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The consultant supports the SPEaR Section in the Elaboration of the concept note on the Second Phase of the Sustainable Child Friendly Cities Initiative in Mozambique (including harmonization of the contributions of different sections of UNICEF to the Initiative and the National Association of Municipalities of Mozambique – ANAMM). The document will describe the overall framework of the Sustainable Child Friendly City Initiative that includes (1) expected results, (2) scope of participating municipalities, (3) recommended indicators against which participating municipalities will be monitored, (4) monitoring and assessment mechanism, (5) roles of stakeholder institutions including ANAMM and UNICEF, among others.
The concept note will be developed based on the results and lessons learnt from the 1st phase of the initiative. Therefore, a systematization of lessons learnt will be the starting point of this assignment, which should be conducted in participatory approach including interviews with the selected participating municipalities.
The Consultant must be based in Maputo, working with the Social Policy Evaluation and Research (SPEAR) section and with a collaboration with Communication, Adolescent and Partnership team. The methodology and approach include establish clear priorities or focus areas from other programme sections to be part of the Sustainable Child Friendly City initiative.
The consultant will be responsible for collection of information and ensure the involvement of all stakeholders in the initiative to develop the concept note with methodological guidelines. Specifically, he/she will:
Payments will be processed upon acceptance of the corresponding deliverable and against an invoice that will reference the contract and deliverable numbers. Payments will be approved by the respective section chief.
Delivery timeframe: 29 of August
Deliverable/product(s): Inception report that specify the work plan and stakeholders to be interviewed including the ones at subnational level. Draft lessons learnt from the first phase of the initiatives should be annexed.
Payment (indicate amount or %): 30%
Delivery timeframe: 29 of September
Deliverable/product(s): Draft of the concept note with a Methodological Guide: 30%
Delivery timeframe: 29 of October
Deliverable/product(s): Delivery of the Final Documents of the Methodological Guide and the Municipal Performance Evaluation Index: 40%
Orientation and supervision will under the Social Policy Officer, with a close collaboration with the Chief of Social Policy Section and other members of the team. The consultancy will commence in the end of July 2019 and terminate in the end of October 2019.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
University Degree in Sociology, Economics, Public Policy, Political Science and other related areas.
At least 3 years of professional experience in policy advocacy and governance. Working experience with decentralization is an asset.
Fluency in Portuguese and English is required.
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.