UNICEF Joint Child Protection Programme Review

UN Children's Fund, Suva, Fiji

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th April, 2017


Job Description

The Organisation

  • For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development.
  • The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries,
  • UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.
  • UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
  • Purpose of the Assignment

General Objective

  • The objective of the review is to assess relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, monitoring and evaluation and sustainability of UNICEF's activities and approaches in responding to Child Protection issues in the Pacific, with a view to informing current programme learning and improvement, and the design of the next phase of the Programme.

Assignment Tasks

  • To assess the implementation of the 2012 review recommendations
  • To identify current programme achievements and non achievements in relation to Outcomes/ Outputs
  • To analyse programme success factors and constraints
  • To analyse corrective measures taken or needing to be taken to address programme constraints
  • To identify positive and negative unexpected results
  • To assess adequacy of the M&E system and the extent to which the M&E system is generating credible information that is being used for decision making, learning and accountability purposes.
  • To analyse to what extent cross-sectoral issues such as gender, disability and environmental concerns have been taken into account
  • To analyse operational and managerial aspects of the programme in terms of use of resources and timeliness of implementation in relation to the planned budget and timeline
  • To analyse the cost effectiveness of the programme
  • To identify enduring benefits or systems in place including local ownership and capacity to sustain results
  • To identify lessons learnt and make recommendations for the next phase.

Expected Deliverables

  • Inception Report outlining the methodology of the review – by Day 5
  • Presentation of Preliminary Findings – by Day 29
  • Draft Review Report – by Day 34
  • Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Education

  • Advanced University degree in social sciences or any other relevant degree

Experience

  • Experience in development work or related fields
  • Demonstrated and documented experience of conducting and leading similar programme reviews
  • Experience working with multilateral (UN and/or other) and bilateral development agencies, in particular familiarity with DFAT policies and procedures an asset
  • Experience working with Governments on Child Protection Systems
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection, particularly in a development context
  • Previous experience in the Pacific region required

Languages

  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Competencies of Successful Candidate
  • Demonstrable analytical skills and strong interviewing and drafting/report writing skills

To Apply

  • Interested applicants are to include the following documents in their submission:
  • A cover letter describing how you meet each of the requirements listed above (max. 2 pages)
  • completion of the online consultant application form
  • Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable).
  • Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.
  • Email and Contact details of 3 referees
  • For any questions or queries in relation to the above post, please forward your emails to pacificvacancies@unicef.org
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

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