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If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Assignment
Under the guidance of Child Protection in Emergencies Manager, the national consultant will contribute to the strengthening of the monitoring and evaluation system for the child protection in emergencies response.
In the course of 2014 and early 2015, Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad (JAS), more commonly as Boko Haram intensified its attacks on the civilian population in Nigeria, with tactics developing from hit-and-run attacks targeting Government officials, security forces, police stations, detention centers, religious figures and schools, to take-and-hold attacks in which Boko Haram managed to establish and maintain control over large swaths of territory. While in late 2015 and 2016 the Nigerian Armed Forces took back most Boko Haram controlled areas, the fighting caused additional mass displacement, especially in Borno State.
Over 2 million people have been displaced by the conflict, with over half under the age of 18 years, with millions more trapped in the 19 Local Government Areas that were held by Boko Haram. As the Nigerian Armed Forces have regained these Local Government Areas, there have been additional mass displacements. Recent increasing security has also led to the humanitarian community being able to access previously inaccessible Local Government Areas. Children make up over half of the affected population in these newly liberated areas.
UNICEF is rapidly scaling up its child protection in emergencies programming. It is essential that the impact of the programme is effectively and robustly captured for the purpose of external communication, programme development and donor reporting. UNICEF is therefore seeking to contract a national M&E consultant to strengthen internal systems of M&E and ensure the production of quality data analysis of programme reach and impact, with a focus on UNICEF's psychosocial support programmes and programme for unaccompanied and separated children.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate