Senior Democratization Officer – OSCE – Peja, Kosovo

Senior Democratization Officer – OSCE – Peja, Kosovo

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Regional Centre and the overall supervision of the Director of the Human Rights and Communities Department, the incumbent works within the Field Support Section. The Senior Democratization Officer will be tasked with:

  • Liaising with the management of the Regional Centre on all monitoring activities in the area of responsibility. Performing specific monitoring tasks in relation to local governance, media, elections, participation of women, youth and civil society and other issues assigned;
  • In close co-operation with her/his supervisor and the Democratization Department Chiefs of Sections and Senior Management, supervising programmatic staff in the Regional Centre as assigned;
  • Executing and supervising the implementation of projects in close cooperation with his/her supervisor and the Democratization Department Chiefs of Sections;
  • Compiling regular reports on democratization activities and submitting those reports to the Director of the Regional Centre, to the Human Rights and Communities Department and Democratization Department Senior Management and to the relevant staff; drafts spot reports on request of the Director of the Regional Centre or Departments;
  • Ensuring close co-ordination and co-operation with Headquarters, to ensure fair utilisation of capacities in the field; responding to requests of the Departments and ensuring realization of tasking requested by programmatic Sections;
  • Facilitating the work of other professional and support staff in the Regional Centre;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements

General Minimum Requirements
  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements
  • Second-level university degree in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or equivalent professional experience
  • Work experience in either public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development
  • Demonstrable organizational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Education
  • Second-level university degree in a relevant field
Experience
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements

Mandatory

  • Second-level university degree in public administration, political science or similar relevant field;
  • International field work experience in monitoring, reporting and policy-making;
  • Proven experience in project cycle management;
  • Knowledge of and solid experience in good governance principles and strong familiarity with the European Charter of Local Self Government;
  • Professional fluency in English language skills and the capability of drafting documents under pressure and within short deadlines;
  • Knowledge of and solid experience in democratization issues (media, elections) and public participation in decision making, in particular with women, youth, and civil society;
  • Staff management experience and team-building ability;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as team member, with persons of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited times frames;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including Word processing and e-mail.

Desirable

  • Working knowledge of one or more local languages;
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and legal system of the mission area;
  • Demonstrated negotiation and/or conflict resolution skills.
Closing date for applications 24 December 2019 before midnight.

Programme Analyst – Ending Violence Against Women – UNDP – Hanoi

Programme Analyst – Ending Violence Against Women – UNDP – Hanoi

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the areas of EVAW
  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.
  • Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of EVAW programme portfolio
  • Coordinate the development of the annual workplans and budgets;
  • Lead the implementation of programme activities;
  • Lead the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Train partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation.
  • Provide technical assistance, policy advisory, and capacity development support to project/programme partners
  • Coordinate and provide technical support and policy advice in the implementation of programme activities;
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the EVAW programmes;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners as needed.
  • Provide technical inputs to programme/ project activities through monitoring and reporting
  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results based management tools;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results s, outputs and outcomes;
  • Lead the preparation of donor and UN Women reports for the responsible programme portfolio.
  • Provide substantive inputs to the management of finances
  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;
  • Contribute to building strategic partnerships and resource mobilization strategies
  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles;
  • Development of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society based on strategic goals of UN Women and country needs.
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.
  • Contribute to inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for EVAW in Vietnam
  • Provide substantive technical support to the Representative and Programme Specialist on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs.
  • Participate in inter-agency coordination groups related to EVAW to promote partnerships and coordination.
  • Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to EVAW;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate knowledge management and development of knowledge and communication products on EVAW.
  • Act as resource person/speaker on EVAW in external events, when assigned

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field
Experience
  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • Experience working on Women’s Human Rights, gender equality and EVAW is an asset
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English and Vietnamese is required
  • Knowledge of other UN official working language is an asset.
Closing date for applications 29 December 2019 before midnight.

Programme Specialist – Gender-Based Violence – UNFPA – Myitkyina, Myanmar

Programme Specialist – Gender-Based Violence – UNFPA – Myitkyina, Myanmar

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Partnerships and Coordination
  • Lead multi-sectoral GBV coordination under the Protection Working Groups in Kachin and provide regular oversight and support for GBV Coordination in northern Shan state, in close coordination with the UNFPA Programme Specialist, GBV (Yangon), Protection and Child Protection working groups as well as other civil society networks and groups.
  • Work in close collaboration with the relevant government counterparts, the chairs of the various working groups/clusters, and other stakeholders to strengthen and facilitate inter-agency, multi-sectoral
  • GBV prevention and response interventions at regional and township level;
  • Support Government led coordination on Gender and Women’s Empowerment including violence against women, which will include facilitating stronger coordination between Government Departments as well as coordinating and facilitating strengthened relationships between civil society organizations and Government.
  • Represent UNFPA at the Protection Working Groups, Coordination meetings including the Area Humanitarian Coordination Team Meeting and relevant sector clusters/working groups at the State level. • Provide technical support in developing and implementing a multi-sectoral and coordinated GBV prevention and response programmes to include referral and reporting mechanisms, information sharing, coordination, and monitoring/evaluation.
  • Ensure the coordination and integration between all components of the Women and Girls First Programme and other programmes, funded by EU and other donors, in Kachin and Northern Shan, in particular the integration between GBV, Gender, SRHR, MHPSS, Youth Programming, Peace Building and Development;
  • Work in close partnerships with other sectors and the protection working group, to ensure GBV and protection is mainstreamed across all sectors and clusters in the humanitarian response;
  • Facilitate partnerships across women’s groups, IDP groups, men’s and youth groups to increase knowledge and awareness of GBV, MHPSS, Gender and SRHR to support increased leadership and participation in community decision making.
  • Advise linkages between humanitarian, peace building and development coordination structures and actors to support creation of opportunities.
  • Establish linkages between existing Gender, SRHR and HIV programmes to ensure synergies between programmes and maximize programme impact.
Technical Support and Programming
  • Coordinate, support and manage the coherent and effective implementation of the GBV components of UNFPA’s humanitarian response activities, using a results-based approach incorporating creativity, innovation, and responsiveness to the needs, and thorough monitoring and reporting.
  • Provide technical support to the sub-office in Myitkyina and project office in Lashio, country office, the UN and other partners aimed at capacity building and institutional strengthening.
  • Build knowledge and practices in relation to GBV response and prevention programming, MHPSS, gender and SRHR in Kachin and northern Shan States, including a focus on male and youth engagement.
  • Provide technical support to implementing partners for the development, scale up and roll out of GBV prevention programmes including male engagement and SASA!.
  • Assist in writing proposals as well as donor reports and engaging in resource mobilization efforts.
  • Provide overall coordination, design and monitoring of UNFPA’s humanitarian and GBV programming in Kachin and northern Shan States.
  • In line with WHO’s Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies, consolidate existing assessments on the GBV situation and/or work with relevant agencies and the displaced and host populations to conduct relevant participatory analyses of GBV.
  • Provide technical support to the implementation of the GBVIMS in Kachin and northern Shan including support for data collection, collation, analysis and utilization.
  • Lead development of relevant advocacy and policy documents to address GBV and broader gender issues through various key partners.
  • As head of sub-office, contribute to provide leadership and coordination support to UNFPA’s humanitarian assistance in Kachin and northern Shan States.
  • Participate in relevant humanitarian planning and programming, as necessary, including contingency planning, Humanitarian Response Plan and other emergency appeal mechanism and recovery processes and documents.
  • Initiate and implement strategic positioning of UNFPA programming to meet outcomes under humanitarian, peace-building and development interventions.
Capacity Building
  • Lead development of training material suitable to meet the needs of partners and organizations across Kachin and northern Shan States.
  • Support development of IEC material in line with international best practices, including field testing.
  • Coordinate and facilitate training sessions on GBV in emergencies for government and nongovernment actors, such as health care providers, community services officers, security personnel, the IDP population, women groups, youth groups and peace groups, etc.
  • Provide technical support to other sectors to ensure adequate mainstreaming and inclusion of GBV related issues, and protection in coordination with the Protection Working Group.
  • Support capacity development of women’s, men’s and youth groups to enable them to participation in decision making within their communities, particularly in relation  to GBV, Gender and SRHR
  • Support development of capacity building strategies to ensure both linkages between GBV, Youth and SRHR but also across humanitarian, peace building and development spectrums of intervention.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Analyze and report on program and project progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and systems; identify constraints and resource deficiencies, and recommend corrective action.
  • Supervise preparation by implementing partners of annual and other periodic work plans and monitors and evaluates progress according to the Project monitoring plan, including contracts with UNFPA partners towards projected program results; and document and apply lessons learnt to close the gaps.
  • Organize quarterly review meetings with UNFPA implementing partners to track progresses, identify any challenge and suggest way forwards.
  • Monitor projects expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved project budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels; and coordinate timely delivery of quality project and financial reporting and ensures adequacy with finance and activities.
  • Undertake regular monitoring missions and meetings with relevant actors including project partners in assessing the GBV trends, patterns and advise on the prevention and response strategies.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Management responsibilities
  • Manage the sub-offices in Myitkyina and Lashio
  • Ensure full awareness and adherence to all organizational policies (travel, vehicle, procurement, human resources, etc).
  • Liaise with the Operations Manager, the Humanitarian Response Specialist, Deputy Representative and Assistant Representative and relevant programme units in the UNFPA Country Office in Yangon to strengthen Country Office support to field based office and staff.
  • Administrative oversight including: development of travel plans, certification of TAs and petty cash expenditure, review of monthly attendance and leave records, among others (where applicable and feasible).
  • Ensure organizational equipment and assets are maintained and used in accordance with UNFPA policies and business practice.
  • Support supervisees to develop Performance Appraisal and Development plans and provide regular feedback and support to facilitate professional development of staff; and ensure their safety and wellbeing.

Qualifications and Experience

Education
  • Advanced University degree in social work or other social sciences, public/community health, gender, legal advice as it relates to gender and GBV, and development or related field;
Knowledge and Experience
  • At least 5 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience, including experience in programme management, including large multi-sectoral projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners;
  • Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly GBV, including relevant international human rights standards;
  • Understanding of male engagement and behavior change approaches including familiarity with SASA! strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of reproductive health, HIV and protection issues in humanitarian and post-conflict recovery settings preferred;
  • Prior training in gender and GBV issues and their application in humanitarian, conflict, recovery and development settings;
  • Experience in utilizing the following internationals tools and systems: GBV Standard Operating Procedures; GBV Information Management System; IASC GBV Guidelines; IASC Gender Handbook; GBV Minimum Standards; GBV Coordination Handbook; WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies; the global Essential Services
  • Package for Women and Girls;
  • Operational and advocacy experience implementing UNSC resolutions on Women Peace and
  • Security (1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960, 2265) and Youth, Peace and Security (2250);
  • Experience in implementing MHPSS interventions and prior experience in counselling and psychosocial support will be an asset;
  • Demonstrated management and oversight experience with capacity to lead diverse teams, strongly preferred;
Languages
  • Fluency in English is required; Working knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.
Closing date for applications 24 December 2019 before midnight.

Ethics Officer – WHO – Geneva, Switzerland

Ethics Officer – WHO – Geneva, Switzerland

Description of Duties

The incumbent will work in the Office of Compliance, Risk Management and Ethics (CRE) under the supervision of the Coordinator (Ethics), and Director CRE. The incumbent is expected to provide support to the work of CRE’s Ethics team to provide ethical advice and promote/uphold the Organization’s ethical principles.

He/she will support the Ethics team in developing advice on a range of ethical dilemmas, support the development of communication materials and policy documents.

Specifically, the incumbent will:
  • Carry out research and analysis on conflict of interest situations, monitoring and reviewing requests of authorization for outside activities, and analysing disclosures of potential conflict of interest issues to prepare advice to staff members and/or senior management;
  • Conduct complex research on organizational managerial and/or legal matters, consulting and liaising with relevant offices as required;
  • Prepare confidential correspondence to individuals seeking advice on ethical issues, and assist Coordinator Ethics in developing creative solutions to address ethical dilemmas and timely and confidential management recommendations;
  • Manage confidential files and track and monitor requests for advice and cases received by the Ethics team;
  • Support Coordinator Ethics in developing and implementing ethics training materials and activities, and in developing and improving public communications and reporting material on Ethics;
  • Conduct research and analytical reviews, data collection and monitoring for reporting purposes, and prepare summaries of findings in text/ presentation and online communication formats to support Coordinator Ethics in fostering coherence of standards, policies and processes with regards to Ethics organization-wide across different issues, and with UN common system bodies; 7. Support the organization of meetings, including external meetings, such as UN and other, draft relevant meeting reports, and support the production of and monitoring of other inputs from the Ethics team as required;
  • Assist with problem solving on related matters, within the delegated responsibilities, as required;
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned by the Coordinator (Ethics) and Director, CRE.

Required Qualifications

Education

Essential

  • University degree (ideally at Master’s level or equivalent) in law, social sciences (including public administration), public health, human resources management or related field.

Desirable

  • Professional certifications in any of the above-mentioned subject fields.
Experience

Essential

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders, and supporting decision making processes in complex organizations, with at least two years’ experience at the international level.
  • Understanding of ethics/professional conduct issues.
  • Experience conducting research and analysis of complex situations/processes, including policy analysis and/or legal advice in large organizations.

Desirable

  • Experience in conflict of interest management, training and provision of confidential individual advice.
  • Good understanding of the structures and environment of large international organizations, policies and practices, rules and regulations.
Closing date for applications 23 December 2019 before midnight.

Internship – Social Protection Team – Unicef – Ghana

Internship – Social Protection team – Unicef – Ghana

Main Duties

A key part of the work will involve learning from the linkages in different districts and across different programmes in Ghana, to see what works and does not work in the Ghanaian context. You would, in this internship, help to set up and implement the Monitoring and Evaluation framework for the Linkages Initiative, tracking the progress across dozens of districts to gather data and evidence and helping to systematically present the findings and results in a way that it can be effectively used by decision makers. This will help strengthen future iteration of the initiative, support gradual nation-wide scale up, and help the government of Ghana and UNICEF to more efficiently and effectively address multi-dimensional poverty and vulnerability in the country.

Beyond this, the intern will be involved in other areas of the UNICEF Ghana Social Protection agenda, such as on public finance for social protection, social accountability strengthening or systematizing and promoting research and evidence.

Tasks to be completed

The intern will undertake the following activities:

  • Provide inputs to review and strengthen the M&E framework for the Linkages initiative
  • Support in data collection from the districts involved in the testing phase
  • Contribute to the report laying out the findings from the testing phase of the initiative
  • Help organize the national stakeholders workshops to discuss findings and next steps
  • Help to develop and produce advocacy and dissemination materials based on evidence and recommendations
  • Support dissemination activities as required.

Requirements

  • Proof of enrolment in an undergraduate or advanced programme
  • Reference letter from school confirming student requires internship. OR
  • Up-to date university transcript or Statement of result/certificate evidencing completion of first degree within the last two years (if applicable).
  • Expected field of study should be Social Sciences, particularly Sociology, Development Studies, Economics, Social Protection, Social Services or something similar
  • Developing country work experience is considered an asset.
  • Previous experience with conducting monitoring and evaluation, doing advocacy and organising events will be considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
Closing date for applications 12 December 2019 before midnight.

Protection Officer – IOM – Baghdad, Iraq

Protection Officer – IOM – Baghdad, Iraq

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of mission’s Protection Page projects in south-central Iraq and facilitate results-based protection programming through a consultative process with IOM programmes and units. Supervise national protection project support staff in south-central Iraq;
  • Provide technical inputs for the development of protection strategies and support the implementation of protection project activities for displaced populations in and out of camps.
  • Carry out preliminary assessments and scoping missions for protection needs, identify problems/gaps and propose/prioritise timely practical actions to respond to protection challenges in south-central Iraq, including providing inputs for strengthening referral systems and networks.
  • Work closely with Mental Health and Psychosocial Support and Emergency Health units in relation to individual cases of concern.
  • Participate in protection-focused seminars and inter-agency protection fora, and draft meeting reports on inter-agency planning and response.
  • Facilitate the mainstreaming of protection into IOM assessments and throughout programme activities.
  • Provide information and support with respect to the monitoring, analysis and reporting of the conditions facing displaced populations, returnees, victims of trafficking, survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and other relevant individuals or groups.
  • Liaise with Government and Non-Government counterparts for the implementation of protection activities in the relevant geographic area.
  • Assess training needs on protection issues and need for capacity building among IOM field staff, implementing partners and other stakeholders and provide training as necessary.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education
  • Master’s degree in Humanitarian Affairs, Political Science, Law, Human Rights, Development Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
Experience
  • Experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, protection and human rights;
  • Experience in providing direct assistance to vulnerable individuals;
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), as well as in the region, is an asset;
  • Working experience with an operational UN agency or a major international NGO in the field of protection and assistance of refugees, internally displaced people, and migrants.
Languages
  • IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
  • For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written).
  • Working knowledge of Arabic, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
Closing date for applications 10 December 2019 before midnight.

National Consultant – Legal Gender Expert – Monorovia

National Consultant Legal Gender Expert – Monorovia

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor/Programme Manager – Rule of Law, and in close cooperation with the Liberian Bar Assassination and the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, the Legal Aid Expert will be responsible for the following:

  • Review the current framework for the provisions of legal aid assistance and its compliance with international standards, as well as current capacities of lawyers, paralegals and legal aid providers;
  • Develop a specialized training for legal practitioners who provide legal aid and assistance to women and girls on the substantive and procedural issues with specific emphasis on the role and responsibilities of legal aid providers during investigation, arrest, pre-trial detention, bail hearings, trials, appeals, and specific processes and protocols relating to survivors of SGBV;
  • Deliver specialized training courses for lawyers, paralegals and legal aid providers on the provision of legal aid and assistance to women and girls.
  • Hold consultations and develop clear guidelines and a public service charter aimed at providing legal aid services including to women and girls.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Master’s degree or equivalent, in Law.
Experience
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressive clinical legal education experience
  • Extensive experience in the design, management and implementation of justice and security sector reform processes and/or capacity development initiatives
  • Basic gender understanding, skills, experience and commitment
  • Experience in developing training methodologies and facilitation of large and small group
  • Experience of working in countries/contexts affected by fragility
  • Extensive experience of working with academic institutions as well as government institutions and civil society organisations
  • Knowledge of the Liberian legal system constitutes an advantage
  • Knowledge of UN/UNDP procedures, rules and regulations for project/programme implementation constitutes an advantage
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English, including excellent writing skills.
Closing date for applications 23 December 2019 before midnight [New York Time].

Consultancy – Early Childhood Development Roster

Consultancy – Early Childhood Development Roster

Interested in this role? Chat to UNICEF recruiters directly at the upcoming Global Careers For Spanish Nationals event on 14 November.

Background

UNICEF has been working in partnership with national governments in the ECA region, donors (such as the Global Partnership for Education and the Open Society Foundations), non-governmental regional actors (such as the International Step by Step Association), universities (such as Ankara University, University of London, The European School of Maternal, Infant, Child, and Adolescent Health), and professional capacity building associations (such as the Institute of Health Visiting) to support young children’s comprehensive well-being and expand their access to inclusive early childhood education of good quality.

UNICEF supports and promotes Early Childhood Development through advocacy and programming activities in 3 key areas:

Young Child Health, Development and Wellbeing (conception to age 3)

UNICEF recognizes that all families of newborns and young children can benefit from some support, and some families need all the support they can get.  In ECA the health sector provides the best entry point to reach and support families for neonatal care and young children’s health, development and wellbeing. Therefore, UNICEF is supporting the development of early child development capacity through strengthened health systems that support families for optimal young child survival, health, growth, development and protection through comprehensive home visiting services as well as through incorporating ECD into health care at various levels  (primary/secondary/tertiary).  Strengthened home visiting services are expected to contribute to family resilience and knowledge about child development, as well as to identify young children with disabilities and/developmental difficulties for intervention services at the earliest stage to make full use of the period of maximum brain development.  UNICEF supports health system strengthening by addressing the various system building blocks including, monitoring, reporting and reinforcement of management information systems.  UNICEF also supports the use of digital technology and the media to reach parents with counselling and support to promote the development and wellbeing of their children.

Pre-primary Education (ages 3-6)

Additionally, building on the lessons and experiences from the past decade, and the recommendations of an independent multi-country evaluation of UNICEF’s Early Learning and School Readiness initiatives in the region, UNICEF is now bringing a renewed strategic focus to its pre-primary programming. This incorporates and reflects UNICEF’s increased emphasis on pre-primary education in the SDGs, UNICEF’s Education Strategy and UNICEF ECA’s Regional Flagship Results.  The effort is to work closely with partners toward innovating and accelerating efforts to expand access, improve quality and reduce inequities in participation and learning. Across the region UNICEF has focused its programming at a national systems level, recognizing that contributions to systemic change are the most effective and sustainable route to the progressive realization of children’s rights.  At the same time, UNICEF engages in system strengthening at the local level through knowledge generation, capacity building, modeling, and reinforcing management information systems.

Early Detection and Early Intervention for children with developmental delays and disabilities (0-6 years)

Global research shows that universal access to high quality early childhood intervention (ECI) services can change a child’s developmental trajectory, prevent severe disability, and improve learning and behavioural outcomes. Countries need to address the challenges faced by children with disabilities and their families – right from the start. Health care services provide a suitable platform for the early identification of developmental difficulties and a smooth transition to the education system and access to quality early learning in a continuum of support to families during the early childhood years. The development of ECI services in ECA needs to be guided by 5 key shifts: A shift from deficit model of addressing disability toward the empowerment model and the use of ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health); A shift from the child-centered toward family-centered model where families are recognized as key and equal patterns in the Early Interventions process; A shift from fragmented services toward developing comprehensive services and a cadre of trained providers, skilled in early detection/Intervention evidence-based approaches; A shift from an early childhood approach to disability—toward a life-cycle approach, allowing for a smooth transition to potentially life-long programmes; A shift toward the use of standardized methods and tools for monitoring ECD and early detection, notably within primary health services.  UNICEF also supports the introduction of Assistive Technology solutions for the inclusion of young children with developmental challenges and disabilities, in early education and family and social life.

Technical Competencies and Experience

Minimum of ten years of relevant professional experience, including at least two in the ECA region. Potential consultants will be required to possess at least some of the following competencies:

  • Extensive knowledge of global developments in the science of ECD and international engagement strategies, including the application of the equity lens and human rights perspectives to programming.
  • Strong ECD policy and sector analysis capacity, including understanding of the core health and education data sets, indicators, tools for analysis of equity, determinants of access to health, nutrition, child development, early learning, and re/habilitation services, budget, cost and financing, health and education system strengthening and management, political economy and the ability to apply those to ECD policy and strategic planning.
  • Familiarity with ECD multi-sectoral program design, costing, monitoring and evaluation and reporting.
  • Strong ECD planning knowledge/ability, including range of modalities for delivering early childhood education, linkages between different sub-sectors (e.g. ECD, primary, Inclusive Education) and sectors (health, education, child protection, social protection), cost effectiveness and efficiency issues, key institutional structures, components and processes, as well as governance issues.
  • Familiarity with innovative solutions, digital technology and assistive technology to promote the wellbeing and inclusion of all children.
  • Strong ability to undertake policy analysis: translation of analytical findings and evidence into development programs, national strategies, public administration reform, development of regulations and by-laws, development of monitoring and evaluation frameworks for national policies, development of quality standards, design of new services and delivery mechanisms; policy discussions with partners, including government, development partners, CSOs and academia in relevant areas.
  • Good understanding of the overall global development context, including issues such as: poverty, conflict and the impact of these factors on early child development and learning and vice-versa; and cross-sectoral approaches to address such issues in collaboration with other sectors (including Social Policy, Child Protection, Nutrition, WASH, Health and Communications).
  • Affiliation with ECD networks and institutions.
  • Good understanding of gender and inequity issues in relation to ECD and the application of gender/equity analysis to policy and planning in ECD.
Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications required are as follows:

  • Advanced university degree in one or more of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Early Childhood Development/Education, Psychology, Child Development, Early Intervention/Special Education, Human Development, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health, Social Policy, Child Protection or other relevant discipline/area of work.
  • Experience in research and preparing publications at the regional level in at least one of the disciplines relevant to the areas listed above.
  • Knowledge of political, social and economic issues in the ECA region.
  • Familiarity with ECD, education and early childhood education in former Soviet and Yugoslav countries.
  • Fluency in English

Desired Qualifications:

  • Field experience in ECA countries is an asset.
  • Fluency in at least one of the major languages used in the region
Closing date for applications 31 January 2020 before midnight.

Consultant on Violence against Women Data

Consultant on Violence against Women Data

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women, and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Under the supervision of the Policy Specialist on Violence against Women Data, UN Women is seeking to hire a consultant to technically contribute to the implementation of the Joint Programme on VAW Data, as well as other VAW data and research activities of the Section, in particular those related to the Spotlight Initiative.

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the implementation of the Joint Programme on VAW Data:

Contribute technically to inter-agency work around VAW data collection, analysis and reporting, in particular in relation to the monitoring and reporting of SDG target 5.2 indicators, including work around the estimates led by WHO; Contribute to the finalization of the update and expansion of the UN Women’s matrix of VAW prevalence data. Support other work of the Joint Programme, in particular the Expert Group Meeting on VAW Administrative Data and follow-up actions, as well as the development of a request for proposals for regional institutions for capacity building on VAW prevalence surveys in Arab States and Eastern and Southern Africa. Support the communications and dissemination of the Joint Programme activities and results. Provide technical contributions to the data and research activities of the EVAW Section:

Technically contribute to data and research activities for all products of the EVAW Section, including technical assistance to UN Women field offices; Support the preparation of budgets and proposed activities for the EVAW Section 2020 AWP, in consultation with the team colleagues, and upload the AWP as well as accompanying materials in RMS; Prepare and update contents for the VKC, in consultation with the EVAW Section team members, regional and country offices, and particularly in relation to the VAW Data Joint Programme, and upload documents and information, as needed; Support the review processes for key documents under the Spotlight Initiative, particularly for the revision of regional and country level results frameworks; the review of regional and country annual workplans, and the consolidation of inputs to various documents by EVAW Section colleagues, as requested. Support monitoring and reporting of joint initiatives as required.

Competencies

Core values Respect for Diversity Integrity Professionalism

Core competencies:

Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues Accountability Creative Problem Solving Effective Communication Inclusive Collaboration Stakeholder Engagement Leading by Example

Functional Competencies:

Strong knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights issues Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with partners, especially with other UN organizations Proven networking skills, and ability to mobilize support on behalf of UN Women Excellent writing and analytical skills Knowledge and understanding of UN system and familiarity with inter-governmental processes Aptitude in dealing with numbers with high accuracy Flawless attention to detail and organizational skills

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

Master’s degree or equivalent in international development, women’s studies, sociology, psychology, public health, or a related field is required.

Experience:

At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience in ending violence against women and girls programmes, violence against women research and/or programme management; Experience in gender equality and women’s empowerment; Experience working with international institutions, donors and civil society organizations; Experience working in the UN system is an asset.

Language requirements:

Fluency in English is required; Knowledge of another UN official working language is an asset.

Application Closing Date – 22 February 2020 (Midnight New York, USA)