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The consultancy will produce an evaluation report of the outcomes of the Multimedia Mobile Unit initiative in terms of attitudes and practices change, awareness and knowledge level and participation on nutrition, sanitation, HIV, quality education, birth registration and early marriage in selected priority districts from Zambézia and Nampula.
The evaluation will combine a desk review of relevant and available documentation, reports and data in relation to the intervention, as well as key informant interviews to assess the appropriateness and timing of the evaluation. In particular, the study will be elaborated based on the recent evaluability assessment conducted in 2017. The evaluation checklist will be provided by UNICEF Office and adapted by the consultant as necessary. The results generated by a scored checklist should be seen as an index of difficulty, which then needs to be responded to by program managers and/or evaluators in the evaluation planning phase.
Adherence to ethical standards: All research and evaluations are undertaken or supported by UNICEF that involve primary data collection from human subjects or the analysis of sensitive secondary data must explicitly consider its ethical implications and ensure that the rights and well-being of research subjects are respected throughout the research process. This entails reflection, planning and management of research and its outcomes to ensure that: the benefits of the research are maximized and risks to participants are mitigated; appropriate mechanisms are in place to ensure the privacy of participants and the security of their data; participants are respected through appropriate and informed consent processes; the need for and nature of any payment or compensation is carefully considered; and that there is full disclosure of any conflict of interest.
The research protocol will clearly identify any potential ethical issues and risks, as well as the processes for ethical review and oversight of the research/evaluation/data collection process in their proposal.
Under the direct supervision of the Communication for Development Specialist, the consultant will take up and complete the following activities and tasks during the course of the assignment, in line with the above objectives:
The research protocol will clearly identify any potential ethical issues and approaches, as well as the processes for ethical review and oversight of the research/evaluation/data collection process in their proposal.
Payments will be processed upon acceptance of the corresponding deliverable and against an invoice that will make reference to the contract reference and deliverable number. Payments will be approved by the supervisor.
Deliverable 1: Desk Review and Evaluation Protocol;
Deliverable 2: Draft Report for Nampula and Zambezia provinces;
Deliverable 3: Final Report on all provinces.
The consultant will be hired by UNICEF and will report to Luca Solimeo, UNICEF Communication for Development Specialist.
Individual consultants are invited to apply for this consultancy.
At least a Master’s degree in social sciences, is required for this consultancy. Ph.D. would be considered an asset.
At least 5 years of relevant work experience in conducting development evaluations, preferably in UNICEF CP countries and for UN agencies.
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.