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Employment opportunities at UNICEF IRC

Vacancies

1 - Consultancy on Initiative on New Data and Measurement of Outcomes for Children: Project on Cohort/Longitudinal Studies in Developing Countries

Deadline: 21 March 2014 - extended to 28 March 2014

Background: UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti is currently seeking a senior consultant for assignment on the Project on Cohort/Longitudinal Studies in Developing Countries. For further details please see Terms of Reference and General conditions of contracts for the services of consultants/individual contractors which apply.

How to apply:Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter indicating a daily rate (in US$) and a signed P11 form to: florencerecruitment@unicef.org by 17:00 local time (GMT+1) 21.03.2014 quoting in subject line "Consultancy for Project on Cohort/Longitudinal Studies in Developing Countries". Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered. Please also include a CV.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For more details on this vacancy, please refer to the complete Terms of Reference

2 - Consultancy on Public Sector Reform for Children

Deadline: 10 March 2014

Background: The UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti serves as an international knowledge source for the effective implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in both developing and industrialized countries.

In relation to the implementation of the CRC, research at the OoR has covered specific areas of the Committee on the Rights of the Child’s “General Measures of Implementation”, such as legislative reform and child-sensitive budgeting. A missing element has been an analysis of how government structures and processes actually operate and how to make them more effective for children. Governance research, which investigates how rules and actions are produced, sustained, and regulated, provides concepts and tools to understand and address the problem of implementation gaps in relation to children’s rights. In this context, the research outlined in these ToR aims to look wider We are looking for candidates with the following competencies, experience and skills:

1) Academic background - Advanced degree in public administration, political science, or a related field.
2) Professional experience – Twelve years of experience minimum in the area of public sector reform and governance, including field experience assessing and advising on the functioning of government structures. Demonstrated knowledge of a human rights-based approach, governance, and children’s rights (with a particular of focus on the most marginalized and excluded, such as children with disabilities, indigenous and minority children, and girls).
3) Additional skills – Strong analytical skills, including demonstrated research and writing skills including writing for publication. Ability to work in a team as well as manage an independent work programme with multiple elements. Candidate will be required to submit a sample of published work related to public sector reforms.
4) Excellent command of written and spoken English; Knowledge of another UN language highly desirable.

How to apply: Qualified individuals, teams and/or institutions are requested to submit a letter of application including the daily fee to florencerecruitment@unicef.org with subject line “Consultancy on Public Sector Reform for Children ” by midnight 10 March 2014 local time (GMT+1). In the case of individual consultants, please also include a CV and P11 form.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For more details on this vacancy, please refer to the complete Terms of Reference

For further information please contact Mr Andrew Mawson at amawson@unicef.org


3 - Consultancy for Research Ethics and Research Facilitation

Deadline: 10 March 2014

UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti is currently seeking a senior consultant for an eleven month assignment on Research Ethics and Research Facilitation. For further details please see Terms of Reference and General conditions of contracts for the services of consultants/individual contractors which apply.

Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter indicating a daily rate (in US$) and a signed UN P11 form to: florencerecruitment@unicef.org by 17:00 local time (GMT+1) 10.03.2014 quoting in subject line "Consultancy for Research Ethics and Research Facilitation". Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.