Service to Conduct Situation Analysis

United Nations Children's Fund

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The SitAn is expected to present robust evidence and highlight opportunities for socially-inclusive development. It should unpack and examine the bottlenecks to realisation of child rights, as well as the interrelated roles of duty-bearer institutions. It should highlight inequalities between groups, socio-economic characteristics, urban/rural and intra-urban disparities, genders, geographic locations and other dimensions. The SitAn should pay special attention to looking at disaggregated data and unpacking national and/or subnational averages. Besides presenting an analysis of why inequities exist, it should also present contextualised recommendations and strategies on what could be done by key stakeholders to attain/ sustain inclusive social development that guarantees equal inclusion and participation of all groups of children and adolescents. SitAn should be grounded in the country’s political, economic and social realities, review progress towards the SDGs, and regional and global issues that affect children’s rights and well-being. In the core of SitAn should be national issues but, it also explores global and regional issues that affect the national agenda. By having a strong equity focus, the SitAn should shed light on the situation of children and young people who are most deprived, left invisible or uncounted for.
The Situation Analysis is relevant to a wider audience which includes government bodies, all development partners (including UNICEF), civil society, ombudspersons, children and adolescents, academia, private sector actors, media and others. The process of developing the Situation Analysis, therefore, anticipates engagement with the government and key stakeholders, including children and young people. It serves as an opportunity to promote meaningful dialogue between the main child rights actors in the country on children’s and adolescents’ issues.
Required qualifications and experience:
  • The assignment is expected to be undertaken preferably by a team of two consultants – one international and one national expert. UNICEF shall approve all members of the team (national and international).
  • Recognized institution/researcher with proven experience in public policy, social policy and policy analysis, public finance and child/human rights.
  • Advanced degree in social sciences, international development or related fields relevant for the assignment. 
  • Strong analytical skills – references to previous work or institutions
  • Excellent knowledge of statistics, social service systems, development agenda
  • Previous experience with UNICEF is an advantage.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in development of analytical reports and policy documents related to children and adolescents;
  • Proven experience in in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, policy (and finance) analysis (including experience in the consistent use of age and sex-disaggregated and gender sensitive data) and report preparation;
  • Knowledge of human rights-based approach to programming
  • Experience in facilitating consultations with government representatives, NGOs, academia, children, adolescents and other stakeholders
  • Fluency in English – for all team members; Fluency in Uzbek and Russian for national consultant.
  • Excellent writing skills

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