occupied Palestinian territory: National/International Consultancy: Evaluation of family centers as community level service delivery mechanisms reaching vulnerable children in Gaza. (3 months)

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: occupied Palestinian territory
Closing date: 16 Aug 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment

The evaluation aims to assess the effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and the impact of child protection services delivered to children and their caregivers through family Centres. The evaluation will cover the work of the family centers, since the start of the case management approach in June 2015 up until the current PCA with the family center partners.

Looking at lessons learned and best practices recommendations are sought on potential areas for strengthening Family Centres for community level service delivery, detection and referral.

The evaluation findings aim to provide strategic guidance on the role of the Family Centres in the context of child protection systems strengthening approaches, including case management.

Expected Deliverables: **please refer to the attached TOR for adetailed description **

Expected Deliverable

Estimated Date

1.

Submission of desk review and inception report

15 September 2017

2.

First draft of the evaluation report shared with UNICEF together with accompanying PowerPoint presentation;

30 October 2017

3.

Final evaluation report integrating feedback including desk review, key findings, lessons learned and recommendations.

30 November 2017

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Primary supervision will be provided by the M&E Specialist in Gaza, in close cooperation with the Chief CP programme in the UNICEF State of Palestine office in Jerusalem and CP Officer in Gaza field Office. The CP section will facilitate and manage operational requirements, which entails providing project documentation as needed for the evaluation.
  • UNICEF, and its implementing partners, will provide technical inputs and facilitate access to the family centers and served population.
  • The evaluation team will make formal contacts with stakeholders as necessary as well as provide logistics and operational support in conducting interviews/focus group discussions and/or organizing the end-of-evaluation workshop.
  • The UNICEF Regional Office will provide technical assistance to the UNICEF Country Office in developing the TOR for the evaluation, review of inception and final reports.
  • The Consultant Firm will be responsible for the timely production of evidence-based evaluation, including recommendations to quality standards.
  • Qualifications of Successful Candidate

    Education

    Master’s in research science, social research and or social work or related relevant field

    Years of relevant experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience in designing and conducting participatory, qualitative and quantitative researches, studies and solid experience in data collection methods;
  • At least 3 years’ experience in research in the field of social work, child protection and/or violence prevention related roles, some of which should be within development and emergency contexts;

    Specific competencies required:

  • Knowledge of Gaza context
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Project management experience
  • Sound understanding of child rights and gender mainstreaming
  • Sound understanding and knowledge of participatory and community-based approaches.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Arabic language skills – if none budget will need to include hiring of a local coordinator/translator assistant;
  • Functional and Core Competencies

  • Drive for Results
  • Communication
  • Analytical
  • To view our competency framework, please click here.

    Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$ for Internationals and ILS for national consultants) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

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    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=506288

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