Two Consultancies for UNICEF Global Partnership Evidence Generation - Akelius, Lebanon, (32 days for 1st Consultant and 28 days for 2nd Consultant)

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 19 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 04 March 2020

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, education

For this task, services of two national individual consultants will be contracted for a total of 60 working days (32 days for consultant 1 and 28 days for consultant 2) over a period of four months to work with UNICEF Lebanon Country Office, and the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti to aid the preparation and implementation of fieldwork and the management of data.

Objectives, Purpose and Expected results: The purpose of the consultant service will be to prepare and undertake qualitative data collection at various levels of the Akelius programme, specifically drawing data from three learning centres for non-lebanese refugee learning centers/learning centers across Lebanon.

The selected consultants will work closely with experts from UNICEF Refugee and Migrant Response Team in Lebanon, and UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, and are expected to: i) possess excellent knowledge of French, English and Arabic, be familiar with local customs and practices; ii) possess experience of qualitative data collection, and specifically on focus group discussion and in-depth interviews; iii) provide details in advance through an inception report on how they will manage the field work in learning centers based upon the sample, and mitigate potential risks and ethical issues of the data collection.

How can you make a difference?

The consultants will be involved in the preparation, field work, and post-fieldwork activities of FGDs and interviews, contributing to the evidence base on the effects of the Akelius learning platform on children’s learning. UNICEF and partners expect the data collection to directly feed into the analysis of effects, usability and programme improvement in the country. The analysis will serve as empirical evidence for a country report to be drafted by UNICEF upon the completion of data collection.

To read the full description of assignment, click on the attached document.

ToR_Akelius_Project.pdf

Under the supervision of the Education Specialist, the consultants will be responsible of the below:

Work Assignment Overview

Tasks/Milestone: Deliverables/Outputs: Timeline

Start date: 13 April with 2-day training taking place that week: Deliverable and Activity #1: A written field-work plan based on the pre-agreed sample of learning centers/learning centres (English)

April 17, 2020

Deliverable and Activity #2: English to French and Arabic translations of all fieldwork instruments and supporting materials as required Deliverables and Activities #1 & #2 April 24, 2020

Deliverable and Activity #3: 6 FGDs with children, 3 FGDs with teachers, 6 classrooms observations, and 15 interviews with various stakeholders

June 5, 2020

Deliverable and Activity #4: 3 case studies (max. 5 pages each, based on observations per camp/learning centre) (English) Deliverable and Activity #3 June 12, 2020

Deliverable and Activity #5: Quality assurance and delivery of interview recording and transcriptions (both original language and English) Deliverables and Activities #4 & #5 July 3, 2020

Deliverable and Activity #6: Delivery of coding of FGDs and interviews (English)

July 31, 2020

Deliverable and Activity #7: One summary report (10 pages maximum) on the overall process of data collection, challenges, and lessons learned (English) Deliverables and Activities #6 & #7 August 7, 2020

Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed 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 the consultant

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

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) inEducation, Social Sciences, Public Policy, International Relations, Political Science, or other relevant disciplines with strong research focus; A minimum of 5+ years of relevant professional experience inin research or monitoring and evaluation, preferably of education; Proven experience in undertaking qualitative data collection; Strong understanding of various qualitative methodologies, including interviews, and focus groups; Fluency and excellent language skills in Arabic, French and English mandatory; Knowledge of the Lebanon country context (including its refugee and migrant population) and major education issues; Experience in interview transcription and qualitative data coding; Familiarity with qualitative analytical tools such as Nvivo, Atlas, etc.; Experience in research on and with children and familiarity with relevant practical and ethical considerations; Must be available to work on project deliverables for the duration of this project;

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

Remarks:

Please assure to include your all inclusive financial offer in your application

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