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UNICEF
Location: New Delhi, India
Last Date: August 26, 2011
 
 
UNICEF invites applications for
a Consultant  

Location       :           New Delhi (with travel to selected integrated districts)

Duration        :           Thirty (30) working days over a period of two months  

Purpose:  The purpose of the consultancy are (1) to develop a harmonized process monitoring system for the Communication for Development (C4D - or Social and Behavior Change Communication -SBCC) programme in the integrated districts, building on what has already been done; (2) to identify and standardize indicators for monitoring the progress and evaluating the success of the intervention; and (3) to develop innovative research and evaluation models/framework for C4D interventions in order to be able to assess the impact of various C4D initiatives.

 

Deliverables, Major tasks to be accomplished & Timelines:

DeliverableS

 

Task

TIMELINE

a. An inception report within five days from the contract start date.

 

 

TASK 1

         Inception meeting with Supervisor, desk review, review of data collection tools, individual meetings with C4D staff, participate in conference call with advisory group members;

         Agreement on districts to be visited, planning for field visits, prior appointments;

         For field visits, draft field visit guidance note and tools, as necessary, discussed and finalized after mutual discussions with Supervisor;

         Draft inception report.

 

Maximum Five (5) days

b. A manual with harmonized monitoring framework, standardized indicators and definitions, standardized tools and system.

 

TASK 2

         Field visit to at least three integrated districts, Meetings with State, district, block and village level SBCC programme stakeholders;

         Review tools and processes of data collection and flow. Identify commonalities and differences in the system. Observe IPC and mobilization activities, Observe communication methods and tools used in the field; interact with village level volunteers and coordinators. Discuss challenges; capacities, what is working, not working and what will work. 

 

Maximum Eight (8) days

TASK 3

         After the completion of field visit, standardize tools and processes and finalize harmonized activity and behavioural monitoring system both for community and system related outputs (read BCC cells);

         Prepare a manual for activity and behavioural monitoring system;

         Submit assignment report containing the information about the monitoring system, present status, best practices, constraints, Consultant observations, communication opportunities etc., will be submitted to UNICEF. The inputs section of the report will detail the critical and strategic actions required to improve the communication and monitoring and evaluation system for the C4D programme. A presentation will be made.

 

 Maximum Seven (7) days

c. A page report (1525 pages) containing the proposed evaluation model

 

TASK 4

         Propose research & evaluation designs for C4D interventions, the draft report to contain possible evaluation models, trends, approaches, challenges, examples of similar evaluation approaches or models used elsewhere, application to UNICEF C4D and Indian context, etc.;

         The proposed research and evaluation model should suggest appropriate combination of qualitative and quantitative techniques, complementary approaches and triangulation, in recognition that different approaches are suitable for different issues and purposes, and different approaches to C4D;

         The report should explain benefits and rigor of the suggested alternative research and evaluation models/approaches.

Maximum Ten (10) days

TOTAL CONSULTANCY DAYS

 

THIRTY (30) DAYS

  Minimum qualifications, experience & skills required:        

  • Ph.D degree in Communication and/or related disciplines
  • At least ten years of professional experience in Monitoring and Evaluations with strong understanding of global trends, theories, models and methods in the field of C4D.
  • Proven experience in designing, leading and conducting concurrent monitoring systems of similar scope.
  • Knowledge of latest programme monitoring and evaluation theory, methodology, technology and tools related to SBCC programmes.
  • Understanding of UNICEF programme policies, strategies and approaches will be an asset, especially familiarity and experience in social norms, social inclusion and gender based programming.

The consultant should submit framework of two most recent monitoring and evaluations that he/she developed and implemented.

                                                              
Applications consisting of a covering letter, an up-to-date CV, and a completed Personal History form (which can be downloaded from http://www.unicef.org/india/PERSONAL_HISTORY_FORM_P11.doc) should be sent to indiahr@unicef.org within seven days of publication of this advertisement. In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please indicate the following in the subject line of your email "
Communication for Development Consulant
 

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