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Consultancy - Country Strategic Indicator, Data & Analytics (D&A), DAPM NYHQ (home based)

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Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: United States
Categories: Monitoring and Evaluation

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, Hope

The Division of Data, Analytics, Planning and Monitoring (DAPM) formally came into existence as of Aug 1, 2019. Within DAPM’s Programme Effectiveness Team, the Monitoring Unit leads the organizational effort to strengthen the Monitoring function in UNICEF.  

The current UNICEF monitoring system has evolved organically as the organization has rapidly grown in scale.  In 2020, UNICEF set up a Monitoring Action Cell to identify ways to transform the way monitoring is perceived and practiced across its offices, and to help reinforce its usefulness in improving the effectiveness, responsiveness, coherence, efficiency and sustainability of programming. The Monitoring Action Cell set out the vision of a universal monitoring system with clearly defined components that will be accessible and useful to everyone from new staff members to senior managers. One of the core elements of this vision is the introduction of Country Strategic Indicators (CSIs) to monitor and report on the Strategic Plan commitments.  

Country Strategic Indicators are country level equivalents of the global indicators in the results framework of the UNICEF Strategic Plan that can be calculated using the same data point(s) processed through a different algorithm. A new Country Strategic Indicator module will enable Country Offices to use Country Strategic Indicators for planning, monitoring and reporting on their contribution to the progress made on the global indicators in UNICEF’s Strategic Plan Results Framework.  

How can you make a difference?

In close collaboration with the Monitoring unit and other partners and stakeholders from HQ Divisions and Regional Offices, the Consultant will support the development, testing and launching of the Country Strategic Indicators portal, including the following tasks and deliverables:  

  • Deliverable 1. Language for up to 200 Country Strategic Indicators and the data points to calculate them developed and agreed by the business owners.  Develop the set of Country Strategic Indicators (CSI) as country level equivalents of the global Strategic Plan indicators and the data points to calculate them, using the SP indicator methodology notes, and in consultation with the business owners and thematic networks 
  • Deliverable 2: Twin algorithms for all proposed CSIs using agreed notation. Develop and test two algorithms for automated calculation of each indicator, one to calculate the Country Level value (single country) and one to calculate the Strategic Plan indicator value (multi-country). 
  • Deliverable 3: Country Strategic Indicator Guidance produced. Input into the CSI Guidance, based on the SP indicator methodology notes, and in consultation with the thematic networks 
  • Deliverable 4: CSI portal is successfully tested. Support the development and testing phase of the CSI portal 
  • Deliverable 5: Accurate baseline data is available at the CSI portal. Support the migration of baseline data into the CSI portal
  • Deliverable 6: Training materials and guidance for CSI planning produced. Support the development of training materials and guidance on adopting Country Strategic Indicators during the annual planning cycle     

    Duration: September 27, 2021 – April 27, 2022 (This is a deliverable based consultancy with for an estimated total of 115 days)

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

  • A university degree (Bachelor’s or higher) degree in International development, business administration, management, mathematics, sciences, or another relevant field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in data processing, management and analysis.
  • Experience with RBM indicator development.
  • Computer skills: Expert knowledge of Excel and Excel notation
  • Familiarity with UNICEF programme areas
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in English. Knowledge of French and/or Spanish would be an advantage.


  • Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal that will include:
  • your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference (can be downloaded here:
    • Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
    • Indicate your availability
  • Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

U.S. Visa information:

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.  

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

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at: Here

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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.

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