Job no: 552193
Contract type: Consultancy
Duty Station: Tripoli
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)
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How can you make a difference?
The Consultant, with support from UNICEF’s WASH Specialist and WASH Officer, and in coordination with WASH team in the Regional Office, will produce a Climate Landscape Analysis for Children (CLAC) report for UNICEF Libya.
Scope of Work:
The consultant will be responsible for collecting, compiling, and reviewing key resources as per the guidance note and coordinating the information gathering and review processes. The Contractor will undertake key informant interviews with key national stakeholders (including Government, CSOs and UN) as well as consultations with youth on the topic. The Contractor will analyse the information and produce a report with recommendations for the country office.
Provide a detailed workplan agreed by UNICEF.
2. Desk review:
The work should start from data collection and review of all relevant information including, but not limited to the following:
o National sector policies and strategies such as, for example, National Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction, Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), National Adaptation Plan (NAP), Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), Climate Change policy frameworks, socio-economic policy frameworks, related national development plans.
o Climate Change related research, studies, or analysis covering the country, including climate-related projections. o Past, ongoing, and planned Climate Change initiatives and programmes from public, private and social sectors.
o Past, ongoing, and planned Climate Change initiatives and programmes from public, private and social sectors.
Internal UNICEF documents:
o UNICEF’s analysis produced by the UNICEF CO including: Situation Analysis for Children (SitAn), Emergency Preparedness Platform (EPP),
o Review of Climate Change components in UNICEF’s Country Programme Cycle documents (CPD, Programme Rationales, etc.) and the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF).
o Previous CLAC reports prepared by UNICEF country offices in similar contexts.
o Relevant global policies, strategies, analysis (e.g. global UNICEF Climate Change strategies and guidance, Strategic Plan, NDC mapping, etc.).
o Mapping and analysis of key Climate Change stakeholders, with a focus on potential partners (governmental, multilateral and bilateral donors, CSOs, private sector, youth organisations, youth-led organizations, and academia) whose priorities and strategies directly address Climate Change issues impacting children and young people
Based on the desk review, the consultant will prepare a PowerPoint presentation that will include an initial assessment of the Climate Change situation of the country and how it relates to child survival and development. The PowerPoint presentation should show:
o The impact of Climate Change issues on children and adolescents (including migrant children and adolescents, children and adolescents living with disability, gendered dimensions of climate change and its different impacts on boys and girls etc.). Including impact on key child related indicators (health, nutrition, access to water, migration, child protection, etc).
o Observed and projected changes in climate in the country and related impacts, including high exposure areas (this will likely be a number of maps for various Climate Change parameters such as e.g. floods and sea level rise, droughts, waste disposal, overgrazing, vector borne diseases, storms, heat or cold waves, water scarcity hotspots, water pollution, water borne diseases etc.).
o Other relevant environmental issues affecting boys and girls such as environmental degradation, air pollution, marine/aquatic environment, mining/extractive industry and chemical pollution.
o Vital gender considerations in relation to households’ roles and responsibilities in regards to water management, exposure to climate change hazards, safety dimensions (including increased GBV) and women and girls engagement in decision-making processes (including girls leadership) on climate change solutions.
o Status of integration of climate education in school curriculum and barriers of access for boys and girls.
o The energy situation for children (e.g. at home, school, health clinics, public lighting, etc).
o Initial thinking on comparative advantage of UNICEF on Climate Change issues in the country context
In addition, the presentation should include a draft list of stakeholders to be interviewed and associated list of draft interview questions.
Following completion of the PowerPoint presentation, the contractor will organize a half-day hybrid (in-person and virtual attendance) workshop for UNICEF staff (and key Government counterparts, depending on the context) to review the preliminary results to date and next steps. The venue and the agenda will be approved by UNICEF.
3. Compile additional information related to Climate Change issues
Based on the first preliminary results presentation meeting, the consultant will follow-up on any action points and conduct interviews and triangulate information from stakeholders with reference materials from the desk review. This will include:
o Follow-up review of additional documents.
o Conduct follow-up meetings with UNICEF programme sections:
▪ Collect additional information and reports from different sections in UNICEF CO on work and linkages to Climate Change as well as potential future opportunities.
o Conduct interviews of key stakeholders (list approved by UNICEF):
▪ Collect additional information, reports, and programming perspectives from key government, development partners, private sector, academic institutions and civil society.
▪ Focus Group Discussions (ideally with gender parity) and consultations held, possibly in the three main regions of Libya, with young people’s and adolescents on Climate Change and identify opportunities on engagement with youth organizations and youth voices.
The Contractor will analyse the impact of Climate Change issues on children with a focus on children living in areas exposed to Climate Change threats. The contractor will then develop strategic recommendations for UNICEF.
5. CLAC report
• Draft CLAC report:
o Arrange the findings and recommendations around the four pillars from “UNICEF’s Approach to Climate Change”1 :
1. Make children a focus of environmental strategies
2. Empower children as agents of change
3. Reduce emissions and pollution
4. Protect children from impacts o CLAC report drafted in line with global CLAC guidance.
• Validation and dissemination workshop:
o Validate the report with stakeholders in a one-day workshop.
o Views and perspectives of both internal and external stakeholders collected during the workshop and comments addressed.
o The invitees, venue and the agenda to be approved by UNICEF.
• Final CLAC reports:
Based on the views and perspectives of both internal and external stakeholders, incorporate changes to a final version of the internal CLAC report. The revised, formatted and referenced final report will include and executive summary (not longer than 4 pages) with key findings and recommendations.
Based on the final approved CLAC, the consultant will prepare the following additional documents:
o Summary PowerPoint presentation (max. 20 slides)
o The consultant to work in close coordination with Communication section to produce a set of communication materials based on the CLAC (e.g. press release, info-note, social media publications.)
o A 4-page policy brief presenting the main findings from the report with infographics and engaging language, incl. separately key data set in response to climate financing needs. See Policy Brief Climate Landscape Analysis For Children In Viet Nam (UNICEF, 2021).
o An external-facing, shorter CLAC report that removes internal recommendations and reflections. This report will be used to clearly articulate the situation for children with respect to the climate crisis and highlight UNICEF’s key areas of response. The audience of this report is government and development partners and should be a sub-set of the full CLAC report.
The agreed activities should be completed within the timeframe of four months. Regarding any unforeseen extension, it should be based on No-Cost Extension Principle.
- All invoices shall be submitted to UNICEF, and payment shall be effected within 30 days of receipt of invoice upon satisfactory completion of the project.
- As outlined above, the service provided will be paid on monthly basis based on the provision the delivery and submission of report and supporting documents
- Bid currency is USD
The Contractor will follow UNICEF’s CLAC guidance note, attached. A thorough desk review will be required to examine country specific working documents, reports, studies, research, regulations, and other legal frameworks in force. The desk review will also include UNICEFs global and regional reports as well as country specific data detailed in these for the country (i.e. reports such as the Children’s Climate Risk Index (CCRI), mapping and analysis of NDCs, etc.). Interviews with key stakeholders at national level will include Government officials, United Nations agencies (UNICEF, UNDP, UN Habitat, UNEP, UNFPA, IOM, FAO, etc.), donors, civil society (including youth and women’s organizations), and the private sector. Analysis and additional research will be conducted to answer specific questions and, if necessary, to fill information gaps. Gendered dimensions of climate change will be considered throughout the analysis. Analysis, collection of data, and results will be validated in workshops.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
•Minimum five years of relevant professional experience in research and expertise in WASH, child rights and climate/environmentrelated issues.
• Previous experience with UN agencies, and governmental and nongovernmental organizations on WASH, child rights and climate/environment related issues is an asset. Language Skills: Proficiency in written and spoken English and working knowledge of Arabic are required. Competencies and Knowledge:
• Excellent writing skills required.
• Excellent research skills required.
• Demonstrated expertise in child rights or any of UNICEF’s main areas of work (health, WASH, nutrition, child protection, social policy, education, gender, health) is considered an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
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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.
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.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
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.
The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).
Advertised: 20 Jun 2022 E. Europe Daylight Time
Deadline: 29 Jun 2022 E. Europe Daylight Time