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Terms of Reference Production of the Child Protection Global Thematic Report, Consultant, Child Protection, Programme Division, UNICEF HQ 1. Background Thematic funds are contributions that donors earmark for one of the five UNICEF Medium Term Strategic Priority (MTSP) focus area themes or humanitarian response, without further earmarking for specific programme activities. Thematic funding was created after the adoption of the MTSP 2001-2005 as an opportunity to facilitate financing of UNICEF programmes in a more strategic and flexible manner in order to achieve the results of the MTSP. Thematic contributions are recorded upon receipt of the payments by UNICEF. The arrangement entails donors agreeing to one consolidated report per focus area. Each year, each focus area is required to submit to the Public Sector Alliances and Resource Mobilization Office (PARMO) at UNICEF (for submission to donors) a report demonstrating progress and results against the targets set out in the MTSP 2006-2013. 2. Purpose To coordinate the production of and write the Child Protection Global Thematic narrative Report for 2011. 3. Tasks and Expected Results Under the supervision of the Planning and Evidence Building Team, Child Protection Section, with direction and guidance from the Deputy Director, Programme Division, the consultant will undertake the following tasks: o Coordinate the production of the Child Protection Global Thematic narrative report (compile Child Protection Section inputs* and draft, copy-edit and fact-check the overall report); o In addition to pulling from relevant information*, liaise and conduct consultations (by phone, skype, or email, as required) with key Child Protection staff and others (PARMO, the Division of Policy and Practice (DPP), Programme Division (PD), as required) to gather relevant information, to complete the Child Protection Global Thematic Report for 2011; o Prepare a first draft and final version of the Child Protection Global Thematic Report 2011 (by 16 April ); including fact-checking and proof-reading; o In addition to case studies for the report, write 3 longer case studies useful for website and advocacy purposes. Materials to be used for the analysis include: o Country Office and Regional Office Annual Reports (COAR) and COAR analysis documents produced by Child Protection Headquarters (HQ) o Country-specific thematic reports o Executive Director’s Annual Report, including its Data Compendium o In-depth review of MTSP papers o Millennium Development Goals (MDG) stocktaking papers o Evaluations 4. Time Frame* Phase 1: 13 February – 24 February 2012 (10 days) o Preliminary planning discussion with section focal points and agree to plan of action/timelines and synthesis of existing data/relevant information from key documents (see above, Country Office and Regional Office Annual Reports; Country-specific thematic reports; Executive Director’s Annual Report, including its Data Compendium; In-depth review of MTSP papers; MDG stocktaking papers; Evaluations) (6 days) o Liaise with Section focal points in writing of first draft of Global Thematic Report Submission of first draft of Global Thematic Report to Writer’s Group (24 February) Phase 2: 27 February – 26 March (21days) o Incorporate feedback from section focal points and produce second draft of Global Thematic Report, including fact checking (12 March ) o , Production of 3 expanded case studies for review by Section focal points and Section Chief o Produce third draft of Global Thematic Report including fact checking, incorporating feedback from Section focal points, Section Chief and Inter-Divisional Review Team and Editor (26 March) o Produce first draft of three case studies, for review by Section focal points, and incorporation of feedback from Section focal points Phase 3: 27 March – 2 April (5 days) o Produce fourth draft of Global Thematic Report, incorporating feedback from Section focal points, Section Chief, Programme Division Deputy Directors (2 April) o Produce second draft of case studies for final review by Section focal points and Section Chief Phase 4: 3 April– 19 April (13 days) o Produce final draft of Global Thematic Report, including fact checking, to be approved by Section Chief, Deputy Directors and sent to editors for copy-editing (9 April) o Finalise Global Thematic Report, including final proofread, making any additional necessary changes (16 April) o Produce final version of three case studies for Section Chief review/sign off (19 April) *NB: Given the different divisions and colleagues involved in overseeing the process, adjustments can be made between the days currently allocated /phase. 4. Duty Station: Consultant will work off-site, but will be available by email, telephone and skype to facilitate inputs to and production of the report 5. Duration: Total of 49 days from 13 February to 19 April 2012 6. Key competencies, technical background, and experience required Advanced university degree in social sciences or other related field, preferably with some specialised training in development studies. At least 8 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in a relevant field. Previous work experience with UNICEF an asset, in particular, producing Global Thematic Reports. Previous experience in copy-editing and fact-checking. High level proficiency in standard computer software, in particular, Microsoft word Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, of publication standard Persistence in follow up, tact and diplomacy to work with international personnel A physician’s certificate of good health and proof of health insurance coverage must be provided by the selected candidate prior to commencement of work. 7. How to Apply Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, and signed P11 form (which can be retrieved at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_53129.html) to email@example.com with subject line “CP Global Thematic Report Consultant” by February 1st, 2012. Please indicate your ability, availability and daily rate to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.
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