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11 May 2018

Full-TimeUNICEF Job Vacancy in Kathmandu, Nepal

UNICEF – Posted by ejobsnepal Kathmandu, Central Development Region, Nepal

Job Description

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Organization: UNICEF

National Individual Consultancy – ” Equity Index Data Analyst” Kathmandu, Nepal ( Only for Nepalese Nationals)

Job no: 512911

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Nepal

Division/Equivalent: Kathmandu(ROSA)

School/Unit: Nepal

Department/Office: Kathmandu, Nepal

Categories: Education, Consultancy

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,

The overall objective is to provide technical support to the Equity and Inclusion Thematic Group and EMIS Strengthening Committee which is tasked with the adaptation of the Equity Index to the emerged federal context in Nepal.

Specific Tasks:

• Revision of equity index for individual local governments complying with federal structure: Equity index calculations (disparities in access, participation and learning) for 753 local government;
• Review disaggregation of data at LG level to propose feasible adaptation of the Equity Index calculations as well as automation of the unpacking of the index value along the three dimensions and identification of the main driver of inequity in each.
• Review existing data sets to suggest viable replacement for gaopalika and nagarpalika level indicators (e.g. grade 8 instead of SLC pass rate) –
• Integration of equity index in school based EMIS, in the web-based EMIS platform, in school, municipality and province profiles, and identify the actions and arrangements required for having local level equity indexes reflected within web based EMIS
• In cooperation with the MOE/DoE EMIS Unit to support EMIS data improvement (including drafting of recommendations regarding data improvement and support to their implementation).
• Analyse the data collected from the household surveys within the selected local governments and the Equity Index findings to enable the Government to obtain the results envisioned in the Consolidated Equity Strategy
• To inform the national EMIS Strengthening Committee and Equity and Inclusion Thematic Group on the findings of the Equity Index and develop user-friendly explanations and representations of the data analysis to inform Gao/Nagarpalika level actors through collaboration with the DoE EMIS Section.
• Based on the Equity Index findings, to provide technical inputs into the incorporation of province/municipal and School Profiles and data against key performance indicators within education in the web-based EMIS platform.

Deliverables:

1st Deliverable by 31 July 2018

• Composite Equity Index dataset developed that uses grade 8 examination data instead of SLC pass rate data and a report submitted
• Briefing PowerPoint developed on EI Formula and Findings for the EMIS strengthening committee and technical/non-technical policy brief and application paper on the (updated) equity index
• Briefing presentations developed for district-based consultations on the Equity Index findings and equity profiles based on household survey data for selected Local Government’s that include identification of dominant drivers of disparity and prevalence and severity of disparities, as well as correlation between different drivers of disparities
• Non-technical brief (in English and Nepali) developed for local level implementers and duty bearers on the context and drivers of disparities in education outcomes in their LG.

2nd Deliverable by 30 September 2018

• Final LG level Analyses completed for the rural/urban municipalities in 15 equity focus districts, which include recommendations for targeted interventions to improve the equity index scores to bring out of school children in basic education, in line with the GPE stretch indicator.

3rd Deliverable by 30 November 2018

• Updated policy brief/option paper on the possible applications of a equity-based resource index in the federal context of Nepal’ education sector and report submitted
• Equity indexes for provinces and selected local governments in 15 equity focus districts developed and report submitted.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

• Education: Education qualifications and clear fields of studies required to carry out tasks in this assignment)
Masters degree in Economics, Statistics, Education Administration or a related field; PhD an asset
• Work Experience: Number of years of experience in specific field(s) of work
At least 10 years in experience in a research capacity, including a minimum of 5 years in a leading role within a research center.
• Familiarity and experience working with UN agencies
In-depth knowledge of Nepali government and educational systems and processes and strong networks within development partner and government agencies.
• Special skills: List any special skills and /or knowledge required
Proven coordination and collaborative skills and experience with the ability to manage technical processes with neutrality and sensitivity. Proficiency in Nepali and English and strong communication and data presentation skills. Familiarity with indexes such as the Human Opportunity Index, Child Deprivation Index, and other indexes based on the capability approach. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks. Desire to work with a global team across geographic, cultural and language differences.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


Last date to apply: May 14 2018

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