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Consultancy – Design and Production of a Child Friendly Situation Analysis Report, Windhoek, Namibia

Job no: 532797

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Namibia Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)

School/Unit: Namibia

Department/Office: Windhoek, Namibia

Categories: Consultancy

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, has to survive

The situation analysis clearly indicates that reaching the poorest and most marginalized children and communities is pivotal to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDFGs) and the realization of Vision 2030. It highlights that the strong economic growth since Independence in 1990 has not narrowed the significant disparities across Namibia in child poverty, survival, development, and access to essential services.

It points to the unique challenges faced by Namibia due to its historical legacy and the devastating impact of HIV and AIDS on children’s lives, and the commitments and action taken by the Government to accelerating results for the survival, protection and development of Namibia’s children.

In doing so, the report points to the opportunity for an even-greater emphasis on a child-centred equitable development approach, which refocuses on the poorest and most marginalized children and families. Such an equity-based approach focusing on those most in need is rarely argued against: being right in principle and even sound in logic.

However, it has sometimes been questioned whether, in practice, such strategies are worthwhile, given their cost and difficulty, particularly in such a vast country as Namibia, where it can be hard to reach the very poor.

But over the last decade, there has been mounting evidence from programmes in Namibia and across the world, to show the cost-effectiveness and efficiency in achieving impact of new ways of delivering interventions and ensuring that social services reach out to all children and communities.

UNICEF believes that child and youth participation is crucial in shaping the future of this country. It is important for them to also be informed of findings from such critical analysis. It is therefore essential to package the results of the Situation Analysis Report in a child-friendly way so that information can be disseminated to them and they can make use of it.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Communication and Partnership Specialist the consultant will write-up the Situation Analysis Report (SitAn) child friendly report. The report should use illustrations and info-graphics to interpret the SitAn to deliver a child friendly and child sensitive report. This is a data illustration, data interpretation and child friendly.

Activities and Tasks

  • Lead and coordinate the preparation of the SitAn child friendly report – compilation of illustrations, infographics and action points.
  • Carry out a rapid analysis of the current officially available data in the country, compare with the data captured in the SitAn and come up with informed and current infographics.
  • Production of drawings, illustrations, paintings or diagrams that help make the SitAn report child friendly and easier to understand.
  • Creation of contextual infographics for use in the child-friendly report.
  • Compile draft child friendly report for sharing.
  • Encourage, convene and facilitate consultative meetings with children from different backgrounds and stakeholders to test the acceptability of the draft SitAn child friendly report.
  • Finalise the child friendly report in-cooperating results from consultative meetings with children and comments from stakeholders.

The Communication Specialist in consultation with the Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Manager will be supervising the SitAn child-friendly report Consultancy.

A table below summarized the tasks, deliverables, specific timeline (to be agreed with the consultant) and milestones.

Major Task

Deliverable

Timeframe (man-days)

Comments

Payment

1.

Carry out a rapid analysis of the current officially available data in the country, compare with the data captured in the SitAn and come up with informed and current infographics

Draft of infographics to be used

List of indicators to be illustrated for the children

This process will involve meeting the UNICEF focal points to appreciate the SitAn process and results. This process will also involve travelling to identified areas in order to see the current situation in schools, health facilities, communities in general and any other places deemed necessary for SitAn results.

30%

2.

Creation of infographics and action statements for use in the child friendly SitAn report

First draft of child friendly SitAn

Working closely with UNICEF focal point and the National Planning Commission, the report will clearly show the illustrations and action points for selected indicators.

30%

3.

Conduct consultations with all relevant stakeholders for input into the final child friendly SitAn report

Final SitAn Report incorporating comments from multi-sectorial stakeholder consultations

Part of the report should show widespread consultations conducted with all relevant stakeholders and the inputs given and consolidated. There are also going to be meetings with children to get their feedback on the report.

60%

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Desired profile

  • A diploma in technical graphics with a strong portfolio of work previously done
  • Be creative, innovative and have an artistic talent
  • At least 10 years of work experience at national or international level in creating illustrations for books for children.
  • Demonstrate ability to engage effectively with various partners including the government, civil society, private sector, UN and other development donors and high-quality liaison and representation at local and national levels;
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills and ability to foster relationships with key stakeholders from donors, government counterpart, and other local partners;
  • Strong understanding of data presentation, and strong writing skills a must;
  • Experience in publications and high-level report-writing
  • Experience working and engaging with senior government officials, donor representatives and civil society on policy and strategic issues;
  • Ability to work under pressure, effectively coordinate diverse stakeholders and meet tight deadlines without supervision and compromising quality of work;
  • Experience working and engaging with senior government officials, donor representatives and civil society on policy and strategic issues;
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written).
  • Good facilitation and presentation skills;
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of standard PC software packages (MS. Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.) is essential.

Administrative issues

The consultant will be engaged on a full time basis, but work can be undertaken remotely. Consultative meetings with UNICEF staff, Government counterparts and children will be required. He/she will work under the direct supervision of Communication and Partnership Specialist and will work closely with Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager.

UNICEF will avail supporting documents needed to complete the work and it is required from the consultant to have the appropriate tools (computers, software etc.) to complete the consultancy.

As per UNICEF DFAM policy, payment is made against approved deliverables. No advance payment is allowed unless in exceptional circumstances against bank guarantee, subject to a maximum of 30 per cent of the total contract value in cases where advance purchases, for example for supplies or travel, may be necessaryÂ.

The candidate selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions for Consultants and Individual contractors.Â

Risks

Delayed response for inputs and finalization due to the COVID-19 situation. The CO will however ensure timely inputs and use of Officer-In-Charge (OIC).

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are requested to apply online by visiting UNICEF’s vacancies at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/

Please indicate your ability, availability and financial proposal/quote to complete the terms of reference. Rates must indicate the total costs of the consultancy. Applications submitted without a fee/ rate will not be considered.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered ‘staff members’ under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

Advertised: Jul 09 2020 Namibia Standard Time Application close: Jul 16 2020 Namibia Standard Time

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Consultancy - Design and Production of a Child Friendly Situation Analysis Report, Windhoek, Namibia

Job no: 532797

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Namibia Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn'l(ESARO)

School/Unit: Namibia

Department/Office: Windhoek, Namibia

Categories: Consultancy

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, has to survive

The situation analysis clearly indicates that reaching the poorest and most marginalized children and communities is pivotal to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDFGs) and the realization of Vision 2030. It highlights that the strong economic growth since Independence in 1990 has not narrowed the significant disparities across Namibia in child poverty, survival, development, and access to essential services.

It points to the unique challenges faced by Namibia due to its historical legacy and the devastating impact of HIV and AIDS on children's lives, and the commitments and action taken by the Government to accelerating results for the survival, protection and development of Namibia's children.

In doing so, the report points to the opportunity for an even-greater emphasis on a child-centred equitable development approach, which refocuses on the poorest and most marginalized children and families. Such an equity-based approach focusing on those most in need is rarely argued against: being right in principle and even sound in logic.

However, it has sometimes been questioned whether, in practice, such strategies are worthwhile, given their cost and difficulty, particularly in such a vast country as Namibia, where it can be hard to reach the very poor.

But over the last decade, there has been mounting evidence from programmes in Namibia and across the world, to show the cost-effectiveness and efficiency in achieving impact of new ways of delivering interventions and ensuring that social services reach out to all children and communities.

UNICEF believes that child and youth participation is crucial in shaping the future of this country. It is important for them to also be informed of findings from such critical analysis. It is therefore essential to package the results of the Situation Analysis Report in a child-friendly way so that information can be disseminated to them and they can make use of it.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Communication and Partnership Specialist the consultant will write-up the Situation Analysis Report (SitAn) child friendly report. The report should use illustrations and info-graphics to interpret the SitAn to deliver a child friendly and child sensitive report. This is a data illustration, data interpretation and child friendly.

Activities and Tasks

  • Lead and coordinate the preparation of the SitAn child friendly report - compilation of illustrations, infographics and action points.
  • Carry out a rapid analysis of the current officially available data in the country, compare with the data captured in the SitAn and come up with informed and current infographics.
  • Production of drawings, illustrations, paintings or diagrams that help make the SitAn report child friendly and easier to understand.
  • Creation of contextual infographics for use in the child-friendly report.
  • Compile draft child friendly report for sharing.
  • Encourage, convene and facilitate consultative meetings with children from different backgrounds and stakeholders to test the acceptability of the draft SitAn child friendly report.
  • Finalise the child friendly report in-cooperating results from consultative meetings with children and comments from stakeholders.

The Communication Specialist in consultation with the Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Manager will be supervising the SitAn child-friendly report Consultancy.

A table below summarized the tasks, deliverables, specific timeline (to be agreed with the consultant) and milestones.

Major Task

Deliverable

Timeframe (man-days)

Comments

Payment

1.

Carry out a rapid analysis of the current officially available data in the country, compare with the data captured in the SitAn and come up with informed and current infographics

Draft of infographics to be used

List of indicators to be illustrated for the children

This process will involve meeting the UNICEF focal points to appreciate the SitAn process and results. This process will also involve travelling to identified areas in order to see the current situation in schools, health facilities, communities in general and any other places deemed necessary for SitAn results.

30%

2.

Creation of infographics and action statements for use in the child friendly SitAn report

First draft of child friendly SitAn

Working closely with UNICEF focal point and the National Planning Commission, the report will clearly show the illustrations and action points for selected indicators.

30%

3.

Conduct consultations with all relevant stakeholders for input into the final child friendly SitAn report

Final SitAn Report incorporating comments from multi-sectorial stakeholder consultations

Part of the report should show widespread consultations conducted with all relevant stakeholders and the inputs given and consolidated. There are also going to be meetings with children to get their feedback on the report.

60%

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...

Desired profile

  • A diploma in technical graphics with a strong portfolio of work previously done
  • Be creative, innovative and have an artistic talent
  • At least 10 years of work experience at national or international level in creating illustrations for books for children.
  • Demonstrate ability to engage effectively with various partners including the government, civil society, private sector, UN and other development donors and high-quality liaison and representation at local and national levels;
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills and ability to foster relationships with key stakeholders from donors, government counterpart, and other local partners;
  • Strong understanding of data presentation, and strong writing skills a must;
  • Experience in publications and high-level report-writing
  • Experience working and engaging with senior government officials, donor representatives and civil society on policy and strategic issues;
  • Ability to work under pressure, effectively coordinate diverse stakeholders and meet tight deadlines without supervision and compromising quality of work;
  • Experience working and engaging with senior government officials, donor representatives and civil society on policy and strategic issues;
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written).
  • Good facilitation and presentation skills;
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of standard PC software packages (MS. Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.) is essential.

Administrative issues

The consultant will be engaged on a full time basis, but work can be undertaken remotely. Consultative meetings with UNICEF staff, Government counterparts and children will be required. He/she will work under the direct supervision of Communication and Partnership Specialist and will work closely with Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager.

UNICEF will avail supporting documents needed to complete the work and it is required from the consultant to have the appropriate tools (computers, software etc.) to complete the consultancy.

As per UNICEF DFAM policy, payment is made against approved deliverables. No advance payment is allowed unless in exceptional circumstances against bank guarantee, subject to a maximum of 30 per cent of the total contract value in cases where advance purchases, for example for supplies or travel, may be necessaryÂ.

The candidate selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF's General Terms and Conditions for Consultants and Individual contractors.Â

Risks

Delayed response for inputs and finalization due to the COVID-19 situation. The CO will however ensure timely inputs and use of Officer-In-Charge (OIC).

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are requested to apply online by visiting UNICEF's vacancies at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/

Please indicate your ability, availability and financial proposal/quote to complete the terms of reference. Rates must indicate the total costs of the consultancy. Applications submitted without a fee/ rate will not be considered.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered 'staff members' under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF's policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

Advertised: Jul 09 2020 Namibia Standard Time Application close: Jul 16 2020 Namibia Standard Time

2020-07-17

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