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National/International Consultancy Service to Conduct Business Impact Analysis (BIA) on Children, Adolescents and Young People in Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

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Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Ukraine
Categories: 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.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Ukraine is seeking the services of a national/international consultancy to develop a Business  Impact Analysis (BIA) using available evidence, while giving due consideration to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda, UNICEF Ukraine Country Program Document 2018 - 2022, and main national and global priorities, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (refer to the shared document for more details on the assignment, Annex 1). Download File Annex 1_NationalInternational Consultancy Service to Conduct Business Impact Analysis (BIA) on Children, Adolescents and Young People in Ukraine.docx

The main purpose of this assignment is to conduct a human-rights based analysis to assess the impact of the Ukrainian business sector on children/adolescent/young people’s rights. The analysis should examine the business sector’s potential and actual impacts children’s rights in Ukraine, with a particular focus the most vulnerable children.  The Analysis should be objective and verifiable, and is expected to be used by all partners and stakeholders in the country in addressing key challenges preventing children, adolescents and young people, especially the most disadvantaged, from enjoying their rights as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and other international legal instruments to which the country has committed. 

The BIA aims to highlight key positive and negative impacts of the business sector on children, adolescents and young people, to identify potential areas for accelerating business engagement and contribution to the rights and well-being of all children in Ukraine, especially the most vulnerable.

The main objectives of a Business Impact Analysis on Children, Adolescents and Young People in Ukraine are the following:

  • Identify and analyse practices, actions or inactions of the business sector in Ukraine that prevent children, adolescents, young people and families, especially the most disadvantaged, realizing and enjoying their rights.
  • Identify and analyse practices and activities of the business sector in Ukraine that have a positive impact on the well-being of children, adolescents and young people, and indicate models that would allow the promotion and strengthening of such practises and activities.
  • Analyse to what extent there is an enabling environment (i.e. laws, policies and regulations) in Ukraine, to engage the business sector in  the realization of the rights of all children, adolescents and young people, and analyse if and how child-and youth-friendly business policies are incentivized or embedded in national policies, laws, strategies, plans and budgets.
  • Capture new or emerging areas of concern regarding business impact on children, adolescents and young people, such as COVID-19 response and recovery implications (unemployment, digitalization, online safety, mental health, etc.), environmental and climate issues, etc.
  • Analyze business roles and motivations, their accountability and their capacity to act
  • Assess the level of awareness of the business sector with regards to corporate responsibility, as well as the potential of working together with the private sector to improve children's rights in Ukraine, particularly in areas of UNICEF's programme priorities.
  • Identify pathways to influence individual businesses or industry for programme, policy, advocacy and fundraising.

Tasks/Milestone: Preparing the Inception Report.

Deliverables/Outputs: BIA inception report, including a slide deck with key information and power point presentation.

Deadline/ Number of working days: 30 December 2020 (7 days)

Tasks/Milestone: Conducting data collection through desk reviews, online interviews and secondary analysis of available data.

 

Deliverables/Outputs

  1. Data collection and a in-depth desk-review of existing evidence regarding the role of the business sector in children’s wellbeing, and the meaningful participation of children and adolescents should be collected and analyzed.
  2. A series of online interviews with leading companies and business associations
  3. Analysis of relevant national strategies and planning documents, policies and budgets.
  4. Secondary analysis of available data/information.

 Draft BIA reports

  1. Comprehensive BIA report – for UNICEF’s internal usage – up to 30 pages
  2. Summary BIA Report– cca. 5 pages
  3. Power point presentation of key findings

Deadline/ Number of working days: up to 20 working days; until 30/01/2021.

Tasks/Milestone: Preparing Analysis and Reporting Phase, including validation presentation.

Deliverables/Outputs: Development of draft reports - comprehensive Business Impact Analysis; Development of final, comprehensive report for internal use; Development of a user, and business-friendly, summary document for public distribution.

Deadline/ Number of working days: up to 13 working days; until 01/02/2021.

Terms of payment: Payment, upon completion of each deliverable according to schedule.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education: Master's  degree in social sciences or related fields relevant for the assignment.

Work experience: Strong analytical skills – references to previous work or institutions; Good knowledge of private sector analysis, statistics, corporate responsibility and responsible business conduct, human rights, the development agenda, gender and equity issues; Good understanding of the business environment in Ukraine and in the region; Previous experience with UNICEF is an advantage; At least 3 years of relevant experience in development of analytical reports and policy documents related to business analysis, corporate social responsibility, etc; Proven experience in in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, policy analysis and report preparation; Experience in facilitating consultations with business sector and government representatives and other stakeholders;  Excellent writing and presentation skills.  

Language requirements: Fluency in English; Fluency in Ukrainian/ Russian is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are...

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

Remarks:

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.

Please fill in the form properly and indicate your daily fee, travel lump sum and total fee to complete the assignment.

“UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.”

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