International Consultant Job Opportunities at UNICEF 2022

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International Consultant Job Opportunities at UNICEF 2022

International Consultant for Preparing a research paper to the specifications of a journal article or working paper based on the findings of the National Costed Plan and Investment case for WASH in schools of Tanzania, (Remote/Home based) 40 working days

The purpose of this consultancy is to support UNICEF WASH section to synthesize the key findings from the National Costed Plan and Investment case for WASH in schools in Tanzania with around 60 pages and produce a research paper to the specifications of a journal article or working paper.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a calling

Following the findings and gaps established from a comprehensive national school WASH assessment on WASH services conducted in 2018/19 by the National Bureau Statistics with financial and technical support from UNICEF, key sector stakeholders recommended the development of a national cost plan of action and investment case. 

Responding to this call, UNICEF engaged Oxford Policy Management (OPM) to closely work with the relevant ministries responsible for education, school health and governance of school to develop a national costed plan of action and investment case for Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar to provide the government of Tanzania and sector partners with an evidence-based information of the economic case for increased investment in School WASH (SWASH) services and guide future decision making on SWASH investments and implementation at scale. 

OPM successfully completed and submitted the reports which have been validated by the Government and planned for launching later this year. The economic analysis performed during implementation of this assignment utilizing data from the 2015 Education Management Information System and 2017/2018 Household Budget Survey indicate that access to adequate WASH services in schools plays a significant role in keeping children in school for longer. The analysis clearly demonstrates that the amount of time a child stays in school has a significant impact on their future earning potential. 

As a result of the relationship between access to adequate WASH and affecting schooling, the analysis suggests that on average access to the standard package1 of school WASH services could lead to 2.5 percent increase average lifetime earnings in rural areas and over a 4 percent increase in urban areas. 

The analysis further shows the cost of action and inaction for investing or not investing in SWASH. To ensure that the findings from the study are widely shared and contribute to advancing the agenda for the rights of children to WASH and education, UNICEF Tanzania is looking for an individual consultant to review and synthesize the key findings and produce a research paper to the specifications of a journal article or working paper.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this consultancy is to support UNICEF WASH section to synthesize the key findings from the National Costed Plan and Investment case for WASH in schools in Tanzania with around 60 pages and produce a research paper to the specifications of a journal article or working paper

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

Education:

Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Economics, Development Economics, or statistics.

Experience

 At least 5 years of experience in conducting data analysis and developing research working papers/journal article (relevant documentation required)

 Excellent writing and analytical skills (of publication standard), especially in synthesizing complex information for multiple audiences

 Communication and writing experience on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene issues desirable

 Demonstrated experience in understanding, translating, compiling, and packaging research, data and evidence into high-quality reports for dissemination to high level audiences on international development issues related to UNICEF’s work

 Experience in writing highly visible UNICEF results reports and documents, and with copy-editing, highly desirable

Skills and attributes

 High level of analytical ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data, including using relevant software packages;

 Demonstrated ability to produce high quality, concise, analytical, and insightful reports, and presentations in English

 Strategic thinking and critical analysis.

KEY TASKS, DELIVERABLES AND TIME FRAME   

Task/Milestone

Deliverables/Output

Timeline Payments

Estimate Budget

Review and synthesis of the key findings

Data analysis and modeling plan, research paper format and outlines

5 working days

40%

Data compilation and analysis, and verification of results through required robustness tests

Data analysis Products (Tables, charts)

12 working days


Draft a research Paper/Journal article

Drafted Paper

10 working days


Identification of possible platforms for publication of the Paper

A shortlist of possible platforms for Publication

5 working days

60%

Refine draft paper and finalize

Final Paper

8 working days


PAYMENT SCHEDULE.

Payments will be made upon submission and acceptance of the specified deliverables in the table above under section TASKS, DELIVERABLE AND TIME FRAME. 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.

ASSESSMENT / SELECTION PROCESS AND METHODS

Proposals will be both technically and financially evaluated. The technical part will carry a weight of 75%, in which the consultant will put clear his/her technical approach to ensure quality attainment of each deliverable and the consultancy in totality. The financial part will carry 25% showing proposed budget breakdown of consultancy cost for each deliverable and eventual total consultancy cost. This will make a total of 100%.

MEDICAL EVACUATION COVERAGE.

The consultant will be required to submit proof of medical/Health Insurance with medical evacuation coverage.

REPORTING

The consultant will work under the supervision of the Chief WASH.

LOCATION & DURATION

The consultant will work remotely/home based and will cover a period of 40 working days.

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