Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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
In 2016, ending Child Marriage was included as target 5.3.1 in the Sustainable Development Goals and concurrently, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Global Programme (GP) to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage was launched. The GP is now completing the final year of its first phase, and at the same time in 2018, UNICEF updated the current trends on global and national rates on child marriage. Both the GP experience and global trends show that while there has been progress in reducing child marriage rates, this progress is uneven across countries with high burden and high prevalence, and that dramatic acceleration is required to end child marriage in one generation.
It is important, therefore, at this critical stage of the Global Programme’s transition to the next phase that we understand better what are the factors that are leading to significant declines in some countries while the rates are stagnating or even increasing in others. It is equally important to assess how the strategies the GP has been supporting are aligning with national policies and programmes that are catalysts for declining child marriage rates if the next phase of the GP is to focus on the most effective strategies. To this end, UNICEF is proposing to undertake a targeted multi-country research and analysis to produce a publishable paper that sheds light on the factors behind declining (or stagnating) child marriage rates in a few key countries in the last decade, providing insight for priority strategies for the immediate future.
SCOPE OF WORK
The Consultant, Child Marriage Research and Analysis will work closely with and support the Special Advisor Gender Evidence and Measurement in: a) coordinating this research project overall; b) shaping and executing a research design, c) conducting background research, d) collaborating with research and/or country partners, e) undertaking and synthesizing data analysis, and f) drafting a publishable report/paper for publication on the drivers of declines in child marriage rates in 3-4 countries.
EXPECTED RESULTS: (MEASURABLE RESULTS)