Regional/City Action Plan for Children and Child Mainstreaming Guideline Developer, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

Country: Ethiopia

City: Addis Ababa

Office: UNICEF Addis Ababa

Closing date: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Job no: 504799

 

Position type: Consultancy

 

Location: Ethiopia

 

Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn'l(ESARO)

 

School/Unit: Ethiopia

 

Department/Office: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

Categories: Social and Economic Policy, NO-3

 

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

 

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.

 

Objectives

 

The overall objective of the consultancy is to provide technical support to Addis Ababa Bureau of Women and Children Affairs (AA BoWCA) to develop regional/city action plan for children and child mainstreaming guideline

 

The specific objectives include

 

Review thematic focuses, strategies and activities forwarded by sector bureaus as an input for the City Plan of Action for Children

Assess the documents against UNCRC Concluding Observation and Recommendation priorities and propose issues to incorporate as well as focus areas and structure/organization of the Action Plan

Review the Federal Child Mainstreaming Guideline developed by MoWCA and propose content and structuring of city/regional child mainstreaming guideline

Gather input and build consensus on the proposed focus areas and structure/organization of the Action Plan and the Child Mainstreaming Guideline

Compile draft City Action Plan for Children and Child Mainstreaming Guideline with AA BoWCA

Specific Tasks

 

The specific tasks to be performed include but are not limited to the following

 

Develop a work plan and detailed outline and agree on the plan with AA BoWCA and UNICEF. (5 days)

Conduct documents review which will include sectors contributions to the City Action Plan for Children, UNCRC and ACRWC-COR, Federal Child Mainstreaming Guideline (10 days)

Submit summary on proposed focus areas and organization of City Action Plan for Children and Child Mainstreaming Guideline (5 days)

Engage with AA BoWCA and sector bureaus to build consensus on focus areas and organization of the documents as well as to gather information/input (15 days)

Produce draft City Action Plan for Children and Child Mainstreaming Guideline (20 days)

Produce PowerPoint presentations on the Action Plan and Child Mainstreaming Guideline and present in stakeholders workshop (7 days)

Provide brief status updates on activities every two weeks to AA BoWCA, Child Rights and Mainstreaming Directorate and Child Rights Officer, UNICEF SPESI.

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Methodology

 

Desk/document review and consultations with relevant sector bureaus to:

 

Assess situation of children in Addis Ababa and inform prioritization and formulation of the City Action Plan for Children

Identify key actors and institutions pertinent in child rights and welfare promotion in Addis Ababa City Administration, analyse their mandates and inform formulation of the City Child Mainstreaming Guideline

Expected Deliverables and Payment Schedule

 

Expected Deliverable Payment

 

Develop a work plan and detailed outline and agree on the plan with AA BoWCA and UNICEF 20 percent of the payment after deliverable number 1.

Present summary on proposed focus areas and organization of the two documents 20 percent of the payment after deliverable number 2.

Present draft City Action Plan for Children and Child Mainstreaming Guideline 25 percent of the payment after deliverable number 3.

PowerPoint Presentation in stakeholders workshop

Deliver finalized City Action Plan for Children nand Child Mainstreaming Guideline with comments from stakeholders' workshop incorporated 35 percent of the payment after deliverable number

Reporting and payment

The consultant shall provide bi-monthly status update to the AA BoWCA, Child Rights and Mainstreaming Directorate and Child Rights Officer, SPESI. Payment will be effected after submission of deliverables as outlined above.

 

Expected background and Experience

 

The national consultant should have

 

Academic qualifications - advanced degree in human rights, social work, sociology, law or in any related social science.

Employment experience - A minimum of five years professional relevant work experience in the area of child rights and programme development related to child rights and welfare.

Knowledge of International child rights frameworks and national policies and strategies pertinent to child rights and welfare, as well as government structures

Strong analytical and writing skills.

High proficiency in English and Amharic as some of the documents to be reviewed are in Amharic, but deliverables will be presented in English.

Ability to complete the task in a tight schedule and with limited supervision.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

 

Core Values

 

Commitment

Diversity and Inclusion

Integrity

Core competencies

 

Communication

Working with People

Drive for Results

Functional Competencies

 

Leading and Supervising

Formulating Strategies and Concepts

Analyzing

Relating and Networking

Persuading and Influencing

Planning and Organizing

Technical Knowledge

 

Specific Technical Knowledge Required

 

Knowledge of donor country's economic and political situation.

Expertise to leverage UNICEF's competitive advantage.

Expertise to deploy networking and mass media for fundraising and special events.

Common Technical Knowledge Required

 

Understanding of UNICEF programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies (MDGs, UNDAF, HIV/AIDS, WFFC, MTSP, etc.)

Understanding of Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming.

Understanding of UN mission and system; and International Code of Conduct.

Gender equality and diversity awareness.

Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced

 

Knowledge of UNICEF's financial regulations and rules, fundraising manual and fundraising strategy.

Understanding of government policies, guidelines, legislation, and strategies related to fundraising.

Understanding of UNICEF programme policies, goals, strategies, guidelines and approaches related to programme funding activities.

UNICEF policies, strategies promoting and supporting gender equality and diversity.

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.

 

Advertised: May 18 2017 E. Africa Standard Time

 

Application close: May 31 2017 E. Africa Standard Time


Job posted on 19 May 2017.


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