Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 12 Oct 2017
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.
Purpose of the Assignment
The purpose of this study is to a) develop and test a quality assurance tool to assess the child sensitivity of OSCs and b) use the quality assurance tool to assess the child sensitivity levels of a sample of OSC that represent the different models and practices across the range of OSCs in Zambia and c) provide recommendations to GRZ on how to improve the quality of existing services to meet the developmental needs of children and as such to inform the scaling up the OSC model in Zambia.
Under the guidance and supervision of UNICEF Child Protection Specialist (Child and Family Welfare systems), and in co-operation with the Research Manager in Child Protection, who together will ensure close collaboration with the 5 line Ministries involved (Ministry of Health; Ministry of Home Affairs; Ministry of Community Development and Social Services; Ministry of Gender; and Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Child Development), the engaged consultant will undertake the following tasks and deliver the respective outputs:
Other Areas to be Considered
Conducting this assignment requires specialised expertise regarding child safeguarding and protection and qualitative research. The interested consultant should factor in the cost of a Zambian counterpart who can provide translation and support the fieldwork.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Possess a post graduate (masters level) qualification in social science and knowledge in at least three of the following areas – gender based violence, child protection, multi-disciplinary services, indicator development and quality assurance processes
Years of relevant experience
Have at least 7 years proven experience in conducting co-operative studies; provide examples of previous completed and relevant research assignments
Additional Knowledge Required
Competencies of Successful Candidate
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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.
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.
How to apply:
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 organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=507708