Individual National Consultancy For The Review Of The Pilot Phase Of Child Report Card at UNICEF
- Company: UNICEF
- Location: Tanzania
- State: Tanzania Jobs
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Consulting Jobs in Tanzania
To carry out a rapid review of the pilot phase of the child report card in Dodoma, Iringa and Songwe regions to inform the scale up
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Individual Consultancy is required to review the pilot phase of Child Report Card in Dodoma ,Songwe and Iringa Regions and to inform the scale up.
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In 2018, UNICEF has started supporting PORALG to develop and pilot a child rights monitoring report card. The report card design was approved by PORALG management following an assessment and consultation process. The report card has been piloted in three regions and six districts namely Dodoma (Kondoa and Dodoma City), Iringa (Iringa MC and Kilolo DC) and Songwe (Momba and Mbozi DC). The aim of introducing the Child Monitoring Report Card has been to decision makers such as District Executive Directors (DEDs), councilors, District Administrative Assistant (DAS), District Commissioners (DC), at district levels and regional levels (Regional Commissioner- RC, Regional Administrative Secretary-RAS) to make informed decisions on the basis of a snap-shot overview (report card) of critical indicators on child well-being progress and on child-focused service delivery and program and budget performance.
The project was implemented in four phases where Phase 1: Assessment of situation of child related data availability, quality, needs and use; Phase 2: Development of the child right report card; Phase 3: Integration of the child right report card into the IMES Phase 4: Evaluation of the pilot Phase to inform the development of scale up plan. The Phases 1, 2 and 4 have been completed. In the course of pilot phase, the following products were made available: final pilot report, the design overview (PowerPoint), the template used during pilot, sample report cards, the manuals. These are the main sources for the review.
There are several ongoing initiatives that can inform development and facilitate the institutionalisation of a report card for child-focused indicators. At LGA level, PO-RALG has developed a comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the period 2016/17-2020/21 and the Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation System (IMES) designed by PO-RALG, under support of PS3. In addition, Tanzania has made considerable efforts towards introducing a central management information system in the context of the Tanzania Statistical Master Plan. The USAID/Tanzania Public Sector Systems Strengthening (PS3) project supports the Government of Tanzania to strengthen public sector systems to promote the delivery, quality, and use of services, particularly for underserved populations.
This assignment therefore seeks an individual national consultant who has an extensive experience of working on Child rights and wellbeing with LGAs on data management issues or monitoring and evaluation to support to carry out an evaluation of the pilot phase of a child rights monitoring report card.
PUPPOSE AND OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
Purpose of the review
The purpose of this review is to provide evidence to fine-tune the design, finalize process steps, prepare IMES integration, and prepare scale up plan for the child report card.
The overall objective of this assignment is to evaluate the pilot phase of the child rights monitoring report card at district and region levels of Tanzania Mainland.
The specific objectives of this assignment are:
- Assess the feasibility of the Child report card in terms of accessing data, analyzing data, and use of data for decision making,
- To understand the relevance of the user manuals and proposed indicators
- Document the motivation and capacity of users in using the child report card
- Document challenges facing the institutionalisation of the child report card.
- Map out key steps, milestone and other requirements for integration of Child report card into the IMES
- Document lessons learnt from the pilot phase
- Provide key recommendations for improving the design of the child report card, data collection and compilation and scaling up the child report card.
SCOPE OF WORK
The aim of this assignment is to conduct a review of pilot phase of child report Card that was tested in six districts of Kilolo, Iringa MC, Dodoma City, Kondoa DC, Momba DC and Mbozi DC. The study will take place in all six districts so as to get a better overview of the variety of experiences and capture different challenges faced by LGAs in the course of using the Child report card. The focus of this study is in terms of what we learned from the pilot (e.g. on capacity, on user-friendliness of the template, feasibility in terms of accessing data, review of the manuals, on the data environment, the user perspective) and how that can inform design, implementation process, and integration into IMES. The study will focus on the number of reports card produced at district level, number of staff trained on the use of the report card and number of times the data from the child report card have been discussed in decision making bodies at council level. The consultant is required to produce a 20-pager assessment report with well-polished executive summary excluding appendices.
The individual consultant is expected to come up with a suitable methodology (key informant interviews, document reviews etc.) on how to collect information. The consultant will need to review various documents such as user manual, final pilot report, template of the report card, and Power points prepared. The consultant will need to consult closely with NBS, relevant ministries, District directors, DCs, DAS, RC, RAS and other key staff dealing with data and reporting of various sectors. The consultant needs to specify the sample of all units of interest as appropriate. The consultant will work with a team from PORALG, from the Divisions of ICT and Sector coordination. In addition, the consultant will be required to work with Child Report card focal persons and district statisticians from all districts under study. Since IMES is now supported by USAID/Abt Associates/ PS3 program, the consultant will need to consult with technical team from PS3.
TASKS, DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINE
|Develop an acceptable inception report
|Approved Inception report by UNICEF (Deliverable 1, 30%)
|Collect data in six districts and develop a draft assessment report||Draft assessment report (Deliverable 2, 30%)
|Finalise the report by incorporating the input from PORALG and UNICEF.||Final accepted Assessment Report (Deliverable 3, 40%)||05|
BUDGET AND SUBMISSION
The consultant is required to submit both technical and financial proposals, detailed CV, fee rates and DSA for the assignment. He/She should indicate in the proposal a brief account of relevant experience and three references (with contact information) from previous clients.
Payments for the professional fee will be made upon submission and acceptance of the specified deliverables and submission of an invoice or claim letter. The main deliverables will be linked to payments of 30 % (deliverable 1), 30 % (deliverable 2), 40 % (deliverable 3), of the contract amount respectively. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/output is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Statistics, Demography, development studies, public policy, economics, or Monitoring and Evaluation or ICT and statistics, or any related qualification
- A minimum of [Five years] of relevant professional experience in the field of data management, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and or research
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Track record working on child-focused assignments is an asset
- Track experience of working with LGAs on similar assignments or different
- Strong track record of successfully completed similar assignments
- Ability to operate under strict time limits and apply high production and technical standards for maintaining high level of professionalism
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
- This assignment requires a national individual consultant.
The consultants if successfully will be required to undertake UNICEF Consultants mandatory learning prior to signing of the contract.
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UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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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.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
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.
Closing Date: 2020-03-31