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Consultant: Survey Coordinator for AJ&K Child Labor Survey, Child Protection, Pakistan (For Pakistan

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Industry:
N.G.O./Social Services
Total Position:
1
Job Type:
Consultancy
Department:
UNICEF
Apply By:
Nov 13, 2019
Posted On:
Nov 6, 2019
Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the worlds toughest places, to reach the worlds 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 safe home

Pakistan was the sixth country in the world to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, less than one year after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. However, children and adolescents living in Pakistan still face acute challenges.

UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress for children, work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help children realize their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Children. This will be made through, among others things, strong partnerships with provincial authorities, teachers and health professionals, frontline workers and social mobilisers, communities and families, and of course the children and adolescents themselves. 

In particular, UNICEF will work so that:

  • Every child survives and thrives -- being in good health, immunised, protected from polio and accessing nutritious food.
  • Every child learns.
  • Every child is protected from violence and exploitation, and registered at birth.

Every child lives in a safe and clean environment, with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

To learn more about UNICEFs work in Pakistan, please visit the country website www.unicef.org/pakistan and videos on YouTube and Vimeo

How can you make a difference?

In 2011, Pakistan devolved most social sector responsibilities to provincial governments including matters related to labour regulation. Accordingly, from the perspective of efforts to eliminate child labour, a renewed policy and legislative reform focus shifted to the provincial governments, including investment in service delivery structures and programmes aimed at supporting the eradication of child labour. From early 2015, UNICEF Pakistan initiated policy dialogue with provincial governments of Punjab and Balochistan with a broader agreement to kick-start the reforms in the area of child labour by collecting child labour statistics covering the number (spread) and characteristics of the problem. So far, with UNICEF advocacy and technical support, the Government of Punjab, Sindh and Gilgit-Baltistan have approved a Planning Commission-Form II (project document) to conduct a child labour survey in the province, whereas, all the other provinces are in the process of approving a similar project. Given the long-term policy and program implications, a comprehensive household-based Child Labour Survey applying the internationally recognized SIMPOC (Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour) methodology shall be used. The model SIMPOC child labour questionnaire is based on ILO Conventions 138 and 182 and covers 5 to 17 years old children. SIMPOC surveys calculate estimates on the basis of definitions existing in the national legislation of each country, which may vary across countries and result in divergent estimates.

The principal objective of investing in child labour statistics is to provide reliable, comprehensive and timely data to serve as a basis for determining priorities for national action for the elimination of child labour, in particular its worst forms. Additionally, statistical information on child labour is also expected to serve as a basis for increasing public awareness of the problem, and supporting the development of regulatory frameworks, policies, and programmes on elimination of child labour.

In view of the above, UNICEF is providing ongoing technical support to the provincial governments of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Islamabad Capital Territory. In the case of AJ&K, the survey is being lead by the Labour Welfare/Weights and Measure Department and executed by the Bureau of Statistics (P&DD). UNICEF hired an international consultancy firm (University of Mannheim- UM) for the delivery of technical assistance to government counterparts for the Child La     bor Surveys and also hired an MIS consultant to develop the software application for the CLS. The successful delivery of the survey requires close coordination among all the stakeholders involved in the survey implementation.

To make a difference, you will be accountable for the following tasks and deliverables:

  • For the delivery of this assignment, the consultant will work closely with Labour Welfare/Weights and Measure Department and Bureau of Statistics AJ&K, UM and UNICEF.
  • Oversee and guide the implementation of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Child Labor Survey according to the policy, strategy, action plan, and other guidelines.
  • Carefully read and understand all project manuals, survey tools, action plans and guidelines.
  • Coordinate with the Project Director to ensure that survey teams receive appropriate and timely logistics, administrative and financial support.
  • Provide support to the PD and other Labour Welfare/Weights and Measure Department staff in finalizing the roll out plans, and other necessary steps to ensure timely execution of the planned activities.
  • Coordinate with the Consultants and provide due support to Labour Department in data related issues (data cleaning, coding, translation of others etc.)
  • Prepare monthly reports detailing the progress on the following outputs:
  • Training conducted: Participate in all trainings / meetings organized for execution of the AJ&KCLS (Azad Jammu and Kashmir Child Labor Survey) and assist in the training of the survey staff.
  • Systems/Applications Functioning: Coordinate with the Software Development consultant and locally hired IT consultant to ensure the applications and systems are working properly throughout the survey. 
  • Process Monitoring and spot checks: Conduct field visits during the data collection, to monitor and provide feedback to the Project Director, UNICEF and Consultants on the processes, progress and issues (if any) faced by the field teams. Coordinate with the consultants and Labour Welfare/Weights and Measure Department to ensure required steps for monitoring and follow up are being taken as per agreed protocol.
  • Dashboard Monitoring: Regularly use the monitoring dashboard and provide feedback to Labour Welfare/Weights and Measure Department and UNICEF.
  • Deliver Monthly Progress and Final Reports (trainings/activities performed, process monitoring, systems/applications status, technical backstopping provided, any further support required by Labour Welfare/Weights and Measure Department).

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

  • A first University Degree (Bachelors) in Social Sciences, Public Administration or equivalent
  • A minimum of 4 years relevant and practical experience with data collection and management is required
  • Previous experience of supervising large-scale Household surveys using Android application will be an added advantage
  • Must have Practical experience of training enumerators / field staff for execution of HH based surveys ((MUST have or desired)
  • Must have Practical experience of using survey monitoring dashboard and applying it for course correction in the field
  • Sensitivity to diverse opinions and difficulties arising from differing social and cultural perceptions
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Urdu is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEFs core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. Functional competencies required: Persuading and Influencing, Planning and organizing, Relating and Networking. View our competency framework at: Here

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.

NOTE:

  • Estimated Duration: 11.5 months, estimate starting date: 1st December 2018                 
  • Official Travel Involved
  • Consultant will be based in AJ&K
  • Applicants are requested to submit a financial quotation indicating monthly fee as part of the application against each deliverable.
  • HEC Attested and verified degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present attested and verified degrees.
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables.
  • UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of theconsultant.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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