Job Vacancy For International Consultant – SITAN and support to MTR


The overall objectives of the Situation Analysis are the following:

• Conduct a summative analysis of the situation of children and women through disaggregation of data to highlight trends (including relevant groups of young people in a particularly vulnerable situations) by analyzing the policies and strategies, social and economic trends affecting them (data disaggregated by age, gender, urban/rural, ethnicity, socio-economic status and other relevant factors).
• Identify and analyze the barriers and bottlenecks that prevent children and especially the most disadvantaged children and families from benefiting from social services across sectors and enjoying their rights.
• Assess the current or potential presence of emergency risks (disaster risks, conflict in the Sahel and other potential shocks); the likelihood of their occurrence, the underlying vulnerabilities and the capacities and coping mechanisms of families, communities and local and national institutions.
• Assess how business affects outcomes for children, looking particularly at how children’s rights deprivations can stem from or be significantly influenced by business practices, action or inaction
• Capture new or emerging area of concerns regarding children and women, such as mental health issues, artificial intelligence, environmental issues affecting them etc.
• Undertake a programme assessment of UNICEF’s work vis-à-vis the situation analysis, especially with the aim to identify programmatic gaps and priorities for future engagement, based on UNICEF’s comparative advantage
• Highlight variance between SDG goals and actual situation within country development context
• Review existing data on children and women using primary and secondary sources as well assessing indicator values
• Inform the Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the Ghana Country Programme 2018 - 2022

Qualification Required & Experience

• Advanced degree in the social sciences (sociology, anthropology, development studies), Economics/Statistics or related fields relevant for the assignment
• Knowledge of statistics, macroeconomic development and financing in social sector
• At least 10 years of research and other relevant professional experience and demonstrated excellent experience in conducting participatory approaches
• Demonstrated ability to deliver quality reports/analysis and results in line with established deadlines
• Excellent facilitation and coordination skills and process, planning and change management skills
• Experience in presenting/communicating complex trends and concepts in clear, engaging language
• In-depth knowledge of children’s rights, including CRC, CEDAW and other international legal instruments the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and SDGs
• Knowledge of human rights-based approach to programming
• Experience in facilitating consultations with government representatives, NGOs, academia, children, adolescents and other stakeholders
• Institutional knowledge of the UN and UNICEF
• Knowledge of strategic planning and experience of use of Theory of Change
• Strong analytical skills and proficiency in writing in English
• Experience of having participated previously in a UNICEF Situation Analysis will be is an asset
• Excellent writing skills

Location: Accra

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Closing Date: 26 March, 2020