Uganda: Consultancy to support the preparation of the periodic report on the implementation of Convention on the Rights of Children (CRC) in Uganda (Open to only National Consultants)

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 19 Apr 2017

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.For every child, a fair chance

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

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How can you make a difference?

The main objective of this assignment is to support MGLSD with the drafting of the combined 3rd, 4th & 5th Country Status Reports on the progress that Uganda has made in implementing the CRC since the last report that was submitted in 2003. The report will be developed following the guidelines provided by the CRC Committee.

Specifically, the consultant will be expected to;

  • Prepare an inception report detailing the methodology, list of documents relevant for review for preparation of report and a work plan for the preparation of the report;
  • Carry out a literature review of relevant documents. The literature review will including the initial/draft CRC reports/recommendations; other related international instruments/mechanisms such as the UPR reports and documents, the reports related to CEDAW, UN Resolution 1612; the MDGs and its reports in as far as they relate with the CRC; the NDP and its progress reports; sector investment plans and their progress reports; budgets; reports from statutory bodies such as commissions, authorities and councils; civil society reports; media reports and reports from development partners; in order to identify key issues relating to the implementation of the CRC; promotion of children’s rights;
  • Conduct data collection and analysis to draft the report, including assessing and analyzing budgetary allocations to the implementation of the CRC within the MGLSD, the Social Development Sector, line ministries, and all the other sectors within the Sector wide approach to planning (SWAP) and districts;
  • Serve as a resource person and present the draft report at regional and national level stakeholder consultations which will bring together government line ministries and departments, Civil Society Organizations, Development Partners, Parliamentarians including Statutory Committee chairs and some selected members, women Parliamentarians (UWOPA) and the private sector;
  • Finalize the report, taking into consideration views from the various stakeholders;
  • Participate in a national validation workshop to approve the country status report for submission to the CRC Committee.
  • To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Law, human rights studies, social sciences, social work or a closely related field.*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in the field of human rights, including experience on child rights and reporting.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in monitoring and reporting on Human Rights, including writing treaty body reports, national government reports and legal/human rights analysis.
  • Good communication, consensus-building and inter-personal skills.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
  • Excellent English skills necessary.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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