International Consultant – Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM), 11.5 months at UNICEF May, 2022

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Job No.: 550620
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Level: Consultancy
Contract sort: Consultancy
Categories: Child Protection

Job Description
How are you able to make a distinction:
The Contractor recruited to hold out this task will undertake the next tasks underneath the supervision of the Child Protection Manager:

Support to program/undertaking improvement and planning:

  • Support the preparation/design and conduct/replace of the MRM element of the kid safety program scenario evaluation via correct and full monitoring and evaluation, and the well timed preparation r finalization of sectoral enter.
  • Participate in strategic program dialogue on the planning of kid safety packages/initiatives. Provide high quality inputs within the formulation of nation program paperwork and plans of actions referring to the Child Protection Program.
  • Take main duty for the event of the MRM work plan, and the preparation of well timed and high quality MRM-related stories for the Country Taskforce on MRM.
  • Strengthening legislative and institutional frameworks to guard youngsters weak and uncovered to violence, abuse and exploitation.
  • Strengthening capacities of presidency and key stakeholders, together with social welfare and justice companies that stop and reply to violence in opposition to youngsters.
  • Supporting the event, coordination and implementation of an inter-sectoral nationwide social norms change technique to finish violence in opposition to youngsters together with baby marriage, FGM/C and different dangerous conventional practices.
  • Strengthening the start registration system to scale up the registration of youngsters underneath age 5 years, with give attention to youngsters underneath one.
  • Ensuring youngsters in humanitarian conditions have well timed and sustained entry to high quality preventive and responsive baby safety companies.

Program administration, monitoring and supply of outcomes:

  • Plan and/or collaborate with inside and exterior companions to ascertain monitoring benchmarks, efficiency indicators and different UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements to evaluate/strengthen efficiency accountability, coherence and supply of concrete and sustainable outcomes for the assigned sector in baby safety packages.
  • Participate in monitoring and analysis workouts, program opinions and annual opinions with authorities and different counterparts to evaluate progress and to find out required motion/interventions to attain outcomes.
  • Prepare/assess monitoring and analysis stories to determine gaps, strengths/weaknesses in program and administration, determine classes realized and use the information gained for improvement planning and well timed intervention to attain objectives.
  • Actively monitor packages/initiatives via subject visits, surveys and/or change of knowledge with companions/stakeholders to evaluate progress, determine bottlenecks and potential issues and take well timed choices to resolve points and/or consult with related officers for well timed decision.
  • Monitor and confirm the optimum/acceptable use of sectoral program assets (monetary, administrative and different belongings) confirming compliance with organizational guidelines, rules/procedures and donor commitments, requirements of accountability and integrity and making certain well timed reporting and liquidation of assets.
  • Prepare common/mandated program/undertaking stories for administration, donors and companions to maintain them knowledgeable of program progress.

Technical and operational assist to program implementation:

  • Provide technical steerage and operational assist to authorities counterparts, NGO companions, UN system companions and nation workplace companions/donors on the interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF MRM pointers and the implementation of Action Plans signed by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), in addition to insurance policies, methods, processes and greatest practices and approaches on baby safety and associated points to assist program administration, implementation and supply of outcomes.
  • Arrange/coordinate availability of technical consultants with Regional Office/HQ to make sure well timed/acceptable assist all through the programming/initiatives course of.
  • Participate in baby safety program conferences together with program improvement and contingency planning discussions on emergency preparedness within the nation or different places designated to supply technical and operational info, recommendation and assist.
  • Draft coverage papers, briefs and different strategic program supplies for administration use, info and/or consideration.
  • Prepare and well timed present inputs to quarterly stories (GHN), nation report on Children and Armed Conflict in Nigeria, and contribution to the SG Annual Report to the Office of the SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict.
  • Ensure capability constructing of recognized companions and UNICEF MRM crew to extend protection, individuals, report instances of grave baby rights violations and to strengthen the evaluation of traits and response to youngsters victims by distant and nation mission technical supervision, assist and training as wanted.
  • Ensure the hyperlink between monitoring and reporting actions and programmatic response to youngsters victims of violations by liaising with safety and baby safety working teams for acceptable referral of instances.
  • Provide inputs to UNICEF strategic sectoral programmatic paperwork and proposals and stories to donors associated to MRM.
  • On a month-to-month foundation, all MRM instances documented in involved cross-border Cos and by related CTF businesses are compiled, reviewed (making certain credibility, reliability and verification of all instances), finalized and uploaded to the MRM database.
  • Ensure high quality CPiE programming, particularly on CAAFAG, in step with established requirements, pointers and procedures, via technical management to CO.

Networking and partnership constructing:

  • Build and maintain efficient shut working partnerships with related authorities counterparts, nationwide stakeholders and international companions/allies/donors/academia via energetic networking, advocacy and efficient communication to construct capability, change information/experience and to bolster cooperation to attain sustainable and broad leads to baby safety.
  • Participate within the conferences associated to youngsters in emergency, together with the MRM Working Group and the Country Taskforce on MRM, and another related inter-agency working teams related to the MRM agenda in Nigeria.
  • Ensure change of knowledge, expertise, and determine new methods and programs of motion to speed up/enhance MRM information assortment, reporting and evaluation. Conduct subject visits to observe packages and gather info as acceptable. Conduct periodic program opinions with Government counterparts and different companions.
  • Collaborate within the preparation of communication and knowledge supplies to assist efforts to forestall grave violations in opposition to youngsters, together with the involvement of youngsters in armed battle.
  • Collaborate with different Programs to make sure linkages between MRM and different sectors.

Innovation, information administration and capability constructing:

  • Apply/introduce progressive approaches and good follow to construct the capability of companions and stakeholders and to assist the implementation and supply of concrete and sustainable program outcomes.
  • Keep abreast, analysis, benchmark and implement greatest practices in baby safety administration and knowledge programs. Assess, institutionalize and share greatest practices and information realized.
  • Contribute to the event and implementation of insurance policies and procedures to make sure optimum effectivity and efficacy of sustainable packages and initiatives.
  • Organize and implement capability constructing initiatives to reinforce the competencies of shoppers/stakeholders to advertise sustainable leads to baby safety and associated packages/initiatives.

Qualifications
To qualify as an advocate for each baby you should have:

  • An Advanced University Degree in International Development, Human Rights, Psychology, Sociology, International Law and different Social Science subject is required.
  • A minimal of 5 years {of professional} expertise in social improvement planning and administration in baby safety and/different associated areas on the worldwide stage a few of which ideally had been served in a growing nation is required. Relevant expertise in baby safety and associated areas, program/undertaking improvement and administration in a UN system company or group is an asset. Relevant expertise in program improvement in MRM in a UN system company or group is taken into account an asset.
  • Experience in each improvement and humanitarian contexts is an added benefit.
  • Experience working within the UN system company or UN group is an asset
  • Fluency in English is required.

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