To carry out a rapid review of the pilot phase of the child report card in Dodoma, Iringa and Songwe regions to inform the scale up UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. For every child, [Protection] Individual Consultancy is required to review the pilot phase of Child Report Card in Dodoma ,Songwe and Iringa Regions and to inform the scale up. How can you make a difference? BACKGROUND In 2018, UNICEF has started supporting PORALG to develop and pilot a child rights monitoring report card. The report card design was approved by PORALG management following an assessment and consultation process. The report card has been piloted in three regions and six districts namely Dodoma (Kondoa and Dodoma City), Iringa (Iringa MC and Kilolo DC) and Songwe (Momba and Mbozi DC). The aim of introducing the Child Monitoring Report Card has been to decision makers such as District Executive Directors (DEDs), councilors, District Administrative Assistant (DAS), District Commissioners (DC), at district levels and regional levels (Regional Commissioner- RC, Regional Administrative Secretary-RAS) to make informed decisions on the basis of a snap-shot overview (report card) of critical indicators on child well-being progress and on child-focused service delivery and program and budget performance. The project was implemented in four phases where Phase 1: Assessment of situation of child related data availability, quality, needs and use; Phase 2: Development of the child right report card; Phase 3: Integration of the child right report card into the IMES Phase 4: Evaluation of the pilot Phase to inform the development of scale up plan. The Phases 1, 2 and 4 have been completed. In the course of pilot phase, the following products were made available: final pilot report, the design overview (PowerPoint), the template used during pilot, sample report cards, the manuals. These are the main sources for the review. There are several ongoing initiatives that can inform development and facilitate the institutionalisation of a report card for child-focused indicators. At LGA level, PO-RALG has developed a comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the period 2016/17-2020/21 and the Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation System (IMES) designed by PO-RALG, under support of PS3. In addition, Tanzania has made considerable efforts towards introducing a central management information system in the context of the Tanzania Statistical Master Plan. The USAID/Tanzania Public Sector Systems Strengthening (PS3) project supports the Government of Tanzania to strengthen public sector systems to promote the delivery, quality, and use of services, particularly for underserved populations. This assignment therefore seeks an individual national consultant who has an extensive experience of working on Child rights and wellbeing with LGAs on data management issues or monitoring and evaluation to support to carry out an evaluation of the pilot phase of a child rights monitoring report card. PUPPOSE AND OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY Purpose of the review The purpose of this review is to provide evidence to fine-tune the design, finalize process steps, prepare IMES integration, and prepare scale up plan for the child report card. Objectives The overall objective of this assignment is to evaluate the pilot phase of the child rights monitoring report card at district and region levels of Tanzania Mainland. The specific objectives of this assignment are:Apply Now
- Assess the feasibility of the Child report card in terms of accessing data, analyzing data, and use of data for decision making,
- To understand the relevance of the user manuals and proposed indicators
- Document the motivation and capacity of users in using the child report card
- Document challenges facing the institutionalisation of the child report card.
- Map out key steps, milestone and other requirements for integration of Child report card into the IMES
- Document lessons learnt from the pilot phase
- Provide key recommendations for improving the design of the child report card, data collection and compilation and scaling up the child report card.
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Statistics, Demography, development studies, public policy, economics, or Monitoring and Evaluation or ICT and statistics, or any related qualification
- A minimum of [Five years] of relevant professional experience in the field of data management, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and or research
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Track record working on child-focused assignments is an asset
- Track experience of working with LGAs on similar assignments or different
- Strong track record of successfully completed similar assignments
- Ability to operate under strict time limits and apply high production and technical standards for maintaining high level of professionalism
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
- This assignment requires a national individual consultant.