Monitoring Consultant 

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21/03/2022
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Job no: 549411
Contract type: Consultancy
Duty Station: Pristina
Level: Consultancy
Location: Kosovo
Categories: Research, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Title: Monitoring Consultant
Type of engagement: National Consultant
Duty Station: Prishtina / Kosovo
Start date: 10 April 2022
End date: 25 March 2023
Length of contract 11.5 months

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

Despite the overall progress made in realizing children rights in Kosovo, achievements have been uneven. The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda calls for investments in all children and young people aiming at ‘leaving no one behind’. Investing in all children and young people is central to achieving the varied aspects of sustainable development – and monitoring progress is crucial to know which investments to make.

Despite the efforts to strengthen national data systems, Kosovo lacks quality and reliable data and statistics to inform monitoring and reporting progress on the realization of children’s rights in Kosovo. Reliable and quality evidence generation is critical to inform planning and interventions at the national level, including for upcoming interventions needed to inform the administrative data systems updates to collect and generate data all children with focus on those from most marginalized groups.

In line with the priorities outlined in UNICEF Kosovo Programme 2021-2025, UNICEF Kosovo aims to support the Kosovo institutions to strengthen quality and reliable evidence generation and strengthen data collection systems to inform programming for children in Kosovo. To this end, the UNICEF Kosovo Office is supporting Kosovo institutions in strengthening the generation of quality and reliable data on children’s rights, as well as increasing the availability of data to inform UNICEF programming implementation.

Scope of Work:

Under the overall supervision of the Child Rights Monitoring Specialist, the Monitoring Consultant will support UNICEF Kosovo with knowledge generation and provide technical support to Kosovo institutions to strengthen data collection systems, including for data collection with focus on most marginalized children.

Within the scope of the work, the key expected outputs and technical assistance provided to the national institutions include:

  1. Support the coordination, data collection and implementation of the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Situation Analysis with focus on the existing arrangements for children at risk of or with developmental difficulties aged 0-6 years by applying the UNICEF ECA Regional methodology for situational analysis of ECI.
  2. Support coordination and provide technical expertise for the testing of the child functioning module as part of the Education Information Management System (EMIS)
  3. Support Kosovo institution with reporting on children’s rights
  4. Coordinate the U-Report platform and support, promotion, development, reporting and dissemination of the U-Report polls

Work Assignment Overview

Early Childhood Intervention Situation Analysis:

Tasks/Milestone:
Compile relevant documents for the desk review of the ECI Situation Analysis
Deliverables/Outputs:
Documents are compiled and the desk review of the ECI Situation Analysis finalized
Timeline:
April - May 2022 

Tasks/Milestone:
Plan and coordinate the preparatory work of the research team for implementation of the ECI Situation Analysis
Deliverables/Outputs:
Inception report for ECI Situation Analysis developed and reviewed
Timeline:
April - May 2022

Tasks/Milestone:
Support engagement of the relevant Kosovo institutions representatives in the ECI Situation Analysis process
Deliverables/Outputs:
Meetings with the relevant Kosovo institutions representatives conducted
Timeline:
April – August 2022

Tasks/Milestone:
Monitoring and coordination of activities and required inputs for quantitative and qualitative data collection for the ECI Situation Analysis
Deliverables/Outputs:
Consolidated inputs followed up and data collected in line with the inception plan
Timeline:
June – July, 2022

Tasks/Milestone:
Consolidate inputs and quality review of the ECI Situation Analysis report
Deliverables/Outputs:
The ECI Situation Analysis report finalized and validated
Timeline:
July – August 2022

Testing of child functioning module as part of the Education Information Management System (EMIS)

Tasks/Milestone:
Compile relevant documents and support the preparation and planning of the protocol for testing of the child functioning module in school settings
Deliverables/Outputs:
Documents are compiled and inception report for testing of child functioning module in school settings finalized
Timeline:
April – June 2022

Tasks/Milestone:
Oversee training, piloting and support development of the data collection and analysis protocols
Deliverables/Outputs:
The protocol, training and piloting successfully completed
Timeline:
April – June 2022

Tasks/Milestone:
Monitoring, periodic review of progress implementation and quality check of fieldwork data collection
Deliverables/Outputs:
Fieldwork data collection quality check reports finalized
Timeline:
June – September, 2022

Tasks/Milestone:
Quality assurance and review of data analysis and summary report
Deliverables/Outputs:
Data analysis and summary report reviewed and finalized
Timeline:
September – October, 2022

Coordination and development of U-Report polls

Tasks/Milestone:
Coordinate and support promotion of U-Report platform among young people
Deliverables/Outputs:
U-Report platform is maintained, and promotion materials are developed to support its utilization by young people
Timeline:
April 2022– March 2023

Tasks/Milestone:
Support development, reporting and dissemination of the U-Report polls to amplify youth voices and inform key priorities and interventions
Deliverables/Outputs:
U-Report polls are periodically developed, reports are prepared and disseminated
Timeline:
April 2022– March 2023

Support Kosovo institution with reporting on children’s rights

Tasks/Milestone:
Provide technical expertise to Kosovo institution on consolidating the updates and data for reporting on situation of children based on the consolidated database on children’s rights
Deliverables/Outputs:
The reporting on situation of children is updated
Timeline:
January – March 2023

Minimum Qualifications required:

Masters

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

    • Masters’ degree in social science, economics, public policy, management, or other related field
    • At least 5 years of experience in conducting studies, evaluation, and/or supervising large data collection processes
    • Relevant experience in working with the central or local level institutions
    • Strong report writing, communication and interpersonal skills
    • Proficiency in English language, spoken and written
    • Knowledge of Serbian language is an asset
    • Previous working experience with UNICEF is an asset

Advertised: 21 Mar 2022 Middle East Standard Time
Deadline: 01 Apr 2022 Middle East Daylight Time