tools to the Ministry management (the Department of Women and Children will be responsible for coordinating the collection of data).
e. Incorporate of feedback and submission of final structure, step-by-step guide of Annual Child Rights report.
f. Prepare the draft of 2020 Annual Child Rights Report using data/information in documents reviewed and received from MLEEWC.
* it should be noted that at the time of drafting the ToRs, no meetings were permitted. If it is possible a trip to Zanzibar is recommended to meet with, at a minimum, the Department of Women and Children.
First draft & Final structure of Annual Child Report re-design
Draft of the Annual Child Report 2020 with content (using documents and data provided by MLEEWC)
(Deliverable 2, 70%)
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Advanced degree in Statistics, Development, Gender or other relevant field of study;
- At least 3 years’ experience producing government materials & publications (policy briefs, government/donor reports)
- Must have demonstrated experience of working in field of Child Rights, Child Protection, development or human rights.
- Experience in research,Excellent analytical skills,Excellent writing and presentation skills in Swahili
- Demonstrated experience working closely with stakeholders such as government ministries and donors;
- Strong track record of successfully completed similar assignments
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
Payments will be made upon submission and acceptance of the specified deliverables in the table above. Final payment to a consultant is dependent on the completion of deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/output is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and 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
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. 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.
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.
Opening Date Wed Apr 15 2020 09:00:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time) E. Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Tue Apr 28 2020 23:55:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time)