Research & Analysis on the Role and Impact of Communication for Development
|Location||New York City, United States|
|Date Posted||May 15, 2012|
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Closing date for applications||18 May 2012|
The consultant is expected to conduct research through a desk review of available literature, documents and programme reports as well as interviews and consultations with experts (academics and practitioners) where necessary, and prepare a technical paper providing an overview of current thinking and evidence related to addressing violence against children through C4D. The paper will discuss key areas in programming on violence against children, whether in institutional settings, households, and within communities, where strategic communication has played an important role. Where evidence is available, it will highlight key C4D approaches that have worked (or failed) in addressing the various dimensions and underlying causes of violence within these settings. It will examine the key issues and challenges in the application of C4D approaches and strategies. It will reference key initiatives that have been evidence based and shown impact where measured. It will present trends, innovations and lessons learned on C4D approaches in this area. For instance, there has been significant work in Latin America on violence against children, especially older children (15-19), but also some work with younger age groups. Other UNICEF Country Office examples include Jamaica which is developing a strategy on corporal punishment and Serbia, which supports a comprehensive school -based programme with strong C4D components. Ultimately, the paper will identify key areas and entry points for C4D interventions to build individual and community capacity and efficacy in efforts to prevent and reduce violence against children. The paper will provide critical recommendations in terms of guiding principles and standards for the formulation, implementation and evaluation of approaches and strategies for future action.
Qualifications & Competencies
• Advanced University degree in social sciences and/or communication for development. Candidates with doctorate level degrees will be given preference.
• 10-15 years of solid professional work experience at the national and international levels with focus on C4D and its application to complex issues such as violence, exploitation, abuse, and conflict
• Prior experience in researching and writing technical papers and reports. Published works an asset.
• Knowledge and experience of UNICEF programmes of cooperation and the human rights-based approach to programming. Prior experience working with UN/UNICEF is an asset
• Strong research and analytical skills
• Excellent writing skills in English language
The consultant does not have to be based in New York. The consultant can work remotely however s/he will need to be able to maintain regular communication with the supervisor through internet, telephone and emails.
Requirements for responding to this ToR
Interested experts and consultants should revert with:
- Letter of interest
- Latest, updated version of P11 & Curriculum Vitae (not more than 3 pages) of applicant
- Sample of any written report, write up or publication related to communication and/or violence against children
- Proposed daily fee rate
How to apply
Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, and signed UN Personal History form (P11 form) to email@example.com with subject line “Consultant, Violence Against Children (VAC)” by 18 May 2012. Please indicate your ability, availability and daily rate to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.
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