International Adolescent Consultant (Qualitative) At UNICEF
International Adolescent Consultant (Qualitative)
Vacancy Number: VN- NGR- 31- 2014
Title: International Adolescent Consultant (Qualitative)
Purpose: To develop a set of proposals for a medium-term strategy for the work of the UNICEF, Nigeria on adolescents.
Expected fee: Mid consultant level
Type of Contract: Short Service Agreement (Individual Consultant)
Location: Abuja, Nigeria (partly to work from home country)
Duration: Three months spread out October 2014 to January 2015
Start Date: October 2014
Reporting to: Chief, Social Policy
Deadline for receipt of application: 15 October 2014
In the Nigeria CPD approved by the board in September 2013 there is an outcome on adolescents. There is a clear strategic intent to avoid UNICEF-centred, small scale projects. These would only be able to affect a very small fraction of the estimated 40-45 million Nigerian adolescents. Thus, the focus of our work should be on leveraging the government’s policies, legislation and budgets in favour of integrated programmes and action for all adolescents, in order to promote their opportunities, their engagement, and building their citizenship. A key component of this should also include the meaningful involvement of adolescents in policy and programme design, budgeting, and monitoring.
Thus, in order to provide the evidence on which to base this work, three studies will be carried out to assess and review the situation of adolescents as well as the policies, programmes, support for, and involvement of adolescents in Nigeria. This TOR refers to one of these studies.
Collect and analyse quantitative evidence on the situation and prospects for Nigerian adolescents.
Based on this review, the consultant (s), in dialogue with UNICEF staff, other UN Partners, NGOs, and government officials, would propose a medium-term strategy for the work of the CO on adolescents for the rest of the Country Programme.
In order to capture the voice of adolescents to find out what they think, feel, want, and expect about their situation and their future, focus groups, participatory action learning, and similar tools will be used.
Inception meeting to agree on the objectives, scope and expected outputs of review and tools to be used
– Coordination meeting with Social Policy team.
– Conduct questionnaire for focus groups
– Participatory Group dialogues with adolescents
– Feedback session to share preliminary findings and discuss outline of the report
– Draft the report and share the draft report for comments and discussions
– Incorporate comments and finalize the report. Prepare a presentation on key findings and recommendations.
– Conduct an exit meeting with social policy staff members. Briefing staff members on key findings and recommendations of the review).
A final report in English consisting of 50-60 pages (including tables but excluding bibliography and sources) describing and answering the elements and questions specified and described in the objectives and major task to be accomplished.
Based on the report, develop a set of proposals for a medium-term strategy for the work of UNICEF Nigeria Country Office on adolescents.
Note that format of the report will be specified at the time of engaging the consultant.
The consultant will be paid fees instalmentally based on expected deliverables as per work plan to be agreed with supervisor.
Minimum qualification and specialized knowledge/experience
– Advanced university degree in psychology, law, social work or similar
– At least 8 years progressive work experience in Emergency setting.
– Experience dealing with adolescent participation and capturing their voices a MUST.
– Have strong analysis and good inter-personal communication skills;
– Have a professional command of English, both oral and written, good report writing skills;
– Experience working with United Nations joint programming frameworks and result-based management systems is a added advantage.
Estimated time of consultancy
A period of three months. Some of the activities can be performed outside of Nigeria (e.g. desk review of some documents) but the consultants will spend a minimum of three weeks and a maximum of three months in Nigeria. Activities are expected to start in October 2014. They will be finalized by January 2015.
How to apply
Candidates interested in the above position should submit his/her application, accompanied by updated CV in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form, (which can be downloaded from our website at www.unicef.org/employ) to the email address [email protected] on or before 15 October 2014. Please put the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.
UNICEF, a smoke-free environment, is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.