UNICEF Job for an International Consultant – Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – In September 2014 UNICEF began implementing a joint programme with UN Women on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) funded by the European Union (EU).

The programme will support the Nigerian Government (Federal level), three Northern Nigerian States namely Adamawa, Gombe and Plateau and selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) to strengthen women’s leadership, advance gender equality and improve protection for women and children in conflict settings.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:
International Consultant – Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation, P4

Job Number: 494522
Location: Nigeria
Work Type : Consultancy

Background/ Purpose of Consultancy

  • UNICEF is supporting the Government of Nigeria to strengthen prevention of and response all forms of violence against children. In particular, assistance will be provided to strengthen the child protection system, including through modelling the system in four States, in order to demonstrate the impact of a well-functioning child protection system, to develop a common model for operationalizing the Child Rights Act at State level and to develop standardized tools, including regulations, working protocols and training manuals to govern the system.
  • The programme will be implemented in Plateau and Gombe, as part of an EU funded joint programme with UN Women to mitigate the impact of conflict on women and children, including through increasing access to reporting mechanisms and protective services for girls and women affected by human rights abuses, including gender based violence, and in Lagos and Cross River, funded by USAID, as part of the child protection systems strengthening programme.
  • Strengthening the system includes the development of a robust child protection management information system
  • The purpose is to establish a harmonized monitoring and evaluation framework, information management system, case management system for child protection.

Major Tasks to be Accomplished

  • Support the assessment of formal and informal information management systems for child protection and routine data collection relevant to child protection in the four states and at Federal level, including how data is collected from the states and including routine data collection relevant to child protection, and support the mapping of data collection points and data flows
  • Develop pilot tools for the child protection management information system, including collection, transmission and use
  • Manage the development of the information management system
  • Provide ongoing technical support to the national consultants at State level
  • Review the data and information collected for the assessment conducted at State and Federal level and draft the assessment report and mapping
  • Facilitate validation meetings for the focus states and at the Federal level for the development of the child protection information management system
  • Support stakeholders to develop a draft detailed costed plan of action for an information management system for Nigeria including detailed recommendations for the content and coverage of the system and how the system will be used and sustainability.

Qualification/Specialized Knowledge/Experience

  • Advanced university Degree in Social Science, Statistics or related field
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant professional work experience with projects related to monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written
  • Experience of assessing and developing M&E systems and/or management information systems for child protection and knowledge of child protection systems is desirable
  • Experience of working on monitoring and evaluation within the public sector is desirable
  • Demonstrable results in the field of M&E highly desirable
  • Abreast with latest development in the field of monitoring and evaluation

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline 21st April, 2016.

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