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Employment opportunities at UNICEF IRC


1- Local consultancy to support research on child poverty and deprivation analysis in low, middle and high income countries and other empirical studies of child-well -being and the impact of social protection on children

Closing date: 20 September 2014

Purpose of the Position: Research on child wellbeing in low-, middle- and high-income countries is at the heart of the agenda of the Social and Economic Policy (SEP) section with the Office of Research Innocenti.

Main objective of the consultancy is to conduct research on those projects relating to child deprivation, monetary poverty and equity in low- and middle income countries. The consultant will support and continue to develop and expand the existing research programme on child poverty and deprivation analysis including the multiple overlapping deprivations analysis (MODA) approach in the national context, as well as analyses related to the determinants of child well-being and development, including inter-generational and longitudinal research.

Required qualification: At least a Master degree in statistics, economics, public policy or related field.

For further details: Please see Terms of Reference

Level of consultancy: P2

Duration of contract: From 1 October 2014 to 31 August 2015, for a total number of 198 working days.

Working conditions: The consultant will work 18 days per month; 80 % of the working time will be at the Office of Research premises (Florence, Italy) in a shared office or at other UNICEF offices. The work may include incidental travel to participate in workshops or conferences or to facilitate the collection of data needed in one of the research assignments.

How to apply: Qualified candidates are requested to submit a Cover letter, CV and UN P-11 form to by the deadline of 20 September 2014, quoting in the subject: Reference- SEP/2014/4.

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily rate to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.

Due to limited staff resources, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.