Local recruitment: Consultant: Climate Landscape Analysis for Children

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Manila, Philippines 🇵🇭

Job no: 557409
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Manila
Level: Consultancy
Location: Philippines
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

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, a fair chance

UNICEF has been an active partner of the Government of the Philippines and civil society in realizing the rights of every Filipino child, in line with priorities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. UNICEF efforts have been focused on the most vulnerable regions identified by the Government of the Philippines Development Plan, particularly in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao. To ensure that interventions are sustainable and scaled up, UNICEF will support primarily local government units (LGUs) as the main instruments of delivering services and building systems. The level of engagement with government institutions will take into account capacities, economies of scale and sector issues.

It has a field office in Cotabato City, the second largest city in Mindanao, southern Philippines, with some 300,000 population. The city is the regional administrative centre of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and over 80 percent of the population is Muslim. Mindanao is both conflict-affected and prone to frequent earthquakes and typhoon storms.

Visit this link for more information on Philippine Country Office: https://www.unicef.org/philippines/

How can you make a difference?  

Scope of Work:

Under the direct supervision of the WASH Chief, and with the guidance of the Deputy Representative for Programme and Chief of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME), the consultant shall do the following:

  • Inception Phase
    • Conduct in-country inception meetings and key informant interviews
    • Review global guidance materials and previous CLACs prepared by UNICEF Philippines and other UNICEF offices
    • Propose any changes needed to accommodate the national context and UNICEF Philippines priorities
    • Conduct a stakeholders’ mapping and analysis
    • Develop proposed methodology and timeline
  • Desk Review
    • Compile and systematize literature related to climate change, energy and environment issues affecting children in the Philippines
    • Compile and systematize key policy documents related to climate, energy and environment and UNICEF’s corporate priorities
    • Identify and compile information on ongoing programmes and active stakeholders related to energy, environment, and climate change in the Philippines
    • Collect information and reports from different sections in UNICEF Philippines about the office’s work and linkages to climate, energy, and environment
    • Collect available information and reports from development partners
    • Identify and collect data and information gaps related to children, environment, and energy issues to be filled through interviews and/or in subsequent studies
    • Based on the compiled documents, conduct an analysis of the CEE issues (including projected changes), stakeholders and policies in the country, and progress achieved by the Government
    • Conduct additional research to fill data gaps and answer specific questions as needed
    • Provide a brief synthesis, and general implications for the country’s sustainable development, with a focus on issues as they relate to UNICEF’s mandate
  • Stakeholder Interviews and Consultation
    • Draft questions and presentations needed for the conduct of interviews and meetings with stakeholders
    • Conduct interviews with UNICEF sections, external partners, and stakeholders (national government, subnational government, private sector, civil society, bilateral and multilateral institutions, media, etc.) on CEE issues affecting children
    • Conduct at least 3 consultation workshops with children and youth on CEE issues affecting them
    • Provide an overview of the child-CEE nexus, including analysis of implications for child rights (i.e., Health, WASH, Child Protection, Nutrition, Education, DRR)
    • With reference to climate finance mechanisms, bilateral funding and/ or Government budgets, identify funding and partnership opportunities to support CEE-child nexus activities
    • Identify appropriate CEE-child rights linkages and evaluate relevance for potential UNICEF programming options and identify new CEE-Child nexus issues/ themes for CO consideration
    • Conduct a validation workshop and present a summary presentation of findings for CO and relevant Government and development partners
  • Analysis and Recommendations
    • With CO sections and Management, develop and define priority areas for UNICEF engagement in CEE
    • Propose options for prioritization of issues and entry points and facilitate the decision-making process
    • In coordination with the PME section, support the integration of CEE in the development of the new country programme  

 CLAC Reference Group

A Reference Group comprising the key Section Climate focal points from the UNICEF Philippines, Regional Climate Advisor, and government counterparts (including but not limited to Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Climate Change Commission, National Youth Commission, Council for the Welfare of Children, Department of Education) will be established to provide the overall oversight and guidance/technical inputs to the development of the CLAC including guidance in the document mapping, stakeholders consultation, and overall methodology. The reference group will also quality assure all the deliverables (from a technical point of view) which include the inception report, draft report, and final report.

 Ethical Considerations

The development of CLAC will be consistent with the existing UN Evaluation Group (UNEG) and UNICEF norms and standards on research, evaluation, and data collection. These include the UNEG Ethical Guidelines, UNEG Code of Conduct and the UNICEF Procedure on Ethical Standards in Research, Evaluation, and Data Collection and Analysis.

The Consultant will ensure:

  • Respect for rights of individuals and institutions: the participants will be accorded the opportunity to participate voluntarily while maintaining their anonymity, and to make and independent decision to participation without pressure or fear of penalty (informed consent/assent). Also, the interviewer will assure respondents that information would be confidential, and that reports would be written such that responses/contributions would not be traced back to them.
  • Respect for cultural identities and sensitivities: variances in ethnicities, culture, religious beliefs, gender, disability, age will be respected.
  • Professional responsibilities and obligations of the consultant: the consultant will exercise independent judgment and operate in an impartial and unbiased manner. During data collection, any sensitive issues and concerns will be addressed through the appropriate mechanisms and referral pathways.

* The technical proposal must include a section identifying the anticipated or actual ethical issues throughout the process as well as the measures and methods to be considered for addressing or mitigating against the issues.

Tasks:

Inception Phase

– Inception Meetings with UNICEF Reference Group

Review of existing literature/desk review

– Desk-based review of relevant documents

– Interviews with key informants

Stakeholder Interview and Consultations

– Facilitation of internal UNICEF meetings, workshops for consensus building as needed

– Facilitation of external meetings/roundtables, presentations

Final Report and Summary Briefing Note

– Revised & formatted final report, incorporated comments

Deliverables:

  • Inception Report, including analytical framework, proposed methodology and workplan (i.e., list of proposed meeting partners, resource persons, etc.).
  • Desk Review Report, including an analysis and highlights of relevant data, research, studies and evaluations and a mapping of stakeholders engaging in climate change action in the Philippines.
  • Draft CLAC document with the following key content: (a) overview of the CEE situation in the Philippines; (b) government responses and priorities on CEE; (c) impact of CEE issues on children (including equity and gender analysis); (d) child-inclusive CEE policies, strategies, and programming; (e) funding landscape; (f) UNICEF country programme and linkages to CEE; (g) recommendations.
  • Draft recommendations and options for prioritization.
  • Presentation material on key findings and recommendation (including 2-3 pager decision maker-friendly summary and PowerPoint presentation.
  • Summary of Interviews conducted.
  • Consultation reports.
  • Final Report addressing comments from the Reference Group.
  • Summary Briefing Note.

Qualifications and Competencies of Successful Consultant

  • The candidate must have a Master’s Degree desirably in the areas of geography, environmental science, natural resourcemanagement, meteorology, social and economic development, or related areas.
  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s Level, Ph.D. level an asset) from a reputable institution economics, internationaldevelopment, public policy, or other social science field is required

Knowledge/Expertise/Work Experience/Skills:

  • Proven expertise and experience in international development, public policy, child rights, climate climate, energy, and environment issues, and/or related social science field.
  • Proven track record in conducting assessments, research in climate, energy, and environment.
  • Proven expertise working collaboratively with international, governmental, and nongovernmental institutions.
  • 8 years of relevant professional experience in conducting equity-focused research, socio-economic and human rights-basedanalysis, and technical assistance to governments and organizations, in the areas of child rights as well as climate and environmental analysis/research.
  • Knowledge and expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods as well as demonstrated experience with research andparticipatory methods.
  • Proven ability in coordination of research, dialogue, and synthesis of complex information in strategic reports.
  • Experience facilitating consultations with children is an asset.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and Filipino languages required.
  • Excellent writing skills required as well as strong communication skills in English and Filipino.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/ by 30 November  2022.  Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal under Job Number: 557409 will be considered.

All candidates are requested to submit a COVER LETTER, and the duly filled P11 Form which can be downloaded from our website at P11 Form.docx (sharepoint.com) indicating three (3) previous supervisors. Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate to undertake the terms of reference above.  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

Only shortlisted consultants will be contacted.

Remarks:

Terms of reference may be shared upon request.

By applying through our Talent Management System (TMS) you agree to our privacy statement which is in line with the Philippines Data Privacy Act. You are strongly advised to read carefully through the privacy statement before submitting your application.

“UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.”

Advertised: 23 Nov 2022 Singapore Standard Time
Deadline: 30 Nov 2022 Singapore Standard Time


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