United Nations Children's Fund
Experience: 5 to 10 Years
Skill Required: Accounts and Finance
Apply By: 31-03-2023
UNICEF is mandated to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, and the Strategic Plan recognizes the importance of advocacy to deliver against UNICEF’s mission and secure programmatic results for children.
UNICEF’s Division of Data, Analytics, Planning and Monitoring (DAPM) spearheads the organization’s efforts to strengthen management for results in all aspects of UNICEF’s work, particularly in programming in the field. DAPM regularly works with colleagues in Country Offices around the world, as well as Regional Offices to support programme planning, implementation, reporting and monitoring worldwide.
Therefore, an analysis supported by an online mapping tool with integrated/overlayed data is key to the effective roll out and adoption of the new programme management procedures and guidance package. This effort supports the ‘outcome focus’ strategy of the Strategic Plan and Country Programmes.
A Data Analyst/Statistician Consultant would be required to support country offices with such an analysis and build their capacity to replicate over time. The consultant will be embedded within the monitoring unit of the Programme Effectiveness Team of DAPM and will be working closely with the Data and Analytics Team in DAPM.
Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor, Statistics and Monitoring in the Data and Analytics Team and Programme Manager in the Monitoring Unit of the Programme Effectiveness Team and with support from relevant colleagues in the Data and Analytics team of DAPM, the incumbent will work closely with colleagues in EMOPS and Programme Group at HQs, regional and country offices to support the development of a basic methodology in computing the level and intensity of child deprivations and exposure to hazards at subnational levels- to unpack how vulnerable and disadvantaged groups experience deprivations and child rights violations, and how factors such as geographic location, gender, disability, context-specific inequities (e.g., caste, religion, race, ethnicity, migration status, nationality, conflict), and social and behavioral drivers, barriers and risks determine or exacerbate these deprivations and violations. The assignment also includes providing technical support and working closely with colleagues to turn the statistical analysis into geo-spatial maps; design tools and templates to support country offices in evidence-based decision making on programmatic and geographic convergence of Unicef supported programmes; and promote the use of data to support child rights advocacy, gender sensitive programming and accountability to affected populations.
Scope of Work:
The consultant will work on supporting the Division of Data, Analysis, Planning and Monitoring in developing Basic methodology on calculating disparities in deprivations across sub-national levels in a Country. The methodology used would depend on the data available. This will include: