United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

National Consultant (Child Protection - Civil Registration - Lead Consultant )

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

UNICEF Indonesia is looking for a lead consultant to work together with Indonesia government to accelerate Population Registration, Civil Registration, and development of Vital Statistics which is continuous, universal and inclusive; Realize ownership of Population Documents complete and up to date for all residents and Indonesian citizens abroad; and provide accurate, complete vital statistics, and on time. 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 Title: National Consultant: Child Protection (Civil Registration) – Lead Consultant Duty Station: Bappenas Office, Director of Population Planning & Social Protection Type of Contract: Special Service Agreement Duration: August – December 2020 (approximately 4 months)  BACKGROUND: The United Nations defines civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) as the continuous, permanent, compulsory and universal recording and production of vital statistics on the occurrence and characteristics of vital events in accordance with national laws, rules, regulations and policies from time to time in force, including births, deaths, foetal deaths, marriages, divorces, adoptions, legitimations and recognitions. CRVS is understood as a person's legal identity including their right to recognition as a person before the law and their formal relationship with the State. For example, a birth certificate provides individuals with documentary evidence proving their name, age, family relationships and nationality; documentation of which is important for accessing essential services like healthcare, education and social protection. Legal identity through civil registration also implicates additional rights and activities such as political participation, recourse to justice, property ownership, formal employment, financial services and inheritance.  Additionally, recording every life event is also an opportunity to produce accurate, complete and timely vital statistics on the health and demographics of the population, as well as maintain a national civil registry or population database. In the context of current Covid 19 pandemic, the United Nations Legal Identity Agenda Task Force advocate for continuous and universal civil registration to continue the registration of births, deaths (including causes of death) and other vital events, as well as ensuring the production of accurate statistics on births and deaths. National Strategy on Accelerating Population Administration for the Development of Vital Statistics (Stranas AKPSH).  The Stranas AKPSH aims to: 1. accelerate Population Registration, Civil Registration, and development of Vital Statistics which is continuous, universal and inclusive; 2. realize ownership of Population Documents complete and up to date for all residents and Indonesian citizens abroad; and 3. provide accurate, complete vital statistics, and on time. Additionally, the Stranas AKPSH outlined main strategies to achieve the above goal as well as affirmation to reach the  special groups, such as minorities; population with traditional belief; nomadic community and people in the border areas; children and adults living on the street and / or outside family care; children of mixed marriages, children of parents who become Indonesian migrant workers, children of refugee families or Asylum Seekers born in Indonesia, and children of mixed marriage between refugees or asylum seekers and Indonesians; Spouses of poor and vulnerable families who have married/divorced but have no proof of marriage/divorce; (undocumented) Indonesian migrant workers; and other special groups as defined in the existing legislation. Bappenas as the chair of the Executive Committee coordinating the secretariat for the STRANAS AKPSH request support from UNICEF  to recruit two consultants  to undertake the following functions: • Support the development of M & E framework and guidelines • Provide periodic Analysis on the progress and gaps on key CRVS indicators across districts/cities and provinces; • Establish dashboard that illustrate indicators based on the M & E Framework above; • Develop Policy Briefs and recommendations based on the analysis above; • Develop mechanism to strengthen inter-sector Coordination at national level as well as between national and sub national; • Provide technical assistance and Capacity Building to districts/cities and provinces on monitoring and utilization of vital statistics for policy development as well as on programme planning and budgeting. • Provide technical assistance in Papua, Maluku, and NTB to implement STRANAS AKPSH. How can you make a difference? 1. Develop M & E framework and guidelines with reference to SDG Target (16.9); Stranas AKPSH; RPJMN 2019-2024 and the Regional Action Framework on CRVS. Output: M & E Framework and Guidelines for Monitoring 2. Analyze relevant information/data from SUSENAS and SIAK corresponding to the M & E indicators. Output: Monthly analysis of information illustration progress & trends across districts and provinces 3. Provide guidance on the development and maintenance of dashboard architecture on CRVS (based on M& E framework). Output: Dashboard illustrating real time information of desired indicators 4. Draft policy briefs and recommendations based on the analysis. Output: Produce 3 policy briefs drafted 5. Develop mechanism for inter-sector coordination at national and between national and sub national. Output: Draft mechanism for inter-sector coordination. 6. Assist the Directorate for Population Planning and Social Protection, Bappenas in organizing coordination with key CRVS stakeholders. Output: Timely and effective coordination with key stakeholders. 7. Provide technical assistance to districts/cities and provinces on monitoring CRVS indicators and utilization of vital statistics 8. Provide technical assistance in the provinces of Papua, Maluku, and NTB to implement STRANAS AKPSH 9. Submit final report regarding the consultancy outlining key lessons learned and recommendations To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • Master’s degree in public administration, sociology, political science, or other relevant degree.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience and proven track record in the theory and practice of strategic CRVS interventions at the national level;

  • Proven experience of support to governments to develop CRVS strategy interventions;

  • At least 5 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation;

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills are necessary;

  • Excellent communication, advocacy and people skills;

  • Ability to communicate with various stakeholders and to express concisely and clearly ideas and concepts in written and oral form;

  • Fluent in both Bahasa Indonesia and English

For every Child, you demonstrate… UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies as follow:
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships

  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness

  • Drive to achieve results for impact

  • Innovates and embraces change

  • Manages ambiguity and complexity

  • Thinks and acts strategically

  • Works collaboratively with others

  • Nurtures, leads and manages people

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. This consultancy is open for Indonesian only. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. Remarks: The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
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