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.
For every child:
UNICEF works to uphold the rights and well-being of all children in Zambia, across health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), protection, social inclusion, emergencies, disabilities and adolescent development.
In Zambia, UNICEF’s Country Programme aims to reach the most disadvantaged children. UNICEF works with the Government on policy to improve basic social services, as well as on the ground to make sure that these services reach all children, especially the most vulnerable.
How can you make a difference?
SEEVCA is an initiative led by the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS) with funding and technical assistance from UNICEF and USAID. The intent of the SEEVCA programme is to reduce vulnerability and expand protection for the most vulnerable and marginalized households in 15 districts. The strategy to reach the main target group (vulnerable children and adolescents) combines the SCT programme with standardised case management that supports access to other existing services and information â€“to reduce vulnerability and equip households to be more resilient. The project includes a research agenda to determine the optimal service delivery scenarios for VCA.
SEEVCA is a multi-stakeholder program that requires effective data collection of individual cases end analysis to aggregate the data to identify key issues facing vulnerable children and adolescents. A significant amount of systems development, capacity building and learning around data management is required in the initial phase of the project. The technical support required for this assignment is intensive and requires a full-time position for the roll out and correct use of a case management information management system. Currently this additional support cannot be made available from staffing positions within UNICEF or within the partner Ministry.
Objectives / Target
The major objective of the assignment is to ensure the effective roll out and use of the newly established case management information management system. The consultant selected for this assignment will:
Under the supervision UNICEF Child Protection Specialist - Integrated Case Management, the consultant will:
The deliverables defined in the above table and monthly progress reports will meet the reporting requirements. The Child Protection Specialist UNICEF will be the contact point for admin aspects of the contract, whom the selected consultancy will be answerable to for the fulfilment of this assignment.
The consultant will be expected to liaise on a regular basis with the contract supervisor, the Child Protection Specialist â€“ Integrated Case Management and work in close collaboration with key project staff. A monthly report on progress toward completion of the deliverables and evidence of the deliverables is required.
Qualification/Specialized knowledge and Experience
For every Child, you demonstrate:
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.