National Researcher Consultants

August 3, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: National Researcher Consultant
Job No: 553591
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Categories: Child Protection
Duration: 23 Days
Slots: 2
For Every Child, Protection

The recruitment and use of children by armed groups are one of the most egregious violations of children’s rights.
The recruitment and use of children expose them to serious harm that can cause life-long damage to their physical and mental health.
Children also face challenges after they exit armed actors — reforming identities and social roles within a civilian rather than military framework and adjusting to life in communities that are also likely to have been affected by armed conflict and may have experienced change.
The purpose of this study is to understand the vulnerabilities that boys and girls (formerly) associated with armed groups experience in their daily lives and the ways in which they, their families, and communities overcome and manage these risks.
What approaches are in place to support children’s well-being and minimise their vulnerabilities? How these working, and what are their strengths and weaknesses? What more could be done to augment boys’ and girls’ well-being? 
Child Frontiers is leading this research and is seeking researchers to support methodological development, data collection, and analysis.

How Can you Make a Difference? 

Participate in the capacity-building processes and training for the research team.[1]
Conduct data collection according to the plan, protocols, methodology, and tools and clearly and accurately document the findings.
Report research shortcomings or challenges to the senior researcher/logistics coordinator in a timely manner.
Participate in and provide input to the daily research team debriefing sessions and a possible study-wide team meeting to take place following the completion of data collection.
Provide recommendations for implementation of the research methodology and tools.
Researchers may also be asked to:

Assist in the development and preparation of the final report to ensure its accuracy and appropriateness.
Follow up with respondents/communities to clarify issues or to explore topics in greater depth after primary data collection has been completed.
Review secondary sources, as required.

Qualifications
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

Familiarity with the realities of urban and rural communities and experience in community-based work, including research with children and families.
Proven ability to conduct qualitative research with children, families, and other key informants.
Proven ability to use participatory methods.
Experience working on issues related to children and families at the national and/or local levels.
Language skills relevant to research sites; fluency in spoken and written English.
Excellent verbal communication and strong writing skills in English.
Demonstrated capacity to use standard communication technology, word processing software, and spreadsheets.
Able to take the initiative, be proactive, flexible, reliable, and solution focused.

Application Closing Date
10th August, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Note
For every Child, you demonstrate:

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA). 
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 offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 
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:

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.
Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment.
It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

To apply for this job please visit jobs.unicef.org.

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