Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Division of Data, Analytics, Planning & Monitoring was established in August 2019 and aims at strengthening decision making and organizational learning now and for the future, improving effectiveness and driving results of UNICEF and its partners to realize the rights and improve the lives of every child. More specifically, it contributes to the following work of UNICEF:
Data and Analytics Section section (D&A) ensures that high-quality data on the situation of children and women are available and easily accessible to drive data use for SDG monitoring, global advocacy, monitoring the strategic plan as well as programme planning. This goes hand in hand with strengthening countries’ data capacities so that decisions can be better informed, more equitable and more likely to protect children’s rights. In more detail the section contributes to the following lines of work:
Data collection: Support countries to generate updated data on children and women for SDGs and situation monitoring, including in humanitarian contexts.
Data analysis & evidence: Fill evidence gaps on the situation of children in the context of the SDGs and UNICEF’s Strategic Plan, including in humanitarian situations.
Data use: Lead efforts to make UNICEF a more data-driven and data capable organization and drive use of UNICEF’s data and evidence as public goods.
Strategic Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting Section (SPIMR) aims at driving, shaping and guiding UNICEF’s strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting, enabling the organization to accelerate results for children at scale in a more coherent manner at headquarters, regional offices and country offices. In more detail the section contributes to the following lines of work:
Learning and Knowledge Exchange section (LKE) provides innovative approaches for capacity building, knowledge transfer and exchange of expertise among staff and partners. Our work includes fostering South-South learning from experience and practice that can be applied around the world and leading UNICEF’s network of digital communities. In more detail the section contributes to the following lines of work:
Learning: Provide high-quality learning opportunities to build capacity of staff and partners.
Knowledge management: Foster improved knowledge exchange, peer-to-peer learning and application of knowledge.
South-South Cooperation: Promote improved and scaled-up application of South-South cooperation.
To cover the scope and depth of all the functions described above, a substantive budget is required. These could be mobilised from sources within the organisation, from other development partners (including UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes), from public sector donors, from private sector donors and foundations, among others. For this purpose, the consultant will develop DAPM resource mobilisation strategy, in close collaboration with colleagues in the division and with selected other key divisions.
The consultant will be working with the teams, most likely through virtual engagement, in developing a compelling narrative for the value proposition of the division and its sections and, based on that narrative, develop a donor mapping (public and private sector donors) that could potentially be interested. And, finally, the consultant will also assess the options and opportunities for obtaining funding for specific results from within the organisation (e.g. assessing possibility of cost charging models).
This consultancy will be home-based with virtual interaction with the teams and the contract supervisor. The possibility of office-based interactions will be assessed depending on the evolving situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.