Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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Background & Rationale
UNICEF’s 2018 release of trend data on global and national rates on child marriage--target 5.3.1 in the Sustainable Development Goals--shows that while there has been a global decline in 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. Current assessments also show that despite the increasing attention to the issue globally and nationally, resultant action and resources remain far short of the scale of the problem, and tangible progress in results remains fragile.
Consistent and regular tracking of robust data and evidence on child marriage and its drivers is essential for accelerated policy and programmatic action and timely course correction on efforts to reduce rates at the national level, especially in high prevalence/high burden countries. National and regional stakeholders who are committed to addressing child marriage and advancing girls’ rights are keen to access regular and high quality analyses relevant to their local contexts in order to assess national and subnational level progress, hold governments and other decision makers accountable, and shape ongoing policy and programmatic action. More democratized formulations of data, analyses, and visuals are needed in order to cater to the tailored advocacy needs of these constituents.
UNICEF—in collaboration and consultation with Girls Not Brides and a broad range of stakeholders—is developing the child marriage monitoring initiative, with the aim of a) routinely consolidating and analyzing national, regional, and global data and trends on child marriage and related drivers; b) presenting accessible presentation and visualization of these analyses online, in publications and key forums, and c) and facilitating translation of the analysis into action at the national, regional, and global levels.
Scope of Work
The Consultant, Monitoring Initiative on Child Marriage will work closely with the Special Advisor Gender Evidence and Measurement, key colleagues in the gender, child protection, and data and analytics teams, as well as key partner organizations to:
Expected results: (measurable results)
The consultant will support the achievement of the following key results:
For every Child, you demonstrate:
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