The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child. Everywhere, in everything the organization does, in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. UNICEF in Belarus is strongly committed to investing in data and evidence generation to be able to provide policy advice based on accurate and timely evidence on child rights realization.
How can you make a difference
UNICEF Belarus is commissioning the final review for the project “Expanding access of at-risk adolescents and those from vulnerable groups to the youth-friendly health services” for informed decision-making on the feasibility of rolling out the outreach activities for adolescents across youth-friendly health services in Belarus.
2. SCOPE OF THE REVIEW
The project final review will cover the whole duration of the project from its starting date up to the date of the review. The major project results within all project objectives should be covered, with a specific focus on child rights, gender and equity dimensions. The review will cover the implementation and results of the project in two districts of Minsk. The focus population (final beneficiaries) of the project under review are adolescents and professionals involved in the project and 2 YFHCs.
3. EXPECTED DELIVERABLES
1. Review methodology, tools and plan developed and agreed with UNICEF and stakeholders;
2. Data analysis results;
3. Key findings of the review, developed recommendations presented in the form of inception and final reports;
4. Final report presented in readable form, in understandable language with specific examples of events, personal stories, photographs.
4. SUPERVISION & WORK RELATIONS
The individual consultant or team of consultants will work under the guidance of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and in close coordination and communication with the Specialist for adolescent and youth health and development and the adolescent participation consultant.
Representatives of partners involved in planning and implementing the project will be involved in planning the review and developing recommendations by actively contributing during meetings to keep the team informed about the progress and providing feedback necessary to draft inception and final reports.
5. DURATION, TRAVEL AND PAYMENT CONDITIONS
The review will take place over a period of 3,5 months and will be remunerated against the deliverables as indicated in the TOR. Travel around Minsk expected.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
• A degree in humanitarian, economic or legal field;
• Documented experience (at least 5 years) in conducting development assessments (experience in conducting assessments for the UN in the area of assessment related to vulnerable adolescents is an asset);
• Professional experience in organizing and monitoring and evaluating the implementation of programs and projects in the field of adolescent health, education, respect for the rights and interests of children and youth;
• Experience in analytical work, preparation and writing of reports;
• Experience in research activities, the availability of publications or scientific works is an asset;
• Knowledge of international conventions on the protection of the rights of the child and national legislation on the rights of the child;
• Experience of working with UN agencies on reviewing, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of international technical assistance programs and projects is an asset;
• Proficiency in Russian.
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.
For more details on deliverables and minimum requirements, please refer to attached Terms of reference (ToR)
Applications are accepted from individual consultants or from groups of consultants (up to 3 consultants). In the case of a group application, the documents listed below shall be submitted for each consultant, indicating the tasks carried out by each consultant (can be specified in the financial proposal).
1. Financial and technical proposal. The technical proposal must include a short description of the review methodology, including an assessment of the review feasibility (1-2 pages), and the workplan. The financial proposal must indicate the amount of the fee per day multiplied by the number of working days.
3. Cover letter (no more than 1 A4 sheet) referencing similar consulting work (if any).
Applications for this assignment must be received no later than: 17 June 2021.
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. 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.
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.