Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 14 Jul 2019
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Home-based consultancy (with possible travel)
35 working days over the period of 2 months (with possible extension in case of need)
estimatedstart date: 01.08.2019
During their desperate journeys through countries of origin, transit, arrival and return, children and women – in particular girls on the move – face a number of risks. They often lack protection and may not be able to access services available. Between January 2014 and July 2018, more than 1,800,000 reached Europe by sea: one in every four of them was a child, approximately two out of every ten a woman.
Although protection systems have improved, and social inclusion has progressed with increasing access to education and community-based accommodation, major gaps remain. Key challenges include the below-standard reception conditions, decentralized service provision, lack of traditional coordination systems, and limited GBV prevention and response services.
To the needs of people on the move, stranded and seeking asylum in Europe, UNICEF is mobilizing partners, national authorities and other stakeholders across European States in the areas of protection, education, health and gender-based violence (GBV) among others. UNICEF GBV prevention of and response programmes combine a two-pronged approach focused on life-saving humanitarian service delivery and capacity building, policy reform and technical assistance.
Specifically, UNICEF is implementing the BPRM funded program “Action Against Gender-based Violence Affecting Refugees and Migrants in Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and Serbia” for the second year, with a focus on 1) delivery of GBV prevention and response services, (2) capacity-building of human resources and system strengthening and (3) strengthening the policy environment to ensure legal and policy frameworks support survivors of GBV.
How can you make a difference?
Purpose, Objectives and Scope of Work:
The consultancy will be under the direct supervision of Regional Gender Advisor, in close coordination with GBV Specialist based in Italy.
To strengthen UNICEF’s current and future GBViE programming based on improved data collection, analysis and production of information management (IM) and knowledge material in the European Migrant and Refugee Response starting when data are available from September 2017.
Objectives of the Work
The work will:
Strengthen UNICEF’s response to GBV through BPRM funding in four European countries currently responding to emergencies through improvement of information management and communication materials, to inform programming priorities and document best practices & challenges It will also seek to enlarge the data collection and compilation tools to strengthen the monitoring & reporting of the program, to inform planning and to suggest program adjustments.
The work seeks to understand why and how elements of the program are working or not working through engagement of beneficiaries and partners, and how the information collected from the regional countries can be better analyzed, visualized, reported and disseminated for programming and advocacy purposes.
The exercise will build on a documentation exercise carried out during the first phase of the program and data collected through the program’s monitoring framework which encompasses a set of quantitative and qualitative indicators
A total of four countries will be visited as appropriate.
Both at the country and at the regional level, the work will document and create at least one case study on a specific area of work, through thematic fact sheets;
Expected Deliverables and Timeline
The ToR will involve two phases of data collection and reporting:
In two installments after satisfactory completion of each phase as per the days worked and upon submission of an invoice.
The GBViE Specialist and Regional Gender Advisor will be responsible for the following in collaboration with other relevant regional colleagues:
UNICEF country offices will be responsible for the following:
Key Skills, Technical Background, and Experience Required:
The approach will be guided by the principle of credibility – that is, ensuring that the best evidence available is harnessed, and that it is analyzed appropriately, to generate well-grounded findings, conclusions and recommendations that UNICEF can act on. The selected consultant must demonstrate commitment to ensuring that all activities adhere to the guiding principles of programming, employing human rights, participatory, and survivor-centered approaches, including adherence to the WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for researching, documenting and monitoring sexual violence in emergencies  and UNICEF ethical guidance.
How to Apply
The applications should be submitted online and should contain the following documents:
a) Cover Letter with the indication of the daily fee. Applications without a daily fee will not be considered.
b) Duly completed P11 form (which can be downloaded at the following link: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc or fully completed online profile.
c) CV, if available (P11 form supersedes the CV)
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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.
The selected candidate will have to complete the mandatory online trainings prior to the issuance of the contract.
 World Health Organization, Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies, WHO, Geneva, 2007. **
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=523718