Child Rights Monitoring Consultant

United Nations Children's Fund

Accra, Ghana

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: Monitoring and Evaluation

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. 

The consultant will be supervised by the Chief, Social Policy. The consultant will work in close collaboration with CRM team and engages with sections (Education, Child Protection, Health and Nutrition, WASH and Social Protection). The consultant will provide technical support to the Chief, Social Policy and to the country office and the Government of Ghana in its work related to child right monitoring system strengthening, situation monitoring, data collection and analysis. The consultant will provide technical support on the following;
  • Preparing the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey closely with Ghana Statistical Service through giving technical support to the MICS Secretariat and supporting the Chief of Social Policy with partnership management and resource mobilization
  • Lead the coordination and support the conceptualization of Conference of Child Specific SDGs -Situation of Children in Ghana
  • Develop a Policy Note of Ghana’s Child Specific SDG report (part of global report).
  • Support the follow-up of strengthening CRM systems, especially linkages to planning and budgeting and strengthening the GoG data quality and interoperability, support the development and strengthening of Government M&E frameworks for key national policies and plans, including capacity building to the Government.
The key areas of the consultant’s work in Child Rights Monitoring team is to provide:
  • Technical Support to MICS Steering and Technical Committees as part of the secretariat.
  • Support to GSS and UNICEF in revision of the modules from DHS and MICS jointly with the Steering and Technical Committees, to ensure that modules with high demands are prioritized and there is consistency in methodology across surveys
  • Support Chief of SPI and senior management of UNICEF in MICS fundraising which is conducted extensively across the UN Country Team, Development Partners in sectors and International Financial Institutions, to enable adoption of multiple MICS modules
  • Under the leadership of Chief of SPI, lead the coordination of Child Specific SDGS’s -Situation of Children in Ghana Conference, including support stakeholder engagement and conceptualization based on global SDG report.
  • Strengthen national statistics and M&E systems to further enhance the data generation, sharing, use of data, interoperability of data systems with technical support to GSS and NDPC including deployment of the NaMEIS and secure its compliance
  • Support CRC monitoring capacity building for M&E stakeholders through cooperation with key M&E networks.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s ) in Statistics, Economics, Social Sciences, or other relevant disciplines.  
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in statistics or in supporting national quantitative and qualitative representative surveys, evidence and including experience in developing countries.
  • Prior experience with socioeconomic analysis, support in national surveys and research.
  • Prior experience in strengthening national child rights monitoring institutions and systems
  • Process management and experience in multisectoral coordination desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience working with the government institutions.
  • Fluency and high proficiency in verbal and written English is required.
  • Experience working with UN/UNICEF desired
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.